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Email Service Allegedly Used By Edward Snowden Is Shut Down

The owner of the encrypted email service posted a cryptic message, saying he was barred from divulging specifics.
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Report: NSA Is Searching 'Vast Amounts' Of Americans' Emails

According to The New York Times, the National Security Agency is watching emails and other text communications that go in and out of the country. It's looking for key words. The agency says it only gathers information it is authorized to collect.
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Book News: Publishers Object To Proposed Punishments For Apple

Also: a literary missed connection; Danielle Steel on condescending questions; Lewis Carroll on etiquette.
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California's New Rules Could Change The Rideshare Game

For years, cities and states have struggled to figure out what to do about the rise in ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft. California recently took the first steps toward legitimizing them, a move that could serve as a model for places also trying to catch up with the boom.
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The Road That Gives Electric Vehicles A Charge

In South Korea, a new type of charging road — power, not tolls — allows electric vehicles to be recharged whether they're parked or on the move. A city flipped the switch on a road this week to power commuter buses on an inner city route.
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A Patch Designed To Make You Invisible To Mosquitoes

A small, square sticker called the Kite Patch promises to keep mosquitoes away by sending out chemicals that block the bug's ability to sense humans. The inventors say it could be a game changer in the way we prevent mosquito-borne illnesses like West Nile virus.
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Amazon Enters Art World; Galleries Say They Aren't Worried

Will the local gallery go the way of the local bookstore or record store? In the past few years, there's been a growth in sites that sell fine art on the Internet. On Tuesday, Amazon joined that market.
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Bezos' Resources Could Go A Long Way For 'The Post'

News that Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, is buying The Washington Post for $250 million took many in the news media and publishing industries by surprise. For more insight into Bezos, David Greene talks to BusinessWeek senior writer Brad Stone. He is the author of an upcoming book: The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon.
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As Twitter Expands Reach, Abuse Policy Gets Added Scrutiny

A series of threats and abusive messages aimed at prominent women in the U.K. have placed Twitter in an awkward spot. As the company gears up to go public and expand its brand around the world, it is increasingly running into cultural and legal hurdles that challenge Twitter's free speech ethos.
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With 'Post' Purchase, High-Tech Continues Its March On D.C.

Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon.com, is just the latest tech mogul to plant a flag on the banks of the Potomac River.

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