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Verizon throttled fire department’s “unlimited” data during Calif. wildfire

Fire dep't had to pay twice as much to lift throttling during wildfire response.<p><b>Update</b>: The Santa Clara fire department has responded to Verizon's …

Net Neutrality

Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife indicted in use of campaign funds for personal expenses

<b>(CNN) —</b> Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter and his wife, Margaret, routinely -- and illegally -- used campaign funds to pay personal bills big and small, from luxury vacations to kids' school lunches and delinquent family dentistry bills, according to a stinging 47-page indictment unsealed …

Justice

If you’re not changing as a person then you’re not intelligent (according to Einstein)

If you’re not changing, you’re not growing. If you’re not growing, you’re not being intelligent. Humans thrive in change and expansion — yet there …

Attorney General Jeff Sessions repeats 'lock her up' chant

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the top law enforcement officer in the country, repeated the words "lock her up" Tuesday that were being chanted, a rallying cry from Donald Trump campaign events calling to jail Hillary Clinton, and then laughed.<p>Sessions was addressing a …

Donald Trump

Jim Jordan Defends Nunes Memo After Carter Page FISA Applications Are Released

Ohio Republican Jim Jordan on Monday stood behind a GOP memo alleging surveillance abuse in the case of Carter Page even after the release of the …

The Linguistics of 'YouTube Voice'

The attention-grabbing tricks that keep an audience watching, even when people are just talking at a camera<p>Hey guys! What’s up? It’s Julie. And today I want to talk about YouTube voice.<p>So the other day, I was watching this YouTube video from the PBS Idea Channel about whether Ron Weasley from <i>Harry</i> …

U.S. Reopens Emmett Till Investigation, Almost 63 Years After His Murder

The federal government has quietly revived its investigation into the murder of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old African-American boy whose abduction and killing remains, almost 63 years later, among the starkest and most searing examples of racial violence in the South.<p>The Justice Department said that …

U.S. Department of Justice

17 states sue Trump administration over family separations

SEATTLE (AP) — Seventeen states, including Washington, New York and California, sued President Donald Trump's administration Tuesday in an effort to force officials to reunite migrant families who have been separated at the U.S.-Mexico border.<p>Late Tuesday, a federal judge in California issued a …

Trump Administration

Supreme Court rules against California law targeting anti-abortion pregnancy centers

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday dealt a major blow to a California law requiring anti-abortion pregnancy centers to inform women about publicly funded abortion and contraception services.<p>The 5-4 ruling by Justice Clarence Thomas, with the court's conservatives in the majority, said the …

Pro-life Movement

The Net Neutrality Repeal Is Official. Here’s How That Could Affect You.

It’s official. The Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality rules, which had required internet service providers to offer equal access to all web content, took effect on Monday.<p>The rules, enacted by the administration of President Barack Obama in 2015, prohibited internet …

Net Neutrality

Supreme Court says states can remove voters who skip elections, ignore warnings

WASHINGTON – Failing to vote can lead to getting knocked off voter registration rolls, a deeply divided Supreme Court ruled Monday in a decision that probably will help Republicans and hurt Democrats.<p>The court's conservative majority ruled 5-4 that Ohio did not violate federal laws by purging …

News

Google Photos now lets you edit photo locations on the web

Google Photos is a great product for a number of reasons, not the least of which is its superb search function that allows you do find shots based on …

Google Maps testing new Material Theme design, rolling out now to some users [Gallery]

Google I/O saw a lot of exciting announcements, but one that didn’t get the attention it should have was the company’s refresh to Material Design. Since I/O, we’ve seen Google using its new Material Theme in a lot of apps and services, and now it seems to be rolling that out to Google Maps for …

Google Maps

Best Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact Cases

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact is a small phone living in a big phone's world. Despite its pint-sized form factor, it's a great phone with impressive …

Uber developing technology that would tell if you're drunk

Uber may be working on technology which would detect if users of its app are drunk or high. A patent application from the company, revealed this week, outlines a system that would be able to identify if someone is displaying uncharacteristic behaviour by looking at small changes in their behaviour …

