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Facebook test flies solar-powered drones over the UK in attempt to increase internet access

A pilotless plane with a wingspan bigger than a Boeing 737 but weighing less than a car has been tested over the UK by Facebook.

9 hours ago from The Independent

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Meerkat vs. Periscope: Live-streaming app battle & buzz

Download Periscope, Twitter's just-launched live video-streaming app, and you'll find people broadcasting all sorts of mundane stuff: waiting for AT&T to fix their wiring, getting out of bed ...

Fri 27 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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Google's cookie monster bites back

A UK Court of Appeals has dismissed Google's request to have a case dropped over its use of use of tracking cookies in Safari browsers back in 2011 and 2012. Web google cookies ...

17 hours ago from TG Daily

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YouTube Experiments With Ultra HD Video Playback

One cannot really move forward and progress if the mindset decides to remain stagnant, and having said that, YouTube, the popular video site, has decided to improve their serve, so to ...

19 hours ago from Ubergizmo

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Slack user database compromised, counters with two-factor authentication and password kill switch

Slack, the company behind the team communication tool by the same name, revealed on Friday that its database was compromised by hackers during a four-day period in February.

13 hours ago from Techspot

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Chinese phone company directly compares Apple to Hitler, creates Apple swastika

You may not like Apple, but this one Chinese company dislikes them more than you ever could.

15 hours ago from Geek.com

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Google's next venture: TV producer?

Google is in talks with Sean Daniel Co. to turn its popular augmented reality video game, Ingress, into a television series, according to a new report.

17 hours ago from The Christian Science Monitor

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U.K. government scientists hit with media restrictions

Change to Civil Service Code requires ministerial permission for media contact

16 hours ago from Science Now

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Who On Earth Would Attack Github for Its Anti-Great Firewall Projects?

Github is getting hammered by a huge distributed-denial-of-service attack. Looks like it pissed off the wrong pro-censorship group: The attack is aimed at two popular projects, Great Fire and ...

13 hours ago from Gizmodo

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PayPal to pay $7.7M in sanctions violations settlement

PayPal Inc. has agreed to pay $7.7 million in a settlement with U.S. regulators, who say the payments company allowed violations of U.S. sanctions against countries including Iran.

Wed 25 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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