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Mexico Taking US Factory Jobs? Blame Robots Instead
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Mexico Taking US Factory Jobs? Blame Robots Instead

Donald Trump blames Mexico and China for stealing millions of jobs from the United States.

Congressional Report Slams Nsa Leaker Edward Snowden
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Congressional Report Slams Nsa Leaker Edward Snowden

A House intelligence committee report issued Thursday condemned Edward Snowden, saying the National Security Agency leaker is not a whistleblower and that the vast...

Comey: Fbi Wants 'adult Conversation' on Device Encryption
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Comey: Fbi Wants 'adult Conversation' on Device Encryption

FBI Director James Comey warned again Tuesday about the bureau's inability to access digital devices because of encryption and said investigators were collecting...

Auto, Technology Industries Clash Over Talking Cars
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Auto, Technology Industries Clash Over Talking Cars

Cars that wirelessly talk to each other are finally ready for the road, creating the potential to dramatically reduce traffic deaths, improve the safety of self...

Snapping Up Cheap Spy Tools, Nations 'monitoring Everyone'
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Snapping Up Cheap Spy Tools, Nations 'monitoring Everyone'

It was a national scandal. Peru's then-vice president accused two domestic intelligence agents of staking her out.

Defense Secretary Favors Strong Encryption, Not 'back Doors'
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Defense Secretary Favors Strong Encryption, Not 'back Doors'

Declaring that strong encryption is essential to the nation's security, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told a tech industry audience Wednesday that he's "not a believer...

Ny Judge: US Cannot Make Apple Provide Iphone Data
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Ny Judge: US Cannot Make Apple Provide Iphone Data

A federal judge ruled Monday that the U.S. Justice Department cannot use a 227-year-old law to force Apple to provide the FBI with access to locked iPhone data,...

Pentagon Starts Aggressive Cyberwar Against Is
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Pentagon Starts Aggressive Cyberwar Against Is

Not long after Defense Secretary Ash Carter prodded his cyber commanders to be more aggressive in the fight against Islamic State, the U.S. ramped up its offensive...

Q&a: A Look at the Apple vs Justice Dept. Court Fight
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Q&a: A Look at the Apple vs Justice Dept. Court Fight

A U.S. magistrate judge has ordered Apple to help the FBI break into a work-issued iPhone used by a gunman in the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California.

An Icky New Hero: Roach-Like Robots May Help in Disasters
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An Icky New Hero: Roach-Like Robots May Help in Disasters

When buildings collapse in future disasters, the hero helping rescue trapped people may be a robotic cockroach.

Despite Exposure, New Nations Joining Cyberespionage Game
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Despite Exposure, New Nations Joining Cyberespionage Game

Researchers say some smaller, poorer nations are now using spy software, suggesting that recent data leaks and lawsuits have not deterred governments from investing...

New Auto Safety Technologies Leave Some Drivers Bewildered
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New Auto Safety Technologies Leave Some Drivers Bewildered

Many Americans buying new cars these days are baffled by a torrent of new safety technology.

Hidden Gps Devices to Track Suspects Raise Legal Concerns
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Hidden Gps Devices to Track Suspects Raise Legal Concerns

For months, police trying to solve a Long Island robbery spree had little more to go on than grainy surveillance footage of a man in a hoodie and black ski mask...

'next Gen Stats' Offer New Insights For Nfl Fans and Coaches
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'next Gen Stats' Offer New Insights For Nfl Fans and Coaches

As Richard Sherman sprints side-by-side with Calvin Johnson, who is running faster?

Facing Islamic State Threat, Iraq Digitizes National Library
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Facing Islamic State Threat, Iraq Digitizes National Library

The dimly lit, dust-caked stacks of the Baghdad National Library hide a treasure of the ages: crinkled, yellowing papers holding the true stories of sultans and...

Self-Driving Cars Getting Dinged in California
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Self-Driving Cars Getting Dinged in California

Four of the nearly 50 self-driving cars now rolling around California have gotten into accidents since September, when the state began issuing permits for companies...

Obama, Wowed By Young Scientists, Announces New STEM Pledges
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Obama, Wowed By Young Scientists, Announces New STEM Pledges

U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday announced more than $240 million in pledges to boost the study of science, technology, engineering, and math. 

Did Nsa Plant Spyware in Computers Around World?
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Did Nsa Plant Spyware in Computers Around World?

Did the National Security Agency plant spyware deep in the hard drives of thousands of computers used by foreign governments, banks and other surveillance targets...

Facebook, Linkedin Join to Help Women in Tech
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Facebook, Linkedin Join to Help Women in Tech

Facebook and LinkedIn have launched a collaborative initiative to boost the shrinking numbers of women studying engineering and computer science. 

Automakers Aim to Drive Away Car Computer Hackers
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Automakers Aim to Drive Away Car Computer Hackers

Against the team of hackers, the poor car stood no chance.
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