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Obama's NSA Reforms Leave Some Tech Companies Wanting More

On Friday, President Obama announced changes to the way the National Security Agency conducts surveillance. Host Arun Rath speaks with NPR's Steve Henn about how the speech was received by the tech companies whose businesses are built on Internet and phone use.
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Net Neutrality Court Ruling Could Cost Consumers, Limit Choices

A federal court ruling could spell the end to what's known as "net neutrality." The Federal Communications Commission had tried to prevent Internet service providers from favoring one type of web traffic over another. But the court ruled against the FCC. Consumer advocates say this week's decision could ultimately mean higher prices for your Internet service. Host Arun Rath talks with NPR's Laura Sydell.
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Still Texting? OMG, That's Already So Old-School

A new report says instant messaging is surpassing old-fashioned texting in Britain. It may seem too soon to talk about the good old days of texting, but technological turnover is another sign of the times. Also on the decline: phone numbers.
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Supreme Court To Decide If Warrant Needed To Search Cellphone

The U.S. Supreme Court is delving into the technology-versus-privacy debate, agreeing to hear two cases that test whether police making an arrest may search cellphones without a warrant. A decision is expected this year.
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Anonymous Speech And Online Reviews

A recent Virginia court ruling requires Yelp to reveal the identities of users behind a handful of negative reviews. We discuss the ruling and its implications for anonymous speech.

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Week That Was: Smart Fridge Hack, Net Neutrality And The NSA

Your weekly roundup of tech headlines from NPR and publications around the country, including more credit card security breaches and the latest developments with the "Internet of Things." We asked what was in the hacked fridge, but — spoiler alert (pun intended) — we didn't find out.
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Analysts: Credit Card Hacking Goes Much Further Than Target

Retail analysts say more data breaches like the hits on Target and Neiman Marcus are coming. A new report details how hackers "with ties to the former Soviet Union" stay ahead with "innovation and a high degree of skill."
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Is The Obamacare Website Not Spanish Friendly?

The federal healthcare website seems to be running more smoothly now, but many Spanish speakers are reportedly still struggling with it. Host Michel Martin finds out why from Laura Martinez of CNET en Espanol, and Daniela Hernandez of Kaiser Health News.
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Researchers Are Totes Studying How Ppl Shorten Words On Twitter

The team at Dartmouth College mined 180 million tweets from 900,000 users to understand word clippings — like "awks" as "awkward." The researchers want to understand how such words originate and how they spread.
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News Match Game: Leaders And Tweeters

Politicians of the world have caught on to the fact that Twitter can help get out the party line.

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