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How To Spot And Outfake Bogus Twitter Followers

You may want to think twice before bragging about all of those Twitter followers you've racked up. Apps and websites help figure out which followers are real, fake and "inactive" users.
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VIDEO: You Will Smile At This Dancing Queen And Her Good Luck

Ellie Cole didn't know her dance moves were being videotaped. After they went on the Web, the video went viral. Now, she's getting the chance to be on a London stage. Check out the moves that made her famous.
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Put A Camera On An Eagle And What Do You Get? Soaring VIDEO

A video is quickly going viral because it purports to be the sights and sounds of what it looks like from the bird's eye view as an eagle flies above Chamonix, France. Someone appears to have put a small camera on the bird.
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Officials: Edward Snowden's Leaks Were Masked By Job Duties

Investigators have a good idea what documents NSA leaker Edward Snowden got and how he got them. Officials now tell NPR that he had access to a file-sharing site on the NSA's internal website, and it was actually his responsibility to move sensitive documents to a more secure location.
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Obama Petitions FCC To Legalize Cellphone Unlocking

The administration sent a petition to the Federal Communications Commission asking it to come up with new rules to override a law scheduled to take effect in January. The law would make it a crime punishable by up to five years in prison to unlock your cellphone without permission from your carrier.
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Car Factories Turn Robots And Humans Into Co-Workers

In the past, robots had been seen as being too unsafe to place alongside humans on the assembly line without the benefit of a safety barrier.
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Calculated To Win: Supercomputers Power America's Cup

The 2013 America's Cup isn't just about speed demons racing faster than the wind. These days, the 162-year-old international sailing competition is being powered by supercomputers. Tech teams are crunching the numbers to make small changes that mean a big difference in speed.
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Is The U.S. Drone Program Fatally Flawed?

Some argue that armed drones are a critical tool in U.S. counterterrorism and military operations abroad. But critics say their use raises difficult legal and moral questions, and generates ill will toward the United States. A group of experts face off on the issue for an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.
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Why Spying On Our Kids To Solve Cyberbullying Might Not Work

A school district in California has attracted some suspicion and much media attention for hiring a company to monitor the social media pages of 14,000 students. But an expert says teaching kids empathy is a better approach than spying on them.
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Obesity & Preserving Culture: Latinos Discuss Their Parenting Challenges

For Latino parents, choosing what language to speak at home isn't a simple choice. And it isn't easy to find the right way to talk about concerns like child obesity with their kids. Host Michel Martin speaks with a roundtable of Latino parents to get their advice on how they are handling these, and other, tough conversations.

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