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Pepe Lives: Cartoonist Resurrecting Frog Hijacked by Trolls
EU Fines Google a Record 2,4 Billion Euros in Antitrust Case

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Pepe Lives: Cartoonist Resurrecting Frog Hijacked by Trolls

Pepe Lives: Cartoonist Resurrecting Frog Hijacked by Trolls

By Michael Kunzelman |
Pepe the Frog is coming back from the dead.

Google to Stop Reading Your Gmail to Help Sell Ads

Google to Stop Reading Your Gmail to Help Sell Ads

Jun 28
The change announced Friday will end a practice that Google has embraced since the company introduced Gmail in 2004. The practice has raised concerns among privacy watchdogs and creeped out some users.

SpaceX Launches 10 Satellites from California Air Base

SpaceX Launches 10 Satellites from California Air Base

By John Antczak and Christopher Weber | Jun 28
A SpaceX rocket carried 10 communications satellites into orbit from California on Sunday, two days after the company successfully launched a satellite from Florida.

New Highly Virulent Strain of Ransomware Cripples Networks

New Highly Virulent Strain of Ransomware Cripples Networks

By Raphael Satter and Frank Bajak | Jun 28
The fresh cyber-assault Tuesday leveraged the same intrusion tool as a similar attack in May and proved again just how disruptive to daily life sophisticated cyber-assaults can be in this age of heavy reliance on computers.

Video of Gaming Seattle Officer Discussing Shooting Removed

Video of Gaming Seattle Officer Discussing Shooting Removed

Jun 27
After an online outcry, a Seattle Police Department video in which an officer playing a video game discussed the recent fatal police shooting of a pregnant mother has been removed from social media.

A Risky Fix to Repair A City's Gutted Streetlight Grid

A Risky Fix to Repair A City's Gutted Streetlight Grid

By Justin Juozapavicius | Jun 27
Copper thieves have pillaged lighting grids in cities large and small across the nation, causing municipal budgets to skyrocket. Law enforcement agencies estimated that the copper theft racket was costing cities $1 billion a year.