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Hacking Ring Accused of Making $100M on Stolen News Releases

August 13, 2015 8:00 am | by David Porter, Associated Press | News | Comments

The release undoubtedly was one of many sent by publicly traded companies to business news services for publication.


Automakers Trying to Prevent Hackers from Commandeering Cars

August 13, 2015 7:45 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

When researchers at two West Coast universities took control of a General Motors car through cellular and Bluetooth connections in 2010, they startled the auto industry by exposing a glaring security gap.


Google Forms a New Holding Company, 'Alphabet'

August 13, 2015 7:30 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google is creating a new company to oversee its highly lucrative Internet business and a growing flock of other ventures, including some - like building self-driving cars and researching ways to prolong human life - that are known more for their ambition than for turning an immediate profit.


Tent Collapse Raises Question of Permit, Inspection Laws

August 11, 2015 8:56 am | by Rik Stevens, Associated Press | News | Comments

After a circus tent collapse that killed two spectators, questions have arisen about how the circus operator could have prepared for and put on a show at the town's fairgrounds without getting a permit or having the giant canopy inspected.


NYC Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak Up to 10 Dead, 100 Diagnosed

August 11, 2015 8:55 am | by Deepti Hajela, Associated Press | News | Comments

The largest outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease in New York City has taken the lives of 10 people and health officials Thursday ordered cooling towers on buildings throughout the city tested for the bacteria that causes the illness.


After Netflix, Adobe Extends Parental Leave Policy

August 11, 2015 8:55 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Adobe is the latest tech company to extend its paid parental leave policy after Netflix said it would offer corporate employees up to a year of paid leave to care for new babies.


Drones Getting in The Way of Emergency Responders

August 11, 2015 8:55 am | by Elliot Spagat, Associated Press | News | Comments

As Jason Thrasher lowered his helicopter to a park with seven firefighters aboard, he saw what he thought was another firefighting chopper battling a blaze that was threatening homes.


Homeland Official Asks Black Hat Crowd to Build Trust

August 11, 2015 8:54 am | by Bree Fowler, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A top Obama administration official said the government and the data security community need to focus on building trust so information about cyber threats can be shared between them for the greater good.


Oreo-Maker Latest 'Big Food' Company Targeted for Shakeup

August 11, 2015 8:54 am | by Candice Choi and Michelle Chapman, Associated Press | News | Comments

The maker of Oreo cookies may again be the target for a shake-up as "Big Food" companies scramble to transform amid changing tastes.


Obama Power Plant Rules Spark 2016 Fight Over Climate Change

August 6, 2015 9:21 am | by Julie Pace, AP White House Correspondent | News | Comments

President Barack Obama's sweeping new power plant regulations are thrusting the divisive debate over climate change into the race for the White House, with candidates in both parties seeing an opportunity to capitalize.


South Korea to Replace Health Minister after MERS Outbreak

August 6, 2015 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

South Korea's president has decided to replace her health minister, officials said Tuesday, in the wake of criticism over the government's handling of the MERS virus outbreak that killed 36 people and infected nearly 200 others.


NYC Targets Cooling System Linked to Legionnaires' Outbreak

August 6, 2015 9:20 am | by David B. Caruso and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press | News | Comments

Lawmakers are rushing to draft New York's first regulations for a type of heavy-duty rooftop air conditioning equipment amid suspicions that bacteria-laden mist from these units could be the cause of the deadliest known outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in the city's history.


Toxic Algae Blooming in Warm Water from California to Alaska

August 6, 2015 9:20 am | by Phuong Le, Associated Press | News | Comments

A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago, according to surveyors aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel.


Maker of Hacked Radio Says System is Unique to Fiat Chrysler

August 6, 2015 9:19 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The company that makes car radios that friendly hackers exploited to take control of a Jeep Cherokee says its other infotainment systems don't have the same security flaw.


FDA Lays Out Extra Steps to Clean Scopes Linked to Outbreaks

August 6, 2015 9:19 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

Federal health officials laid out extra safety measures that hospitals can take to clean specialized medical scopes that have been linked to sometimes deadly bacterial outbreaks across the U.S.



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