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Google's 'Internet Balloons' Could Expand Online Access

Google's "Project Loon" just launched in New Zealand — it uses balloons floating in the stratosphere to bring high-speed Internet access to remote areas.
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'Guardian': Documents Show Britain, U.S. Spied At World Summits

This is the latest revelation to come from documents leaked by Edward Snowden. They purportedly show that Britain and the United States spied on their allies during G-20 summit meetings in England in 2009.
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The Implications Of Drones In U.S. Airspace

The Federal Aviation Administration is working on new regulations that would allow the use of small, commercial drones. Texas and 30 states are crafting their own laws to rein in these flying robots before they leave the ground.
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Bringing Extreme WIFI To Remote Places

Google scientists have been testing a way to link computers to the internet in rural, war torn or disaster areas where high speed internet does not exist. We hear from Steven Levy, a senior writer with Wired magazine who was embedded with the Google team.
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Google's 'Looney' Internet Balloons Invade New Zealand

The tech giant hopes the test of flying hotspots will bring service to billions of people in remote areas such as Africa and Southeast Asia.
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Facebook, Microsoft Reveal Requests For User Data

The tech giants say they have been allowed to reveal data requests from the government in broad terms, but expressed frustration that they aren't permitted to say more.
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Pandora Buys A Radio Station, Songwriters' Group Calls It A 'Stunt'

This week, the Internet radio broadcaster bought a radio station in Rapid City, S.D., in an effort to get the more favorable royalty rates given to terrestrial broadcasters. But the move has songwriters and composers up in arms.

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