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Trump Campaign Russia Contacts Alarm Intelligence Experts

Trump Campaign Russia Contacts Alarm Intelligence Experts

By Susannah George | Dec 12
From suggestions of "political synergy" and offers of business deals to contact with more than a dozen people in then-candidate Donald Trump's orbit, Russian outreach to the Trump campaign has a familiar and alarming pattern to experts in the intelligence

Carbon Conscious: How One Man is Shrinking His Footprint

Carbon Conscious: How One Man is Shrinking His Footprint

By Frank Jordans and Daniel Niemann | Dec 12
Dirk Gratzel counts his carbon emissions. He's among a small but growing number of people looking for ways to cut their personal greenhouse gas emissions from levels that scientists say are unsustainable if global warming is to be curbed.

U.S. Military's Aegis System Intercepts Test Missile in Hawaii

U.S. Military's Aegis System Intercepts Test Missile in Hawaii

Dec 12
The U.S. military's land-based Aegis missile defense system has intercepted an intermediate range ballistic missile in a test near Hawaii.

Spacewalking Astronauts Check Site of Capsule Leak

Spacewalking Astronauts Check Site of Capsule Leak

By Marcia Dunn | Dec 12
Spacewalking astronauts ripped through thick insulation on a capsule docked to the International Space Station on Tuesday, looking for clues to a mysterious drilled hole that leaked precious cabin air four months ago.

Google Grilled in Congress: What's Ahead for Tech Companies

Google Grilled in Congress: What's Ahead for Tech Companies

By Barbara Ortutay, Michael Liedtke, and Marcy Gordon | Dec 12
The 3 1/2-hour hearing Tuesday hit upon familiar themes — online privacy, data protection and the danger of digital monopolies — that are poised to come into even sharper focus next year.

Hertz, Clear Partner to Speed Rentals with Biometric Scans

Hertz, Clear Partner to Speed Rentals with Biometric Scans

By Dee-Ann Durbin | Dec 11
Hertz said Tuesday it is teaming up with Clear, the maker of biometric screening kiosks found at many airports, in an effort to slash the time it takes to pick up a rental car.

40 Percent of Diners Post Photos of Their Meals on Social Media

40 Percent of Diners Post Photos of Their Meals on Social Media

Dec 11
Four in 10 diners now post photos of their meals on social media when dining out, according to a study.

Google CEO Faces House Grilling on Breach, China Censorship

Google CEO Faces House Grilling on Breach, China Censorship

By Marcy Gordon | Dec 11
Google's CEO faces a grilling from U.S. lawmakers on how the web search giant handled an alarming data breach and whether it may bend to Chinese government censorship demands.

Google Accelerates Plus Closure After Another Privacy Lapse

Google Accelerates Plus Closure After Another Privacy Lapse

By Michael Liedtke | Dec 11
Google is still having trouble protecting the personal information on its Plus service, prodding the company to accelerate its plans to shut down a little-used social network created to compete against Facebook.

Custom Officers Searching More Travelers' Electronic Devices

Custom Officers Searching More Travelers' Electronic Devices

By Colleen Long | Dec 11
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers are searching the electronic devices of travelers more often, and did not always follow proper protocol, a new watchdog report has found.

Grindr Exec Quits Over President's Gay Marriage Remarks

Grindr Exec Quits Over President's Gay Marriage Remarks

Dec 10
The head of Grindr's communications announced he has resigned following remarks the gay dating app's president made about marriage equality.

Mmm ... Bacon! Vending Machine a Hit on Ohio State U Campus

Mmm ... Bacon! Vending Machine a Hit on Ohio State U Campus

Dec 10
Many Ohio State University students are taking a break from studying for final exams by making a bacon run.

SpaceX Christmas Delivery Arrives at Space Station

SpaceX Christmas Delivery Arrives at Space Station

By Marcia Dunn | Dec 9
A SpaceX delivery full of Christmas goodies arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday, following a slight delay caused by a communication drop-out.

Australia Anti-Encryption Law Rushed to Passage

Australia Anti-Encryption Law Rushed to Passage

By Rod McGuirk | Dec 9
A newly enacted law rushed through Australia's parliament will compel technology companies such as Apple, Facebook and Google to disable encryption protections so police can better pursue terrorists.

Suicide Recorded on Cell Phone Sends Utah Man to Prison

Suicide Recorded on Cell Phone Sends Utah Man to Prison

Dec 8
A Utah man who helped a teenager kill herself and filmed the act to fulfill what prosecutors called a fascination with death was sentenced Friday to at least five years and up to life in prison.

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