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California Rules An Uber Driver Is An Employee, Not A Contractor

The California Labor Commission ruled that a driver for the ride-hailing service, Uber, was an employee, not an independent contractor. The decision could have huge implications for the company.
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Gaming Industry Pushes Virtual Reality, But Content Lags

Developers are showcasing immersive virtual reality games at the E3 expo. But aside from VR headsets and demos, there isn't much software available yet to take advantage of the new technology.
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Data Hack Leads To Call For OPM Chief's Resignation

A lawmaker says the agency ignored recommendations that vulnerable OPM computers be shut down until they could be encrypted. The director notes some of the computers are too old to handle encryption.
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Alleged Hack Of Astros Database Included Player Information

NPR's Melissa Block talks with Richard Justice, a correspondent for MLB.com, about the FBI investigation into the St. Louis Cardinals for allegedly hacking the Houston Astros.
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FBI Investigates St. Louis Cardinals For Alleged Hack Of Astros System

The FBI is investigating an alleged hack by members of the St. Louis Cardinals organization against a rival now working for the Houston Astros. The teams say they're cooperating with federal officials.
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Amazon's 'Catastrophe' Isn't One — Unlike Some TV Rom-Coms

Amazon on Friday debuts a comedy about an American man and Irish woman united by an unexpected pregnancy. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says it's a wonderful, fresh vision of romance on TV.
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Defeat By Deductible: Millennials Aren't Hip To Health Insurance Lingo

Researchers watched a group of young adults as they tried signing up for insurance on HealthCare.gov. Half didn't know what a deductible was. Needless to say, they struggled with enrollment.
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Government Workers' High-Value Data At Risk After OPM Breach

The largest breach of U.S. government data was reported last week by the Office of Personnel Management. David Greene talks to Michael Riley, a cybersecurity reporter with Bloomberg Business.
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Emoji Passwords Could Be Coming Your Way. Is That A Good Thing?

An online banking service in the UK plans to give customers the ability to creat their online passwords and PINs out of emoji. But some experts aren't giving the move any smiley-faces.
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Cybercrime Runs Rampant In Brazil With More Elaborate, Far-Reaching Schemes

Brazil is one of the top cybercrime countries in the world. Up until recently it was mostly its own citizens who were targeted, but now their imaginative schemes are involving Americans too.

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