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Twitter Users Risk Damnation, Saudi Religious Police Say

Sheikh Abdul Latif Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh said anyone using social media sites — and especially Twitter — "has lost this world and his afterlife." Many Saudis have turned to social media sites for news and to discuss issues they might otherwise not be able to bring up.
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Book News: Amazon's Tiny Tax Payment Draws Fresh Scrutiny

Also: Afaa Michael Weaver on being a black poet abroad; ebook sales jumped 44 percent last year; Cormac McCarthy's beach body.
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A New 'Smart Rifle' Decides When To Shoot And Rarely Misses

A new rifle goes on sale on Wednesday, and it's not like any other. It uses lasers and computers to make shooters very accurate. A startup gun company in Texas developed the TrackingPoint rifle, which is so effective that some in the shooting community say it should not be sold to the public.
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Google Launches A Streaming Music Service

On Wednesday the company launched All Access, a paid subscription service that will put it in direct competition with Spotify and Pandora.
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Cup Of Joe With Apple CEO Goes For $610,000

It turns out that the desire to speak with Apple CEO Tim Cook, along with $610,000, will buy you a cup of coffee. That's the winning bid offered in a charity auction for up to an hour of Cook's time.
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Grad Students Tracks His Online Moves, Looks To Sell Data

Everyone is tracked by marketers online. Instead of fighting it, a New York grad student is taking ownership of his online personal data by selling it.

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