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Criminals use IRS website to steal data on 104,000 people

A "sophisticated" organized crime syndicate used the IRS website to steal tax forms full of personal financial information on 104,000 taxpayers, the agency said Tuesday.

Until the IRS discovered this latest data leak, its website provided a service ca...

Cher 2013

CNN

Pitch-correcting software has changed music forever

"Do you believe in life after love?" Cher used to sing. And if you've ever heard that song, you might now have an earworm in your head.

The singer's 1998 comeback track marked the first prominent use of a technology called "Auto-Tune", a pitch correct...

Jony Ive

Apple

Apple promotes design guru Jony Ive

Apple has promoted Jony Ive, its longtime design guru, to the newly created position of Chief Design Officer.

Company says may or may not make high-tech toy

CNN

Google files patent for creepy teddy bear

Remember Teddy, the super-computer toy, from the film "Artificial Intelligence?" Well, Google might be making one. This week the company filed a patent for a toy that can control other Wi-Fi-connected devices.

Facebook on phone

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Selling your Android phone? Don't. It keeps your data.

If you recently sold your old Android phone, chances are your text messages, emails, pictures and Facebook key are still in there, even if you wiped its memory clean.

A new study by computer researchers at the University of Cambridge shows that "facto...

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From YouTube

YouTube gets more lifelike

YouTube live-streams just got more lifelike.

China moon

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China to explore 'dark side' of the moon

China is considering landing a spacecraft on the moon's "dark side" in 2020 -- a mission, which, if successful, would make it the first country to do so, state media reports.

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CNN

Google fixes n-word Maps problem for most users

Google has fixed an issue with its Google Maps search function, which previously led people to The White House if they searched for variations of the n-word with the word house.

A Twitter user first discovered the problem Tuesday afternoon.

On Thursday...

Car airbags gone off

Bill Alberter/CNN

How airbags (should) work

With the news about Takata's airbag recall over a defect that has been blamed for at least six deaths, it's important to remember that airbags have saved many thousands of lives since they were first introduced in the 1970s.

In front crashes, airbags ...

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Secret space plane, solar sail take off

The Air Force's mysterious space plane is back above the Earth -- along with Bill Nye's solar sail.

Delta plane

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Delta Air Lines grounds travel websites

Some leading travel websites are a no-fly zone as far as Delta is concerned.

Delta is shutting out sites like TripAdvisor from accessing its information on fares and scheduling, making it difficult for travelers to compare prices and get the best deal...

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From YouTube

YouTube under fire for adult content in kids app

A video explains how to tie a noose, play with matches or taste battery acid. There are cartoons dubbed over with obscenities, an introduction to wine tasting, and beer commercials.

Consumer groups have dug up these adult-themed videos buried among th...

St. Louis, Gateway Arch, blurb size

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St. Louis Fed hit with hack

Visitors to parts of the St. Louis Federal Reserve's website last month were sent to phony sites that could be used to steal their personal information.

The hack targeted the St. Louis Fed's Web servers -- not the Fed branch itself or its website.

Thi...

INSIDE YOUR TOWN

Alpha votes to keep its pool

Council of Alpha Borough set to decide fate of pool
ALPHA, N.J.

Roughly 100 Alpha Borough residents came out in tidal wave fashion Tuesday evening in an effort to save the John Dolak Pool.

Caught on camera: Man steals Crime Alert donation box

Man caught on camera stealing Crime Alert donation box
WYOMISSING, Pa.

A nonprofit organization that works to fight crime in Berks County has become the victim of a crime.

Exeter Twp. Supervisors bolster Planning Steering Committee and cut EDAC

EXETER TWP., Pa.

The Exeter Twp. Board of Supervisors Tuesday night unanimously approved Todd Arnold’s resignation from the Economic Development Advisory Council (EDAC). Supervisors explained Arnold's resignation was due to time and scheduling constraints.

Palmer Township OK's new apartment complex

PALMER TWP., Pa.

The Palmer Township Board of Supervisors granted preliminary and final approval to an eight-unit apartment complex during Tuesday night's meeting.

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  • 1896 St. Louis tornado destruction

    U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    On this day: May 27

    A tornado nearly wipes out St. Louis, the Chrysler Building and the Golden Gate Bridge open, the Sex Pistols court controversy with "God Save the Queen," and Arsenio Hall signs off, all on this day.

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