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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...

School Bets Video Game Scholarship Can Draw Talent
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School Bets Video Game Scholarship Can Draw Talent

As a teenager, holed up in his bedroom, illuminated by the glow of his laptop, Youngbin Chung became addicted to video games. Ten-hours-a-day addicted.

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...

Heads Up, World Cup Teams: The Robots are Coming
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Heads Up, World Cup Teams: The Robots are Coming

The RoboCup international robot soccer tournament aims to create a robot soccer team that can defeat the human World Cup champions by 2050. 

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.

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.

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. 

Experiment Adds Sense of Touch to Artificial Hand
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Experiment Adds Sense of Touch to Artificial Hand

Swiss and Italian researchers have developed a robotic hand that enables amputees to feel differences between objects. 

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...

Google's 'hummingbird' Hatches New Search Formula
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Google's 'hummingbird' Hatches New Search Formula

The formula underlying Google's search engine has been overhauled as part of its Hummingbird update, to yield better answers to increasingly complex queries. 

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.
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