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FCC Now Says There Is No Documented 'Analysis' of the Cyberattack It Claims Crippled Its Website in May

The Federal Communications Commission intends to keep secret more than 200 pages of documents related to an alleged cyberattack that the agency says impaired its systems two months ago. The agency claims that it was bombarded in early May with traffic originating from a cloud service, which caused its website to crash…

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io9 Takes a Live Look Inside The Tick's Comic-Con 'Takeover'

The Tick has taken over this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. In addition to Friday’s panel, Amazon’s new series The Tick has staged a multi-room replica of the Tick’s warehouse set and other locations from the show, which includes a 20-foot interactive animatronic version of the Tick’s helmet. Join io9's Katharine…

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Elon Musk Would Like People to Hurry Up and Start Dying on the Moon Also

Tesla CEO Elon Musk, whose prior plan for stellar colonization involved sending people who are not Elon Musk to go die on Mars, thinks this noble endeavor will require a practice round of sending people to die on the Moon first.

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The BBC Responds to Doctor Who Complaints: Deal With It

This weekend, the BBC unveiled the identity of the 13th Doctor, and as with all Doctor Who castings, there was inevitable complaining—some more than usual however, because the 13th Doctor is Jodie Whittaker, the first female Doctor. Today the BBC released its official response to the complaints, and it’s basically,…

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Ominous 'Right to be Forgotten' Case With Global Consequences Heads to Europe's Highest Court

Following the laws of individual nations becomes a hell of a conundrum when your business fundamentally has no borders. But recent court cases are threatening to make the situation even more difficult by demanding that a country’s laws be honored by companies like Google all around the world. On Wednesday, an ongoing…

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Why Does This Dumb Worm Live to Be So Damn Old?

Things just don’t seem to die in the deep ocean (well, except for humans). While rockfish around 100 feet below the surface live about 12 years, those living closer to 2500 feet down can live for 200 years. There’s a deep water coral that can apparently live as long as 4,000 years. But there’s one species that seems…

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Stanford Designed the Most Phallic Robot You've Ever Seen

Designing simpler spacecraft is what helped us finally put rovers on Mars and start exploring the Red Planet. Embracing simplicity might also give us simple, inexpensive robots that thrive doing very specific tasks, instead of multi-million dollar humanoids that have trouble just staying on their feet.

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The New KFC/DC Crossover Is a Timely Reminder Fried Chicken Is the Most Important Thing in the Multiverse

One of the highlights of Comic-Con over the past few years has been the beautiful insanity that is DC Comics ongoing advertising partnership with KFC—which has given us goofy comics in which Colonel Sanders himself rubs shoulders with DC’s finest heroes. Now, this year’s issue has taken the Colonel where no fried…

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Uber and Airbnb Want To Tap Into India’s Massive and Controversial Biometric Database [Updated]

The Indian government spent seven years compiling a national database that includes citizens’ iris scans, fingerprints, addresses, and phone numbers—and now Airbnb, Uber, and India ride-hailing service Ola are all interested in incorporating the system into their services, according to a report from BuzzFeed News.

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