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New Jersey Advances bill That Would Bar Drunken Drone Flying

New Jersey Advances bill That Would Bar Drunken Drone Flying

Dec 10
State lawmakers on Thursday passed legislation that would bar people from operating drones while drunk.

YouTube Says Over 10,000 Workers Will Help Curb Shady Videos

YouTube Says Over 10,000 Workers Will Help Curb Shady Videos

By Tali Arbel | Dec 9
YouTube is hiring more people to help curb videos that violate its policies.

Q&A: How Is A Bitcoin Mined? A Look At the Virtual Currency

Q&A: How Is A Bitcoin Mined? A Look At the Virtual Currency

Dec 9
A company in Slovenia that mines bitcoin says it has been hacked, for a potential loss of tens of millions of dollars.

Janelle Monae Explores Surveillance in Her 1st Art Exhibit

Janelle Monae Explores Surveillance in Her 1st Art Exhibit

By Sandy Cohen | Dec 8
Janelle Monae is exploring the intersection between technology and surveillance in a new art installation she created in partnership with the women's website Refinery 29.

Delivery Robots Will Need Permits to Roam San Francisco

Delivery Robots Will Need Permits to Roam San Francisco

Dec 8
Delivery robots in San Francisco will need permits before they can roam city sidewalks under legislation approved by city supervisors.

Google Blocks YouTube on Amazon Devices in Escalating Feud

Google Blocks YouTube on Amazon Devices in Escalating Feud

By Michael Liedtke | Dec 8
Google is pulling its popular YouTube video service from Amazon's Fire TV and Echo Show devices in an escalating feud that has caught consumers in the crossfire.

Trump-Supporting Gay Billionaire Peter Thiel Funding Members-Only LGBTQ 'Social Club' Called 'Yass'

Trump-Supporting Gay Billionaire Peter Thiel Funding Members-Only LGBTQ 'Social Club' Called 'Yass'

Dec 8
The openly gay technology billionaire Peter Thiel, who donated $1.25 million to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, co-founded what is being called a "queer co-working space and social club" for LGBTQ people in San Francisco called Yass.

 Have You Been 'Pwned' in A Data Breach? Troy Hunt Can Tell

Have You Been 'Pwned' in A Data Breach? Troy Hunt Can Tell

By Matt O'Brien | Dec 7
Troy Hunt has collected a trove of 4.8 billion stolen identity records pulled from the darkest corners of the internet - but he isn't a hacker. He uses that repository to help ordinary people navigate the growing scourge of the corporate data breach.

Facebook Launches Parent-Controlled Messenger App for Kids

Facebook Launches Parent-Controlled Messenger App for Kids

By Barbara Ortutay | Dec 6
The social media giant is launching a messaging app for children to chat with their parents and with friends approved by their parents.

UK Warns Government Agencies Not to Use Kaspersky Software

UK Warns Government Agencies Not to Use Kaspersky Software

Dec 5
Britain's cybersecurity agency has told government departments not to use antivirus software from Moscow-based firm Kaspersky Lab amid concerns about Russian snooping.

Neo-Nazi Site Site Seeks Dismissal of Suit Claiming Cyber-Harassment

Neo-Nazi Site Site Seeks Dismissal of Suit Claiming Cyber-Harassment

By Michael Kunzelman | Dec 5
A neo-Nazi website publisher has asked a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit that accuses him of orchestrating an anti-Semitic internet trolling campaign against a Montana real estate agent and her family.

Meet Busker - A Robot With Flair for Painting

Meet Busker - A Robot With Flair for Painting

Dec 5
Busker the robot is able to paint using watercolors. Developed in 2015, Busker has already tested its paintbrushes on hundreds of canvases. The idea is to create a combination of human and robotic art - with style signatures from both parties.

Ed Sheeran Tops Spotify's 2017 List with 6.3 Billion Streams

Ed Sheeran Tops Spotify's 2017 List with 6.3 Billion Streams

By Mesfin Fekadu | Dec 5
The Grammys may have dissed Ed Sheeran, but Spotify says he is the most streamed artist of the year.

The Best Playlist to Set the Mood

The Best Playlist to Set the Mood

Dec 4
Panic sets in as you shuffle through your most played -- Donna Summer, Gaga, George Michael -- all great for a night out, but they just don't set the chill vibes the way you need them to tonight. Lucky for you, we've compiled the best playlist.

Photo Sharing App Launches With Series Who's Who Parties During Miami's Art Basel

Photo Sharing App Launches With Series Who's Who Parties During Miami's Art Basel

Dec 4
Soho House Beach House Event December 8 - Hosted by Rosario Dawson, Anna Rothschild and Claudine De Niro. Other activations include Art Media Holding Photo Streams and a Renegade Artist Activation presented by Neely Shearer

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