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Microsoft Sues Justice Dept., Seeking To Inform Customers About Seized Data

Microsoft is asking a judge to declare part of a 1986 federal law unconstitutional under both the First and Fourth Amendments.
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Stephen Hawking's Plan For Interstellar Travel Has Some Earthly Obstacles

The theoretical physicist is part of a team that wants to send postage-stamp-size probes to our closest star system, Alpha Centauri. But can they get the proper permits?
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The Next Encryption Battleground: Congress

The top Republican and top Democrat on the Senate intelligence panel are floating a bill that would mandate cooperation in encryption cases, but critics say it creates a dangerous "back door."
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Listen To Wikipedia: Engineers Translate Edits Into Sound

The folks at "The World According to Sound" podcast take listeners to a place where you can hear the sound of the website being edited.
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Thousands Of Verizon Workers Go On Strike As Contract Talks Stall

About 40,000 Verizon workers went on strike Wednesday demanding an extension on talks for a new labor contract. The workers are represented by two unions, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Communications Workers of America.
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Technology Helps A Paralyzed Man Transform Thought Into Movement

An implant and wires that reroute nerve signals from a man's brain to his hand allow him to grasp and lift objects, after much practice. But easy, wireless signaling from the brain is still the goal.
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Tens Of Thousands Of Verizon Workers Go On Strike

Nearly 40,000 union workers on the East Coast, who haven't had a contract since August, have walked out. Among other things, they object to outsourcing and two-month location transfers of employees.
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Facebook's New Master Plan: Kill Other Apps

Reading NPR. Trying out a live video. Ordering an Uber. All in Facebook. The company is trying to manage your entire digital life, but not talking about how to do it safely.
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Uber Wants You To Know It's Tired Of Sharing Data With Regulators

The ride-hailing company released its first transparency report, using the opportunity to criticize the large swaths of data it is required to share with regulators.

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Lost In Translation: Study Finds Interpretation Of Emojis Can Vary Widely

That sweaty smiley face emoji may be positive to some of your friends and negative to others. And depending on who you're texting it may appear entirely different on their device.

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