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Australia pushes for weaker encryption at 'Five Eyes' meeting – CNET

Australia says tech companies should be “thwarting” messaging encryption to stop terrorists, and it’s pushing US companies in particular. …

SpaceX doubleheader is a home run – CNET

Elon Musk’s private space company proves it can handle the pressure of rapid launches, which is key to its pitch of sending more people to space. …

'Flawless': 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' earning social media raves – CNET

With great power comes great reviews: Lucky folks who received an early peek at the film are praising it as one of Spidey’s best. …

Anthem agrees to pay record $115M to settle data breach suit – CNET

The settlement, subject to a judge’s approval, would be the largest to date for a data breach case, according to lawyers for the plaintiffs. …

Prada sells $185 paper clip, and Twitter can't hold it together – CNET

Sure you could just stuff your cash in your wallet and buy a whole box of paper clips at Target for $1.29, but where’s the decadence in that? …

Tech investor accused of sexual harassment takes leave – CNET

Justin Caldbeck, co-founder of Silicon Valley VC firm Binary Capital, apologizes to those he hurt and “to the greater tech ecosystem.” …

Czech power company holds Facebook bikini contest to choose interns – CNET

Commentary: Power conglomerate CEZ seems to think making potential interns wear bikinis and hard hats is cultural enrichment. …

How I tried to get Microsoft to turn me away from MacBooks – CNET

Commentary: How is Microsoft selling its new laptop? I went to a couple of Microsoft stores to see whether they could persuade me to give up my MacBook. …

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