‘Drone’ Hits BA plane: Police Investigate Heathrow Incident

(BBC News) – A police investigation is under way after a passenger plane approaching Heathrow Airport was hit by what is believed to have been a drone. The British Airways

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Artificial Intelligence and Racism

By Andrew Heikkrila (TechCrunch) – Replicants. Cylons. Skynet. Hal 9000. These are the classic pop-culture references the average person might conjure when they hear the term “artificial intelligence.” Yet, while

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How an Army of Deadheads (And Their LSD) Invented Silicon Valley

By Jesse Jarnow (WIRED) – DANIEL KOTTKE IS a regular among familiar eucalyptus groves outside Stanford University’s Frost Amphitheater, seeing the Dead there whenever he gets the chance. Into the

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Asia Study Warns of Severe Water Shortages

(Reuters) – A new study points to the risk that China and India will be facing severe water shortages by 2050 due to a perfect storm of economic growth, climate

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Cyber as Big a Threat as Iran, North Korean ICBMs: U.S. Admiral

By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Constant cyber attacks on the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and its key weapons programs pose as great a threat as development of intercontinental ballistic

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Apple, FBI to Clash Again in Congress Over Encryption

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Apple Inc <AAPL.O> and the FBI will return to Congress next week to testify before lawmakers about their heated disagreement over law enforcement access

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EU Privacy Watchdogs Could Seek U.S. Data Pact Review in Two Years

By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European privacy watchdogs could ask for a review in two years of a new transatlantic data pact designed to help companies such as Microsoft

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Uber Says Gave U.S. Agencies Data on More than 12 Million Users

By Narottam Medhora (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] on Tuesday released its first ever transparency report detailing the information requested by not only U.S. law enforcement agencies, but also

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U.S. Companies Use Social Media to Denounce Laws Seen as Anti-Gay

By Anjali Athavaley NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. companies took to social media on Wednesday to denounce new laws enacted by southern states that target the lesbian, gay, bisexual and

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