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Uber Slams Brakes on Its Self-Driving Test Program in San Francisco
Uber

Uber Slams Brakes on Its Self-Driving Test Program in San Francisco

The California Department of Motor Vehicles said on Wednesday it revoked the registration of 16 Uber self-driving cars because they had not been properly permitted.
Bill Gates: Trump's Messaging Strategy Reminds Me of John F. Kennedy
Bill Gates

Bill Gates: Trump's Messaging Strategy Reminds Me of John F. Kennedy

Gates told CNBC that 'there can be a very upbeat message' about a Trump administration.
Allan Smith
Californians Are Calling for a 'Calexit' from the U.S. -- Here's How a Secession Could Work
Politics

Californians Are Calling for a 'Calexit' from the U.S. -- Here's How a Secession Could Work

Far-fetched as it may sound, the plan started gathering steam after Tuesday night's surprising vote.
Melia Robinson
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.