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Pentagon Will Fund US Production of Rare MineralsRare earth minerals are essential components of many high-tech products, including weapons systems and fighter jets—and the US military wants to stop relying on China for them. According to government documents seen by Reuters , the Pentagon is planning to fund processing of the 17 elements for the first time...
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Iran says it's defused large cyberattack on infrastructure Iran’s telecommunications minister says the country has successfully defused a massive cyberattack on unspecified “electronic infrastructure
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In this Oct. 31, 2019, photo, attendees walk past a display for 5G services from Chinese technology firm Huawei at the PT Expo in Beijing. Chinese tech giant Huawei is asking a U.S. federal court to throw out a rule that bars rural phone carriers from using government money to purchase its equipment on security grounds, announced Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
China reportedly threatens tiny Faeroe Islands over HuaweiThe Chinese government has reportedly threatened to cancel a trade deal with the tiny Faeroe Islands if the country does not agree to use internet networks supplied by Chinese company Huawei
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3 charged with running $722M cryptocurrency scamThree men who ran a cryptocurrency mining scheme that took in some $722 million have been charged with fraud conspiracy
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Mark Reuss, President, General Motors, talks about the new 2021 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe in Detroit, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. Global concerns about climate change are not stopping General Motors from making hulking SUVs for U.S. drivers. GM on Tuesday rolled out the next generation of its big truck-based SUVs with more space and features. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Amid climate change concern, GM rolls out big new Chevy SUVsGlobal concerns about climate change are not stopping General Motors from making large SUVs for U.S. drivers
The Associated Press15 hours ago
FILE - This April 4, 2018, file photo shows a YouTube logo on a t-shirt worn by a person near a YouTube office building in San Bruno, Calif. YouTube is taking another step to curb hateful and violent speech on its site. The video streaming company said it will now take down videos that lob insults at people based on race, gender expression or sexual orientation. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
YouTube cracks down on racist, sexist and similar insultsYouTube is taking another step to curb hateful and violent speech on its site
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and wide receiver Anthony Miller (17) react following an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, in Chicago. Chicago won 31-24. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
NFL, NCAA football fuel Fox TV's win of the prime-time weekFueled by both college and pro football, Fox has won a rare title as champ of the broadcast week among networks
The Associated Press17 hours ago
FILE - This Oct. 8, 2019, file photo shows the logo for Chevron on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Chevron Corp. reports financial results Friday, Nov. 1. Chevron said Tuesday, Dec. 10, it will book a charge of at least $10 billion because lower long-term prices for oil and natural gas are making some projects less valuable.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Chevron will write down assets by at least $10 billionChevron says it will book a charge of at least $10 billion because lower long-term prices for oil and natural gas are making some projects less valuable
The Associated Press17 hours ago
In this April 11, 2018, photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg listens to a question as he testifies before a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Facebook is rebuffing efforts by U.S. Attorney General William Barr to give authorities a way to read encrypted messages. The heads of Facebook-owned WhatsApp and Messenger services told Barr and his U.K. and Australian counterparts that Facebook is moving forward with plans to enable end-to-end encryption on all of its messaging services. End-to-end encryption locks up messages so that not even Facebook can read their contents.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Facebook rebuffs US AG over access to encrypted messagesFacebook is rebuffing efforts to give authorities a way to read encrypted messages
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Netflix says more than 26M watched 'The Irishman' in 7 daysNetflix says that 26.4 million households worldwide watched “The Irishman” in its first week of streaming
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In this photo taken May 14, 2018, a man walks past an electric scooter that was dumped into a trash can in San Francisco. Tired of San Francisco streets being used as a testing ground for the latest delivery technology and transportation apps, city leaders are considering requiring businesses to get permits before trying out new high-tech ideas in public. Supporters of the legislation, which the Board of Supervisors will take up Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, say it would be the first of its kind in the U.S. They say it's long overdue in a city that's a hub for major tech companies but is more accustomed to reacting to the sudden arrival of new technology, such as when hundreds of dockless electric scooters appeared overnight last year. (AP Photo/Janie Har)
Testing tech ideas in public? San Francisco says get permitSan Francisco leaders are cracking down on entrepreneurs using city streets as a testing ground for the latest delivery technology and transportation apps
The Associated Press21 hours ago
File-This Oct. 30, 2014 file photo, passengers line up to pass through security before boarding flights at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. Airlines are looking forward to another big Christmas and New Year's season, with 3% more people flying than during last year's holiday stretch. The trade group Airlines for America said Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, that 47.5 million people are expected to fly over an 18-day period from Dec. 19 through Jan. 5. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Airline trade group predicts Christmas travel will rise 3%If you're flying over Christmas or New Year's, don't expect room to stretch out on the plane
The Associated Press21 hours ago
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