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 California Aims to Get All Electricity from Clean Sources

California Aims to Get All Electricity from Clean Sources

| By Jonathan J. Cooper | Sep 11
California would set a goal of phasing out fossil fuels from the state's electricity sector by 2045 under legislation signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown.

Massive Boom Hopes to Corral Pacific Ocean's Plastic Trash

Massive Boom Hopes to Corral Pacific Ocean's Plastic Trash

| By Olga R. Rodriguez | Sep 11
Engineers are deploying a trash collection device to corral plastic litter floating between California and Hawaii in an attempt to clean up the world's largest garbage patch in the heart of the Pacific Ocean.

Google Case Set to Examine if EU Data Rules Extend Globally

Google Case Set to Examine if EU Data Rules Extend Globally

| By Kelvin Chan | Sep 10
Google is going to Europe's top court in its legal fight against an order requiring it to extend "right to be forgotten" rules to its search engines globally.

Homeland Security Head: Colorado Tops U.S. in Vote Security

Homeland Security Head: Colorado Tops U.S. in Vote Security

| By James Anderson | Sep 10
Colorado was the only one among 21 targeted states to report to Homeland Security - not the other way around - that Russian interests attempted to hack into its systems in 2016.

As Google Turns 20, Questions Over Whether It's Too Powerful

As Google Turns 20, Questions Over Whether It's Too Powerful

| By Michael Liedtke | Sep 9
Twenty years after Larry Page and Sergey Brin set out to organize all of the internet's information, the search engine they named Google has morphed into a dominating force in smartphones, online video, email, maps and much more.

North Korean Charged in Crippling Sony Hack, WannaCry Virus

North Korean Charged in Crippling Sony Hack, WannaCry Virus

| By Brian Melly and Michael Balsamo | Sep 9
A computer programmer working for the North Korean government was charged with devastating cyberattacks that hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment and unleashed the WannaCry ransomware virus.

Virtual Immersion: Using AI to Teach Mandarin

Virtual Immersion: Using AI to Teach Mandarin

| Sep 9
Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and IBM are developing a different way to teach Mandarin that relies on artificial intelligence and immersive scenes.

Boxers or Briefs? Beto O'Rourke Livestreams His Laundry

Boxers or Briefs? Beto O'Rourke Livestreams His Laundry

| By Will Weissert | Sep 8
For those facing uphill fights like O'Rourke, using Facebook Live is an easy way to get free media and make low-stakes connections with voters. It's also fitting in the era of President Donald Trump.

Twitter Permanently Bans Alex Jones, Infowars, Citing Abuse

Twitter Permanently Bans Alex Jones, Infowars, Citing Abuse

| By Barbara Ortutay | Sep 8
Twitter permanently banned right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Infowars show for abusive behavior, a day after CEO Jack Dorsey testified before Congress about alleged bias against conservatives on the platform.

Wired Icelanders Seek to Keep Remote Peninsula Digital-Free

Wired Icelanders Seek to Keep Remote Peninsula Digital-Free

| By Egill Bjarnason | Sep 8
Internet service soon could be reaching the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, one of the last digital-free frontiers in what might be the world's most-wired nation.

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