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IN THE NEWS
Massive Data Leaks Keep Happening Because Big Companies Can Afford to Lose Your Data
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Instagram Accidentally Exposed Some Users’ Passwords In Plaintext
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Bitcoin hits new 2018 low, dropping 25% in a week
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Star Trek animated comedy ‘Lower Decks’ is coming to CBS All Access
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AT THE LIBRARY
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Japan Airlines tightens alcohol rules for pilots
Ivanka Trump Used Personal Email Account to Conduct Official White House Business
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The End of Trust
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Minister apologises for inventing Brexit stat on air
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A pail of air
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Warning about electric scooters after 15-year-old caught speeding gets points on future license.
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Driverless cars could be used as mobile-brothels
AI toilets will scan your poop to diagnose your ailments
Report: Uber self-driving team was preparing for CEO demo before fatal crash
How to switch to list view or grid view on Apple Watch
Facebook used to auction off a teenage girl for marriage in South Sudan
NASA Is Reviewing Safety at SpaceX And Boeing, Reportedly Thanks to Musk’s Pot Smoking Episode
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WTF is happening to crypto?
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