Sam Thielman

Experts Rip Trump Ban on Electronic Devices from 10 Middle Eastern Airports

The US government’s unexpected ban on laptops, iPads and other electronics “larger than a cellphone” on certain flights has sparked criticisms from technology experts, who say the new rules appear to be at odds with basic computer science.

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WikiLeaks Publishes 'Biggest Ever Leak of Secret CIA Documents'

The US intelligence agencies are facing fresh embarrassment after WikiLeakspublished what it described as the biggest-ever leak of confidential documents from the CIA detailing the tools it uses to break into phones, communication apps and other electronic devices.

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Chemical Giants Dow Chemical and DuPont Announce $130 Billion Merger

Even in a year that will go down in history for the number of huge mergers, the $130bn combination of Dow Chemical and DuPont announced on Friday is a behemoth.

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Smith & Wesson Gun Sales Soar After Spate of Mass Shootings in U.S.

Firearms giant Smith & Wesson saw gun sales rise 15.2% to $124.9m in the past three months as a spate of mass shootings in the US put tougher gun controls back in the national spotlight.

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You've Got Fail: High School Students Hack CIA Director's AOL Account

Federal investigators are examining claims that high school students hacked CIA director John Brennan’s personal email account and published identifying information for more than 20 alleged CIA personnel.

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How the Egg Lobby Paid Food Blogs and Targeted Chef to Crush a Vegan Startup

A government-controlled industry group targeted popular food bloggers, major publications and a celebrity chef as part of its sweeping effort to combat a perceived threat from an egg-replacement startup backed by some of Silicon Valley’s biggest names, the Guardian can reveal.

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WikiLeaks Releases Secret Documents Related to Controversial US Trade Pact

WikiLeaks on Wednesday released 17 different documentsrelated to the Trade in Services Agreement (Tisa), a controversial pact currently being hashed out between the US and 23 other countries – most of them in Europe and South America.

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Hundreds of Tech Companies Line Up to Oppose TPP Trade Agreement

More than 250 tech companies have signed a letter demanding greater transparency from Congress and decrying the broad regulatory language in leaked parts of the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade bill.

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Comcast to Call Off Time Warner Cable Merger in Face of Lengthy Legal Battle

The controversial merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable appears to be dead after the top regulator in the United States recommended handing the deal over to a lengthy hearing by an administrative law judge.

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