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Why Hasn't The Gig Economy Killed Traditional Work?

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Recent studies suggest we're not witnessing the dawn of a new gig economy. What accounts for the resilience of traditional employment?

Trump Administration Dims Rule On Energy Efficient Lightbulbs

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The Trump administration wants to reverse a rule designed to make light bulbs more efficient. Environmental groups say the change will cost consumers and waste energy.

The U.S. Pledges A Harder Line In Cyberspace — And Drops Some Hints

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Army Gen. Paul Nakasone, head of the secretive National Security Agency and Cyber Command, is promising more aggressive cybermeasures against rivals. And he's talking about it — at least a little.

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Apple Debuts Streaming Video, Payment Card And News Subscription Services

As iPhone sales slow, Apple is rolling out Apple TV+, a service to compete with Netflix, Hulu and other streaming services. It's also offering a virtual credit card and a subscription news service.

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Man Pleads Guilty To Phishing Scheme That Fleeced Facebook, Google Of $100 Million

Evaldas Rimasauskas admitted to his role in helping to orchestrate a two-year-long scam that tricked employees into wiring more than $100 million to his own company's bank accounts.

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After Boeing Crashes, New Attention On The Potential Flaws Of Software

Two Boeing 737 Max crashes are raising questions about whether the convenience of software has made it easier to miss the seriousness of potential flaws.

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Too Much Video Streaming To Choose From? It's Only Going To Get Worse

It can be frustrating when viewers try to figure out which service has what they want to watch — Netflix, Prime, Hulu? It's about to get worse as more streaming services launch this year.

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Students In Ukraine Learn How To Spot Fake Stories, Propaganda And Hate Speech

A new report says students who received media literacy training were 18 percent better at identifying false reports than students without the lessons. Girls gained more knowledge than boys.

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We Want To Hear From You About Facebook Live

Facebook Live has played a key role in the spread of violent images on social media. What do you think Facebook should do with this feature?

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Facebook Stored Millions Of User Passwords In Plain, Readable Text

The information was held in a readable format within the company's internal data storage systems. Facebook says it "found no evidence to date" of abuse.

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Meet Q, The Gender-Neutral Voice Assistant

Most digital personal assistants such as Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa have the option to sound either male or female. The team behind Q aims to break through gender binary.

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2M Emails Containing Personal Info Possibly Exposed In Oregon DHS Security Breach

The Oregon Department of Human Services said nine employees clicked on an email link on Jan. 8, 2019, that may have allowed hackers to access about 2 million emails.

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EU Fines Google $1.7 Billion Over 'Abusive' Online Ad Strategies

For years, AdSense contracts gave Google a wide range of control, including how its rivals' search ads would appear — and their size, color and font, the EU says.