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Did a Woman Get Coronavirus Twice? Scientists Are Skeptical

News reports claim that a Japanese patient was reinfected with Covid-19. But there are other possibilities, like a bad test or a flare-up of the original disease.

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The FCC Fines Wireless Companies for Selling Users’ Location Data

The proposed fines—against T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint—total more than $200 million for their role in breaches of privacy.

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Amazon Pulled Over 1 Million Items Capitalizing on Coronavirus

The retail giant says it penalizes sellers who violate its policies, but some merchants say enforcement seems haphazard.  

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15 Best Weekend Deals: ‘The Witcher 3’, Pixel 3a, Roomba S9+

Having you been scoping out a new mattress or a Nintendo Switch game? It’s Leap Day, and there are a lot of great sales going on.

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The Feds Ban a Self-Driving Shuttle Fleet From Carrying People

Regulators have been hands-off on autonomous vehicles, even after deaths and injuries. But they acted quickly after a woman was hurt in Columbus this week. 

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10 Best Cheap Laptops Under $800 (2020): Lenovo, Acer, and More

We tested lots of affordable Windows laptops, Chromebooks, and 2-in-1 tablets. You don’t have to spend a fortune to get a good notebook.

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Think Ride Sharing Is Good for the Planet? Not So Fast

Despite hopes that ride hailing would ease traffic and reduce carbon emissions, a new study finds that it’s actually driving them upward.

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Joanna Russ Was Sci-Fi’s Most Outspoken Feminist

The 20th century author was also a formidable science fiction critic.

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Clearview AI’s Massive Client List Got Hacked

Clever malware, student surveillance, and more of the week’s top security news.

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I Used to Love Cars. Here’s What Drove Me Away

After two decades of working in and researching the auto industry, I realized it was time to give up the driver’s seat.

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