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If There's Privacy In The Digital Age, It Has A New Definition

Even staunch privacy advocates are concluding that it's impossible to protect personal data completely. The best hope for online privacy, they say, lies in legal safeguards that prevent abuse.
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What Your Data's Worth: Probably Not As Much As You Think

Data Brokerage can be big business. Brokers sell profiles filled with your purchases, your favorite stores and more. But, as Emily Steel of the Financial Times explains, your profile's quite cheap.
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To Get More Women In Tech, Start At Home And School

Tell Me More celebrates Women's History Month with the series "Women in Tech." Diverse voices will share ideas on bridging the gender gap in tech fields. The series begins with two startup founders.
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CarPlay: Apple Unveils Plan Linking iPhones To Honda, Volvo, Others

The system aims to keep drivers from fumbling with their phones while they're behind the wheel, even as it brings them more options (and potential distractions).
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Here's Ellen's Star-Stuffed Oscar Selfie That Broke Twitter

What happens when some of Hollywood's biggest stars snap a group photo live on TV and then tweet it? Lots and lots of retweets, that's what. A record number, in fact.
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E-Sports Reach Pro-Athletic Status, Fandom — And Money

Gamers are attracting millions of fans to their live competitions and bringing in some serious prize money. E-sports teams can be bought for millions, and players are traded for thousands.
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'Mad Black Men': Yes, There Were Black People In '60s Advertising

As a black graphic designer, Xavier Ruffin wanted to like the show Mad Men, but was disappointed with its portrayal of black people. His Web series Mad Black Men is part spoof, part dramedy.
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An Answer For Issues With 'Lavatory Logistics' At Outdoor Events

For anyone who has ever been stuck at an outdoor event searching for a restroom, there's an app to help with "lavatory logistics." This idea started as a joke and has turned into a Mardi Gras tool.
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A Picket Line At The Oscars: Visual-Effects Artists To Protest

For the second year, hundreds of visual-effects workers will be protesting instead of celebrating Hollywood's big night. They say subsidies luring studios abroad are draining the profession.
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BuzzFeed Quizzes: What Data Set Do You Belong To?

A scroll through your Facebook News Feed will turn up BuzzFeed quizzes about what Harry Potter character you are. Ad Age reporter Kate Kaye tells NPR's Scott Simon what BuzzFeed's doing with all the quiz data.

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