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Vulnerable Voting Machine Raises Questions About Election Security

Virginia found 1-in-5 of its touchscreen machines vulnerable to attack with passwords as easy as "abcde." As voting equipment ages, new concerns are being raised.
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Full Signal Coverage On Metro For First Responders, Passengers Still Years Away

The deadly smoke incident in a tunnel at L'Enfant Plaza earlier this year prompted Metro to improve the reliability of radios for first responders — but it will be years before a project to up the reliability to 99 percent is complete.

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Online Crafts Marketplace Etsy Prepares For Public Offering

Etsy — the company best known for selling handmade goods — is going public. The financial media is having a lot of fun with this IPO, even mocking it as "artisanal." But it's actually serious business. The company has grown steadily and is considered one of the more promising recent IPOs.
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European Union Charges Google With Antitrust Violations

After a nearly five year investigation, European Union officials on Wednesday charged Google with antitrust violations and opened an investigation into its Android operating system.
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Personalizing Cancer Treatment With Genetic Tests Can Be Tricky

Genetic profiling of cancer cells can help guide treatment, but such profiles can be ambiguous. Results would be more accurate if all labs tested normal cells from each patient, too.
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New Maryland Ride-Hailing Regulations Address Background Checks, Insurance

Ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft are unregulated no more — at least in Maryland, where lawmakers closed the loop on some persistent questions about the way these services operate.

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EU Charges Google With Antitrust Violations, Will Also Look At Android

Saying that Google abused its grip on the online search market by "systematically favoring" its own shopping services at the expense of others, a European panel releases a list of antitrust charges.
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European Union Accuses Google Of Abusing Its Market Dominance

The European Union has been looking into whether Google favors its own products in online searches. EU officials have filed a complaint against Google. The tech giant has not yet formally responded.
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Tea Party, ACLU Line Up Against McAuliffe, Police On Virginia Drones

What will happen in Virginia when a moratorium on the use of drones by law enforcement ends this June? It depends in part how the General Assembly chooses to handle a showdown with Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
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How AeroPress Fans Are Hacking Their Way To A Better Cup Of Coffee

Coffee aficionados say the simple, syringe-like device makes exceptional espresso and allows for countless variations on the perfect cup. Not surprising, given that its inventor is a serial tinkerer.

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