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National Guard Seeks More Drones For Domestic Missions

A dozen Guard units now pilot drones for missions here and abroad. Some are lobbying for increased use of the unmanned aircraft in the U.S., but critics have raised privacy concerns.
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For Love Or Money: Fans And Businesses Flock To Fantasy Sports

The legal loophole that allows people to bet on fantasy sports teams but not real ones is attracting big money. Fantasy games may trump real ones soon, says commentator Frank Deford.
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Red-Light Tickets In D.C. Are Dropping. Does That Mean Drivers Are Behaving Better?

For years there was a steady increase in red-light camera tickets in D.C. — tens of thousands each year. But in 2014, D.C. police issued close to 80,000 tickets, the lowest level since 2008.
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Sen. Blumenthal Introduces Bill To Protect Connected Cars From Hackers

Connected cars can be vulnerable to hackers. NPR's Melissa Block talks with Sen. Richard Blumenthal about legislation he has introduced to protect drivers.
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The Ghost In The Car May Be A Hacker

As cars become increasingly computerized and connected, researchers are finding vulnerabilities that may allow autos to be controlled remotely. U.S. lawmakers want standards to make cars more secure.
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Massive Government Security Breach

A massive security breach of government computer systems was found to have exposed the personal information of 21 million people, including sensitive information collected in background checks. We explore the implications and needed security fixes.

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Stephen Petranek: "How We'll Live On Mars"

Author Stephen Petranek says within the next 20 years humans will live on Mars. The race to get there, how to make it habitable and other big questions about traveling to and living on this next frontier.

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With Ad Blocking Use On The Rise, What Happens To Online Publishers?

A new Apple update could challenge the current online business model. Some say less ad revenue means more sites will charge for access to content. There's also a move to block the ad blockers.
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Adultery Site Ashley Madison Targeted In Data Hack

The adultery website Ashley Madison has been hacked. Hackers stole large caches of data, including, it seems, information about users who paid to have their data deleted.
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Affair-Enabling Website Ashley Madison Is Compromised By Hackers

Threats to release some 37 million users' photographs and data come at a time when Ashley Madison's leaders have been discussing a potential $200 million stock offering.

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