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Prosecutor's office paid bitcoin ransom in cyberattack
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A state prosecutor's office in Pennsylvania was among hundreds of thousands of victims of a now-shuttered international cybercrime operation, paying nearly $1,400 in a bitcoin ransom to free up its infected computer network, authorities disclosed Monday....

Tech companies move to target terrorist propaganda online
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube are joining forces to more quickly identify the worst terrorist propaganda and prevent it from spreading online....

Panel urges better cybersecurity to President-elect Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A presidential commission on Friday made 16 urgent recommendations to improve the nation's cybersecurity, including creating a nutritional-type label to help consumers shop wisely and appointing a new international ambassador on the subject - weeks before President-elect Donald Trump takes office....

1st US offshore wind farm to begin production within days
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- There has been a hiccup at the nation's first offshore wind farm as it prepares to start delivering power....

Many smartphone health apps don't flag danger, says review
NEW YORK (AP) -- Don't count on smartphone health apps in an emergency: A review shows many don't warn when you're in danger....

How a Trump administration could shape the internet
Under a President Donald Trump, cable and phone companies could gain new power to influence what you do and what you watch online - not to mention how much privacy you have while you're at it....

Worker pleads guilty to snooping on emails for stock deals
SEATTLE (AP) -- A former information technology worker at Expedia Inc. pleaded guilty Monday to securities fraud after authorities said he used his access to the computers of top executives to rummage through their email, then made lucrative, illegal stock trades based on the inside information he discovered....

FCC: AT&T, Verizon shouldn't exempt own apps from data caps
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. regulators are calling out AT&T and Verizon for exempting their own video apps from data caps on customers' cellphones....

How DirecTV Now compares to other online TV services
DirecTV Now is the latest online TV service to offer an alternative to cable or satellite packages that can easily cost about $100 a month....

Streaming sports gets easier as NFL comes to CBS All Access
NEW YORK (AP) -- CBS says NFL games are coming to its CBS All Access subscription service, making it a little easier for "cord cutters" to watch football without a pricey cable subscription....

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