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  • Black box data lost for 2012 Malaysia Air flight

    LONDON (AP) — Malaysia Airlines failed to properly preserve flight recordings during an incident at London's Heathrow Airport in 2012 when a plane had to turn back because of technical problems, a report by Britain's air accidents investigator found Thursday. The report was published as...

  • EBay, Icahn settle proxy fight

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Ebay and billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn have settled their proxy fight ahead of the company's annual meeting. Icahn and eBay had been in an acrimonious tussle over PayPal, the e-commerce company's quickly growing mobile payment arm. Icahn, who owns about 2...

  • French IT staff get right to unplug from work

    PARIS (AP) — French IT staff at Google, Facebook and other companies have won new protections against burnout: the right to unplug. A new agreement with employers gives more than 300,000 tech-sector workers added guarantees that the "always connected" lifestyle enabled by smartphones won't...

  • Call of cyber duty: Military academies take on NSA

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — If Douglas MacArthur or Ulysses S. Grant went to the U.S. Military Academy today, they might be testing their defensive skills hunched in front of a computer screen. A team of caffeine-fueled cadets is spending long days this week in a computer lab trying to fend off...

  • University of Michigan to host Robotics Day event

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan plans to show off autonomous systems and robotics research at its annual Robotics Day. The seven-hour event takes place Thursday at Michigan's North Campus Research Complex in Ann Arbor. Robotics Day is designed to showcase the latest...

  • Tesla questions lemon law king's motivations

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Tesla Motors officials questioned Wisconsin's self-proclaimed lemon law king's motivations in suing over a Milwaukee-area doctor's electric car, saying the company did all it could to fix the car and suggesting someone may have tampered with it. The Tesla blog post also...

  • Was 'Cuban Twitter' program political or not?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is looking into whether a "Cuban Twitter" program secretly backed by the U.S. government contained messages that were political in nature, despite assertions from the administration that the effort was intended only to increase the flow of information...

  • What you need to know about the Heartbleed bug

    NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other personal information may be at risk as a result of a major breakdown in Internet security revealed earlier this week. The damage caused by the "Heartbleed" bug is currently unknown. The security hole exists on a vast number...

  • Heartbleed bug causes major security headache

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A confounding computer bug called "Heartbleed" is causing major security headaches across the Internet as websites scramble to fix the problem and Web surfers wonder whether they should change their passwords to prevent theft of their email accounts, credit card numbers...

  • Alcoa and Facebook are big market movers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Alcoa Inc., up 47 cents to $13 Industry analysts raise their price targets for the aluminum maker's stock after the company weathered a rough patch in...

  • Swiss unveil new solar plane for global flight

    PAYERNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Swiss-made airplane built for the first round-the-world solar flight has wings longer than a Boeing 747 jumbo jet yet weighs only about as much as a large car. The Solar Impulse 2, unveiled to the world Wednesday at Switzerland's Payerne Air Force Base, is a...

  • Iran: '50 to 60 percent agreement' on nuke deal

    VIENNA (AP) — Iran's foreign minister said Wednesday his country and six world powers are in "50 to 60 percent agreement" on the shape of a deal meant to crimp any potential Iranian attempt to build nuclear arms in exchange for an end to crippling economic sanctions. Speaking for the six, EU...

  • Teens adept at social media get privacy training

    CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — In an age of increased online government surveillance and targeted social media ads, the notion of privacy as a classroom subject worthy of distinct study is gaining momentum far beyond the narrow niches of First Amendment lawyers and computer hackers. Using a privacy...

  • Physicist wins $1.3M tech prize for data storage

    HELSINKI (AP) — Anyone who uses large data centers, cloud services, social networks or gets music and film online can thank British-American physicist Stuart Parkin. Parkin won the 1 million-euro ($1.3 million) Millennium Technology Prize on Wednesday for discoveries leading to a...

  • Florida bitcoin case tests money laundering limits

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two police officers burst through a hotel room door with guns drawn, yelling "Police! Get Down!" just after an alleged money laundering transaction went down. But instead of briefcases stuffed with a drug dealer's cash, this exchange involved an undercover officer with...



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