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Students occupying Taiwan government take to Reddit AMA

The Sunflower Movement of students occupying Taiwan's national assembly have explained their goals in a Reddit Ask Me Anything session.

By Apr. 2, 2014

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Massachusetts approves bill to ban upskirt pics

After a case that seemed to defy any sense that might be common, the Massachusetts legislature speeds through a bill that would classify upskirt pics as sexual harassment.

By Mar. 6, 2014

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Tesla fighting dealer rule change in New Jersey

In a hearing before the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission today, Tesla will argue against a rule change that would eliminate its sales in the state.

By Mar. 11, 2014

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Facebook, Gmail, Skype face Russia ban under 'anti-terror' plan

The Russian parliament's latest play could see major Western technology firms banned unless they store data on Russian soil -- a move that would allow authorities to easily snoop on user data.

By Apr. 24, 2014

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Portuguese media outlets demand Google pay for links, news leads

The latest example of a trend sweeping the Continent: Make the company pay for the right to use links, story snippets in Google News.

By Mar. 27, 2013

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Google's Sergey Brin: You'll ride in robot cars within 5 years

Ordinary folks will have access to self-driving cars in the next few years, the Google cofounder said at a California bill signing today.

By Sep. 25, 2012

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Apple wins California credit card privacy case

Court finds that Apple and online retailers, unlike their brick-and-mortar counterparts, can collect personal information when processing credit card transactions.

By Feb. 4, 2013

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California extends HOV lane access for plug-in cars to 2019

Drivers of properly decaled, fully electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles will retain access to carpool lanes in California for a few years more.

By Sep. 4, 2013

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Proposed NY ban on anonymous posts comes under fire

Add anti-cyberbullying advocates to the growing list of critics who don't like proposed New York state legislation that would strip some people of their online anonymity.

By May. 23, 2012