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U.S. Charges Two Russian Spies in Massive Yahoo Cyberattack

Two Russian intelligence agents and a duo of hackers were indicted Wednesday over a data breach that compromised 500 million Yahoo accounts in one of the largest cyberattacks in history.

The indictment announced by the U.S. Justice Department links Russia's top spy agency, the FSB, to the massive hacking operation which began in 2014 with the twin goals of espionage and financial gain.

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Headphone Batteries Explode on Flight to Australia

A woman whose headphones caught fire on a plane suffered burns to her face and hands, Australian officials said Wednesday as they warned about the dangers of battery-operated devices in-flight.

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Germany Proposes Heavy Fines on Facebook for Hate Speech

Germany's justice minister proposed a law Tuesday that could see social networks such as Facebook slapped with heavy fines if they fail to wipe illegal hate speech from their sites.

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Pakistan Threatens to Block Social Media over 'Blasphemy'

Pakistan's interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Thursday threatened to block "all social media websites" that have blasphemous content hours after a Pakistani court ordered the government to open investigation into online "blasphemy."

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Germany Hunts Man who Bragged of Child Murder in Online Video

German police launched a manhunt Tuesday for a 19-year-old man suspected of stabbing a nine-year-old boy to death and bragging about the murder in an online video.

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Facebook Wins Case against Refugee in Merkel Selfie

Facebook clinched victory Tuesday in a German court case brought by a Syrian refugee whose selfie with Chancellor Angela Merkel had made him the target of racist trolls.

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Elon Musk: Tech Dreamer Reaching for Sun, Moon and Stars

Sending tourists for a trip around the moon is the latest big idea launched by Elon Musk, a Silicon Valley star known for turning his passions into visionary enterprises.

Musk has become one of the United States' best-known innovators. He was a founder of payments company PayPal, electric carmaker Tesla Motors and SpaceX, maker and launcher of rockets and spacecraft.

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Iran's Ahmadinejad Joins Twitter despite Ban

Iran's hardline former president Mahmud Ahmadinejad became the latest leader to join Twitter on Sunday, despite having been instrumental in getting it banned from the country.

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Ditch Computers to Save Democracy, Says Ethical Hacker

In an age of superfast computers and interconnected everything, the only sure way to protect the integrity of election results is to return to paper and pen.

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Nintendo Switch Console Goes on Sale in Strategy Reboot

Nintendo's Switch console went on sale Friday in a global launch seen as key to the Japanese videogame giant reversing flagging sales and moving past the failure of its last console, the Wii U.

The $299 unit, which works both at home and on the go, blends the Super Mario maker's history in the console and handheld device business with its fledgling mobile gaming strategy, which got a big brand win after Pokemon Go's success last summer.

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