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Report From The Drone Convention: Unmanned Vehicles Find New Uses

Drone makers and robotics manufacturers gathered in Las Vegas are optimistic that they will overcome civil liberties concerns about these gadgets, and make the leap from wartime to peacetime markets. Products include "throwable" robots that police can use for remote surveillance, and small aircraft to watch volcanic eruptions.
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Google Settles Over Safari Privacy Breach; Will Pay Record $22.5M Fine

The FTC came down on the company for putting "cookies" on computers after it told Safari users that wouldn't be done.
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Social Media At Work: Is A Facebook "Like" Protected Speech?

Facebook users post more than 50 million "likes" per day. Now federal courts are trying to figure out whether all those clicks are a form of constitutionally protected speech.

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ACLU, Facebook Argue A 'Like' Is Protected Speech

Government employees who were fired after they clicked "Like" on their boss's political opponent's Facebook page are appealing a decision from earlier this year that determined a Facebook "Like" is not constitutionally protected speech.

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Hackers Wreak Havoc On 'Wired' Writer's Digital Life

Within one hour, Wired.com senior writer Mat Honan's entire digital life was destroyed. Hackers got access to his Google account and chaos followed. Eight years of Gmail were deleted. His iPhone was wiped clean — as was his iPad and MacBook. Honan talks to Renee Montagne about how hackers were able to gain access to his accounts.
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Text-Talented Or R U All Thumbs?

If you think terrific thumbs are all you need to take home the U.S. National Texting Championship, think again. This is no touch and go competition.
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Virtual Prison Visits

The DC Department of Corrections recently announced a shift to video-only visits for prisoners with family and friends. We look at the benefits and potential drawbacks.

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Shut Out Of London Games, Video Artists Get Inventive

It's not easy to find video of the London 2012 Olympics on the Internet — even on YouTube. And that's inspiring people to "interpret" the Summer Games for themselves. You can find puppet shows, 8-bit video, and Taiwanese animation, all related to the Olympics... or, at least sort of related.

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