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Uber Data On 57 Million People Stolen In Massive Hack


CEO Dara Khosrowshah says there is no excuse for the cover up of a 2016 data breach. A source tells NPR that the company paid hackers $100,000 to delete the data and keep the attack a secret.

FCC's Pai: 'Heavy-Handed' Net Neutrality Rules Are Stifling The Internet


The FCC chairman says repealing net neutrality is a needed return to a "free-market-based" Internet. One opponent says Ajit Pai's plan "would end the Internet as we know it."

Don't Compromise Your Personal Information This Holiday Shopping Season


Consumers say they're worried about identity theft this holiday season, but they say these concerns won't affect how they shop. Here are steps you can take to protect your data online and in stores.

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Uber Reveals Cover-Up Of Hack Affecting 57M Riders, Drivers

Uber is coming clean about its cover-up of a year-old hacking attack that stole personal information about more than 57 million of the beleaguered ride-hailing service's customers and drivers.

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FCC Unveils Plan To Repeal Net Neutrality Rules

The FCC will vote Dec. 14 on a plan to undo rules that prevent Internet providers from blocking or slowing websites and apps. The plan would require broadband providers to disclose their practices.

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A Google-Related Plan Brings Futuristic Vision, Privacy Concerns To Toronto

Sidewalk Labs, a sibling company to Google, plans to redevelop Toronto's waterfront as high-tech, livable lab. Some residents wonder what a data-driven development could mean for privacy.

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Backflipping Robot Is A Giant Leap For Robot Kind

As it jumps, twists and lands a full back-flip, Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot takes another step toward full functionality in a world designed for humans.

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FAA Approves Drone As 'Cell Phone Tower In The Sky' For Puerto Rico

The aircraft is called the Flying COW, for Cell on Wings. Developed by AT&T, it can provide voice, data and Internet service for 40 square miles and up to 8,000 people at a time.

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Young Men, Frequent Drivers Most Likely To Get Distracted While Driving

Distracted driving is a growing problem, accounting for at least 12 percent of road crashes worldwide. Phones don't help. But personality and gender may play a role, too, researchers say.

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Government Outlines When It Will Disclose Or Exploit Software Vulnerabilities

The Trump administration put out guidelines for how the government will decide what software vulnerabilities it will share with tech companies to fix, and which ones it will keep to itself for spying.

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The Big Idea Behind Big Data

As we find our way in a world shaped by Big Data, it's not the reams of information we gather but the networks they illuminate that's the newest addition to science's index of things, says Adam Frank.

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Tesla Unveils Its Electric 'Semi' Truck, And Adds A Roadster

Elon Musk unveiled the Roadster's return toward the end of an event that was supposed to be all about Tesla's new Semi trucks.

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The Largest Digital Camera In The World Takes Shape

A two-story tall, digital camera is taking shape in California. It will ultimately go on a telescope in Chile where it will survey the sky, looking for things that appear suddenly or change over time.