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Debate: Should The U.S. Adopt The 'Right To Be Forgotten' Online?

People don't always like what they see when they Google themselves. EU residents have a right to request that unflattering material be removed from online search results. Should the U.S. follow suit?
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A New Smartphone App Expands The Reach Of StoryCorps

Dave Isay founded StoryCorps with the goal of giving everyone a chance to be heard. Now a new smartphone app lets anyone record an interview that will be archived at the Library of Congress.
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SXSW Debuts Robot Petting Zoo For A Personal Peek Into The Future

Robots are coming — in fact they're already here. One exhibit at the South by Southwest interactive festival lets visitors get up close and personal to our future overlords.
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Sex Discrimination Trial Puts Silicon Valley Under The Microscope

Ellen Pao was vying to be one of the few women at the top of the venture capital world. Then she was fired. Now she's suing, in an industry where women often say they are sidelined and passed over.
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Facebook's Suicide Prevention Tools Connect Friends, Test Privacy

When online social networks open up spaces for suicide prevention with untrained peer support, they walk the fragile line between invasion of privacy and supporting those who need help.
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What Cockroaches With Backpacks Can Do. Ah-mazing

Researchers are developing technology to control the movement of cockroaches. Strapped with electrodes and sensors, these insects we often loathe could be used for disaster relief or surveillance.
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New Browser Extension May Get You Going To The D.C. Public Library More

A civic hacker in D.C. has made a new add-on for your browser that lets you know if a book is available at the local library before you hit "checkout" on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

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Elton John Leads Boycott Against Dolce & Gabbana Over 'Synthetic Children' Remarks

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are locked in a public argument with Elton John over their recent remarks condemning in vitro fertilization and saying same-sex couples shouldn't raise children.
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Pew: Nearly One-Third Of Americans Hide Information Online

While Americans are deeply divided over whether government surveillance is serving the public interest, one-third of those surveyed are taking steps to hide their personal information online.
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An 'Upstream' Battle As Wikimedia Challenges NSA Surveillance

A law professor and expert on national security law sheds some light on the lawsuit by Wikipedia's parent company against the National Security Agency.

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