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A climate change solution slowly gains ground

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — At the end of a cul-de-sac called Fresh Way, two bright green structures the size of shipping containers gleam in the warm sunlight, quietly sucking from the air the carbon dioxide that is warming the planet. One structure houses computer monitors and controls. Atop the other, large fans draw air through slabs […]

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How WhatsApp, FaceTime and other encryption apps shaped the outcome of the Mueller report

Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III detailed multiple contacts among Russian operatives and associates of President Trump in the report made public Thursday. But Mueller repeatedly also lamented what he couldn’t learn — because encrypted communications had put key conversations beyond his reach. “The Office learned that some of the individuals we interviewed or whose […]

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Federal investigation of Facebook could hold Mark Zuckerberg accountable on privacy, sources say

Federal regulators investigating Facebook for mishandling its users’ personal information have set their sights on the company’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, exploring his past statements on privacy and weighing whether to seek new, heightened oversight of his leadership. The discussions about how to hold Zuckerberg accountable for Facebook’s data lapses have come in the context […]

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5G is about to get a big boost from Trump and the FCC

The Trump administration and government regulators unveiled a major push Friday afternoon at the White House to accelerate the rollout of the high-speed, next-generation mobile data technology known as 5G. Under the plan, the Federal Communications Commission will release a wide swath of high-frequency airwaves for cellular use in what will be the largest trove […]

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What law is Julian Assange accused of breaking?

The U.S. computer hacking law Julian Assange allegedly broke has a long and controversial history The crime U.S. authorities have charged Wikileaks founder Julian Assange with wasn’t for publishing classified information, an accusation that some have said would amount to an attack on press freedoms. Instead, federal officials accused Assange of violating a very different […]