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Creator of Tom Cruise Deepfakes Wants to Help, Not 'Upset'If you've seen those TikTok videos of Tom Cruise doing magic tricks, playing golf, and telling anecdotes about Mikhail Gorbachev, you likely know they're not real. If you don't, you've been fooled by a deepfake, which is understandable, considering how well done the creations by Belgian visual effects artist Chris...
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Boeing Max makes emergency landing due to engine indicatorAmerican Airlines says one of its Boeing 737 Max jets has made an emergency landing after pilots noticed a possible problem with an engine oil pressure indicator
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Perseverance Takes First Spin on MarsThere's no chance of rain, so it might be a good time to wash Perseverance. Mission controllers took the rover out for a 33-minute test drive Thursday, covering 21 feet of the dusty surface of Mars, NASA reports. They liked the way it handled. "The rover’s six-wheel drive responded superbly,...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2004 file photo, science fiction writer Octavia Butler poses for a portrait near some of her novels at University Book Store in Seattle, Wash. On Friday, March 5, 2021, scientists announced that they’ve named the touchdown site of the Perseverance Mars rover in honor of the late writer, who grew up next door to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. She was one of the first African Americans to receive mainstream attention for science fiction. (Joshua Trujillo/seattlepi.com via AP)
NASA's new Mars rover hits dusty red road, 1st trip 21 feetNASA's newest Mars rover has hit the dusty red road, taking a spin for the first time this week
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020 file photo, A Lufthansa Star Alliance plane prepares to take off at San Francisco International Airport during the coronavirus pandemic in San Francisco. he hack of a company that manages ticket-processing and frequent-flier data for major global airlines — including Star Alliance and OneWorld members — has compromised the personal data of an unspecified number of travelers. The hackers were able to access some computer systems at Atlanta-based SITA Passenger Service System for up to a month before the incident's seriousness was confirmed on Feb. 24, 2021 a spokesman for the company's Geneva-based parent company said.(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
Airline IT provider hacked, frequent flyer data breachedA company that manages ticket-processing and frequent flier data for major global airlines has exposed the personal data of an unspecified number of travelers
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This photo provided by The National Transportation Safety Board shows the damaged engine of United Airlines Flight 328.   Federal safety officials are updating their investigation into the engine failure on the United Airlines plane that sent parts of the engine housing raining down on Denver-area neighborhoods last month. The National Transportation Safety Board said Friday, March 5, 2021 that a microscopic exam confirmed that a fan blade that snapped off had telltale signs of fatigue — tiny cracks caused by wear and tear.   (The National Transportation Safety Board via AP)
Exam finds multiple cracks in part of United jet's engineFederal safety officials are updating their investigation into the engine failure on a United Airlines plane that sent parts of the engine housing raining down on Denver-area neighborhoods last month
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FILE — In this Dec. 12, 2012 file photo, anti-virus software founder John McAfee answers questions to reporters as he walks on Ocean Drive, in the South Beach area of Miami Beach, Fla. McAfee was indicted on fraud and money laundering conspiracy charges alleging that he and cohorts made over $13 million by fooling investors zealous over the emerging cryptocurrency market, authorities said Friday, March 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
Antivirus software creator charged with cheating investorsAntivirus software entrepreneur John McAfee is charged with fraud and money laundering conspiracy crimes in a newly unsealed indictment in New York
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Protesters hold portraits of deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi during an anti-coup demonstration in Mandalay, Myanmar, Friday, March 5, 2021. Footage of a brutal crackdown on protests against a coup in Myanmar has unleashed outrage and calls for a stronger international response. (AP Photo)
YouTube cancels Myanmar military-run channels, pulls videosYouTube has removed five channels run by Myanmar's military for violating its community guidelines and terms of service
The Associated Press2 days ago
Mexico City launches Latin America's latest cable car lineMexico City has launched the first of what it hopes will be several cable-car lines in the poorer outskirts of the city of 9 million
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President Joe Biden congratulates NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Mars 2020 Perseverance team for successfully landing on Mars during a virtual call in the Roosevelt Room at the White House, Thursday, March 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Biden lauds NASA team for giving US 'dose of confidence'President Joe Biden on Thursday congratulated the NASA team responsible for last month’s successful landing of an unmanned rover on Mars for giving the country a “dose of confidence” at a moment when the nation’s reputation as a scientific leader has been tattered by the coronavirus pandemic
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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2003, file photo, an area of the Brentwood postal facility in Washington, is still closed during a media tour. The region's main mail processing center is almost ready to reopen for the first time in two years, after undergoing a $130 million-dollar Anthrax decontamination and renovation. An audit has found gaps in a program intended to provide the U.S. with an early detection system of a biological weapon attack. The U.S. created BioWatch in 2003 in response to the mailing of anthrax-laced envelopes to news media and government offices two years earlier.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Audit finds major gaps in US bio weapons detection systemAn audit has found gaps in a program intended to provide the U.S. with an early detection system of a biological weapon attack
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Report: Russian hackers exploit Lithuanian infrastructure A report by Lithuania’s intelligence service says hacker groups linked to Russian intelligence conducted cyber-attacks against top Lithuanian officials and decision-makers last year and used the Baltic nation’s technology infrastructure as a base to hit targets in other countries
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FILE - In this Saturday, March 14, 2020 file photo, an Apple logo adorns the facade of the downtown Brooklyn Apple store in New York.  The U.K. Competition and Markets Authority watchdog announced Thursday March 4, 2021, it has launched an investigation into Apple's App Store over concerns it has a dominant role that stifles competition and hurts consumers. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
UK competition watchdog investigates Apple's App StoreThe U.K. competition watchdog has launched an investigation into Apple’s App Store over concerns it has a dominant role that stifles competition and hurts consumers
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Amazon Changes Logo That 'Looked Like Hitler'Amazon changed its app logo earlier this year—then changed it again following complaints that it looked too much like Adolf Hitler. The logo that replaced the old image of a shopping trolley showed ripped blue tape over Amazon's smile logo, which reminded some users of Hitler's toothbrush mustache. "It’s...
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The Amazon Fresh grocery store opens in London, Thursday March 4, 2021, where shoppers will be able to pick up items and walk out of the store, contactless, without the need for a till. Customers will scan a QR code on their way into the store, with cameras and technology identifying the items that shoppers take from the shelves and their account automatically paid. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)
Amazon opens first UK checkout-free grocery store in LondonAmazon has opened a cashier-free supermarket in London, its first bricks and mortar expansion outside the U.S. as the company bets on strong demand for its contactless shops
The Associated Press2 days ago
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