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Uber Investor Gave Kalanick A Month Before Suing To Force Him Off Board

Venture capital firm Benchmark Capital said on Monday it gave Uber and its ousted chief executive, Travis Kalanick, a month to review its recommendations before filing a lawsuit last week to force him off the board and rescind his ability to fill three board seats.

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Tech Companies In The Crosshairs On White Supremacy And Free Speech

TORONTO/SAN FRANCISCO - The neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer had its internet domain registration revoked twice in less than 24 hours in the wake of the weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, part of a broad move by the tech industry in recent months to take a stronger hand in policing online hate-speech and incitements to violence.

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Philippines Suspends Uber Operations For One Month

Pic: ReutersMANILA: The Philippines on Monday suspended the accreditation and operation of Uber for one month, in a decision that followed a government crackdown on unregistered drivers offering app-based ride-hailing services.

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We've Been Writing Passwords Wrong For Years

Pic: iStock/ S-Cphoto'Your password is not strong enough' is up there with 'unexpected item in the bagging area' as one of the most annoying phrases of the modern day.

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GoDaddy Boots White Supremacist Web Site After Offensive Post

The web hosting company GoDaddy said on Sunday it had given The Daily Stormer 24 hours to move its domain to another provider after the extremist web site posted an article denigrating the woman who was killed at a white nationalist rally in Virginia.

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Hackers Release More HBO Episode Shows: Report

Hackers have released more unaired episodes of popular HBO shows but the latest leak did not include anything on the hit series "Game of Thrones," the Associated Press reported on Sunday.

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Elon Musk Issues A Stark Warning About A.I., Calls It a Bigger Threat Than North Korea

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk fired off a new and ominous warning on Friday about artificial intelligence, suggesting the emerging technology poses an even greater risk to the world than a nuclear conflagration with North Korea.

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Cassini To Skim Saturn's Atmosphere

The Cassini probe is beginning the final phase of its mission to Saturn.

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US Firm Reveals Gun-Toting Drone That Can Fire In Mid-Air

A US technology firm has developed a drone that is able to aim and fire at enemies while flying in mid-air.

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Cash-Strapped Soundcloud Gets New Funds And Top Management

SoundCloud, the world's most popular streaming music app, but one that has struggled to find a profitable business model, said it received new funding on Friday, insulating it from potentially running out of cash this year.

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