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FBI Over-Counted Encrypted Phones Connected To Crimes — By A Lot

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For about seven months, the bureau has been telling Congress and the public that potential evidence on nearly 7,800 blocked devices continues to elude investigators. Those numbers are way off.

Trump Can't Block Critics From His Twitter Account, Judge Says

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A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the president and his aides cannot block critics from seeing his Twitter account simply because they had posted caustic replies to his tweets in the past.

Thanks To AI, A 3rd Person Is Arrested Following A Pop Superstar's Concert

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The man was among some 20,000 people attending a Jacky Cheung concert when he was identified by facial recognition technology powered by artificial intelligence.

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Cellphone Service Is Coming To Mount Rainier, Despite Pleas To Protect Solitude

There won’t be any cellphone towers — but there could soon be cell signals at the most popular place at Mount Rainier.

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Crowdfunders Left Hanging By 3D Headphone Startup's Abrupt Closure

"To fail at the five-yard line is a tragedy," the company said in a statement. More than 10,000 people had shelled out $200 or more for Ossic X headphones on Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

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3D Scans Help Preserve History, But Who Should Own Them?

Historic sites around the world face mounting threats: war, climate change, natural disaster. There's a rush to use 3D scans for preservation. But experts have questions about how the scans are used.

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Orlando Police Testing Amazon's Real-Time Facial Recognition

The low-priced, cloud-based facial recognition system can track and identify people as they walk down the street. U.S. police have generally held off on using Amazon's service in real time.

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Meet The Companies Testing Self-Driving Vehicles In The Pacific Northwest

A mixture of big tech companies and startups are expanding test programs to the Pacific Northwest. The list includes Waymo, NVIDIA, Intel and Torc Robotics.

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Lyor Cohen, YouTube's Music Head, Faces Down A Doubtful Music Business

The former rap mogul and current head of music at YouTube on #MeToo (sort of), Migos and his mortality.

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Spotify's 'Hateful Conduct' Policy Drags The Music Industry Into The #MeToo Moment

The streaming giant's new policy on artists who engage in 'hateful conduct' is a half-measure, but it demonstrates the power the company now wields — and the challenge it now faces.

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Not Just Ballots: Tennessee Hack Shows Election Websites Are Vulnerable, Too

An attack earlier this month in Tennessee highlights the fact that public facing results websites offer attackers a much easier target than ballots or voter registration systems.

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Federal Agency Investigates Tesla Crash; Driver Says Car Was On Autopilot

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it's looking into a collision where a Model S plowed into another car at 60 mph. It's at least the third safety probe of Tesla since March.

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North Korea Is Selling Facial Recognition Technology, Report Finds

Researchers at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies say the country has used front companies and intermediaries to market products, sometimes to unwitting consumers.