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AeroVironment Snipe Nano Quad drone

This mini drone can be a soldier's eyes

The lightweight drone can be easily deployed to scope out a potentially hostile environment without putting soldiers in danger.

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FCC asks whether to 'keep, modify, or eliminate' net neutrality rules

A U.S. Federal Communications Commission proposal to kill the regulatory foundation for the agency's own 2015 net neutrality rules nevertheless asks for public comment on whether it should "keep, modify, or eliminate" basic protections.

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FCC chairman plans to 'reverse the mistake' of net neutrality

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will vote May 18 to kick off a proceeding to "reverse the mistake" of the agency's 2-year-old net neutrality rules, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said.

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US FCC kills plan to allow mobile phone conversations on flights

On Monday, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission killed a plan to allow mobile phone calls during commercial airline flights.

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Congress to US citizens: Want online privacy? Pay up!

Tuesday’s congressional vote to repeal U.S. restrictions on broadband providers doesn’t mean that online privacy isn’t dead. U.S. consumers will just have to pay for it.

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Privacy advocates plan to fight Congress' repeal of Internet privacy rules

Privacy advocates haven't given up the fight after the U.S. Congress has voted to allow ISPs to sell customers' browsing histories and other personal information without their permission.

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Congress dismantles Internet privacy rules, allowing ISPs to sell your web history

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to repeal privacy rules that can prevent broadband providers from selling customers’ internet-browsing histories and other data without their permission.

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Senate votes to kill FCC's broadband privacy rules

The U.S. Senate has voted to kill broadband provider privacy regulations prohibiting them from selling customers' web-browsing histories and other data without permission.

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Newly leaked documents show low-level CIA Mac and iPhone hacks

The CIA has had tools to infect Macs by connecting malicious Thunderbolt Ethernet adapters to them since 2012, according to new documents published by WikiLeaks.

The top-secret X-37B space plane is about to break another record

The U.S. Air Force's top-secret autonomous space plane, the X-37B, is days away from breaking its own longevity record. The aircraft, which looks like a mini Space Shuttle, is on schedule next week to spend its record-setting 675th day in orbit, but we still don't know much about what it's doing up there.

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Don’t shy from secure end-to-end messaging apps in light of recent news

Inaccurate reporting may give the impression that the best apps, like Signal and WhatsApp, have been cracked. They haven’t.

Inside the Russian hack of Yahoo: How they did it

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has been investigating the intrusion for two years, but it was only in late 2016 that the full scale of the hack became apparent. On Wednesday, the FBI indicted four people for the attack, two of whom are Russian spies.

US Army shows off its 'hoverbike' delivery drone

It's been a year since the U.S. Army began researching the use of a British-built hoverbike as an autonomous delivery drone for battlefields, and it recently showed off its progress.

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Joe Biden’s passionate plea at SXSW: ‘We need your help’

The 47th vice president is recruiting the tech industry to work on what he believes is the most pressing issue of our time: curing cancer.

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WikiLeaks’ CIA document dump shows agency can compromise Android and smart TVs

WikiLeaks has released more than 8,700 documents it says come from the CIA’s Center for Cyber Intelligence, with the documents saying the agency had 24 “weaponized” zero-day exploits for the Android operating system as of 2016.

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Tim Cook: Augmented reality is the future, and fake news is ruining everything

Apple's CEO speaks out about the biggest issues facing the tech industry and the world.

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Reports: Apple to join with tech rivals to oppose Trump’s travel ban

Tech industry execs have drafted a letter to Trump advocating against a ban on refugees and travelers from predominantly Muslim countries.

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Tim Cook: Apple may take legal action over immigration restrictions

Apple is against Trump's executive order.

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Podcast 544: Unpacking Apple’s position on immigration

Tim Cook reminded Apple employees as well as the Trump administration that the company wouldn’t exist without immigration.