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Elon Musk Made Bold Promise, Fulfilled ItElon Musk promised to have the job done in 100 days or it's free . Well, it looks like Australia will be paying up. Tesla has completed installation of the world's biggest lithium ion battery in South Australia and will be turning it on next week, ahead of a Dec. 1...
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Employees of the Competence Call Center (CCC) work for the Facebook Community Operations Team in Essen, Germany, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. About 500 people control and delete facebook content if it does not apply the facebook standards in the new center in Essen. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Facebook opens 2nd office combating hate speech in GermanyFacebook is adding 500 more contractors in Germany to review content posted to the social media site, after a new law came into force targeting online hate speech
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FCC Will Kill 'Nearly Every Net Neutrality Rule on the Books'The FCC released the final draft of its proposal to end net neutrality on Wednesday, and the Verge reports it gets rid of "nearly every net neutrality rule on the books" while allowing for "blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization" on the part of internet service providers. The proposal will allow...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 15, 2017, file photo, a traveler tries to book a ride with Uber at LaGuardia Airport in New York. Through a string of almost weekly scandals, Uber has managed to continue growing and hold onto the title of the world’s largest ride-hailing service. In the latest misbehavior, hackers were able to steal data for 57 million riders and drivers, and Uber concealed it for a year. Riders and business experts say that hits people directly, and they won’t be happy about it. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
Uber customers torn between scandals and serviceScandals chase away some customers from Uber, but service keeps others hanging on
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This Monday, June 19, 2017, photo shows a user signing in to Facebook on an iPad, in North Andover, Mass. Facebook says it will show users if they followed or "liked" Russia propaganda accounts on its service or on Instagram. The company said Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, it will launch a portal to let people see which accounts of the Internet Research Agency they followed between January 2015 and August 2017, when the pages were shut down. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Did you 'like' Russian propaganda? Facebook will clue you inDid you 'like' Russian propaganda? Facebook will clue you in ... up to a point
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FILE – In this April 15, 2015, file photo, an employee at Resorts Casino Hotel tries a touchscreen tablet device the day before the opening of the casino's internet gambling lounge in Atlantic City, N.J. The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Dec. 4, 2017, as the state of New Jersey challenges a 1992 law forbidding state-authorized sports gambling in all but four states that met a 1991 deadline to legalize it: Delaware, Montana, Nevada and Oregon. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)
Sports betting case could pay off for internet gamblingInternet gambling is legal in only three states, but it soon could get a big boost from an unlikely source: The U.S. Supreme Court
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Austria: Bitcoins stolen over public wireless networkAustrian police say cyber thieves transferred bitcoins worth more than 100,000 euros ($117,000) from a man's account while he was logged in on a restaurant's public wireless network
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FILE - In this March 15, 2017, file photo, a sign marks a pick-up point for the Uber car service at LaGuardia Airport in New York. 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. The revelation Tuesday marks the latest stain on Uber's reputation. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
Uber reveals cover-up of hack affecting 57M riders, driversUber 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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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2015, file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, talks with Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, right, as Lu Wei, left, China's Internet czar, looks on during a gathering of CEOs and other executives at Microsoft's main campus in Redmond, Wash. China's former top internet regulator and censor Lu Wei is being investigated by the ruling Communist Party's anti-corruption arm, the agency said Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, Pool, File)
China says ex-top internet regulator under investigationChina's former top internet regulator and censor is being investigated by the ruling Communist Party's anti-corruption arm
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FILE - This June 19, 2015, file photo, shows the Federal Communications Commission building in Washington. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is following through on his pledge to repeal 2015 regulations designed to ensure that internet service providers treat all online content and apps equally. Pai distributed his alternative plan to the net neutrality rules to other FCC commissioners Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, in preparation for a Dec. 14 vote on the proposal. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
FCC chairman sets out to scrap open internet access rulesFederal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is following through on his pledge to repeal 2015 regulations designed to ensure that internet service providers treat all online content and apps equally
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Iran-based hacker charged with trying to extort HBOU.S. prosecutors say a member of an Iran-based hacking group tried to extort HBO out of $6 million in digital currency by stealing unaired episodes and scripts of hit shows like "Game of Thrones"
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Uber Got Hacked, Then Made Things WorseThe bad news: Uber suffered a major hack one year ago that exposed the accounts of 57 million customers and drivers. The worse news: The company decided to keep the breach a secret instead of informing victims, and it paid the hackers $100,000 to keep it under wraps, reports...
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In this Nov. 2, 2015 photo, Hewlett Packard Enterprise President and CEO Meg Whitman is interviewed on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Whitman is stepping down as the CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise. She'll be replaced by Antonio Neri, the company's president. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Meg Whitman stepping down as HP Enterprise CEOMeg Whitman is stepping down as the CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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Students Working 11-Hour-Days to Assemble iPhones: ReportTeenage students have been working illegal overtime to assemble the iPhone X at Apple's main supplier in Asia, six of them tell the Financial Times . The students, ages 17 to 19, say their school has been "forc[ing]" them to work at the factory in Zhengzhou, China, that is run by...
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Hulu sued for not offering audio service for blind customersAdvocacy groups have sued Hulu in an effort to force the subscription streaming service to provide an audio track that helps people who are blind or visually impaired enjoy TV shows and movies
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