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What Cockroaches With Backpacks Can Do. Ah-mazing

Researchers are developing technology to control the movement of cockroaches. Strapped with electrodes and sensors, these insects we often loathe could be used for disaster relief or surveillance.
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New Browser Extension May Get You Going To The D.C. Public Library More

A civic hacker in D.C. has made a new add-on for your browser that lets you know if a book is available at the local library before you hit "checkout" on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

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Elton John Leads Boycott Against Dolce & Gabbana Over 'Synthetic Children' Remarks

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are locked in a public argument with Elton John over their recent remarks condemning in vitro fertilization and saying same-sex couples shouldn't raise children.
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Pew: Nearly One-Third Of Americans Hide Information Online

While Americans are deeply divided over whether government surveillance is serving the public interest, one-third of those surveyed are taking steps to hide their personal information online.
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An 'Upstream' Battle As Wikimedia Challenges NSA Surveillance

A law professor and expert on national security law sheds some light on the lawsuit by Wikipedia's parent company against the National Security Agency.
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Obama, Unions On Opposite Sides Of The (Fast) Track For Trade Deals

Labor groups, which have been allies of President Obama, are now stepping up their efforts to thwart White House plans for passing foreign trade deals on a "fast track" through Congress.
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Silicon Prairie: Tech Startups Find A Welcoming Home In The Midwest

Some entrepreneurs are leaving the high-tech hot spots of San Francisco, New York and the Silicon Valley for greener pastures in a place that actually has greener pastures: Lincoln, Neb.
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Hillary Clinton's Privacy Problem

"I've always believed in a zone of privacy," Clinton once said. Her use of a personal email account while secretary of state is just the latest example of trying to defend that zone.
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Don't You Dare Use 'Comprised Of' On Wikipedia: One Editor Will Take It Out

Wikipedia editor Bryan Henderson has made it his crusade to edit out the phrase "comprised of" in more than 5 million articles. While his quest is harmless, it shows that zealots can dominate the Web.
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FCC Publishes Full Text Of Net Neutrality Rules

Two weeks after it voted to approve rules on net neutrality, the Federal Communications Commission releases what Chairman Tom Wheeler calls "a shining example of American democracy at work."

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