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Clouds Are Convenient, But Be Paranoid To Protect Personal Data

For many of us, data clouds like Google Drive and Dropbox have replaced clunky hard-drives and easy-to-lose USB sticks. But how secure is our data in these clouds?
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Rocket Wars: Will A Suit By SpaceX Get Off The Ground?

The California-based maker of the Falcon 9 is hoping to break up a monopoly on the launch market for national security satellites.
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Why Aren't Teens Reading Like They Used To?

A survey of data shows a marked drop in teenagers reading for pleasure. Researchers are trying to figure out whether the explosion of e-reading and digital diversions is behind the decline.
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Glenn Greenwald: NSA Believes It Should Be Able To Monitor All Communication

The journalist, who received a cache of highly classified documents, says no one disputes that the security agency should be reading emails from al-Qaida, but the system has become too powerful.
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Facebook Gun Clubs Buy, Sell, Trade, And Cause A Stir

Facebook recently announced that it will continue to allow users to advertise guns in posts. That's good news for members of Facebook gun clubs, though gun control advocates aren't so gung-ho.
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Say It With A Selfie: Protesting In The Age Of Social Media

Signs remain a popular tactic for activists, but now they're showing up in digital self-portraits. These shared visuals put local issues, like kidnapped girls in Nigeria, into a global context.
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High-Ho, The Derry-O, The Farmer And The Drone

Congress has ordered the FAA to create new rules to safely integrate drones into U.S. airspace by 2015, but North Dakota's farmers aren't waiting.
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Tech Week: Target CEO Out, Drones In Question, Apple's Big Deal

This week's technology news included the departure of Target's chief in the wake of the chain's data breach, efforts to regulate commercial use of drones and reports Apple may buy Beats Electronics.
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Fighting Crime With Hashtags: Police And Social Media

Police departments around the country are now adding social media platforms to their array of crime fighting tools. Kojo looks at the evolution of police work in the online world.

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Not-So-Social Media: Why People Have Stopped Talking On Phones

There was a time when teens would spend hours on the phone gabbing with friends. Now, that's the stodgiest behavior imaginable. Even for older people, a ringing phone is an unwanted intrusion.

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