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Resume, Cover Letter And Your Facebook Password?

At your next job interview you might need to hand in more than a resume and references. More employers are requiring applicants to submit their Facebook password as part of the application process. States like Illinois and Maryland are enacting legislation to ban the practice. Robert Siegel talks with Robert Collins, who had to hand over his Facebook user name and password when applying for a job with the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.
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Social Media Put Fla. Case In National Spotlight

Scores of people signed online petitions to Attorney General Eric Holder, asking the Justice Department to investigate the killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer. The case shows the power of social networking to quickly mobilize advocates in sometimes volatile situations.
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FBI Still Struggling With Supreme Court's GPS Ruling

The Supreme Court recently said police overstepped their legal authority by planting a GPS tracker on the car of a suspected drug dealer without a search warrant. The decision set off alarm bells at the FBI, where officials are trying to determine whether they need to change the way they work.
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Paying Dividend Gives More Investors A Bite Of Apple

Apple announced Monday that for the first time since the mid-1990s the company will start paying a dividend. At the end of 2011, Apple had almost $100 billion in cash burning a hole it its pocket, and investors have been clamoring for the company to start sharing the wealth.
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Apple's Dividend Underwhelms Some

Robert Siegel speaks to Roben Farzad, a senior writer at BusinessWeek, about the implications of Apple's decision to pay dividends.
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Digital Technologies Give Dying Languages New Life

As many as half of the world's languages are at risk of disappearing by the end of the century. More aboriginal groups around the world, including Oregon's Siletz tribe, are using "talking dictionaries" and other digital tools to help preserve their native languages.
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Apple To Buy Back $10B In Shares; Pay Dividend Of $2.65 Per Share

The buyback program begins Sept. 30. The dividends will start to be paid in the quarter beginning July 1. Apple has about $98 billion in cash and securities on hand.
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Do Digital Gadgets Increase Our Appetite For News?

More than twice as many people read news recommended on Facebook than on Twitter, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism. One in four Americans now gets their news digitally from mobile devices.

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