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The Galveston County Daily News : Technology

January 27, 2015

Technology

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The drone debate hits close to home for White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — The drone-control debate has hit uncomfortably close to home for the White House, thanks to an apparently hapless operator who sent his quadcopter crashing inside the presidential compound.

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Tuesday 01/27/2015
Facebook suffers outage affecting users worldwide
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 4:00 am

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Facebook suffered a widespread outage lasting an hour on Tuesday affecting users worldwide.

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Japan turns to 'I am Kenji' Facebook page on hostage crisis
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 4:00 am

TOKYO (AP) — The plight of freelance journalist Kenji Goto, taken captive by Islamic State group militants, has gripped Japan, and the people's hopes for his safety are now on Facebook with a simple, unifying plea: "I am Kenji."

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Facebook's Instagram service says it is aware of outage and is working on a fix
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 4:00 am

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Facebook's Instagram service says it is aware of outage and is working on a fix.

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Facebook suffers widespread outage affecting users in United States, Asia
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 3:00 am

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Facebook suffers widespread outage affecting users in United States, Asia.

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Monday 01/26/2015
Microsoft earnings report doesn't excite market
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 9:04 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Big jumps in sales of its Surface tablets, cloud computing software and Lumia smartphones drove Microsoft's quarterly revenue above expectations, as CEO Satya Nadella continues to steer toward the mobile gadget market and shift Microsoft away from its traditional focus on the PC.

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Law enforcement wants popular police-tracking app disabled
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 8:03 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Law enforcement is concerned that the popular Waze mobile traffic app by Google Inc., which provides real-time road conditions, can also be used to hunt and harm police.

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WikiLeaks slams Google over delay in revealing US warrants
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 8:03 pm

BERLIN (AP) — WikiLeaks on Monday criticized Google for failing to swiftly inform the secrets-spilling group about U.S. search warrants issued seeking emails and other personal information from three of its staff.

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IBM "flatly denies" report of mass layoffs
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 7:03 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Calling it "ridiculous" and "baseless," IBM on Monday dismissed a report that said the technology giant plans to lay off 1 in 4 of its workers, or 100,000 people.

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