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Naval Academy to Add Cybersecurity Major
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Naval Academy to Add Cybersecurity Major

The U.S. Naval Academy plans to offer an accredited cybersecurity major by 2016, and also wants to build a $100 million cybersecurity facility on campus, says...

Cambridge to Study Technology's Risk to Humans
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Cambridge to Study Technology's Risk to Humans

The potential risks that super intelligent technologies pose to humans will be the focus of the proposed Center for the Study of Existential Risk at Cambridge University...

Google's Futuristic Glasses Move Closer to Reality
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Google's Futuristic Glasses Move Closer to Reality

Google recently announced that it is selling a prototype of its Internet-connected glasses, known as Google Glasses, to U.S. computer programmers for $1,500, hoping...

British Authorities Unveil Plan For Mass Electronic Surveillance
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British Authorities Unveil Plan For Mass Electronic Surveillance

British authorities have unveiled a plan to compile details about every email, phone call, and text message in the United Kingdom.  

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Iran: 'flame' Virus Fight Began with Oil Attack

Computer technicians battling to contain a complex virus last month resorted to the ultimate firewall measures—cutting off Internet links to Iran’s Oil Ministry...

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In Cuba, Mystery Shrouds Fate of Internet Cable

It was all sunshine, smiles and celebratory speeches as officials marked the arrival of an undersea fiber-optic cable they promised would end Cuba's Internet isolation...

Education Woes Linked to National Security
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Education Woes Linked to National Security

A report furnished by a U.S. task force warned that unless the American educational system improves, national security and economic prosperity will be threatened...

Winter Driving Trouble? There's an App for That
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Winter Driving Trouble? There's an App for That

North Dakota State University researchers have developed Winter Survival Kit, a free iPhone and Android application that helps motorists prepare for winter driving...

Mexico's Cartels Build Own National Radio System
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Mexico's Cartels Build Own National Radio System

When convoys of soldiers or federal police move through the scrubland of northern Mexico, the Zetas drug cartel knows they are coming.

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Apple Surpasses Hewlett-Packard as Largest buyer of Chips, iSuppli Says


How Bin Laden Emailed Without Being Detected By U.s.
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How Bin Laden Emailed Without Being Detected By U.s.

Using intermediaries and inexpensive computer disks, Osama bin Laden managed to send emails while in hiding, without leaving a digital fingerprint for U.S. eavesdroppers...

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Kaspar the Friendly Robot Helps Autistic Kids

University of Hertfordshire scientists are working with a preschool for autistic children to study the impact of robots on the development of students' social skills...

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Fifa to Test 10 Goal-Line Technology Systems

The FIFA rule-making panel will study the results from 10 different goal-line technology systems being tested to help referees make decisions.

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Iran Seeks to Boost Corps of Web Watchers

Iran's top police chief envisions a new beat for his forces: patrolling cyberspace.

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In Ages 25 to 29, Half in ­.s. Have a Cell Phone, but No Landline

In a first for any age group, more than half of Americans who are 25 to 29 years old live in households with cell phones but no traditional landline telephones...

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Pa College: Social Media Blackout Wins Converts

Forty-two percent of students responding to in-house surveys at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology said they supported a weeklong blackout of social...

Iphone Games: Kids ­nknowingly Spend Real Money in 'smurf's Village'
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Iphone Games: Kids ­nknowingly Spend Real Money in 'smurf's Village'

"The Smurfs' Village," a game for the iPhone and other Apple gadgets, was released a month ago and quickly became the highest-grossing application in the iTunes...

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In Class, Texting Is the New Doodling

Top classroom distraction surpasses doodling, daydreaming and note-passing.

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Israeli High Tech Adjusts to Asian Challenge

The emergence of India and China is casting a shadow on the developed economies of Europe and North America, and is also posing a challenge to Israel. Key players...

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Driverless Vans End 8,000-Mile Test Drive to China

The European Research Council's 8,000-mile robotic car test, which began in Italy on July 20, came to a conclusion as four unmanned electric vans successfully completed...
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