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Bill That Would Curb NSA's Bulk Collection Of Phone Data Advances In House

The USA Freedom Act would also make significant opinions from a secret court public and would allow challenges to challenges to National Security Letters.

The Doctor Will Video Chat With You Now: Insurer Covers Virtual Visits

Medical consultation via video is going mainstream. UnitedHealthcare says it will cover doctors' visits by live video on smartphones, tablets and computers. Will people overuse it and boost costs?

The Plan To Give E-Books To Poor Kids

Today, President Obama announced a massive effort with major publishers to make thousands of e-book titles free for low-income kids.
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New Commuter App Takes Holistic View: Money, Time, Health, Environment, a creation of Arlington County Commuter Services, Mobility Lab, and the transit-tech firm Conveyal, is trying to get traffic-weary travelers to think more about what goes into their trips.


These Parents Make Lovely Lunch Bag Art. Not Everyone Is Pleased

Elaborately illustrated napkins. Famous paintings recreated using food. Depending on your viewpoint, these lunch projects are an expression of parental love or another salvo in the parenting wars.

Bud Light Pulls Label With Message That Sparked Backlash

Bud Light was touted as "the perfect beer for removing 'no' from your vocabulary." But that's precisely the word that occurred to many people who saw it.

Libraries Make Space For 3-D Printers; Rules Are Sure To Follow

They're the latest addition to so-called "maker spaces" showing up in a number of libraries. But as libraries work to redefine their purpose in the digital age, it also raises questions about misuse.

Report: To Aid Combat, Russia Wages Cyberwar Against Ukraine

Cyberwarfare is a hidden world with few documented examples. In a new report, security researchers detail digital attacks against Ukraine's military and charge the Russian military as the hacker.

How Tech Firms Are Helping People In The Nepal Earthquake Zone

Tech and telecom companies stepped up with much needed services. Facebook and Google offered tools to help those in the region let family and friends know they're OK. Other firms cut calling costs.

When The Sharing Economy Brings Unexpected Experiences

The number of people using these services is growing fast. Find out what happens when a writer rents out his Mini Cooper and an Airbnb tenant learns something terrible has happened to his host.