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FCC fines Sprint and Verizon $158 million for shady billing practices

The Federal Communications Commission is taking Sprint and Verizon to task for billing practices that hid extra charges in customers' bills.<p>On …

Verizon to buy AOL in $4.4bn deal

US telecoms giant Verizon announced on Tuesday it was buying AOL in a deal that will see one of the world’s biggest mobile players takeover the one-time king of the internet for $4.4bn.<p>Verizon, the US’s largest mobile player, said it was making the move to strengthen its position in mobile video …

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Bill Clinton: I'll Live in White House If Hillary Wins — If Asked

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton said on Tuesday he will move back into the White House if his wife Hillary wins the presidency next year — "if I'm asked."<p>In an interview on CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," Clinton, who served as president from 1993 to 2001, was asked how he would rate his …

Mayweather-Pacquiao rakes in a record $500 million

A record 4.4 million households paid to watch the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight on May 2.<p>They each paid about $100 for the HD broadcast and $80 for the standard definition, for a total of about $400 million.<p>All told, the fight is estimated to have brought in revenue of about $500 million, …

No more playing nice: California names, shames water wasters

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is done with gentle nudges and polite reminders to deal with its devastating drought.<p>State regulators are naming …

UN sanctions monitor says freighter Mu Du Bong, which ran aground in July on a reef off the coast of Mexico, belongs to a blacklisted shipping firm<p>North Korea accused Mexico on Wednesday of illegally detaining one of its ships with some 50 crew and warned it would take “necessary measures” to …

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Meet The LinkedIn For The World's Most Successful People

Life can be a struggle when you’re a successful asset manager worth tens of millions of dollars.<p>In between your busy schedule you’re obliged to maintain a vibrant online reputation, and there’s a plethora of social media profiles demanding your attention. There’s dozens of inbound requests for …

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Blizzard blocks 'World of Warcraft' and 'Diablo 3' in Crimea

Players in Crimea can no longer access Battle.net, the service that houses Blizzard games <i>World of Warcraft</i>, <i>Diablo 3</i>, <i>Hearthstone</i> and others, <i>The Moscow Times</i> reports. Blizzard blocked its games in response to US sanctions against Crimea -- Google, Apple, PayPal and Valve have also suspended service …

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Microsoft Expands Its Container Support With Hyper-V Containers And Stripped-Down Server OS

Microsoft doesn’t want to get left behind as containers quickly change how developers write and deploy applications. Last October, the company announced that it would support Docker containers with the next release of Windows Server. Today, it announced a new hypervisor for running containers …

YouTube without ads? Yes, for a price

YouTube is officially laying the groundwork for an ad-free version of the video site. The catch is that viewers will have to pay for it.<p>The plan hasn't been publicly announced, but YouTube has contacted some of its best-known video creators to brief them on it.<p>The big question, impossible to answer …

Was It Worth It, America?

Earlier this week I sat and listened to Afghan President Ashraf Gahni as he spoke at the Pentagon to acknowledge the sacrifices that the U.S. has made to support his country. As the wife of a soldier who was killed in Afghanistan, I understand that sacrifice all too well.<p>After the event, reporters …

Gowdy: Clinton wiped email server clean, deleted all emails

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton wiped her email server "clean," permanently deleting all emails from it, the Republican chairman of a House …

AP EXPLAINS: Japan's long wait to address US Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington honors America's closest friends by inviting their leaders to address a joint meeting of Congress. But until Thursday, …

Gowdy: Clinton wiped her server clean

Hillary Clinton wiped “clean” the private server housing emails from her tenure as secretary of state, the chairman of the House committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi said Friday.<p>“While it is not clear precisely when Secretary Clinton decided to permanently delete all …

Elizabeth Warren Fires Back After Wall Street Threats

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has a blunt message for the big Wall Street banks that may withhold campaign donations to Senate Democrats in hopes of quieting her calls to break up the banks.<p>"It will not work," Warren said in a statement emailed to The Huffington Post.<p>Warren has been a vocal …

Ted Cruz Is Trying and Failing to Weasel Out of His Obamacare Duplicity

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is now apparently undecided how he'll buy insurance, backing away from his Obamacare announcement earlier in the week. Either way, Cruz is a master at what Al Franken used to call "weasel words" -- talking points that are carefully constructed to sound legitimate but really …

Bill Maher Compares Ted Cruz to Justin Bieber

The late-night host of Real Time with Bill Maher eviscerated the Republican presidential candidate on his show Friday.<p>“People have Ted Cruz fever! …

Schock Spending Scandal Spurs House Review Of Member Expenses

WASHINGTON -- In the aftermath of Rep. Aaron Schock’s (R-Ill.) rapid fall from darling of the Republican Party to tainted politician, the House has decided to clamp down on its members’ expenses.<p>Schock found himself embroiled in a mounting scandal over the past two months after The Washington Post …

Police stations are becoming common Craigslist meetup locations

A good rule of thumb when meeting strangers off of Craigslist is to meet in public places. But you know what's safer than that when your gut's telling you to be extra careful? Meeting in police station lobbies. The Seattle Police Department is encouraging people to use its station lobbies as …

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DARPA is working on something way better than GPS

When your location marker on Google Maps is pinging all over the place, it's usually due to temperamental GPS signal. DARPA thinks this isn't cutting it anymore, and is developing a "radically" new tech that will offer real-time position tracking -- something that'll work despite blind spots or …

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Anonymous Social App Cloaq Lets You Secretly Comment On Anything

The trend toward anonymous social applications may be on the downswing for some, but others believe there’s still a place for online discussions where users don’t have to reveal their real identity. Case in point: Cloaq, the anonymous app where users never had to provide an identifying piece of …

Internet outages reveal gaps in US broadband infrastructure

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — When vandals sliced a fiber-optic cable in the Arizona desert last month, they did more than time-warp thousands of people …

Teenage Minecraft player admits to orchestrating three swattings

A 13-year-old boy confessed to the police that he initiated three separate instances of swatting across two states, reports Ars Technica.<p>The teenager, whose name has not been released because of his age, swatted a teacher and a classmate in Ventura County, California, according to the county's …

One year in space: NASA's record-breaking mission is underway

Expedition 43 has successfully left Earth. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Gennady Padalka are on their way to the International Space Station, and each one of them is embarking on a record-setting journey.<p>Kelly and Kornienko's 340-day stay will be the …

Surplus Military Gear Winds Up on eBay and Craigslist

It includes bomb-spotting goggles and other things the military really doesn't want in private hands<p>According to <i>The Intercept</i>, more and more sensitive defense equipment items are showing up on Craigslist, eBay, and online military surplus sites. Much of the haul amounts to thermal imaging …

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Thousands of Uber accounts are allegedly being sold on the dark web

Company says it's found no evidence of a breach<p>Thousands of Uber users account credentials could have been compromised, and are up for sale from unscrupulous sellers. At least two separate vendors on dark web marketplace AlphaBay are hawking active Uber accounts, <i>Motherboard</i> reports. Once purchased, …