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Exploring The World's Highest Peaks From Your Couch

Have you ever wanted to see the view from the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania? Google is making that possible — sending employees up the world's highest peaks with digital cameras, tripods and fisheye lenses to take photos that can be stitched together for a 360 degree view.
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Thieves Target Political Ad Consultants On New FCC Site

The online government database was supposed to bring some transparency to the multimillion-dollar market in political TV ads, letting the public more easily see how much politicians and advocacy groups spend in major markets. But it also has inadvertently opened up some of those involved to fraud.
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'Historic' Web Attack Didn't Cripple The Internet And Is Over Anyway

A denial-of-service attack on a Dutch company was huge. But companies that monitor the Internet say it did not cause major disruptions.
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Worst Attack In 'History Of The Internet' Threatens Web

The two sides in the dispute are an anti-spam group and a Dutch hosting company that the group says is behind much of the spam on the Internet. The fight is causing major congestion, leading to delays in reaching sites like Netflix.
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Solar-Powered Plane Uses Its Lightness To Fly In The Dark

Creators of a solar-powered aircraft hope to fly it day and night across the U.S. with no fuel, and eventually around the world. It's a quixotic — some might call it nutty — undertaking. But the creators hope the flight helps challenge assumptions about what solar technology can do.
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More Than Just Angry Birds, Apps Can Have A Humanitarian Side Too

There's a trend in the startup world toward combining business and smartphone apps with altruistic goals. From human trafficking to helping farmers in Uganda, experts say, there's a market for doing social good with technology.

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