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Search for old Atari games to go on in New Mexico

(AP) — Organizers say a planned dig into a New Mexico landfill for a rumored cache of what some consider the worst Atari video game of all time is expected to proceed despite state environmental regulators' concerns.

Turkish attempt to ban Twitter appears to backfire

(AP) — Turkey's attempt to block access to Twitter appeared to backfire on Friday with many tech-savvy users circumventing the ban and suspicions growing that the prime minister was using court orders to suppress corruption allegations against him and his government.

Microsoft says it snooped on Hotmail to track leak

(AP) — Microsoft has skewered rival Google for going through customer emails to deliver ads, but it's acknowledging that it searched a blogger's Hotmail account to track down who was leaking company secrets.

California regulators restrict sale of rat poisons

(AP) — California consumers won't be able to purchase some types of rat poisons after July 1 because state regulators have determined that the chemicals in them pose a danger to pets and wildlife.

Court OKs massive development north of LA

(AP) — A California court has cleared the way for a massive housing development in the Santa Clarita Valley.

San Diego aims to build cyber security cluster

(AP) — Business leaders want to promote San Diego as a hub for cyber security technology by tapping into military expertise that's already prevalent in the area.

Google enhances encryption technology for email

(AP) — Google has enhanced the encryption technology for its flagship email service in ways that will make it harder for the National Security Agency to intercept messages moving among the company's worldwide data centers.

Alibaba investment gives Tango a reason to dance

(AP) — Tango is joining the conga line of mobile messaging services that have turned into hot commodities as more people use them to communicate and share photos, music and other content.

DreamWorks, Chinese partners unveil Shanghai plan

(AP) — DreamWorks Animation and Chinese partners unveiled designs on Thursday for a 15 billion yuan ($2.4 billion) entertainment complex in Shanghai, expanding Hollywood's growing ties with China.

Carson halts new oil drilling over fracking

(AP) — The Los Angeles County city of Carson has imposed an emergency moratorium on new oil drilling due to concerns that hydraulic fracturing would be used.