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Gigantic dead finback whale discovered the Mediterranean

Gigantic dead finback whale discovered the Mediterranean

Last weekend officials discovered the carcass of an enormous finback whale in the Mediterranean Sea. The finback whale, or Balaenoptera physalus, is the second-largest animal species on Earth. It measured 65 feet long and is estimated to weigh more than 77 tons, one of the largest ever discovered.

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Amazon aims to stop counterfeit products with “Operation Fulfilled Action”

Amazon aims to stop counterfeit products with “Operation Fulfilled Action”

Amazon announced today that it was working with the United States government's National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) to launch a joint operation to stop counterfeit goods from entering the United States. The mission also hopes to protect United States consumers from thieves selling counterfeit goods in the United States.

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Dead Sea Scrolls revealed forgeries: The rest?

Dead Sea Scrolls revealed forgeries: The rest?

In Washington D.C., the Museum of the Bible commissioned independent investigators to conduct research into the authenticity of their most valuable possessions. They had a collection of the "Dead Sea Scrolls", a set of texts, fragments of what were supposed to be the oldest known surviving copies of the Hebrew Bible. Unfortunate for them, all 16 fragments in the museum's collection were forgeries.

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NHTSA closes investigation into Tesla Autopilot crash

NHTSA closes investigation into Tesla Autopilot crash

It looks like things are coming up Tesla today. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has closed its investigation into a fatal crash that was blamed on Tesla's Autopilot system, present in a variety of different Tesla models. The investigation was closed without any kind of recall, much to the joy of Elon Musk, who tweeted about the "very positive" final report.

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Advocacy group calls for FTC to investigate YouTube Kids

Advocacy group calls for FTC to investigate YouTube Kids

YouTube Kids is the new kid's content side of things for streaming video giant YouTube. The service is free and eliminates all the questionable videos that parents don’t want their kids to have access too. YouTube Kids only launched back in February, but it already has one children's advocacy group calling for an investigation by the FTC.

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Google voices opposition to court-blessed remote hacking

Google voices opposition to court-blessed remote hacking

The Internet has definitely changed the legal landscape by blurring the boundaries of geophysical territories. It has made the world both a smaller and bigger place, and the law is having a bit of trouble trying to catch up. Sometimes, in scrambling to adjust to the times, governments overreact and try to claim overarching powers. Such might be the case with the proposed amendment to the Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 41, which could allow the government to remotely access computers even in other countries.

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Google gives European Commission an improved proposal to end antitrust investigation

Google gives European Commission an improved proposal to end antitrust investigation

Google has been facing an antitrust investigation in Europe brought by the European commission. The investigation could see Google have to pay fines near $5 billion if things don't go well for the search giant. The European Commission has announced that it has received an improved proposal from Google that might see the end to the investigation.

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Dell under investigation by Justice Department over Sales to Syria

Dell under investigation by Justice Department over Sales to Syria

Computer manufacturer Dell is under investigation by the Justice Department over sales of computers to the Syrian government. The sale of Dell computer products to the Syrian government reportedly originated with a distributor based in Dubai that works with Dell. There are currently sanctions in place that prevent most goods made in the US from being sold to Syria.

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Ford Focus Electric investigation opened by NHTSA over spontaneous stalling

Ford Focus Electric investigation opened by NHTSA over spontaneous stalling

Ford has found itself on the receiving end of an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which states it has received a dozen complaints about the auto maker's Focus Electric vehicles. Reportedly, the electric vehicle is prone to stalling without warning, a potential hazard.

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Roswell UFO incident: 66 years and a single FBI document

Roswell UFO incident: 66 years and a single FBI document

While Google remembers the Roswell UFO incident this week with a doodle like no other, we'd like to remind you of a document released by the FBI on the matter just a few years ago. This March 22nd, 1950 document was posted in April 2011 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation discussing three "so-called flying saucers", each of them containing "three bodies of human shape but only three feet tall." If you've not seen this document yet, it's high time you did.

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Google under investigation by FTC over advertisements

Google under investigation by FTC over advertisements

Google is once again under FTC scrutiny, this time over its advertisement methods and whether it is using them to harm its competition, something that is separate from the issue closed earlier this year concerning whether it was in violation of antitrust laws. For now it remains a preliminary investigation, and there's no word on whether the agency has pegged Google as having broken any laws.

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EU intends to launch an investigation against Huawei and ZTE

EU intends to launch an investigation against Huawei and ZTE

The European Union has set its sights on its next target, or should we say targets. It has placed both Huawei and ZTE in its crosshairs and plans on launching an investigation against the companies due to suspicions over unfair subsidies as well as national security issues. Normally, the EU would launch investigations based on complaints from companies, however, this time around, the EU is taking matters into its own hands.

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