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Google: Driverless cars are mastering city streets

Sergey Brin

City driving — with its obstacle course of jaywalkers, bicyclists and blind corners — has been a challenge for the computers in Google's driverless cars. But the project's leader said test cars now can handle thousands of urban situations that would have stumped them a year or two ago.

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Spain fines Google $1.2 million over privacy laws

MADRID — Spain’s data protection agency says it has fined search engine giant Google 900,000 euros ($1.2 million) for three serious breaches of the country’s laws. The agency says in a statement that it was imposing a fine of 300,000 ...

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Tech firms vie to protect personal data, profits

SAN FRANCISCO — Even as Silicon Valley speaks out against the U.S. government’s surveillance methods, technology companies are turning a handsome profit by mining personal data and peering into people’s online habits. The industry’s profit machine has become tarnished by ...

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Tech giants call for controls on government snooping

WASHINGTON — Silicon Valley is escalating pressure on President Barack Obama to curb the U.S. government surveillance programs that vacuum personal information off the Internet and threaten the technology industry’s financial livelihood. A coalition that includes Google, Apple, Yahoo, Facebook ...

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