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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.

How to Teach Self-Driving Cars Ethics of the Road
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How to Teach Self-Driving Cars Ethics of the Road

A large truck speeding in the opposite direction suddenly veers into your lane.​

U.s. Agencies Struggle vs. Cyberattacks
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U.s. Agencies Struggle vs. Cyberattacks

A $10 billion-a-year effort to protect sensitive government data, from military secrets to Social Security numbers, is struggling to keep pace with an increasing...

Fbi Director Warns Against Cellphone Encryption
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Fbi Director Warns Against Cellphone Encryption

FBI Director James Comey warned in stark terms Thursday against the push by technology companies to encrypt smartphone data and operating systems, arguing that...

MIT Finger Device Reads to the Blind in Real Time
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MIT Finger Device Reads to the Blind in Real Time

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired...

Panel Endorses Some Nsa Internet Surveillance
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Panel Endorses Some Nsa Internet Surveillance

A bipartisan privacy board on Wednesday unanimously adopted its report that endorses some of the National Security Agency's Internet surveillance programs.

Supreme Court Tosses 'abstract' Software Patent
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Supreme Court Tosses 'abstract' Software Patent

The Supreme Court on Thursday tossed out an Australian company's patent for business software in a decision that clarifies standards for awarding patents, but not...

Police Use New Tool to Source Crowds For Evidence
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Police Use New Tool to Source Crowds For Evidence

An annual spring party in a Southern California beach town devolved into a riot last month when revelers turned violent, rocking cars, smashing windows and throwing...

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.

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...

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.

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...
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