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FILE - In this June 6, 2019, file photo Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos speaks at the the Amazon re:MARS convention in Las Vegas. Two U.N. experts this week called for the U.S. to investigate a likely hack of Bezos' phone that could have involved Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. A commissioned forensic report found with “medium to high confidence” that Bezos' phone was compromised by a video MP4 file he received from the prince in May 2018. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
The big lesson from the Bezos hack: Anyone can be a targetYou probably don't think you're in the same league as Jeff Bezos when it comes to being a hacking target
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California OKs highly questioned LA County voting systemCalifornia's secretary of state has approved Los Angeles County’s unique new publicly owned computerized voting system
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Dr. Allison Arwady, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Public Health, speaks at a news conference, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Chicago. A Chicago woman has become the second U.S. patient diagnosed with the dangerous new virus from China, health officials said. The patient is doing well and remains hospitalized "primarily for infection control," said Dr. Arwady said. (Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
For businesses, virus in China fans fear and uncertaintyChina’s worst health crisis in years has sparked fear and uncertainty for businesses from North America to Asia that depend on trade in the affected region
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Flames from the Morton Fire consume a home near Bundanoon, New South Wales, Australia, on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
3 Americans killed in Australia all had military backgroundsThree Americans killed when their plane crashed while fighting wildfires in Australia all had strong military backgrounds and a passion for flying
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French govt defends teen girl bullied for anti-Islam postsThe cyber-bullying must stop
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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, March 28, 2012, a security cctv camera is seen by the Olympic Stadium at the Olympic Park in London.  The South Wales police deployed facial recognition surveillance equipment on Sunday Jan. 12, 2020, in a test to monitor crowds arriving for a weekend soccer match in real-time, that is prompting public debate about possible aggressive uses of facial recognition in Western democracies, raising questions about human rights and how the technology may enter people's daily lives in the future.  (AP Photo/Sang Tan, FILE)
London police to use face scan tech, stoking privacy fearsLondon's police force says it will start using live facial recognition cameras in operational deployments, in a major advance for the controversial technology
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Greece: Government websites hit by cyberattack The Greek government says the official state websites of the prime minister, the national police and fire service and several important ministries were briefly disabled by a cyberattack but have been restored
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Maria Hernandez and her son, Alejandro Ambriz, 10, stand by the kitchen where the ceiling collapsed in their home, just one street east  where an explosion occurred Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 in Houston.   A massive explosion early Friday leveled a warehouse and damaged nearby buildings and homes, rousing frightened people from their sleep miles away. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)
2 killed, 20 injured when warehouse explosion shakes HoustonTwo people were killed after a massive explosion at a Houston industrial company
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Cory Doctorow, right, walks in front of other protestors Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Los Angeles outside the headquarters of the regulatory body for domain names, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. The company that controls the dot-org online universe is putting the registry of domain names up for sale, and the nonprofits that often use the suffix in their websites are raising concerns about the move. ICANN is meeting this weekend and is expected to rule by mid-February on plans by private-equity firm Ethos Capital to buy the Public Interest Registry for $1.1 billion. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Protesters fear rising costs if firm buys dot-org universeActivists have protested the planned sale of dot-org online universe to an investment firm because they fear costs would soar
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Privacy firm finds unsecured cannabis patient informationAn internet privacy firm says it was able to access personal information of more than 30,000 medical marijuana patients, recreational pot customers or dispensary employees in several states
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File - In this June 28, 2017, file photo, workers put barcode stickers on jars of marijuana at the Desert Grown Farms cultivation facility in Las Vegas. California is trying a new strategy to cut into the state's huge illegal marijuana market. State regulators have proposed rules that would require legal shops to post their unique quick response code certificates in storefront windows to help consumers identify licensed businesses. Shoppers would use their smartphones to scan the familiar, black-and-white codes, similar to a bar code, to determine if a business is selling legal, tested cannabis products. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
Need a legal pot shop in California? Grab your smartphoneCalifornia is trying a new strategy to cut into the state's huge illegal marijuana market
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FILE- This Aug. 1, 2018 file photo, shows a 3D printed gun called the Liberator, in Austin, Texas.  Attorneys general in 20 states and the District of Columbia have filed a lawsuit challenging a federal regulation that could allow blueprints for making guns on 3D printers to be posted on the internet.  New York Attorney General Tish James is helping to lead the coalition, which filed the lawsuit Thursday.  (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
STORY REMOVED: US--3D Guns-LawsuitPlease disregard US--3D Guns-Lawsuit, published on January 23, 2020, and datelined in SEATTLE
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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 28, 2016, file photo, a customer puts gas in their vehicle in Miami. Fuel economy standards for new vehicles would rise a little in a new Trump administration proposal made public Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 but still fall far short of Obama-era standards, bringing howls of protest from environmental groups and a key Democratic senator.(AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
Trump ups mileage proposal, but it's well below Obama plan The Trump administration is making a concession on its proposed minimum fuel economy requirement for new vehicles, but environmental groups and a key Democratic senator complain that it does not go far enough, and still falls well below the requirements set under the Obama administration
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends a meeting in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Cybersecurity experts said Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, there are many questions still unanswered from an investigation commissioned by Bezos that said the billionaire's phone was hacked, apparently after receiving a video file with malicious spyware from the WhatsApp account of the crown prince.  (Mandel Ngan/Pool Photo via AP, File)
Questions linger over investigation into Jeff Bezos' hackingCybersecurity experts say there are many questions still unanswered from an investigation commissioned by Jeff Bezos that concluded the billionaire's phone was likely hacked after receiving a video file with malicious spyware from the WhatsApp account of Saudi Arabia's crown prince
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Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei, leaves her home to go to B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver, Thursday, January, 23, 2020. Wanzhou is in court for hearings over an American request to extradite the executive of the Chinese telecom giant Huawei on fraud charges. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
First stage of extradition hearing for top Huawei exec endsA Canadian judge says she will announce her decision at a later date after she ended the first phase of an extradition hearing that will decide whether a top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei is sent to the United States
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