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Yahoo Secretly Scanned Customer Emails for U.S. Intelligence
Yahoo

Yahoo Secretly Scanned Customer Emails for U.S. Intelligence

The company complied with a classified U.S. government demand to look through millions of accounts at the behest of the National Security Agency or FBI, sources say.
U.S. May Seek Power to Pre-Approve Self-Driving Car Technology
Self-Driving Cars

U.S. May Seek Power to Pre-Approve Self-Driving Car Technology

The government currently allows automakers to self-certify that vehicles comply with safety standards.
The Defense Department Wants to Spin Off the NSA
NSA

The Defense Department Wants to Spin Off the NSA

An independent NSA could free up DOD resources for more cyberattacks, assuming they can find enough programmers.
Uber to Pull Out of Macau in September
Uber

Uber to Pull Out of Macau in September

The company will pull out of the gambling hub of Macau on Sept. 9, less than 10 months after it launched there.
Iran Is First Country to Ban Pokémon Go
Pokémon

Iran Is First Country to Ban Pokémon Go

Though the country has officially banned Pokémon Go, we wonder what will happen if eager gamers find some way to grab the installation file anyway.
DOJ Accused of Deliberately Using Old Tech for FOIA Requests
Government

DOJ Accused of Deliberately Using Old Tech for FOIA Requests

The government has been sued for intentionally obstructing Freedom of Information requests.
Device Makers, Telecoms Face Competing Government Demands on Privacy
Telecommunications

Device Makers, Telecoms Face Competing Government Demands on Privacy

On Monday, the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission announced a joint effort to assure that businesses are safeguarding their customers' data.
FBI Paid More Than $1 Million to Break Into San Bernardino iPhone
Apple

FBI Paid More Than $1 Million to Break Into San Bernardino iPhone

Director James Comey said the agency paid more to get into the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters than he will make in the remaining seven years at his his job.
Ready, Set, Hack: Pentagon Invites Hackers to Break Into its Computer Systems
Hackers

Ready, Set, Hack: Pentagon Invites Hackers to Break Into its Computer Systems

The public bug bounty program is the government's first.
Catherine Clifford
After Business Backlash, Georgia Governor to Veto Bill Seen as Anti-Gay
Legislation

After Business Backlash, Georgia Governor to Veto Bill Seen as Anti-Gay

Under the bill, faith-based groups could not be forced to hire or retain an employee whose beliefs run counter to the organization's.
California Unions, Lawmakers Agree to $15 Minimum Wage
Minimum Wage

California Unions, Lawmakers Agree to $15 Minimum Wage

If the deal passes the legislature, the wage hike would take effect in 2022.
Dyson Rumored to Be Developing Electric Car Funded by British Government
Electric Cars

Dyson Rumored to Be Developing Electric Car Funded by British Government

This is one of many instances of the company branching out beyond vacuum cleaners.
John McAfee: Electronic Currency Is Inevitable, and We Must Accept it
Entrepreneur Network

John McAfee: Electronic Currency Is Inevitable, and We Must Accept it

The cybersecurity guru says that government needs to find a way to work with companies like Bitcoin.
Entrepreneur Network