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Lawyers for site dubbed 'online brothel' want charges tossed

The operators of Backpage.com want new pimping charges tossed out, two weeks after the website that prosecutors dubbed an online brothel stopped advertising adult services in the face of a congressional investigation

Cyberconscripts: Baltic draftees can choose IT…

The tiny Baltic nation of Estonia is experimenting with the idea of cyberconscription, giving draftees with tech skills the chance to step into roles of defending the military's electronic infrastructure

HP's Envy 27 AIO is a sleek Windows system

This all-in-one stands out for its lovely design.

Tech founder wants you to share your sex life

CNNTech's Sara O'Brien sits down with entrepreneur Cindy Gallop to learn about a user-generated social sex platform, and the potential for sex to become the next trillion-dollar industry.

Australia To Replace Passports In Favor Of…

Using a passport book may be a thing of the past! TC Newman (@PurpleTCNewman) details some of Australia's high tech plans.

'SNL' Writer Suspended Indefinitely For Tweet…

'Saturday Night Live' writer Katie Rich tweeted an offensive statement about Donald Trump's youngest son.

Appeals court denies full hearing in data surveillance case

A federal appeals court in New York has decided not to rehear a panel's decision letting companies like Microsoft refuse to turn over to the government customer emails stored overseas

Jobs versus the environment square off in…

A hotly contested plan to run a natural gas pipeline through New Jersey's federally protected Pinelands preserve is getting a do-over

French internet censorship rose sharply in 2016

France's interior minister says authorities have blocked or ordered search engines to de-list hundreds of websites in 2016, a significant increase over 2015

Power-packed Nvidia Shield gets even better at…

The $200 do-it-all media box now has a better controller, a smaller size and an even bigger list of capabilities.

Samsung Tries To Explain What Made Its Phones…

Samsung held a press conference Monday to discuss its findings on the Galaxy Note 7. The company placed most of the blame on its battery suppliers.

Saudi Arabia warns destructive computer virus has returned

Saudi Arabia is warning that a computer virus that destroyed the systems of its state-run oil company in 2012 has returned

US fights Microsoft's bid to tell users when feds…

The U.S. Justice Department asked a federal judge on Monday to throw out a lawsuit filed by Microsoft that seeks to quash a law that prohibits the company from telling its customers when the government demands their electronic data

'Net neutrality' foe Ajit Pai is new FCC head

President Donald Trump has picked a fierce critic of the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules as the head of the Federal Communications Commission, which regulates the nation's airwaves and internet connections

Sprint buys one-third of Tidal, Samsung will keep…

Today in tech headlines, Sprint buys a third of Tidal, Google makes its first update to its Voice service in a while and Samsung is moving forward with the Note brand.

Amazon moves to avoid EU fines over publishing contracts

Amazon has agreed to change parts of its e-book contracts with publishers in an effort to avoid EU fines for anti-competitive behavior

Yahoo's 4Q shows modest strides amid security…

Yahoo's financial performance improved slightly during the fourth quarter while the company dealt with the fallout from massive security breaches that have jeopardized the $4.8 billion sale of its internet operations to Verizon Communications

Colorado moves to crack down on black-market pot…

Marijuana is widely for sale in Colorado, but a bill moving through the state Legislature aims to crack down on those who sell weed illegally using online ads such as Craigslist

What Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 battery fire means…

CNET's Jessica Dolcourt explains what went wrong with the batteries in the Note 7 and what to expect from future phones like the rumored Galaxy S8.

iPhone assembler Foxconn may invest $7B in US display plant

Foxconn, a major assembler of iPhones and other electronics, may invest $7 billion in a plant for manufacturing display panels that would create as many as 50,000 jobs in the U.S.

'Alternative facts' quip from Trump adviser sparks mockery

The internet went wild after a top Trump adviser said the administration was supplying the media with 'alternative facts' about the size of the inauguration crowds

Paris tests electric driverless minibus to fight pollution

In a city hit by chronic pollution and traffic problems, Paris officials are experimenting with a self-driving shuttle linking two main train stations in the French capital

The new Star Wars movie finally gets a name

Lucasfilm revealed the official title of the sequel to "The Force Awakens" on the starwars.com website, along with its December release date.

Samsung says batteries caused Note 7 fires…

Samsung Electronics says flaws in the design and production of batteries used in its Galaxy Note 7, not its hardware or software, made the smartphone prone to catching fire

Sprint is buying a 33 percent stake in Tidal

Sprint is buying a 33 percent stake in Tidal, the entertainment service owned by artists including Jay-Z, Madonna and Kanye West

China cracks down on tools used to get around web filters

A Chinese technology regulator has announced a 14-month campaign to root out services that allow people in the country to circumvent the government's internet censorship

Hugo Barra quits Xiaomi to return to Silicon…

The former Android leader spent the last 3.5 years on a mission to bring global fame to the Chinese phone maker, Xiaomi. He says living in China has taken a toll on his health.