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Surprise Visit: Police Warn Alleged Darknet Drug Buyers

Surprise Visit: Police Warn Alleged Darknet Drug Buyers

| By Mike Corder | Feb 18
It was an unexpected knock on the door for those who allegedly bought drugs anonymously - or so they thought - on a darknet market place.

How to Get Cleaner Air? Germany Considers Free Mass Transit

How to Get Cleaner Air? Germany Considers Free Mass Transit

| Feb 18
How best to get cleaner air? Some officials in Germany want residents to leave their polluting cars at home.

Indictment: Social Media Firms Got Played by Russian Agents

Indictment: Social Media Firms Got Played by Russian Agents

| By Matt O'Brien and Mae Anderson | Feb 17
The election-interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the U.S. special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists.

Apple's New Speaker Making an Unwelcome Mark in Some Homes

Apple's New Speaker Making an Unwelcome Mark in Some Homes

| By Michael Liedtke | Feb 17
Apple's new internet-connected speaker is proving to be more appealing to the ears than to the eyes, depending on where the device is placed.

Critics Wary As Google's Chrome Begins an Ad Crackdown

Critics Wary As Google's Chrome Begins an Ad Crackdown

| By Ryan Nakashima | Feb 17
On Thursday, Google began using its Chrome browser to eradicate ads it deems annoying or otherwise detrimental to users. It just so happens that many of Google's own most lucrative ads will sail through its new filters.

Facebook Forges Ahead with Kids App Despite Expert Criticism

Facebook Forges Ahead with Kids App Despite Expert Criticism

| By Barbara Ortutay | Feb 17
Facebook is forging ahead with its messaging app for kids, despite child experts who have pressed the company to shut it down and others who question Facebook's financial support of some advisers who approved of the app.

Think Like a Spy? New NY Museum Tests Your Skill

Think Like a Spy? New NY Museum Tests Your Skill

| Feb 17
A new attraction opening Friday in Manhattan gives visitors the chance to learn about the elements of spying, its history, and find out what kind of spy they could be.

UK Blames Russian Military for 'Malicious' Cyberattack

UK Blames Russian Military for 'Malicious' Cyberattack

| Feb 16
Britain and the United States blamed the Russian government on Thursday for a cyberattack that hit businesses across Europe last year, with London accusing Moscow of "weaponizing information" in a new kind of warfare.

Federal Vote-Protection Efforts Lag Ahead of First Primaries

Federal Vote-Protection Efforts Lag Ahead of First Primaries

| By Frank Bajak and Christina A. Cassidy | Feb 16
With the first primaries of the 2018 elections less than a month away, you might expect federal officials to be wrapping up efforts to safeguard the vote against expected Russian interference. You'd be wrong.

4 Robots That Aim to Teach Your Kids to Code

4 Robots That Aim to Teach Your Kids to Code

| By Ryan Nakashima | Feb 15
You've seen apps and toys that promise to teach your child to code. Now enter the robots.

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