Official: Nuke program serves as ‘ultimate insurance policy’
Aug06

Official: Nuke program serves as ‘ultimate insurance policy’

The head of the U.S. agency that maintains the nation’s nuclear weapons arsenal said Tuesday the country is facing the most complex and demanding global security environment since the Cold War. National Nuclear Security Administration chief Lisa Gordon-Hagerty outlined the challenges while speaking to hundreds of people gathered for a small business expo in New Mexico. She said Russia and China are investing significant...

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Panels overturns settlement approval in Google privacy suit
Aug06

Panels overturns settlement approval in Google privacy suit

A federal appeals court has rejected a settlement in a class-action lawsuit alleging that Google spied on users’ online activity using tracking “cookies,” even when privacy settings were set to prevent the snooping. A three-judge panel ruled Tuesday that a Delaware judge erred in approving the settlement in 2017. The settlement called for Google to stop using the cookies for Safari browsers and to pay $5.5 million to...

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Disney results miss as Fox studio business underwhelm
Aug06

Disney results miss as Fox studio business underwhelm

Disney says its net income fell 39% in the latest quarter, as underwhelming performance from its newly acquired Fox businesses offset box office successes such as “Avengers: Endgame.” Tuesday’s results missed Wall Street’s expectations, and shares fell 3% in aftermarket trading. CEO Bob Iger said one of the biggest issues affecting earnings was the Fox Studio performance. “It was well below where it had...

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Amazon’s self-driving delivery robots head to California
Aug06

Amazon’s self-driving delivery robots head to California

Amazon’s self-driving robots will be roaming the streets of another neighborhood. The online shopping giant said Tuesday that the six-wheeled robots, about the size of a smaller cooler, will begin delivering packages to customers in Irvine, California. It comes after Amazon began testing them in a suburb of Seattle at the beginning of the year. Amazon said the robots, which are light blue and have the Amazon smile logo stamped...

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No, there’s still no link between video games and violence
Aug06

No, there’s still no link between video games and violence

Do video games trigger violent behavior? Scientific studies have found no link. But the persistent theory is back in the headlines following the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas , on Saturday. An online manifesto thought to be authored by the gunman briefly mentioned the combat game “Call of Duty.” Then President Donald Trump weighed in, charging Monday that “gruesome and grisly video games” contribute to a...

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