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New Pruitt e-mails surface, automakers ask EPA to soften fuel economy...

Enlarge (credit: Gage Skidmore) Former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was confirmed to be administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week...

Divided federal appeals court rules you have the right to film...

The "First Amendment audit" of Fort Worth, Texas, police in 2015 by activist Phillip Turner. A divided federal appeals court is ruling for the...

Mystery Science Theater 3000 reboot hits Netflix on April 14

Enlarge / The cast of the new MST3K, complete with robot pals. (credit: Netflix) The crowdfunded 14-episode revival season of Mystery Science Theater...

CPU competition at last: AMD Ryzen brings 8 cores from just...

Enlarge / AMD's Ryzen die. (credit: AMD) SAN FRANCISCO—Oasis' smash hit "Wonderwall" was playing as the throng of journalists assembled in the ballroom...

Financial cyberthreats in 2016

In 2016 we continued our in-depth research into the financial cyberthreat landscape. We’ve noticed over the last few years that large financial cybercriminal groups...

Would killing Bitcoin end ransomware?

Ransomware is running rampant.The SonicWall GRID Threat Network detected an increase from 3.8 million ransomware attacks in 2015 to 638 million in 2016.According to...

Chinese solar exports fall in 2016 with global anti-dumping measures

Enlarge (credit: Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Lab) Chinese financial and business news site Caixin Media wrote that Chinese solar equipment exports fell...

Making a different case for guns as a public health issue

Enlarge / Close-up of a shotgun. (credit: Big Swede Guy) BOSTON—Because both criminal violence and gun rights have become contentious political topics, research...

Teen’s selfie with the dying boy he shot leads to murder...

An 18-year-old Pennsylvania teen has been convicted of murdering his 16-year-old friend, and the incident came to light because the shooter posted a selfie with the...

Ex-Uber engineer alleges sexual harassment, CEO reacts by promising investigation

Enlarge (credit: GHETTO UBER DRIVER) After a former Uber engineer's blog post went viral over the weekend, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick vowed on...

New Zealand appeals court upholds Kim Dotcom extradition ruling

Enlarge / Kim Dotcom speaks to the media following a bail hearing at Auckland District Court on December 1, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand....