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Not A Drone After All? Unclear What Hit That British Airways Plane

The incident prompted calls for more drone regulation, but a U.K. lawmaker now says it probably was not a drone that struck the plane. And an investigation has ended because of a lack of evidence.
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Mars By 2018? SpaceX And NASA Announce A New Space Project

The Red Dragon missions are aimed at figuring out what's needed "to land large payloads propulsively on Mars." For now, the plan doesn't include sending astronauts to the red planet.
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Yahoo's Security Chief On Encryption Debate: What Is The Greater Good?

When Bob Lord talks about encryption, he invokes the imagery of a whisper — the idea that you should be able to recreate the most private means of physical communication in the digital world as well.
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Wayne Pacelle: "The Humane Economy"

This has been a significant year for the animal rights movement. Sea World vowed to stop breeding orcas. And Walmart pledged to sell only cage-free eggs. The head of the Humane Society on how consumer pressure and innovation are driving animal protection.

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Distracted Driving: What It Will Take To Lower Fatalities

It is illegal in most states to text and drive. But new research says distracted driving -- including texting -- could be behind seventy percent of accidents. Assessing the prevalence of distracted driving and what it will take to lower fatalities.

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FBI Explains Why It Won't Disclose How It Unlocked iPhone

The agency says it doesn't have the rights to the technical details of the unlocking method, and so it can't submit it to a special review that would have determined whether Apple should be informed.
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New York Wants To Know: Have You Been Texting And Driving?

A bill in New York would allow police to examine drivers' phones to see whether they were using the device at the time of an accident. But critics are worried about privacy implications.
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Apple Reports First Revenue Decline Since 2003

As expected, Apple on Tuesday announced its first quarterly decline in revenue in 13 years, driven by falling iPhone sales. The company's quarterly profit dropped 22.5 percent.
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Intel Layoffs Are 'Significant' In Oregon, The State's Largest Private Employer

Intel is reducing its workforce by 12,000 people as it pivots away from chips for personal computers and toward other business lines. There will be cuts in California, Arizona and Washington too.
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India Will Require 'Panic Button' On Cellphones To Report Assault

By 2017, all new mobile phones will have to be able to send out a distress call. It is part of an initiative to centralize India's emergency response system — and to address violence against women.

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