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NSA Denies It Knew About Heartbleed Bug Before It Was Made Public

Bloomberg reported that the spy agency knew about the critical Internet vulnerability for two years and used it to gather intelligence.
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Can't Ask That? Some Job Interviewers Go To Social Media Instead

In the hiring process, employers aren't allowed to ask certain things, like if you go to church or intend to have children. But is it OK for employers to check social media sites for this information?
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GM Recall Distrust Trickles Down To Dealers

The General Motors recall puts its dealerships in an uncomfortable spot, having to placate customers as both parties wait for replacement parts to arrive. Brian Bull of WCPN reports that many are reconsidering whether they'll ever buy a GM car again.
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Onlookers Show No Worry Over Market's Week In Tumult

The stock market endured a volatile week as investors sold off technology stocks. Weak bank earnings added to the sour mix. But the selloff hasn't triggered alarm, and indicators for the broader economy are mostly positive.
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'God' Files Suit In New York To Resolve Credit Dispute

God Gazarov, a Russian immigrant who owns a jewelry store in Brooklyn, says Equifax won't give him a credit history, suggesting he change his first name to resolve the problem.
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Tech Alternatives To Passwords Could Help Thwart Hackers

A bug called Heartbleed has revealed a hole in one of the most popular encryption programs online. Tech professionals are working on other ways to protect your data beside needing a password.
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Amazon Buys Digital Comics Company ComiXology

The company makes a mobile app for buying and reading digital comics, including titles from Marvel and DC Comics. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
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Facebook And Netflix Lead Tech Stock Slide

In the biggest one-day drop in nearly two and a half years, the Nasdaq fell 3 percent on Thursday.
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Retiring SEC Attorney Takes Parting Shot At Agency

In his goodbye speech, James Kidney said the SEC didn't do enough to take down Wall Street during the Great Recession. David Greene talks to Kidney about his candid speech and his years at the SEC.
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Paying Off Student Loans Puts A Dent In Wallets, And The Economy

Repaying college debts prevents many Americans from investing in homes or retirement. The impact can add up — for individuals and the economy as a whole, a researcher says.

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