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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.

Fda Approves Pill Camera to Screen Colon
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Fda Approves Pill Camera to Screen Colon

A kinder, gentler approach to one of the most dreaded exams in medicine is on the way: U.S. regulators have cleared a bite-size camera to help screen patients who...

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...

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.

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...

Fledgling 3D Printing Industry Finds Home in Nyc
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Fledgling 3D Printing Industry Finds Home in Nyc

It looks like a bakery. A warm glow emanates from the windows of big, oven-like machines, and a dusting of white powder covers everything.

Nsa Revelations Reframe Digital Life For Some
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Nsa Revelations Reframe Digital Life For Some

In Louisiana, the wife of a former soldier is scaling back on Facebook posts and considering unfriending old acquaintances, worried an innocuous joke or long-lost...

In Worldwide Surveillance Age, U.s. Has Big Edge
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In Worldwide Surveillance Age, U.s. Has Big Edge

The saga of Edward Snowden and the NSA makes one thing clear: The United States' central role in developing the Internet and hosting its most powerful players has...

Secret to Prism Program: Even Bigger Data Seizure
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Secret to Prism Program: Even Bigger Data Seizure

In the months and early years after 9/11, FBI agents began showing up at Microsoft Corp. more frequently than before, armed with court orders demanding information...

­ssr's Old Domain Name Attracts Cybercriminals
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­ssr's Old Domain Name Attracts Cybercriminals

The Soviet Union disappeared from the map more than two decades ago. But online an 'e-vil empire' is thriving.

Robot Hot Among Surgeons But Fda Taking Fresh Look
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Robot Hot Among Surgeons But Fda Taking Fresh Look

The biggest thing in operating rooms these days is a million-dollar, multi-armed robot named da Vinci, used in nearly 400,000 surgeries nationwide last year—triple...

Carnegie Mellon, Nsa Seek High School Hackers
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Carnegie Mellon, Nsa Seek High School Hackers

Bored with classes? Carnegie Mellon University and one of the government's top spy agencies want to interest high school students in a game of computer hacking.

Cyberwar Manual Lays Down Rules For Online Attacks
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Cyberwar Manual Lays Down Rules For Online Attacks

Even cyberwar has rules, and one group of experts is putting out a manual to prove it.

Physicists Say They Have Found a Higgs Boson
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Physicists Say They Have Found a Higgs Boson

It helps solve one of the most fundamental riddles of the universe: how the Big Bang created something out of nothing 13.7 billion years ago.

Will Smart Machines Create a World Without Work?
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Will Smart Machines Create a World Without Work?

They seem right out of a Hollywood fantasy, and they are: Cars that drive themselves have appeared in movies like "I, Robot" and the television show "Knight Rider...

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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...

Russian Space Chief Claims Space Failures May Be Sabotage
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Russian Space Chief Claims Space Failures May Be Sabotage

Some recent failures of Russian satellites may have been the result of sabotage by foreign forces, Russia's space chief said in comments apparently aimed at the...
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