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Tech Roundup: Social Media, User Data And Law Enforcement

Twitter, Apple, Snapchat, and Facebook are embroiled in controversies about the balance between protecting user data and cooperating with law enforcement. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with tech correspondent Steve Henn about the issue.
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The Empire Strikes Back: The Fan-Made Version

A follow-up to 2010 Emmy-winner Star Wars Uncut, the film is a pastiche of live action, stop-motion and animation that shows both the contributors' talents and their passion for the original.
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Tech Week: Women's Raises, Screen Time And Super-Locked Phones

Controversial remarks about women not needing to ask for raises, how people in tech often limit their kids' screen time and a heated debate over smartphone encryption topped our tech coverage.
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Kmart Says Its Store Registers Were Hacked, Exposing Credit Cards

The Sears-owned company says it removed the malware after it was discovered Thursday. It announced the exposure late Friday, saying no personal data or PIN numbers were lost.
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Twitter Is Suing The U.S. Over Free Speech (Its Own)

Twitter sued the federal government because it stopped the tech company from disclosing government requests for user information. Twitter says the current disclosure rules aren't transparent enough.
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Microsoft CEO's Comments Reflect A Larger Workplace Problem

On Thursday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said it is good karma in some instances when women do not ask for a raise. Melissa Block talks to Maria Klawe, who was interviewing him, about the reaction.
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Microsoft CEO Nadella's Remarks Add To Tech's Sexism Problem

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is facing public criticism after his comments suggesting that women should not ask for raises. But they also underscore questions about tech's male-dominated culture.
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The Future Of Phone Service

The advent of fiber optic cable and wireless phone service make the nation's old copper wire telecom network obsolete. Phone companies and tech advocates want to abandon it. But regulators and some But not everyone is comfortable going digital. Holdouts and some regulators don't want to shut it down too quickly. We explore the fate of the landline phone system and the future of voice telecommunications.

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Microsoft CEO Backtracks On Suggestion That Women Shouldn't Ask For Raises

During a talk at a conference about women in technology, Satya Nadella said those women who don't ask for raises would be compensated by "karma."
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Help Wanted: Unlikely Geniuses To Solve Public Health Problems

The Grand Challenge is a new tradition in the world of public health: asking anyone (and everyone) to come up with innovations. The latest assignment: design cooler protective gear for Ebola teams.

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