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Computer Guys And Gal

Changes at Microsoft, the ethics and economics of blocking ads and an NSA surveillance panel with no tech experts. The Computer Guys and Gal discuss these topics and more.

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Looking For Free Condoms? There's A Health Department App For That

State and local public health departments are turning to apps as to help them reach people when they need help the most. Birth control finders, recipe tweakers and searchable restaurant inspections are in the mix.
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How To Disappear When Someone's Spying On You; 'Privacy Wear' Comes To Market

A New York design team has just produced an invisibility cloak for your cell phone. Pop it in and no government, no merchants, no friends, no one knows where your phone is. Another design team in Canada says they could do stuff like this — but they won't. Who's right?
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Microsoft Vs. Medium: A Tale Of Two Office Cultures

The corporate culture at Microsoft seems to go against the tech industry's trend toward more empowered employees. The focus on the software giant's inner workings comes as Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer prepares to depart.
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Click Here For 'The New York Times' While It's Being Hacked

The Times appears to be the target of another hacking by the Syrian Electronic Army, a pro-Assad group. But the news organization has created an alternate site where its stories can be seen.
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One Historic March, Countless Striking Moments

What if Twitter existed 50 years ago, on this monumental anniversary of the March on Washington? Our answer: @TodayIn1963. We've been reporting events of the summer of '63 as if they were happening now, in real-time, through this Twitter account.
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Mayer Shines At Yahoo After Spotlight Dimmed At Google

Yahoo has redesign some of its major sites — the latest step in CEO Marissa Mayer's dramatic turnaround of the Internet company. Before Mayer interviewed for the job at Yahoo, her career at Google appeared to have stalled. Renee Montagne discusses this with Nicholas Carlson, who wrote a profile of Mayer for the news website Business Insider.
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Outage Summer: What To Know About The Syrian Electronic Army

The New York Times website reportedly was under attack by hackers on Tuesday. Here's a primer on the Syrian Electronic Army, the activist hacker group that's responsible for taking down or taking control of the sites of major news organizations.
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Facebook: U.S. Wanted Data On 20,000 Of Its Users This Year

Governments in 74 countries wanted information on 38,000 Facebook users in the first half of this year, according to a report released by the social media giant.
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Inside The 'Bossless' Office, Where The Team Takes Charge

In workplaces like Menlo Innovation, the whole office votes to hire, fire and give promotions. The team at Menlo says the lack of hierarchy makes for a more creative, happier place where the employees are always learning.

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