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Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017 at 08:03 AM PDT

Amazon, Georgia: If You Name It, Will Company Come?

Amazon, Georgia: If You Name It, Will Company Come?

Officials from a recently incorporated city outside Atlanta want to shed some of their new municipality's land and rename it Amazon, Georgia. Their hope is that the change will spur the e-commerce giant to...

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017 at 07:18 AM PDT

Amazon Must Pay $295 Million in Back Taxes, EU Says

Amazon Must Pay $295 Million in Back Taxes, EU Says<br /><br />

Amazon has to pay $295 million in back taxes to Luxembourg, the European Union ordered Wednesday, in its latest attempt to tighten the screws on multinationals it says are avoiding taxes through sweetheart deals...

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017 at 10:01 AM PDT

Senate Bill to Clear Obstacles to Self-Driving Cars Advances

Senate Bill to Clear Obstacles to Self-Driving Cars Advances

Legislation that could help usher in a new era of self-driving cars advanced in Congress on Wednesday after the bill's sponsors agreed to compromises to address some concerns of safety advocates. The Senate...

Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017 at 06:35 PM PDT

Panel OKs Guidelines for LAPD Drone Program

Panel OKs Guidelines for LAPD Drone Program

The civilian panel that oversees the Los Angeles Police Department unanimously approved guidelines Tuesday for a drone program the LAPD wants to create despite opposition from activists who consider the...

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017 at 12:27 AM PDT

Yahoo: Every Single Account Was Impacted by 2013 Data Breach

Yahoo: Every Single Account Was Impacted by 2013 Data Breach

Yahoo, now part of Oath, said that every single Yahoo account was affected by a data breach that took place in 2013. That's about 3 billion accounts, CNBC reported. Yahoo buried the stat in a recent update to...

Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017 at 10:03 AM PDT
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Photos: How Gravitational Waves Are Detected

Albert Einsten thought gravitational waves might exist -- he just didn't have a...View gallery

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Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017 at 04:40 PM PDT

Lawmakers Grill Former Equifax Chairman Over Data Breach

Lawmakers Grill Former Equifax Chairman Over Data Breach

House Republicans and Democrats on Tuesday grilled Equifax's former chief executive over the massive data hack of the personal information of 145 million Americans, calling the company's response inadequate...

Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017 at 10:13 AM PDT

Caltech Researchers Score a 'Win for Einstein'

Caltech Researchers Score a 'Win for Einstein'

The Nobel Physics Prize 2017 has been awarded to three scientists, including two from Caltech in Southern California, for their discoveries in gravitational waves. Sweden's Royal Academy of Sciences announced...

Monday, Oct 2, 2017 at 02:40 PM PDT

GM to Ditch Gas- and Diesel-Powered Cars, Go All Electric

GM to Ditch Gas- and Diesel-Powered Cars, Go All Electric

General Motors plans to go 100 percent electric, the Detroit automaker announced Monday. "General Motors believes in an all-electric future," said Executive Vice President Mark Reuss. "Although that future won't...

Monday, Oct 2, 2017 at 08:12 AM PDT

Former Equifax Chairman Apologizes for Data Breach

Former Equifax Chairman Apologizes for Data Breach

The former chairman and CEO of Equifax is apologizing for a data breach in which the sensitive information of 140 million Americans was stolen. In prepared congressional testimony, Richard F. Smith says the...

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