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Chinese Hackers Breach Government Personnel Office Computers

The federal government says hackers breached the computer system of the Office of Personnel Management in December. The personal data of 4 million federal employees may have been compromised.
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New Snowden Documents Reveal Government Collection Of Online Data

New documents from Edward Snowden were issued Thursday about the government's surveillance of Americans' international Internet traffic to allegedly track foreign hackers.
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EPA Finds No Widespread Drinking Water Pollution From Fracking

The report says there are few incidents of tainted water given the number of wells. Energy companies agree. Environmentalists accuse the industry of undue influence over the study.
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Russian Trolls Spread False Information On The Internet

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with freelance reporter Adrian Chen, who wrote about his experience reporting on Russian trolls, individuals who are paid to create chaos on the Internet and in communities.
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Phone Carriers Tight-Lipped On How They Will Comply With New Surveillance Law

Under the USA Freedom Act, the NSA can no longer collect phone call metadata without a court order. Metadata remain with private phone carriers but can be subpoenaed by the government.
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Detroit Hopes To Drive Tech Startups Away From Silicon Valley

It doesn't have a lot of high-tech companies, but the city is interested in attracting young tech entrepreneurs. Detroit's rents are far more affordable, but then there are the brutally cold winters.
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Infiltrating 'The Dark Net,' Where Criminals, Trolls And Extremists Reign

Jamie Bartlett exposes an encrypted underworld to the Internet in his book The Dark Net: "Anybody with something to hide, whether it's for good reasons or for ill, finds a very natural home there."
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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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