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NSA Denies It Knew About Heartbleed Bug Before It Was Made Public

Bloomberg reported that the spy agency knew about the critical Internet vulnerability for two years and used it to gather intelligence.
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Can't Ask That? Some Job Interviewers Go To Social Media Instead

In the hiring process, employers aren't allowed to ask certain things, like if you go to church or intend to have children. But is it OK for employers to check social media sites for this information?
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This Jet Lag App Does The Math So You'll Feel Better Faster

When it comes to resetting your biological clock, calculus can help. Mathematicians say they've found a faster way to adjust to time zone changes, and they've used it to drive a smartphone app.
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Tech Alternatives To Passwords Could Help Thwart Hackers

A bug called Heartbleed has revealed a hole in one of the most popular encryption programs online. Tech professionals are working on other ways to protect your data beside needing a password.
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German Fears About U.S. Spying Could Hurt Trade Deal

In a poll conducted by the Pew Research Center, Germans overwhelmingly said they prefer EU data privacy standards to those of the U.S.
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One-Day Sale: Google Glass Will Be Available For A Cool $1,500

The wearable computing headset will be available for anyone to purchase, for one day only, on Tuesday. Google says it's expanding the Glass testing program to get more feedback.
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What A Ban On Taxi Apps In Shanghai Says About China's Economy

The smartphone apps let people summon cabs and negotiate prices directly with drivers. Officials say they benefit the young and the rich. But they're also a free-market challenge to state control.
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Sex, Style And Success In 'An African City'

If you miss the HBO hit show Sex and the City, there's the new web series, An African City. We get an inside look at its take on friendship and fashion with young women looking for love in Ghana.
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Mon Dieu! No More Work Email At Home For Some French Workers

Under new rules, about 1 million tech workers and consultants will be required to switch off their work phones outside office hours.
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No Laptops, No Wi-Fi: How One Cafe Fired Up Sales

What's the etiquette around using your laptop in public? If you stop for lunch at the August First Bakery in Burlington, Vt., keep your computer in your bag. The cafe is banning screens.

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