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Wildfire Watching: Rangers In Towers Are Out, Cameras Are In

July 28, 2015 9:06 am | by Scott Sonner, Associated Press | News | Comments

For decades, forest rangers in wooden towers across the West scanned the horizon with binoculars for smoke that could signal the start of a wildfire.


Could Twitter Stop the Next Terrorist Attack?

July 28, 2015 9:06 am | by Annie Flaherty, Associated Press | News | Comments

Social media giants including Twitter, Yahoo, Facebook and Google are pushing back against Senate legislation that would require them to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity, according to industry and government officials.


New Tropical Depression Forms in the Pacific

July 23, 2015 10:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A new tropical depression has formed over the open waters of the Pacific but isn't an immediate threat to land.


CSX Provides Update on W.Va Oil Train Derailment Cleanup

July 23, 2015 10:16 am | by John Raby, Associated Press | News | Comments

CSX is continuing to closely monitor the environmental impact of a fiery oil-train derailment in southern West Virginia, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.


Dry California Shows It's Serious About Enforcing Water Cuts

July 23, 2015 10:12 am | by Fenit Nirappil and Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press | News | Comments

California drought regulators sent the strongest signal yet that they're serious about cracking down on water waste by proposing a first-of-its kind, $1.5 million fine against a group of farmers they say illegally took water.


Eruptions of Ash at 5 Volcanoes Shroud Skies in Indonesia

July 23, 2015 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Eruptions of ash at five volcanoes shrouded the skies over parts of the Indonesian archipelago Wednesday, forcing three airports to close.


EU Opens Antitrust Case Against 6 Major U.S. Movie Studios

July 23, 2015 10:02 am | by Raf Casert, Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Union has launched an antitrust case against six major U.S. movie studios, including Disney and Warner Bros, and British satellite broadcaster Sky for restricting access across the 28-country bloc


FFIEC Releases Security Assessment Tool

July 21, 2015 9:03 am | News | Comments

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), on behalf of its members, today released a Cybersecurity Assessment Tool (Assessment) to help institutions identify their risks and assess their cybersecurity preparedness.


CEO of Japan's Toshiba Resigns over Doctored Books

July 21, 2015 8:59 am | by Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press | News | Comments

Toshiba's CEO and eight other executives resigned Tuesday to take responsibility for doctored books that inflated profits at the Japanese technology manufacturer by 152 billion yen ($1.2 billion) over several years.


Ebay, PayPal Outline Plans for After Split

July 21, 2015 8:50 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

When eBay and PayPal split up on Friday, they'll face different challenges than they did as a combined company.


Spies in the Hot Seat After Italian Surveillance Firm Breach

July 21, 2015 8:50 am | by Raphael Satter, Associated Press | News | Comments

A dramatic breach at an Italian surveillance company has laid bare the details of government cyberattacks worldwide, putting intelligence chiefs in the hot seat from Cyprus to South Korea. The massive leak has already led to one spymaster's resignation and pulled back the curtain on espionage in the iPhone age.


Google Self-Driving Car Involved in First Injury Accident

July 21, 2015 8:49 am | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | News | Comments

Google revealed Thursday that one of its self-driving car prototypes was involved in an injury accident for the first time.


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.


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.


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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