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Are We Moving To A World With More Online Surveillance?

Revelations about the NSA's online surveillance have upset many countries, and some want to exercise greater control over the Internet. But experts say the likely result would be greater surveillance worldwide.
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Report: NSA Harvests Contact Lists From Email, Facebook

The latest revelations gleaned from documents leaked by National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden show that the spy agency gathers tens of thousands of such records each day.
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Apple Hires Burberry CEO Ahrendts To Head Retail Division

Angela Ahrendts is leaving her post as CEO of Burberry to become the first woman in Apple's senior executive ranks. Ahrendts says she will work to improve customer service at the company's stores.
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A Company's Tweets Can Help Make It Creditworthy

Banks use credit scores and similar metrics to assess creditworthiness. A company called Kabbage that lends working capital to small businesses does some of that but also relies on unconventional measures, using real-time data from things like UPS shipments, eBay, Facebook and Twitter.
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New App 'RideScout' Aggregates Your Transportation Options

Is it faster and/or cheaper to get where you're going via Metro, Capital Bikeshare or Car2Go? There's an app for that.

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HealthCare.gov Glitches Lead Many To Rely On Pen And Paper

When HealthCare.gov opened for people to start signing up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act, there were glitches. Now, two weeks later, people are still having problems with the federal government's health exchange website, so some are turning to an older, trustier technology to apply: pen and paper.
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This Isn't Your Granny Smith's Harvesting Technology

Michigan is expected to bring in a record-setting apple crop this year. So how do you sort and package 2,000 Galas in a minute? Farmers have turned to the Rolls Royce of fruit processing: a robot that uses computer vision to weed out the bad apples.
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Hey, Why Did You Floor It? Tracking Junior Behind The Wheel

New technologies give parents ways to keep tabs on their kids' driving habits. One such device can alert parents when their children are speeding, when they slam on their brakes, and shows their location. But some experts say parents shouldn't rely too much on technology to keep their teens safe.
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The New And The Next: Six-Second Comedy And A Spin On News

This week, Ozy co-founder Carlos Watson tells NPR's Arun Rath about the latest trend in Uruguay's YouTube scene and one young woman who gained a following with her love of science.
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Making Babies? Yep, There's An App For That

Some women are tracking their own fertility using their smartphones. A number of fertility apps are designed to help couples conceive.

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