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This Week On Metro Connection: D.C. Tech

Washington may be known as a government town — but plenty of people say it's becoming a major hub for technology, as well.
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D.C.'s Homeless Struggle to Bridge Digital Divide

Most Americans own their own computers and can access the Internet at home — not so for our nation's homeless.
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Facebook Rolls Out New, Simpler Privacy Policy

The new privacy guidelines are one-third their previous length. But experts say it doesn't change how much data the company will continue to gather from users.
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Looking For Work? Cybersecurity Firms Are Hiring

When it comes to jobs in cybersecurity, the Washington region is the hottest part of the country.

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Is D.C. Transforming From A Government Town Into A Tech Hub?

Washington, D.C. is generating all sorts of buzz for its growing tech sector. Just don't try to compare it to Silicon Valley.

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Women Welcome: D.C.'s Tech Sector Bests Silicon Valley At Addressing Gender Gap

Women who work in D.C.'s tech sector say they have an easier go of breaking into the traditionally male-dominated business in the nation's capital than Silicon Valley.

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Inside The Lab Of A Nobel Prize Winner

Eric Betzig just won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. We'll find out what he's working on now.
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Show-And-Tell For The Hacker Crowd

Once a month, folks in the local tech scene gather for Hack and Tell, a monthly tech meetup in the District.
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How Kodak's Shirley Cards Set Photography's Skin-Tone Standard

Named for the original model — an employee of Kodak — the portraits were used by photo labs to calibrate printers. But until the 1970s, that model was always white.
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After Ferguson, Police Body Cameras Catching On

The Columbia, Mo., police department gave its officers body cameras in July, saying they could help exonerate officers from claims of abuse of force. After Ferguson, the demand for cameras surged.

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