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Startups Often Focus On Data Security Too Late, If At All

There's been a proliferation of devices that allow people to track their health and learn about potential medical problems. Startups offering digital services where customers quantify themselves in various ways are out in full force at the Consumer Electronics Show. But what are those companies doing to protect customer data?
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Bitcoin Takes Stage In Texas Senate Campaign

A congressman vying for Sen. John Cornyn's seat announced that he'll accept campaign donations in bitcoin, raising questions about the value of the virtual currency in politics.
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Many Younger Facebook Users 'Unfriend' The Network

Some younger users of Facebook say that using the site often leaves them feeling sad, lonely and inadequate. A new trend is emerging among these most intense of digital users: Many in their teens and 20s are leaving the social network altogether.
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Watson, IBM's 'Jeopardy!' Champ, Gets Its Own Business Division

Big Blue hopes the computer that beat out two human rivals in 2011 can use its "cognitive computing" abilities to turn a tidy profit.
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Government Tech Problems: Blame The People Or The Process?

Contractors say blame bad project management inside government for multimillion-dollar tech failures like HealthCare.gov. Procurement reformists say it's not fair to "blame the client."
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How To Make Your Face (Digitally) Unforgettable

MIT researchers found that there are certain components of memorability that are universal. And they're trying to figure out how to apply those attributes to any portrait, using subtle changes to facial features.
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The Case Against Clemency: Expert Says Snowden's Leaks Hurt Security

Former NSA general counsel Stewart Baker tells Morning Edition that Edward Snowden "did the crime — he should do the time" for leaking classified material to the media.
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Manufacturers At CES Offer More In Home Automation

The Consumer Electronics Show is in Las Vegas this week. Renee Montagne talks to tech journalist Rich Jaroslovsky about the push to put WiFi in everything imaginable, from crockpots to stoves.
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News Or Ad? Online Advertisers Hope You'll Click To Find Out

The New York Times' new Web redesign includes "native advertising": articles written by people working for the paper's advertisers. BuzzFeed and other outlets have already embraced the ads, but critics say the lines between paid and original content are sometimes just too blurry.
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TV Makers Look To Pack More Pixels Into Your Home TV With 4K

TV makers, studios and streaming companies are all getting behind 4K TVs, which offer higher resolutions than even high-definition TVs. Some say it could worry Hollywood and lead to even less risk-taking in movies, but the technology still has significant hurdles to overcome.

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