February 15, 2015, 6:05 PM

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Federal Aviation Administration:
DOT and FAA Propose New Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems  —  WASHINGTON - The Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration today proposed a framework of regulations that would allow routine use of certain small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in today's aviation system …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Proposed FAA rules allow commercial drone use without pilot's license, require line-of-sight to operate, hindering services like Amazon Prime Air  —  FAA Proposes Rules To Open The Sky To Some Commercial Drones, But Delivery Drones Remain Grounded  —  After a number of delays …
More: Associated Press, CNN and ElectronistaThanks:@alex
Ryan Calo / Forbes:
How proposed FAA drone rules will affect safety, security, privacy, and innovation  —  How The FAA's Proposed Drone Rules Will Affect What You Care About  —  The Federal Aviation Administration announced its proposal this morning for what rules should govern small unmanned aerial systems, meaning drones 55 pounds or lighter.
More: Quartz and VentureBeatTweets: @jordanoplinger
Jon Ronson / New York Times:
Interviews reveal how public shaming online ruined the lives of Justine Sacco and many others  —  How One Stupid Tweet Blew Up Justine Sacco's Life  —  Credit: Photo illustration by Andrew B. Myers.  Prop stylist: Sonia Rentsch.  —  As she made the long journey from New York to South Africa …
New York Times:
Kaspersky says sophisticated malware was used to steal at least $300M from 100+ financial institutions in 30 nations since late 2013  —  Bank Hackers Steal Millions via Malware  —  PALO ALTO, Calif. — In late 2013, an A.T.M. in Kiev started dispensing cash at seemingly random times of day.
Lara Lewington / BBC:
Test of four activity trackers finds substantial variation in their measures of calories burned and distance covered  —  Why activity trackers deliver mismatched fitness data  —  Fitness trackers can monitor our activity 24/7 but how accurate are the devices?
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
New Nintendo 3DS XL review: head-tracking improves 3D effect, other changes are more marginal  —  New Nintendo 3DS XL review: Return to the third dimension  —  Glasses-free 3D improvements impress, but other changes are more marginal.  —  Everybody who tried the Nintendo 3DS probably remembers …
Matt Simon / Wired:
Fleet of Tug robots services a hospital in California by delivering drugs, linen, and meals; each travels an average of 12 miles per day  —  This Incredible Hospital Robot Is Saving Lives.  Also, I Hate It  —  The Tug autonomous medical robot, aka Tuggy McFresh, aka Little McTuggy, aka the bane of my existence.
Tweets: @humanswlord
Julia Greenberg / Wired:
Emoji can be key evidence for law enforcement, but courts struggle to interpret their meaning  —  That ;) You Type Can and Will Be Used Against You in a Court of Law  —  On January 15, Osiris Aristy opened up Facebook, posted a photo of a gun and wrote, “feel like katxhin a body right now.”
Amir Mizroch / Wall Street Journal:
Report: 1,500 data breaches worldwide compromised almost 1B data records in 2014, up 78% from 575M in 2013; 54% of the breaches involved identity theft  —  1 Billion Data Records Stolen in 2014, Says Gemalto  —  Data breaches increased 49% with almost 1 billion data records compromised …
Tweets: @scottthurm
Source: Apple is gathering advice from carmakers and automotive suppliers about parts and production methods as it learns to build a self-driving electric car  —  Apple studies self-driving car, auto industry source says  —  (Reuters) - Technology giant Apple (AAPL.O) …

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