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Hacker releases stolen copies of Netflix series

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California says oceans expected to rise higher than thought

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Neanderthals in California? Maybe so, provocative study says

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Spacecraft flies between Saturn and rings in historic 1st

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Astronaut breaks record for most time in space by American

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    Hacker releases stolen copies of Netflix series

    by Associated Press on Apr 29, 10:52

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The Latest on a hacker releasing stolen copies of a Netflix series(all times local): 11:35 a.m. A hacker claims to have followed through on a threat to release several episodes from the upcoming season of Netflix’s hit series “Orange Is The New Black.” The hacker, which goes by the name The […]

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    California says oceans expected to rise higher than thought

    by Associated Press on Apr 27, 12:53

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – California says new climate change findings mean the ocean off the state’s coast is expected to rise higher than previously thought. The state’s Ocean Protection Council on Wednesday revised projections it provides to agencies to help them plan for climate change from fossil-fuel emissions. The rise threatens to flood low-lying airports, […]

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    Neanderthals in California? Maybe so, provocative study says

    by CBS News/Associated Press on Apr 26, 16:05

    NEW YORK – A startling new report asserts that the first known Americans arrived much, much earlier than scientists thought – more than 100,000 years ago. And maybe they were Neanderthals. If true, the finding would far surpass the widely accepted date of about 15,000 years ago. Researchers say a site in Southern California shows […]

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    Spacecraft flies between Saturn and rings in historic 1st

    by Associated Press on Apr 26, 7:19

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has ventured into the never-before-explored region between Saturn and its rings. But flight controllers won’t know how everything went until Thursday when they are back in touch with the craft. Cassini was out of radio contact with Earth early Wednesday as it became the first spacecraft to […]

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    Astronaut breaks record for most time in space by American

    by Associated Press on Apr 24, 6:04

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – Astronaut Peggy Whitson has another record under her space belt. Early Monday, the International Space Station commander surpassed the record of 534 days, two hours and 48 minutes for most accumulated time in orbit by an American. That record was set last year by Jeffrey Williams. Whitson already was the […]

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    Facebook purges thousands of fake accounts

    by CBS News on Apr 16, 17:20

    Facebook announced Friday that it had begun to purge “a substantial number” of accounts that it says were fake or spam. The fake accounts, created largely in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and a handful of other countries, attempted to accumulate likes as part of a sophisticated campaign. They did so by “liking” publishers’ pages in […]

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    Facebook users can now report fake news stories

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 13, 12:14

    Think you’re reading a fake news article on your Facebook feed? Now you can report it. Facebook recently added the ability to report fake news articles in much the same way as offensive content or people are reported. The change followed in the wake of a large public push against false or unchecked “news” circulating […]

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    Ocean world near Saturn hotter-than-ever contender for life

    by Associated Press on Apr 13, 11:10

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – A tiny, ice-encrusted ocean world orbiting Saturn is now a hotter-than-ever candidate for potential life. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has detected hydrogen molecules in the geysers shooting off the moon Enceladus, possibly the result of deep-sea chemical reactions between water and rock that could spark microbial life. The findings were announced […]

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    Amazon aims to help parents monitor – and talk to – kids

    by Associated Press on Apr 12, 7:16

    NEW YORK (AP) – Amazon is introducing new tools to help parents see what their kids are doing on the company’s Fire tablets, and maybe even to spark discussions about the books kids read and the videos they watch. Parents will be able to view each child’s activities through Amazon’s website. They’ll get details on […]

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    Anchorage FBI, DOJ announce effort to disrupt Kelihos botnet infecting thousands of computers

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 10, 16:03

    Last updated at 3:09 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11 The U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday a joint-agency attack effort against a botnet known as Kelihos, which investigators say infected tens of thousands of computers, including some in Alaska. According to a statement from the DOJ, the investigation– led by FBI’s Anchorage Office and New […]

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    The dating app for haters

    by CBS News on Apr 09, 12:24

    Brendan Alper is no psychologist. But he seems to know what makes people tick: “People hate things everywhere,” he said. “Maybe not the same things, but everyone likes to complain.” That truth led the former Goldman Sachs finance associate to quit his job and launch a dating app like no other: Hater, the dating app […]

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    Get ready for money requests on Facebook

    by CBS News on Mar 31, 13:32

    When it comes raising money, many Americans turn to their friends and families to help gather donations. Now, the world’s biggest social network plans to get in on the action. Facebook said this week it will let its more than 1 billion members host personal fundraisers, which will allow them to ask for money for […]

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    Quintillion set to deliver high-speed internet service to Alaska’s North Slope

    by Davis Hovey / KNOM on Mar 29, 13:29

    In a few weeks, a privately-funded Anchorage-based company called Quintillion will turn on its fiber optic service for the Prudhoe Bay and Deadhorse areas. But for the rest of its Alaska land sites, including Nome, service won’t be available until an undetermined date later this year, according to a report from KNOM Mission Radio. Kristina […]

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    “Groundbreaking” technology restores movement in paralyzed man

    by Ashley Welch / CBS News on Mar 28, 20:42

    For the first time, a paralyzed man has regained functional arm movement and is able to feed himself using his own hand as a result of new technology that reconnects his brain with his muscles. Bill Kochevar, now 53, suffered a severe spinal cord injury in a bicycle accident eight years ago that left him completely […]

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    Last call for the phone booth?

    by CBS News on Mar 26, 11:12

    For some of our younger viewers, a phone booth might as well be a monolith from another world. With Mo Rocca, we remember the good old days…  Some of you may recognize this coin-operated curiosity: It’s called a phone booth. Phone booths used to be everywhere, providing an office for agent Maxwell Smart … and […]

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    ‘Solar-powered skin’ could open new doors for prosthetics

    by Ashley Welch / CBS News on Mar 25, 12:58

    Engineers have developed a new way of harnessing the sun’s rays to power “synthetic skin” that they hope can be used to create advanced prosthetic limbs capable of returning the sense of touch to amputees. The researchers from the University of Glasgow had previously created “electronic skin” for prosthetic hands made from graphene, a highly […]

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    Google Maps already tracks you; now other people can, too

    by Associated Press on Mar 22, 7:10

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Google Maps users will soon be able to broadcast their movements to friends and family via the app – the latest test of how much privacy people are willing to sacrifice in an era of rampant sharing. The location-monitoring feature will begin rolling out Wednesday in an update to the Google […]

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    Australia couple are 1st foreigners to own US radio stations

    by Associated Press on Mar 21, 23:18

    An Australian couple with roots in Alaska has broken a longstanding barrier to full foreign ownership of U.S. radio stations. The Federal Communications Commission recently approved a request by Richard and Sharon Burns to increase their interest in 29 radio stations in Alaska, Texas and Arkansas from a combined 20 percent to 100 percent. It’s […]

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    How auto dealers can use GPS and ‘starter interrupter’ tech to disable your car

    by CBS News on Mar 21, 21:01

    The auto industry could be reshaped by a repossession device for cars. “Starter interrupter” technology makes a vehicle impossible to start after the owner misses a payment, but federal regulators are asking questions about how at least one auto finance company uses the equipment, reports CBS News correspondent Anna Werner. Willie Conner needs a kidney […]

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    APD: iPhone prank tying up 911 operators

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 21, 18:48

    A prank circulating social media is encouraging iPhone users to “call 108” using Siri, according to the Anchorage Police Department, which is now asking the public to stop trying it. “108 appears to be an emergency number for people in India, but in the United States smartphones are translating that number to emergency services,” APD spokeswoman […]