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Experts Debate: Will Computers Edge People Out Of Entire Careers?

Machines have been taking jobs forever. Computers and software are doing things people were paid to do. They are booking airplane flights. Filing our taxes. And they are getting better all the time.
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A Taxi App Aims To Build Trust Where Crime Is High

In Nairobi, people don't like getting into cabs driven by strangers. They prefer to call drivers they know or who their friends recommend. A new app assigns drivers a trust score based on social ties.
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Coming Soon: More Ads On Instagram, And A 'Buy' Feature On Pinterest

Pinterest will launch an in-app "buy" button, and Instagram will soon target ads using demographic data from Facebook.
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Senate Approves USA Freedom Act, After Amendments Fail

"It protects civil liberties and our national security," President Obama says. "I'll sign it as soon as I get it."

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Was Recent IRS Data Breach Preventable?

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen was called before a Senate panel to answer questions about a data breach revealed last month involving the accounts of 104,000 taxpayers.
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The Quantified Student: An App That Predicts GPA

Researchers found that a phone's activity tracker can automatically predict students' school performance.
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Threatened Online? Supreme Court Says Prosecutors Must Prove Intent

Justices declined to delineate exactly what sort of evidence could prove that an online post — such as "took all the strength I had not to ... slit her throat" — was intended to spark fear.
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Tech Startup Harnesses Virtual Reality For Use In Architecture

A startup company called The Third Fate envisions virtual reality as a way for architects and builders to offer tours of their designs before they're even constructed.
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Intel Makes Biggest Bet In Its History

The chipmaker is purchasing a smaller chip manufacturer, Altera, for about $16.7 billion in cash.
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Getting 'Physical' And Emotional In Virtual Reality

Digital life isn't just stimulating your eyes and ears. Silicon Valley is racing to peel another layer, and simulate the sense of touch. Getting "physical" online can feel very real.

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