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Outage Summer: What To Know About The Syrian Electronic Army

The New York Times website reportedly was under attack by hackers on Tuesday. Here's a primer on the Syrian Electronic Army, the activist hacker group that's responsible for taking down or taking control of the sites of major news organizations.
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Facebook: U.S. Wanted Data On 20,000 Of Its Users This Year

Governments in 74 countries wanted information on 38,000 Facebook users in the first half of this year, according to a report released by the social media giant.
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Inside The 'Bossless' Office, Where The Team Takes Charge

In workplaces like Menlo Innovation, the whole office votes to hire, fire and give promotions. The team at Menlo says the lack of hierarchy makes for a more creative, happier place where the employees are always learning.
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'I'd Tap That' And Other NSA Pick-Up Lines Are All The Rage

Revelations that national security officials have used their agency's eavesdropping power to spy on love interests has sparked a new meme: #NSAPickupLines
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Tons Of Molten Glass Go Into Making Mirror For Giant Telescope

One of seven large mirrors for the 72-foot telescope will be spun cast at the University of Arizona on Saturday.
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Trading Domain Names For A Day With The Candidates

Michael Deutsch loves politics so much so that he systematically purchases Internet domain names that political campaigns might want. But it's not a get-rich-quick scheme. When the campaigns come knocking, asking to take over the domains, he bargains for face time with the candidates.
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A Tiny Island Finally Connects To The World Wide Web

Sandwiched between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda, the island of Idjwi had no Internet access until last month. Host Scott Simon speaks with Jacques Sebisaho, a doctor and native of Idjwi Island, about how the community has responded to the Internet.
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Ballmer's Retirement Announcement Drives Up Microsoft Stock

Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's longtime CEO, says he will retire from the company within the next year. His departure is a surprise since he announced a major reorganization at Microsoft just two months ago. Ballmer will leave a company that remains influential and immensely profitable, but has struggled to adapt to mobile technology.
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Three Tips For Microsoft's Next CEO

As speculation begins about who will replace Steve Ballmer as CEO, NPR's Steve Henn has some advice for his successor: Take bigger risks — and more of them. Do more to encourage innovation and don't forget the PC just yet.
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Why It's Difficult To Find Full Video Of King's Historic Speech

Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech is copyrighted, limiting its presence online. One organization, however, has decided to provide ready access to the video.

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