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Juno's first data causing boffins to rewrite the text books on Jupiter

Sadly no black monolith found Scientists were expecting a lot of new data from the Juno space probe orbiting Jupiter, and they haven't been disappointed. The most massive planet in the Solar System is turning out to have a lot of surprises.…

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T-Mobile goes Apple/Google route by separating phone numbers and devices

'Digits' marks a shift for the phone industry T-Mobile is taking a leaf out of the tech industry book and separating phones from their numbers.…

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Congresscritters float benefits for gig workers

Bill would let contractors get unemployment and paid leave Two US legislators are drafting bills to provide "gig" contract workers many of the same benefits afforded to those who work full time.…

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Apple has finally found someone to support HomeKit

But Belkin's new bridge only reinforces the problem of a locked-down ecosystem It's been a year since Apple officially launched its internet-of-things smart-home service – an event that we noted at the time was somewhat undermined by the fact that there were virtually no products that worked with it.…

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Three Nigerians sentenced to 235 years in prison for online scamming

Don't expect princely borrowing emails to stop any time soon A court in Mississippi has sentenced three Nigerian men to 235 years in prison for running online scams that duped people out of tens of millions of dollars.…

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US citizens complain their names were used for FCC robo-comments

Allegedly astroturfed Americans speak out over net neutrality filings Fourteen Americans (with the help of an advocacy group) are complaining to the FCC that their names were used without permission to file fake comments on the proposed net neutrality overhaul.…

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Microsoft court victory prompts call for data-grabbing regime

Legislators mull over modernizing legal process for seizing cloud data The Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism on Wednesday held a hearing to explore the government's inability to have its cake and eat it too.…

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