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After Alert On Russian Hacks, Bigger Push To Protect Power Grid

Homeland Security and the FBI have blamed Russia for a series of cyberattacks on U.S. power plants. The industry is stepping up efforts to protect the electric grid.

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Browser Standard WebAuthn Could Usher in a Password-Free Future

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 07:00
A new web browser standard may spell the end of passwords, but all the big websites will have to play along first.
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How DNA Transfer Nearly Convicted an Innocent Man of Murder

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 07:00
We leave traces of our genetic material everywhere, even on things we’ve never touched. That got Lukis Anderson charged with a brutal crime he didn’t commit.
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Airbus Is Making Beds for Economy Fliers—in the Cargo Hold

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 07:00
Coming attractions for economy fliers could include actual lie-flat beds, just not in the cabin.
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FAA Orders Inspections Of Engine Type That Blew Apart On Southwest Flight

The Federal Aviation Administration says CFM engines, which power many Boeing 737s, need to be ultrasonically inspected after a certain number of takeoffs and landings.

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Can This Man Help Uber Recover From the Travis Kalanick Era?

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 06:00
CEO Dara Khosrowshahi champions everything Uber once rejected: caution, discipline, and tact. Can he reform Silicon Valley's most audacious company?
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Meet The Students Who Dreamed Up Friday's National School Walkout

Thousands of students across the country are expected to walk out of class Friday to protest violence in schools. And the idea came from a group of kids who live far from Florida.

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Republicans Push Bill To Protect Mueller, Without McConnell's Support

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the legislation is unnecessary, but those who want to shield special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired say the point is to send a message.

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Reducing Voters' Paperwork Might Expand The Voter Rolls

By next year, more than a quarter of all Americans will live in states where they no longer have to fill out registration forms in order to cast a ballot.

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Can Triage Nurses Help Prevent 911 Overload?

One in four calls to the Washington, D.C., 911 line isn't an emergency. The city now has triage nurses working with dispatchers to get callers with less urgent needs a same-day clinic visit instead.

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Ex-'Playboy' Model Settles Suit With 'National Enquirer' Over Alleged Trump Affair

The settlement frees Karen McDougal to speak publicly about the alleged 10-month affair that she says ended in 2007 after the publisher bought her story and then never ran it.

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Facebook To Offer Users Opt-Outs That Comply With New European Privacy Rules

The social media giant will ask users worldwide if they want to continue sharing data for ads as well as personal information such as political and religious leanings and relationship information.

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Federal Judge Holds Kansas Elections Official In Contempt Of Court

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach was found to have violated a court injunction against providing new voters with confusing and misleading information about their registration.

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Long Kept Secret, Amazon Says Number Of Prime Customers Topped 100 Million

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has for the first time disclosed the number of paying members in a letter to shareholders. It also illustrates the vast multi-dimensional scope of Amazon's business.

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Why Can't We Fix Puerto Rico's Power Grid?

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 19:26
The only upside to Puerto Rico's island-wide blackout is that engineers and aid groups could rethink it from the ground up. They may have to.
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Bump Stock Manufacturer Is Shutting Down Production

Slide Fire will stop taking orders and halt manufacturing of the rapid-fire gun products. It is facing a class action lawsuit for negligence and the government is pursuing a ban on the devices.

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The Poop Train's Reign Of Terror In Small-Town Alabama Has Ended

Something was rotten in Parrish, Ala. Namely, some 100 million pounds of waste in a stationary train, waiting more than two months for disposal. But now, it appears the tiny town's nightmare is over.

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Facebook Is Steering Users Away From Privacy Protections

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:43
Critics say Facebook is using design tricks to win users' permission to collect personal data under new European rules.
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SpaceX Launches NASA Satellite To Search For Alien Worlds

TESS — short for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite — will spend two years searching for planets near bright, nearby stars.

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France's Macron Likely To Meet Resistance From Merkel On European Reform Proposals

French President Emmanuel Macron visits Berlin Thursday, amid differences between him and German Chancellor Angela Merkel over eurozone reforms.

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