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LiveLeak bans future ISIS beheading videos

When YouTube started to remove gory videos of journalist James Foley's beheading this week, the next stop for some Internet surfers was LiveLeak, a streaming video website that specializes in hosting graphic videos that other sites won't touch.

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Meet Sobrr, the anti-Facebook app

What would you do if you only had one day to live? Probably not spend time downloading and fiddling with a mobile app, we're guessing.

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Sprint undercuts T-Mobile by $20 a month

The price war is on in the U.S. wireless industry.

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How we'll pay for things in the future

Whether it's via contactless cards and mobile phones, or even wearable gadgets and biometrics, new ways of paying and spending are increasingly muscling their way into the mix, leading to a rise in cashless transactions.

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Traffic lights are dangerously easy to hack

Traffic lights all across the United States are dangerously easy to hack.

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Where you can get blazing-fast Internet speeds

A growing number of Americans have home Internet speeds that make your broadband connection look like dial-up.

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Walmart slashes prices on 5S, 5C

Attention Walmart shoppers: iPhone prices are coming down.

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Social media deals with James Foley beheading

When confronted by gruesome images of a man being beheaded by terrorists, what should you do?

News organizations have grappled with these kinds of questions for decades. Now, with the prevalence of social media, website operators and ordinary Internet...

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Faster Netflix streaming coming to Time Warner Cable

Netflix is opening up its wallet once again to improve streaming speeds on one of the country's largest Internet providers.

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Twitter removes images of James Foley's death

Twitter is taking down images and video of the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley by Islamic militants.

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90% of hospitals and clinics lose their patients' data

No industry has been hit harder by hacking and data breaches than health care.

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Microsoft

Microsoft considers new name for Internet Explorer

Microsoft is thinking about changing the name of Internet Explorer.

Environmental Headlines

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Weird sea critters invade West Coast beaches

Thousands of strange sea creatures are washing ashore on California beaches,…

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Mexico puts out the welcome mat for Big Oil

Mexico's landmark energy reform -- so long in the making -- is starting to take…

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Gulf 'dead zone' is the size of Connecticut

The Gulf of Mexico has a "dead zone" the size of the state of Connecticut.

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General Mills to demand suppliers cut greenhouse gases

The maker of Cheerios says climate change isn't just bad for humanity, it's bad for…

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WH: Major costs to delaying climate change policy

If lawmakers delay taking action now on climate change it could cost taxpayers…

Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Canada train explosion

US aims to make oil transport safer

When a runaway train exploded in a Quebec town last year, the fireball killed 47,…

Local Headlines

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Grant Park Fire Under Investigation

Ventura firefighters said a fire threatened communication towers on a ridge in Grant…

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Direct Relief Raises Airlift Funds

Direct Relief will be trucking pallets full of medical supplies to a chartered cargo…

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Ferguson Fallout Leads To Peaceful Local Protest

About 75 people of all ages and backgrounds turned out for a vigil and march along…

5-year-old Boy Killed By Driverless SUV

A 5-year-old boy was killed Wednesday after being struck by an SUV in Guadalupe.

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Ants Marching Relentlessly in Search of Water During Drought

The ants are marching this summer, in search of water with the drought parched dirt…

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Cal Poly Cracking Down On Drugs and Crime

The Fall semester at Cal Poly won't start for another month, but already the…

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Father/daughter duo spend summer volunteering

Father/Daughter Pair Learn Valuable Lessons Outside Classroom

While many students took the summer break to vacation and enjoy the time off from…

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Westmont College Staffers Take The Ice Bucket Challenge

Westmont College President Gayle Beebe took part in the ALS ice bucket challenge…

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Through Tragedy The Community of Goleta Comes Together

Police continue to investigate a homicide in Goleta, following the tragedy, a group…

Scholarships Help Kids Go To Summer Camp

A local outdoor ranch camp invites hundreds of kids to their site every year and…

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Isla Vista Elementary Recieves Grant For New School Year

A Santa Barbara County elementary school is getting a little extra financial help…

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Horse Sense and Healing Weekend

A group of veterans from across the country is coming together in Solvang to heal…

Irresistible Headlines

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Police: Hipster-hater made over 400 false 911 calls

A resident of the hipster-centric Brooklyn neighborhood was convicted of making…

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400 chinchillas rescued in California

It's the largest rescue operation ever for the San Diego Humane Society.

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Man named Stoner arrested for drug possession

A narcotics and gang task force seized more than $10,000 of marijuana from a…

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Student suspended for saying 'bless you' after sneeze

A student was sent to the principal's office after saying "bless you" to another…

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Man fakes death to avoid marriage

OK, we know some view marriage as a "death" of sorts. But one man took things a…

A Taste of Santa Barbara introduces guests to six different locations downtown

Getting A Taste of Santa Barbara: One Step at a Time

If you love food and history, a walking tour new to Santa Barbara might be the…

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