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Oregon proposal would outlaw sneak photos up women's skirts

(AP) — Oregon lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a proposal aimed at closing a loophole in state privacy laws that recently let a man go unpunished after he took photographs up a teenager's skirt. A teachers union proposed the measure after...Show More Summary

Tech blog spinoff Re/code is acquired by online media chain

The Verge reports from a culture and lifestyle perspective, while Re/code has focused on tech companies and business news. Since leaving the Journal, Re/code has earned a reputation for solid reporting and exclusives.

Charter buying Time Warner Cable as TV viewers go online

In the latest round, Charter Communications is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion. [...] executives say they're confident regulators will allow the creation of another U.S. TV and Internet giant. The deal comes a month after...Show More Summary

Amtrak to install long-sought cameras in locomotives

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amtrak said Tuesday it will install video cameras inside locomotive cabs to record the actions of train engineers, following a deadly derailment earlier this month in which investigators are searching for clues to the...Show More Summary

French bill seeks to boost renewable energy, cut nuclear use

PARIS (AP) — France's lower house of parliament is to vote on a bill aimed at boosting renewable energy and reducing the country's reliance on nuclear power, among other environment-friendly measures. The French government wants to be...Show More Summary

Cable company Charter buying Time Warner Cable for $55.3B

The deal comes a month after Comcast, the country's largest cable provider and owner of NBCUniversal, walked away from a $45.2 billion bid for Time Warner Cable after intense pressure from regulators. There has been a wave in consolidation...Show More Summary

Cable company Charter buying Time Warner Cable for $55.3B

NEW YORK (AP) — Charter Communications will spend $55.33 billion to acquire Time Warner Cable in a cash-and-stock deal that would instantly create one of the largest TV and Internet providers in the U.S. Providers are beginning to lose...Show More Summary

Charter buying Time Warner Cable in $55.33B deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Charter Communications will spend $55.33 billion to acquire Time Warner Cable in a cash-and-stock deal that would instantly create one of the largest pay-television and broadband operators in the U.S. Charter will provide $100 in cash and shares of a new public parent company equal to 0.5409 shares of Charter for each outstanding Time Warner Cable Inc. share.

Apple promotes tech guru Jonathan Ive as head of design

LONDON (AP) — Apple innovator Jonathan Ive says he's been promoted to the company's chief design officer, making him one of the most powerful people in the world's most valuable company. Ive, who as a lead designer with the company helped...Show More Summary

Corporate maneuver at Samsung strengthens heir's influence

The corporate maneuvering reflects that the Lee family's influence over Samsung Electronics through a life insurance company was at risk as the South Korean parliament is set to pass a law that restricts finance companies from controlling...Show More Summary

Charter nears deal for Time Warner Cable

The combined company would have served more than half the country's broadband subscribers, and consumer advocates said a merger would limit choices and lead to higher prices. Cable companies are losing cable subscribers and facing more pressure from online services such as Netflix and Amazon for consumers who watch TV over broadband connections.

Latest in food-track tech: Swipe a code, meet your fisherman

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A group of scientists and fishermen in Maine is working on a new tool they say will allow seafood consumers to learn the backstory of a piece of fish by scanning a code at the supermarket. Gulf of Maine Research Institute and Maine Coast Fishermen's Association are cooperating to develop the tool, which they say will likely be a smartphone application.

United Arab Emirates launches national space agency strategy

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates has laid out a strategic framework for a newly created space agency that aims to integrate various arms of the Gulf federation's burgeoning space industry.

YouTube's 1st decade shows sharing free content pays off

The 10-year-old site provided a stage for exhibitionists, narcissists and activists to broadcast their opinions, show off their talents, expose abuses or just pass along their favorite clips of movies, TV shows, music, cute kittens and...Show More Summary

After a decade online, YouTube is redefining celebrity

Outside the three-story bookstore at the outdoor shopping mecca known as The Grove, hundreds of mostly young women have formed a line that stretches past trendy clothing stores and spills out onto a nearby street. Along the way, it's...Show More Summary

NSA winds down once-secret phone-records collection program

In a chaotic scene during the wee hours of Saturday, Senate Republicans blocked a bill known as the USA Freedom Act, which would have ended the NSA's bulk collection but preserved its ability to search the records held by the phone companies...Show More Summary

After break, Senate to reconsider Patriot Act extension

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unable to end a struggle over how to deal with government surveillance programs, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a last-minute session to consider retaining the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic phone records. Sen. Show More Summary

Adult dating site investigating possible breach of user data

(AP) — The operator of a popular adult dating website said Friday it's investigating a potential security breach, following reports that hackers stole names, email addresses and information about the sexual preferences of up to 4 million...Show More Summary

French court rejects Uber's challenge to legal restrictions

Uber had sought to overturn multiple restrictions placed on it and similar services by a law enacted last year after a series of large and sometimes violent protests by taxi companies seeking to ban the upstart challenger.

Senate expected to act on NSA collection of phone records

The House has left town, having passed a bill to end NSA's collection of domestic phone metadata, while replacing it with case-by-case searches and extending two other expiring surveillance provisions used by the FBI to pursue suspected...Show More Summary

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