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U.S. Turns Up Heat On Costly Commercial Cyber Theft In China

U.S. official displeasure has grown over the problem of Chinese cyber-espionage. The Obama administration has signaled that it will step up the investigation and prosecution of trade-secret theft and has not ruled out punitive measures.
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Some Net Retailers Aren't Buying Online Sales Tax Proposal

Proponents of the bill, currently before Congress, say collecting taxes from online sales should be relatively simple for retailers. But with close to 10,000 tax jurisdictions around the country, some online businesses say collecting the taxes and navigating potential problems will be a costly burden.
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Pentagon: China's Government Hacked U.S. Networks

In a new report, the Department of Defense says that China's government is directly responsible for hacking into U.S. diplomatic, economic and defense networks.
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Unearthing History: How Technology Is Transforming Archaeology

For centuries, explorers tried to find la Ciudad Blanca, a fabled city in the rain forests of Central America. Dense jungle impeded efforts to uncover it. Douglas Preston tells the story of a team who used light detection technology to survey the iconic ruins from the air.
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Gun Made With 3-D Printer Is Successfully Fired

The almost entirely plastic weapon fires .22-caliber bullets. Critics fear it will make such guns too easy to make and too hard to detect. The designers say it's already possible to make your own firearms and that they're just creating another way.
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Who Benefits From College And Why

New research suggests the college-for-all approach needs revision. Understanding who benefits from college and why.

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Star Wars Fans 'Use The Fourth' To Celebrate

Today is May 4, unofficially known as Star Wars Day — seemingly for the lone reason that it presents an opportunity for people to tell one another, "May the Fourth be with you." Fans of the George Lucas films are breaking out costumes and photos, and generally letting their Jedi flag fly.
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Computer Guys & Gal

Your Facebook friends may be bots and your Twitter followers could be fake. The Computer Guys and Gal are here to help you figure out what's real and what's not in the world of technology.

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