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WikiLeaks: CIA hacked Apple devices in ways users can't fix
Technology
Published in 24-3-2017
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"The most notable part of this latest WikiLeaks release is that it shows the CIA doing exactly what we pay them to exploit specific targets with limited attacks to support our national interests," said Rich Mogull, CEO of the security research firm Securosis.  

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Death rates up for middle age whites with little education
Technology
Published in 24-3-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) A sobering portrait of less-educated middle-age white Americans emerged Thursday with new research showing them dying disproportionately from what one expert calls "deaths of despair" suicides, drug overdoses and alcohol-related diseases. The new paper by two Princeton University economists, Anne Case and Angus Deaton, concludes that the trend is driven by the loss of steady mid ...>>
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SCIENCE SAYS: Unavoidable typos in DNA help fuel cancer
Technology
Published in 24-3-2017
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Healthy cells naturally make mistakes when they multiply, unavoidable typos in DNA that can leave new cells carrying cancer-prone genetic mutations. [...] it should help with the "why me" question from people who have "done everything we know can be done to prevent cancer but they still get it," said Hopkins' Dr. Bert Vogelstein, a pioneer in cancer genetics who co-authored the study. Cigar ...>>
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Obamacare repeal vote put off in stinging setback for Trump
Technology
Published in 24-3-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) After seven years of fervent promises to repeal and replace "Obamacare," President Donald Trump and GOP congressional leaders buckled at a moment of truth Thursday, putting off a planned showdown vote in a stinging setback for the young administration. The delay was announced after Trump, who ran for president as a master deal-maker, failed to close the deal with a group of fello ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 24-3-2017
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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Yellen’s early backers now hoping they were right
Technology
Published in 24-3-2017
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Yellen has begun the process of pulling back the Fed's unprecedented stimulus of the economy - drawing the concerns of liberal policy experts and economists worried it will upset a fragile recovery.

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U.S. consumer prices rise 0.2 percent in August
Technology
Published in 24-3-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. consumer prices edged up 0.2 percent in August as a surge in medical care offset flat readings for food and energy. The Fed raised rates by a quarter-point last December but since then, officials have held off on further rate hikes, reflecting concerns about sluggish economic growth and periodic turbulence in financial markets. The rise in core inflation in August was le ...>>

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Business group forecasts modest job growth in 2017
Technology
Published in 24-3-2017
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The outlook has improved a lot, but the recovery won't come fast.

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Texas adds 21,000 jobs in November; unemployment slips to 4.6 percent
Technology
Published in 24-3-2017
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Texas added nearly 21,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.

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A problem with Trump’s plan to boost Wall Street: Banks more profitable than ever
Technology
Published in 24-3-2017
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The banking industry has cheered President Donald Trump's promise to roll back regulations put in place after the financial crisis to rein in Wall Street. But the industry's record-setting profits complicate the arguments for rolling back those rules, which banking analysts have said could boost their profits even more.

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Trump budget would force tough choices in disease research
Technology
Published in 17-3-2017
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Health groups say President Donald Trump's proposal to slash funds for the nation's engine of biomedical research would be devastating for patients with all kinds of diseases and for jobs. "All of us woke up this morning in a state of shock about this number," said Dr. Blase Polite, a cancer specialist at the University of Chicago who chairs the American Society for Clinical Oncology&# ...>>
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Trump budget would force tough choices in disease research
Technology
Published in 17-3-2017
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Health groups say President Donald Trump's proposal to slash funds for the nation's engine of biomedical research would be devastating for patients with all kinds of diseases and for jobs. "All of us woke up this morning in a state of shock about this number," said Dr. Blase Polite, a cancer specialist at the University of Chicago who chairs the American Society for Clinical Oncology&# ...>>
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Canada introduces rules for recreational drone users
Technology
Published in 17-3-2017
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Transport Minister Marc Garneau on Thursday announced restrictions to curb the number of incidents in which recreational drones have come too close to planes. Recreational drone operators must now mark their drones with their contact information and cannot fly them at night or in cloudy conditions.
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Canada introduces rules for recreational drone users
Technology
Published in 17-3-2017
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Transport Minister Marc Garneau on Thursday announced restrictions to curb the number of incidents in which recreational drones have come too close to planes. Recreational drone operators must now mark their drones with their contact information and cannot fly them at night or in cloudy conditions.
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Google hopes to improve search quality with 'offensive' flag
Technology
Published in 17-3-2017
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NEW YORK (AP) Google is trying to improve the quality of its search results by directing review teams to flag content that might come across as upsetting or offensive. While flagging something doesn't directly affect the search results themselves, it's used to tweak the company's software so that better content ranks higher. [...] it gives examples of "high-quality" pages, such a ...>>
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