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Subaru To Introduce Automatic Vehicle Tracking Function

TOKYO -- Subaru Corp. said Monday it will start to introduce a function enabling vehicles to automatically follow those travelling just in front on the same lane while keeping a safe distance on expressways, including in traffic jams, as a standard feature, Japan's Jiji Press reported.

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Tesla Driver In Fatal 'Autopilot' Crash Got Numerous Warnings - U.S. Government

Pic: ReutersA man killed in a crash last year while using the semi-autonomous driving system on his Tesla Model S sedan kept his hands off the wheel for extended periods of time despite repeated automated warnings not to do so, a U.S. government report said on Monday.

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Accenture, Microsoft Team Up On Blockchain-Based Digital ID Network

Pic: ReutersAccenture Plc and Microsoft Corp are teaming up to build a digital ID network using blockchain technology, as part of a United Nations-supported project to provide legal identification to 1.1 billion people worldwide with no official documents.

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Activists And Journalists In Mexico Complain Of Government Spying

Pic: ReutersActivists, human-rights lawyers and journalists in Mexico filed a criminal complaint on Monday following a report that their smartphones had been infected with spying software sold to the government to fight criminals and terrorists.

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198 Million Americans Hit By "Largest Ever" Voter Records Leak

A huge trove of voter data, including personal information and voter profiling data on what's thought to be every registered US voter dating back more than a decade, has been found on an exposed and unsecured server, ZDNet has learned.

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Swiss Supercomputer Edges US Out Of Top Spot

Many supercomputers aid research into global climate change

For only the second time in 24 years, the US has been edged out of the top flight of the world's most powerful number-crunchers.

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Drones Keep Dropping Drugs And Porn Into Prisons

A new report from USA Today found that drones have been used more than a dozen times to fly contraband into federal prisons over the last five years, as scattered reports suggest the smuggling operations have proven popular.

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Google Tightens Measures To Remove Extremist Content On YouTube

Pic: ReutersAlphabet Inc's Google will implement more measures to identify and remove terrorist or violent extremist content on its video sharing platform YouTube, the company said in a blog post on Sunday.

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Amazon To Buy Whole Foods For $13.7 Billion, Wielding Online Might In Brick-And-Mortar World

Pic: ReutersAmazon.com Inc said on Friday it would buy Whole Foods Market Inc for $13.7 billion, in an embrace of brick-and-mortar stores that could turn the high-end grocer into a mass-market merchant and upend the already struggling U.S. retail industry.

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Alleged Canadian Hacker May Not Fight U.S. Extradition: Lawyer

Pic: ReutersThe Canadian accused of helping Russian intelligence agents break into email accounts as part of a massive 2014 breach of Yahoo accounts may waive his right to fight a U.S. extradition request, his lawyer said on Friday.

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