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The Ghost In The Car May Be A Hacker

As cars become increasingly computerized and connected, researchers are finding vulnerabilities that may allow autos to be controlled remotely. U.S. lawmakers want standards to make cars more secure.
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Massive Government Security Breach

A massive security breach of government computer systems was found to have exposed the personal information of 21 million people, including sensitive information collected in background checks. We explore the implications and needed security fixes.

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Stephen Petranek: "How We'll Live On Mars"

Author Stephen Petranek says within the next 20 years humans will live on Mars. The race to get there, how to make it habitable and other big questions about traveling to and living on this next frontier.

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With Ad Blocking Use On The Rise, What Happens To Online Publishers?

A new Apple update could challenge the current online business model. Some say less ad revenue means more sites will charge for access to content. There's also a move to block the ad blockers.
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Adultery Site Ashley Madison Targeted In Data Hack

The adultery website Ashley Madison has been hacked. Hackers stole large caches of data, including, it seems, information about users who paid to have their data deleted.
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Affair-Enabling Website Ashley Madison Is Compromised By Hackers

Threats to release some 37 million users' photographs and data come at a time when Ashley Madison's leaders have been discussing a potential $200 million stock offering.
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Commerce Department: Tighter Controls Needed For Cyberweapons

If software can be used to attack a computer network, then companies need permission before sending that software overseas, the government says. But the cybersecurity industry is up in arms.
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Sometimes A Little More Minecraft May Be Quite All Right

Minecraft can be more social and creative than watching TV. But kids' drive to play for hours on end can strain recommended limits on screen time. What's a mother to do?
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Once Immune To Cord-Cutting, 'King Of Live Sports' Finds Throne Shaken

Even as other channels tried to adapt to a new TV landscape, ESPN seemed to be impervious for one reason: People want to watch sports live. But ESPN has shed 3.2 million subscribers since May 2014.
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Siren Song Of Tech Lures New Doctors Away From Medicine

Medical school graduates around San Francisco Bay are far less likely to pursue medical residencies than those in other parts of the country. Instead, many are heading to health technology ventures.

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