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Tech Week: Target CEO Out, Drones In Question, Apple's Big Deal

This week's technology news included the departure of Target's chief in the wake of the chain's data breach, efforts to regulate commercial use of drones and reports Apple may buy Beats Electronics.
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Fighting Crime With Hashtags: Police And Social Media

Police departments around the country are now adding social media platforms to their array of crime fighting tools. Kojo looks at the evolution of police work in the online world.

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Not-So-Social Media: Why People Have Stopped Talking On Phones

There was a time when teens would spend hours on the phone gabbing with friends. Now, that's the stodgiest behavior imaginable. Even for older people, a ringing phone is an unwanted intrusion.
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D.C. Police Board Recommends That Cops Wear On-Body Cameras

The District of Columbia's police accountability agency agrees with Chief Cathy Lanier's proposal that officers wear cameras while on duty to record their interactions with citizens.
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Hard 'G' Or Soft, The GIF Takes Its Place As A Modern Art Form

A new exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image is showcasing reaction GIFs, those little animated images people employ online when words fail them. Cue the dramatic chipmunk!
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Joust To The Music: Video Game Evolves Beyond The Screen

A new high-tech game is a little like musical-chairs-meets-tag. Johann Sebastian Joust is a video game — but without the video. A technology expert sees it as a return to traditional types of play.
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When Lyrics Get Posted Online, Who Gets Paid?

There are about 5 million searches for lyrics every day on Google. Who gets paid when people look up lyrics online?
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Snapchat Settles With FTC Over Privacy Breach

The messaging service promised users that their photos and video would "disappear forever" after being sent, but the FTC says the company saved email addresses and phone numbers.
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Telepsychiatry Brings Emergency Mental Health Care To Rural Areas

Many North Carolina counties have no psychiatrists, so emergency rooms are experimenting with beaming in the doctor on video. The hospital can then provide needed treatment.
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Faith Drives A Father To Create A Test For Childhood Cancer

Noah Shaw was diagnosed with a potentially fatal cancer when he was just 4 months old. That didn't shake his father's faith in God. But it did drive him to try to invent an early cancer test.

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