India sends 31 satellites into space, some for foreign customers

By Vipin Das M | NEW DELHI NEW DELHI India fired a rocket carrying 31 small satellites into space on Friday, several of them for European countries, in a boost to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambition to project the country...
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Scientists rescue samples of melting Bolivian glacier for posterity

ILLIMANI MOUNTAIN, Bolivia A team of international scientists are transporting samples of ice from a melting glacier in Bolivia to Antarctica, for study and preservation before the glacier disappears. The international “Ice Memory” expedition of 15...
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Google pushes framework for law enforcement access to overseas data

By Dustin Volz | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google pressed U.S. lawmakers and the international community on Thursday to update laws on how governments access customer data stored on servers located in other countries, hoping to addre...
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Twitter to let streaming video stars collect money from fans

By David Ingram | SAN FRANCISCO SAN FRANCISCO Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) plans on Wednesday to launch a system for people to earn money by streaming live on its Periscope service, a first for Twitter and a way for the company...
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U.S. total solar eclipse sparks spectator excitement

By Irene Klotz | CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. The first total solar eclipse across the continental United States in a century is expected to spark watching parties and traffic jams as it darkens skies from Oregon to South...
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Exclusive: Fake online stores reveal gamblers’ shadow banking system

By Alasdair Pal | LONDON LONDON A network of dummy online stores offering household goods has been used as a front for internet gambling payments, a Reuters examination has found. The seven sites, operated out of Europe, purport to sell items...
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Facebook to keep wraps on political ads data despite researchers’ demands

By David Ingram | SAN FRANCISCO SAN FRANCISCO Facebook (FB.O) said it would not disclose information about political campaign advertising or related data such as how many users click on ads and if advertising messages are consistent across demographics, despit...
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U.S. banks, corporations establish principles for cyber risk ratings firms

By Anna Irrera and Olivia Oran
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Intel to collaborate with Israel’s Team8, Illusive on cybersecurity

By Steven Scheer | JERUSALEM JERUSALEM Intel Corp. (INTC.O) has joined Team8, an Israeli creator of cybersecurity start-ups, as a strategic partner and will help with the formation of companies that address the largest cybersecurity problems, Team8 said on Wed...
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Tesla driver in fatal ‘Autopilot’ crash got numerous warnings: U.S. government

By David Shepardson | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON A man killed in a crash last year while using the semi-autonomous driving system on his Tesla Model S sedan kept his hands off the wheel for extended periods of time despite repeated automated...
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