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Senate: China hacked military contractor networks
WASHINGTON (AP) -- China's military hacked into computer networks of civilian transportation companies hired by the Pentagon at least nine times, breaking into computers aboard a commercial ship, targeting logistics companies and uploading malicious software onto an airline's computers, Senate investigators said Wednesday....

Drag queens dress down Facebook over names
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such as Pollo Del Mar and Heklina. But the world's biggest social network is not budging from its rules....

'NBA 2K15' drafts 3-D face mapping for latest game
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "NBA 2K15" is angling for a slam dunk with an innovative new way to put players in the game....

Alibaba post-IPO structure gives insiders control
BEIJING (AP) -- Control over Alibaba Group will stay in the hands of founder Jack Ma and other company veterans after the Chinese e-commerce giant goes public on the New York Stock Exchange in a record busting share sale....

Apple iOS 8 software bug affects health apps
NEW YORK (AP) -- A bug in Apple's new iOS 8 software for mobile devices is prompting the company to withhold apps that use a highly touted feature for keeping track of fitness and health data....

Sony forecasts $2B loss as smartphones lag
TOKYO (AP) -- Sony expects its annual loss to swell to $2 billion and has canceled dividends for the first time in more than half a century after writing down the value of its troubled smartphone business....

Taxi group seeks to stop Uber, Lyft in New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A group of taxi and limousine operators has filed a lawsuit seeking to stop ride-sharing services from operating in New Mexico....

A Closer Look: Your (online) life after death
NEW YORK (AP) -- Sure, you have a lot to do today - laundry, bills, dinner - but it's never too early to start planning for your digital afterlife, the fate of your numerous online accounts once you shed this mortal coil....

APNewsBreak: Web filter lifts block on gay sites
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- A popular online safe-search filter is ending its practice of blocking links to mainstream gay and lesbian advocacy groups for users hoping to avoid obscene sites....

Alibaba raises IPO price range on strong demand
NEW YORK (AP) -- Alibaba now plans to raise up to $25.03 billion in its upcoming IPO, making what was expected to be the biggest stock market debut even bigger....

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