Inflammatory letter sheds light on Uber's alleged misconduct
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A former Uber security specialist accused the company of dispatching a team of spies to steal its rivals' trade secrets and using shady tactics to thwart its competition in the ride-hailing market, according an inflammatory letter unsealed Friday by a federal judge....
Disney-Fox deal may create a new nerdy nirvana
MENLO PARK, California (AP) -- The coming union of the Disney and Fox media empires is set to create a new nirvana for fanboys and -girls, one that reunites superheroes and sci-fi characters long separated by an energy barrier of corporate legalism....
What the FCC rollback of 'net neutrality' means to you
Now that the federal government has rolled back the internet protections it put in place two years ago, the big question is: What does the repeal of "net neutrality' rules mean to you?...
AP Explains: What is net neutrality and why does it matter?
NEW YORK (AP) -- "Net neutrality" regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block. On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission plans to vote on a proposal that would not only undo the Obama-era rules that have been in place since 2015, but will forbid states to put anything similar in place....
Facebook: Social media scrolling can make you feel bad
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) -- It's not quite like tobacco companies warning about the dangers of smoking, but Facebook is acknowledging something many already know: Using social media can be bad for your health....
Amazon making nice, prepares sales of Apple TV, Chromecast
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) -- Amazon is angling for a truce in its two-year battle with Apple and Google over streaming gadgets: It says it is preparing to put Apple TV and Chromecast back on sale....
US prosecutors move to cash in on $8.5M in seized bitcoin
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- U.S. attorneys in Utah prosecuting a multimillion-dollar opioid drug-ring are moving quickly to sell seized bitcoin that's exploded in value to about $8.5 million since the alleged ringleader's arrest a year ago....
NASA drops replica Orion spacecraft to test parachutes
YUMA, Ariz. (AP) -- NASA on Friday successfully dropped a replica Orion spacecraft from an Air Force transport aircraft to a southwestern Arizona desert site to test the craft's ability to cope with a partial parachute failure....
German government says it backs 'open and free internet'
BERLIN (AP) -- The German government says it backs an "open and free internet" following the U.S. decision to repeal net neutrality rules....
The Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots will meet tomorrow what is perhaps the most important game of the regular season. The Steelers lead the AFC at 11-2 with the Patriots trailing just behind at 10-3, and with the winner holding a tiebreaker with only two games to play, it is likely that team would have home field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. But both teams have remained dominant all year long. The Patriots have dominated this series in recent years, as Ben Roethlisberger has beaten them only three times.
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