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Supreme Court Takes on Privacy in Digital Age
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Supreme Court Takes on Privacy in Digital Age

Two Supreme Court cases about police searches of cellphones without warrants present vastly different views of the ubiquitous device.

Russia's Putin Calls the Internet a 'cia Project'
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Russia's Putin Calls the Internet a 'cia Project'

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called the Internet a CIA project and made comments about Russia's biggest search engine Yandex, sending the company's shares...

Michigan Man Among 1st in U.s. to Get 'bionic Eye'
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Michigan Man Among 1st in U.s. to Get 'bionic Eye'

A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.

Cyber Cops: Target Hackers May Takes Years to Find
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Cyber Cops: Target Hackers May Takes Years to Find

Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December.

Call of Cyber Duty: Military Academies Take on Nsa
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Call of Cyber Duty: Military Academies Take on Nsa

If Douglas MacArthur or Ulysses S. Grant went to the U.S. Military Academy today, they might be testing their defensive skills hunched in front of a computer screen...

High-Tech Items Giving Deaf-Blind Online Access
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High-Tech Items Giving Deaf-Blind Online Access

Tanisha Verdejo loves to surf the Internet for shopping deals. She chats on Facebook, learns about new recipes and enjoys sending emails to friends and family.

Experts Say Nsa Rules Leave Privacy Vulnerable
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Experts Say Nsa Rules Leave Privacy Vulnerable

Cybersecurity experts doubt U.S. President Barack Obama's assurance the U.S. National Security Agency is not spying on ordinary Americans' communications.

Nsa Surveillance Exposes Political Party Divisions
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Nsa Surveillance Exposes Political Party Divisions

The debate about whether to continue the dragnet surveillance of Americans' phone records is highlighting divisions within the Democratic and Republican parties...

Hackathons on the Rise
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Hackathons on the Rise

This year a record 1,500 hackathons are planned around the world, up from just a handful in 2010. 

What Can ­nite Liberals and Tea Partyers? The Nsa
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What Can ­nite Liberals and Tea Partyers? The Nsa

Hoyt Sparks says he has no use for liberal Democrats and their "socialistic, Marxist, communist" ways.

Palestinian Women Make Strides in High-Tech
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Palestinian Women Make Strides in High-Tech

Palestinian women are joining the high-tech industry, despite obstacles presented by the economy and traditional culture. 

Selling Social Media Clicks Becomes Big Business
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Selling Social Media Clicks Becomes Big Business

Celebrities, businesses, and even the U.S. State Department have bought bogus Facebook likes, Twitter followers or YouTube viewers from offshore "click farms,"...

Nsa Phone Surveillance Legal, Federal Judge Rules
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Nsa Phone Surveillance Legal, Federal Judge Rules

The debate over the National Security Agency's collection of millions of Americans' telephone records fell squarely into the courts when a federal judge in Manhattan...

Welcome to the Super Bowl For Robots
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Welcome to the Super Bowl For Robots

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's robotics competition is aimed at developing a robot that can function in disaster zones. 

Judge's Word on Nsa Program Won't Be the Last
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Judge's Word on Nsa Program Won't Be the Last

A federal judge made headlines Monday by declaring that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records is likely unconstitutional...

Pilot ­se of Automation Eyed in Air Crashes
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Pilot ­se of Automation Eyed in Air Crashes

Pilots are becoming so reliant on the computer systems that do most of the flying in today's airliners that on the rare occasions when something goes wrong, they're...

Ambivalence on Civil Liberties, Terrorism
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Ambivalence on Civil Liberties, Terrorism

When it comes to the balance between civil liberties and the war on terrorism, Americans seem to want the best of both worlds.

Experts See Potential Perils in Brazil Push to Break With U.s.-Centric Internet Over Nsa Spying
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Experts See Potential Perils in Brazil Push to Break With U.s.-Centric Internet Over Nsa Spying

Brazil is planning to remove itself from the U.S.-centric Internet in the aftermath of the U.S. National Security Agency's online spying program.

Terrorists Turn to Online Chat Rooms to Evade U.s.
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Terrorists Turn to Online Chat Rooms to Evade U.s.

Al-Qaida fighters have been using secretive chat rooms and encrypted Internet message boards for planning and coordinating attacks, including the threatened if...

Researchers Aim to Create Virtual Speech Therapist
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Researchers Aim to Create Virtual Speech Therapist

Researchers working to develop a virtual speech therapist, technology that could help people overcome the language disorder known as aphasia. 
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