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'Drone Shoot-Down Bill' Advances In Oklahoma

An Oklahoma Senate panel approved a bill that provides "civil immunity for damage or destruction of a drone on personal property."
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The Great Solar Panel Debate: To Lease Or To Buy?

More homeowners are cutting energy costs by installing solar panels, due in part to leasing programs that require no up-front investment. Leasing means less hassle, but may also save you less money.
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Shake, Rattle And Toll: Berkeley's Bells Play Sounds Of Earth

In celebration of its 100th anniversary, the bells of UC Berkeley's Sather Tower were programmed to play a score composed in real time by the data from seismic shifts happening under the campus.
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Samsung's Privacy Policy Warns Customers Their Smart TVs Are Listening

Samsung warned its customers that their TVs are sending reports to third parties and that could include sensitive information spoken by the owners. The policy has drawn comparisons to Orwell's 1984.
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Pick Up Your Smartphone Less Often. You Might Think Better.

Our friends at the WNYC podcast New Tech City recently challenged you to put down the smartphone to see what sort of brilliance beckoned. We check in on the results.
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Q&A: Sen. Ed Markey On Protecting Data Our Cars Are Sharing

We've entered the age of Internet-connected cars, and the Massachusetts lawmaker says they're vulnerable to all kinds of data breaches.
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With New Rules In Place, Netflix Expands To Cuba

Starting today, Cubans with an Internet connection and access to international payment methods will have access to a wide array of movies and shows. There are huge hurdles, though.
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One Week, Two Hacks And A Whole Bunch Of Cyber Worries

In a single week, the hack of a health insurance giant exposed as many as 80 million Social Security numbers and TurboTax halted e-filing due to fraud. NPR's Arun Rath talks with reporter Brian Krebs.
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Next Witness: Will The Yellow Smiley Face Take The Stand?

Emojis have popped up in a handful of court cases across the country. Could the ubiquitous yellow face, a sad kitty head or a dancing alien decide a defendant's fate?
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Meet Mafiaboy, The 'Bratty Kid' Who Took Down The Internet

When he was just 15, Michael Calce pulled off one of the biggest hacks in history. Today, Calce works in computer security on the other side, and he says he thinks some good came of his 2000 attack.

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