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Who's Watching When You Look For Health Information Online?

More than half of health-related websites checked by a health policy researcher used trackers that could provide data about visitors to third parties. Some also shared search terms that could be linked to a visitor.
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The Quantified Self Movement

Tech Tuesday explores the "quantified self," a movement to harness personal data to increase healthy living.

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Arrest Caught On Google Glass Reignites Privacy Debate

The wearable technology, which is being tested by a select group of users, was used to record an arrest on the Jersey Shore. The incident raises questions about citizen journalism and the limits of privacy in public.
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When Social Sharing Goes Wrong: Regretting The Facebook Post

Researchers explored the many ways what we say on Facebook get us in trouble and how offline and online regret aren't the same. Users often don't remember or know who might see their Facebook content until it's too late.
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At Tech-Free Camps, People Pay Hundreds To Unplug

As electronic communication grows more pervasive, demand is growing for paid retreats where you have to surrender all electronic devices. One participant says giving up his phone for a weekend was "liberating"; another says she was inspired to observe tech-free Friday nights.
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Douglas Engelbart Dies At 88, Invented Computer Mouse

U.S. inventor Douglas Engelbart was one of the visionaries of the computer age. Besides inventing the computer mouse, his insight laid the groundwork for the interactive technology we now take for granted. Engelbart was 88.
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SoftBank Moves Closer To 78 Percent Stake In Sprint

SoftBank's acquisition of a majority stake in Sprint Nextel appears to have cleared a final hurdle. The FCC reportedly approved the deal on Wednesday. Regulatory approval is the last step before the mega deal can be completed.
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Inventor Of Computer Mouse Dies; Doug Engelbart Was 88

U.S. inventor and Doug Engelbart, the man known as the father of the computer mouse and a thinker who helped introduce other key innovations, died Wednesday morning at age 88. His death was announced today by the Computer History Museum.
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Martin Luther King's Memory Inspires Teenage Dream

Martin Luther King Junior's famous "I Have a Dream" speech is fifty years old this summer. Tell Me More is asking listeners to use #MyDream on Twitter to share their own wishes and visions of the future. Fourteen-year-old Aubrey Moran from Mississippi shares her dream for kids her age.
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Father: Teen Jailed For Facebook Comment Beat Up Behind Bars

The push to reduce Justin Carter's $500,000 bail is getting more urgent after his family says the Texas teen is suffering physical abuse while an inmate in a Central Texas jail.

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