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Tech Week That Was: So Many Hacks, So Little Time

There's a consistent thread in the tech news dominating all our attention this week — stolen data. We tried to add a little context to the coverage.
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Beefing Up Photo, Cloud and Online Security

The recent theft of digital celebrity photos is prompting a new look how secure our picture and documents are online and in the cloud. One expert says it's time for everyone to turn on two-step verification. Tech Tuesday explores the options.

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Facebook Uses Algorithmic Curation. Is Twitter Next?

Many Americans get their news through social media. But the stories that surface on our Facebook news feeds are heavily curated by an unseen force...

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Cheap Drinking Water From The Sun, Aided By A Pop Of Pencil Shavings

Engineers have developed a low-cost material that efficiently sterilizes and desalinates water using only solar energy. The secret to the new technology is likely sitting right on your desk.
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What's Your Take On #NPRTheTalk?

African-American parents have long discussed the importance of teaching children how to interact with police. Do parents in other communities have similar conversations? Join the discussion.
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Can Body Cameras 'Civilize' Police Encounters?

Police in Ferguson, Mo., started wearing video cameras this week. What effect do they have on behavior? A criminologist reviews the (preliminary) evidence.
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Hacker Breached HealthCare.Gov

A statement from the Department of Health and Human Services said a hacker uploaded malware onto the website's test servers. No data was taken.
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In E-Book Price War, Amazon's Long-Term Strategy Requires Short-Term Risks

Amazon's position is that "instead of selling 100,000 copies at $14.95, you would sell 200,000 copies, let's say, at $8.99 or $9.99," says industry analyst Tim Bajarin.
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Gridiron Tech Tags Players, Delving Deeper Into The Game's Data

Something new is coming to the NFL this year: high-tech tracking devices on players. In some stadiums, they'll give teams and TV audiences real-time readouts of player movements. They'll also give coaches tons of data to fine-tune their game plans.
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The Myth Of The Private Naked Selfie

When hackers steal credit card numbers, the banks and major retailers pay. When they steal personal photos from an Apple account, the user shoulders the cost and can't take back the images.

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