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Officials: Oil Train Didn't Speed Before Montana Derailment

July 21, 2015 8:49 am | by Matthew Brown, Associated Press | News | Comments

A train that derailed and spilled 35,000 gallons of oil in northeastern Montana was traveling within authorized speed limits, federal officials said Monday as they continued to probe the accident's cause.

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South Korean Spy Agency Explored Technology to Hack Chat App

July 15, 2015 3:39 pm | by Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press | News | Comments

South Korea's beleaguered spy agency has acknowledged exploring the purchase of technologies to intercept communications on the popular Kakao Talk smartphone chatting service.

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Reddit Interim CEO Pao Resigns; Huffman Regains CEO Title

July 15, 2015 3:17 pm | by Marley Jay, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

​Reddit said Friday that interim CEO Ellen Pao resigned from the company, and co-founder Steve Huffman is back as its CEO.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield to Offer ID Protection Services

July 15, 2015 3:13 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Blue Cross and Blue Shield will be providing identity protection services to all eligible members across the U.S. by the start of the new year.

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Feds Say They Have Shut Down Darkode Malware Marketplace

July 15, 2015 3:10 pm | by Joe Mandak, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Justice Department shut down an online "criminal bazaar" where computer hackers bought and sold stolen databases, malicious software and other products that could cripple or steal information from computers and cellphones, authorities said Wednesday.

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Fake Story on Buyout Sends Twitter Stock Briefly Higher

July 15, 2015 3:06 pm | by Marley Jay, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Twitter's stock briefly spiked on Tuesday after a fake story said the short messaging service received a $31 billion buyout offer.

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Liberia Confirms 2nd Ebola Death in Resurgent Outbreak

July 15, 2015 3:02 pm | by Jonathan Paye-Layleh, Associated Press | News | Comments

A second person in Liberia has died from Ebola in the latest resurgence of the deadly disease in the West African nation, an official said Wednesday.

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US Agency: Deaths Show DuPont has 'Failed' Safety Program

July 10, 2015 3:03 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. regulators took DuPont to task for a massive gas leak last year that killed four workers at a plant in Texas, placing the chemical company in its "severe violator enforcement program" and saying the accident shows it has a "failed safety program."

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Survey: Many Consumers Worry About Safety of Financial Info

July 10, 2015 3:01 pm | by Bree Fowler, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

According to the phone survey commissioned by MasterCard, 77 percent of the 1,000 people polled say they're worried about their financial information being compromised. And the same percentage of people polled say they're worried about their Social Security number staying private.

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FBI, Justice Dept. Take Encryption Concerns to Congress

July 10, 2015 2:59 pm | by Eric Tucker, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal law enforcement officials warned Wednesday that data encryption is making it harder to hunt for pedophiles and terror suspects, telling senators that consumers' right to privacy is not absolute and must be weighed against public-safety interests.

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WikiLeaks Posts Library of Leaked Italian Hackers' Emails

July 10, 2015 2:57 pm | by Raphael Satter | News | Comments

WikiLeaks has published a searchable library of the massive email trove stolen from Italian surveillance company Hacking Team, ensuring more exposure for the spyware vendor's secretive clients.  WikiLeaks says it has published more than 1 million searchable messages, adding to the transparency website's already considerable haul of leaked and hacked documents.

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Ebola-Hit Countries Appeal for $3.2 Billion to Rebuild

July 10, 2015 2:44 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The presidents of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone are appealing for $3.2 billion to help their countries recover from the Ebola epidemic which has devastated their economies, severely damaged their social fabric and killed more than 11,000.

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Company Blamed for 31-Acre Sinkhole Sues Oil Company

July 10, 2015 2:43 pm | by Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press | News | Comments

 The company blamed for a 31-acre sinkhole that forced 350 rural Louisiana residents out of their homes has sued Occidental Petroleum Corp., claiming that negligent drilling and production contributed to the damage.  Texas Brine Co. LLC says Occidental and Oxy USA Inc. should have to cover more than $100 million in damages that Texas Brine has paid or will have to pay.

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US Personnel Chief Resigns in Wake of Massive Data Breach

July 10, 2015 2:38 pm | by Josh Lederman and Jack Gillum, Associated Press | News | Comments

The head of the U.S. government's personnel office resigned abruptly on Friday, bowing to pressure for her to step down following a massive government data breach on her watch.  Katherine Archuleta, director of the federal Office of Personnel Management, submitted her resignation in person to President Barack Obama, the White House said.

Eruption of Indonesian Volcano Sparks Travel Chaos

July 10, 2015 2:30 pm | by Niniek Karmini and Haven Daley, Associated Press | News | Comments

 Ash spewing from a volcano on Indonesia's main island of Java sparked chaos for holidaymakers as airports closed and international airlines canceled flights to tourist hotspot Bali, stranding thousands. Mount Raung in East Java province, about 150 kilometers (95 miles) from Bali's international airport, has been rumbling for several weeks.

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