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Data Breach At University Of Maryland Exposes 309,000 Records

The records from staff, faculty and students date back to 1998 and include social security numbers, names and dates of birth.

Facebook To Buy WhatsApp Message Service

Facebook is buying an instant messaging service called WhatsApp for an eye-popping $19 billion. It's the latest salvo in an arms race by Silicon Valley giants to stockpile mobile technology.

FCC To Propose New Rules On Internet Neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission announced on Wednesday it will not appeal last month's ruling by a federal appeals court that overturned its Open Internet rules.

Facebook Will Buy WhatsApp Message Service For $19 Billion

WhatsApp makes a text messaging app that works on all major smartphone operating systems. Founded in Silicon Valley less than five years ago, the company has 55 employees.

'Bluish' Light May Help Alzheimer's Patients Find Bearings

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is trying to help Alzheimer's patients experience fewer behavioral issues. Robert Siegel speaks with researcher Mariana Figueiro and psychiatrist Guerman Ermolenko.

Here's What Happens When Thousands Play Pokemon Together

For the past week, a social experiment has been going on in the gaming community: a democratically played video game on community site Twitch. A site exec says the result is chaotic but inspiring.

Order Up! Food Businesses Find An Appetite For Bitcoin

From a Subway sandwich shop to a Peruvian chicken food truck, customers have a growing number of options for satisfying their hunger with bitcoins. For food vendors, accepting the virtual currency offers substantial financial benefits — and risks, too.

In The Dark About Picking A Light Bulb? This FAQ Can Help

It used to be pretty easy to buy a light bulb. But the transition to more energy-efficient lighting now means choosing from a dazzling array of products. We've collected answers to your top questions to help you navigate the confusing world of the 21st century light bulb.

German Chancellor Proposes A Europe-Only Network

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has proposed a European communications network that would contain online communications within that continent. David Meyer, senior writer at GigaOM, tells Audie Cornish about the source of this idea and whether or not it's feasible.

Battling Blight: Detroit Maps Entire City To Find Bad Buildings

The city has a lot of abandoned buildings, and to decide which ones should be demolished, the federal government and some major foundations started a massive, high-tech mapping project. The new mayor says that's just what he needs to improve the neighborhoods.