Patents

US lawmakers examining Google's relationship with Huawei, Chinese tech firms

At least two members of Congress are looking into Google's ties to Huawei, a massive Chinese tech firm that is under scrutiny over data sharing with Facebook and has been flagged by US officials as a possible security threat.<p>Senator Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Select Committee on …

Google pledges not to develop AI weapons, but says it will still work with the military

The company has released much-needed guidelines on its approach on AI research<p>Google has released a set of principles to guide its work in artificial intelligence, making good on a promise to do so last month following controversy over its involvement in a Department of Defense drone project. The …

Why I Divorced the Woman I'm Still Madly in Love With

• Popsugar<br>• Love & Sex<br>• Breakups<p>Divorced Man in Love With Ex-Wife<p>Why I Divorced the Woman I'm Still Madly in Love With<p>Shares<p><i>What happens when the course of</i> …

Eight migrants traveling with caravan enter U.S. for processing

Identities<p>Eight migrants traveling with a caravan of asylum seekers through Mexico have been allowed into the United States to have their claims processed, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesperson confirmed Monday.<p>An aid group that helped organize the caravan, Pueblo Sin Fronteras, said …

Top Earning Salespeople Use This 1 Easy Strategy to Outperform Everyone Else

Sales is one of the most common jobs in the US. But top salespeople know a secret--that can make them rich.<p>Let's start with the obvious: salespeople have a bad rap. That's because most people employed in sales are--wait for it--crappy salespeople. These are your typical pushy, slimy, or aggressive …

Amazon Web Services starts blocking domain-fronting, following Google’s lead

A week after Google shut down a method for app developers to skirt internet censorship, Amazon is doing the same. In a post last week, Amazon Web Services announced that it would implement a new set of enhanced domain protections specifically designed to stop domain-fronting, a practice that lets …

WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum quits over privacy disagreements with Facebook

The chief executive and co-founder of WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging app, is leaving the company over disagreements about privacy and encryption.<p>Jan Koum will also step down from Facebook’s board of directors, a role he negotiated when WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook for $19bn in 2014, …

Technology (Australia)

Oculus wants to make immersive virtual theater a reality

Scattered around Earth, you and other audience members slip on VR headsets and convene in a common virtual world. As you explore, you're approached by a character different from avatars you've met in VR before. It reacts to you like somebody in the same room would, but this isn't a creature of our …

Virtual Reality

Sean Hannity's real estate venture linked to fraudulent property dealer

Sean Hannity’s real estate venture bought houses through a property dealer who was involved in a criminal conspiracy to fraudulently obtain foreclosed homes, according to records reviewed by the Guardian.<p>In 2012, a shell company linked to the Fox News host bought 11 homes in Georgia that had been …

Sean Hannity

Power-sucking Bitcoin 'mines' spark backlash

Bitcoin "miners" who use rows of computers whirring at the same time to produce virtual currencies began taking root along New York's northern border …

Democrats hope for an upset in an Arizona House special election — but this district is likely to stay red

Democrats aim for another special election upset in a red area, this time in Arizona, but Republicans appear poised to avoid their second national …

Trump rallies behind VA nominee after suggesting he drop out because of ‘ugly’ process

By Josh Dawsey ,<p>Josh Dawsey<p>Reporter covering the White House<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Seung Min Kim ,<p>Seung Min Kim<p>White House reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Lisa Rein and<p>Lisa Rein<p>Reporter covering federal agencies and the management of government in the Trump administration<p>Email Bio Follow<p>John Wagner<p>John …

The White House

Toronto van rampage suspect Alek Minassian charged in court

<b>TORONTO --</b> A judge in Canada has ordered the 25-year-old man suspected of plowing a van into pedestrians in north Toronto detained on 10 counts of …

I was judged for having sex after my husband died, but I think he would have understood

I reimagine the last moments I had with my husband, Jacob, often. The feel of his freshly washed hair slipping between my fingers. The smirk on his face as he sat next to me on the floor of our bathroom while I soaked in the tub, handing me a lit joint and fumbling. He dropped it on my chest and we …