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Putin Orders 'Symmetric' Measures after U.S. Missile Test

Putin Orders 'Symmetric' Measures after U.S. Missile Test

By Vladimir Ischenkov | Aug 23
President Vladimir Putin has ordered the Russian military to find a quid pro quo response after the test of a new U.S. missile banned under a now-defunct arms treaty.

US Wants Woman Accused in Capital One Hack to Stay Locked Up

US Wants Woman Accused in Capital One Hack to Stay Locked Up

By Martha Bellisle | Aug 23
A woman accused of hacking Capital One and at least 30 other organizations is a flight risk, a threat and should be kept locked up until her trial, U.S. prosecutors said in court documents filed ahead of a Friday detention hearing in Seattle.

Polish Judges Want Lawmakers to Probe Online Hate Campaign

Polish Judges Want Lawmakers to Probe Online Hate Campaign

By Monica Scislowska | Aug 22
Some Polish judges on Wednesday urged lawmakers to investigate an online hate campaign against some of them that was apparently encouraged by a deputy justice minister who has resigned over the allegations.

Gov't Wants A New 911-Like Number Just for Suicide Hotline

Gov't Wants A New 911-Like Number Just for Suicide Hotline

By Tali Arbel | Aug 21
With suicides on the rise, the U.S. government wants to make the national crisis hotline easier to reach.

Facebook Rolls Out Tool to Block Off-Facebook Data Gathering

Facebook Rolls Out Tool to Block Off-Facebook Data Gathering

By Barbara Ortutay | Aug 21
Soon, you could get fewer familiar ads following you around the internet — or at least on Facebook, which is launching a long-promised tool that lets you limit what the social network can gather about you on outside websites and apps.

Suspect in Huge Capital One Breach Seeks Release from Jail

Suspect in Huge Capital One Breach Seeks Release from Jail

By Gene Johnson | Aug 21
Lawyers for a transgender woman charged in a massive data breach at Capital One asked a judge Tuesday to release her from federal custody, saying that for her to remain jailed with men is a serious threat to her mental health.

Twitter Shuts Chinese Accounts Targeting Hong Kong Protests

Twitter Shuts Chinese Accounts Targeting Hong Kong Protests

By Tami Abdollah | Aug 20
Twitter said Monday it has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were part of a Chinese government influence campaign targeting the protest movement in Hong Kong.

Governor Brings Big Tech to the Table After El Paso Attack

Governor Brings Big Tech to the Table After El Paso Attack

By Paul J. Weber and Jim Vertuno | Aug 20
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called Monday for the help of big tech platforms in the wake of an El Paso mass shooting that authorities say was carried out by a gunman who posted a racist screed online before killing 22 people at a Walmart.

Poland PM Seeks Answers over Online Hate Campaign Allegation

Poland PM Seeks Answers over Online Hate Campaign Allegation

Aug 20
Poland's prime minister is demanding an explanation from his justice minister after allegations surfaced the minister's deputy encouraged an online hate campaign against judges critical of the government.

DIY Tech Gives People More Freedom In Managing Diabetes

DIY Tech Gives People More Freedom In Managing Diabetes

By Heidi de Marco | Aug 20
Using instructions freely available online, do-it-yourselfers ? who belong to what's known as the "open-source community" ? close the loop between an insulin pump and a continuous glucose monitor.

Majority of Vacationers Would Rather Have No Air Conditioning Than No Internet

Majority of Vacationers Would Rather Have No Air Conditioning Than No Internet

Aug 19
Americans would rather endure such vacation travesties as lost luggage or food poisoning, rather than go without internet while on vacation.

Notre Dame Cleanup Resumes with Anti-Contamination Measures

Notre Dame Cleanup Resumes with Anti-Contamination Measures

Aug 19
Specialists shoring up fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral were returning to the Paris site on Monday for the first time in nearly a month.

Welsh Public Restroom Programmed to Douse Sexscapades

Welsh Public Restroom Programmed to Douse Sexscapades

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 19
What's the first thing that springs to mind when considering issues around public restrooms? Why, public sex, of course! But don't worry, a Welsh town preparing to install cutting-edge conveniences have worked out how to put the kibosh on cottaging.

Google Employees Call for Pledge Not to Work with ICE

Google Employees Call for Pledge Not to Work with ICE

By Rachel Lerman | Aug 17
Hundreds of Google employees are calling on the company to pledge it won't work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection or Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Trooper Finds Parked Driver Playing Pokemon Go on 8 Phones

Trooper Finds Parked Driver Playing Pokemon Go on 8 Phones

Aug 16
A Washington state trooper who pulled over to help what he thought was a disabled vehicle found something else instead: The driver had eight phones simultaneously playing the video game Pokemon Go.

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