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Orkney Islands routes are front-runners for first commercial electric flights

Enlarge / A Britten Norman Islander plane, similar to the kind used in the Orkney Islands to shuttle people short distances. (credit: Britten Norman) Up in the remote northeast of...

Report: Former top Waymo engineer altered code to go on “forbidden routes”

Enlarge (credit: Caitlin O'Hara/Bloomberg via Getty Images) In the early days of what ultimately became Waymo, Google’s self-driving car division (known at the time as "Project Chauffeur"), there were "more...

Up to 9.5 million net neutrality comments were made with stolen identities

Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on December 14, 2017 in Washington, DC, the day of the FCC's vote to repeal net neutrality rules. (credit: Getty Images | Alex Wong )...

Advertisers allege Facebook hid the fact that no one watches video ads

Enlarge According to a newly public filing in an ongoing lawsuit, a group of advertisers now says that Facebook has been willfully withholding information about how much time its...

Trump’s coal rescue is getting more complicated

Enlarge / An eastbound Norfolk Southern Corp. unit coal train passes through Waddy, Kentucky. (credit: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images) According to four people who spoke to Politico on conditions...

Ajit Pai slams carriers for slow restoration of cell service after hurricane

Enlarge / A Verizon logo at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg) Wireless carriers' failure to fully restore cellular service in Florida after...

LuminosityLink creator sentenced to 30 months in prison

Enlarge (credit: Lino Mirgeler/picture alliance via Getty Images) A 21-year-old Kentucky man who previously admitted to creating and selling a "remote access trojan" (RAT) known as LuminosityLink has been...

Comcast complains it will make less money under Calif. net neutrality law

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson) California's net neutrality law will cause "significant lost revenues" for Comcast, the nation's largest cable company said in a court filing this month. Comcast described the net...

Tech firms to SEC: We want the option to pay non-employee workers in equity

Enlarge (credit: Guillaume Payen/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) In recent weeks, both Uber and Airbnb have sent formal letters to the Securities and Exchange Commission, asking the regulatory agency to...

New Jersey wants to know why Florida is exempt from Trump’s offshore drilling plans

Enlarge / Oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico. There are nearly 5,000 functioning oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico and 27,000 abandoned wells. (credit: Dave Walsh/VW Pics/UIG via...