8 members of neo-Nazi group accused of assaulting 2 men in Washington state

(CNN)Eight self-professed members of a neo-Nazi skinhead group have been arrested in the alleged assault of an African-American and an Asian man at a bar north of Seattle. “We do not tolerate and will not ever tolerate acts of hate in Snohomish County,” Sheriff Ty Trenary said in a statement.…

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Move over notch, the hole-punch smartphone camera is coming

First it was the notch, now the hole-punch has emerged as the latest tech for concealing selfie cameras whilst keeping our smartphones as free of bezel as possible to maximize the screen space. This week, Samsung and Huawei both unveiled new phones that dispense with the iconic “notch” — pioneered by Apple…

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Google says Google+ bug affected 52.5 million people

New York (CNN Business)Google will shut down its Google+ social network much sooner than planned after discovering a second bug that revealed millions of customers’ private information to software developers. The company said no third parties compromised its systems, and Google hasn’t found evidence developers misused the information or were…

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Mikaela Shiffrin sparkles with St. Moritz clean sweep

(CNN)She’s already stamping her authority on the season and it’s only December as Mikaela Shiffrin clinched a clean sweep in St.Moritz last weekend. The Olympic giant slalom champion has clinched three wins in eight days following last Sunday’s super-G success in Lake Louise, Canada. The American skier now has more…

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A Startup Is Developing A 100-Gigawatt Laser To Propel A Probe To Another Star System. That May Be Powerful Enough To “Ignite An Entire City”

Breakthrough Starshot wants to use powerful lasers to propel tiny robotic probes to Alpha Centauri, a nearby star system that may contain habitable planets. Yuri Milner, a Russian-American billionaire, and other Silicon Valley investors are funding the project. Starshot calls for a 100-gigawatt laser that could shoot into space and accelerate probes called StarChips…

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Equifax breach was entirely preventable had it used basic security measures, says House report

A House Oversight Committee report out Monday has concluded that Equifax’s security practices and policies were sub-par and its systems were old and out-of-date, and bothering with basic security measures — like patching vulnerable systems — could’ve prevented its massive data breach last year. It comes a little over a…

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Feds Investigating Millions Of Fake Messages Opposing Net Neutrality: Report

Federal Communications Commission opposing Buzzfeed reported Saturday. nearly 21 million were bots, organized campaigns or fakes, including many using stolen identities, according to a Stanford University study. Some campaigns also involved fake, automated comments, though others were legitimate. Talk show host Of the total estimated 800,000 unique comments sent, Ajit…

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