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Hospitals Warn Smartphones Could Distract Doctors

Apple's iPads and rival devices are finding a happy home in hospitals and medical practices. But as with driving, distractions are threatening safety — in this case, patient safety.
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Facebook May Not Be So Friendly For Those With Low Self-Esteem

They complain a bit more than everyone else, and they often share their negative views and feelings when face to face with friends and acquaintances. Researchers wondered whether those behavior patterns would hold true online.
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Making the Shift To Electric Vehicles

Though the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf entered the market to fanfare, the battery-powered cars haven't been selling as quickly as hybrid models such as the Toyota Prius. Industry experts discuss electric car technology, from batteries to charging stations, and what it might take to encourage drivers to make the shift.
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'Pinterest' Wades In Murky Copyright Waters

The popular website Pinterest allows millions of users to "pin" digital images and share virtual bulletin boards. But it's raising suspicions about potential copyright infringement. Audie Cornish talks to attorney Jonathan Pink — who heads the Internet and New Media Team at the law firm Bryan Cave — about who owns what online.

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Cybersecurity Bill: Vital Need Or Just More Rules?

The prospect of a paralyzing cyberattack has convinced U.S. security officials and lawmakers that a new law may be needed to promote improved cyberdefenses at critical facilities. Progress on that legislation, however, has been slowed by a debate over whether new cybersecurity measures should be mandated or merely encouraged.
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A Job At What Cost? When Employers Log In To Dig In

Robert Collins says he felt "violated" when the Maryland Department of Corrections asked to log in to his Facebook account during a job interview. He's now pushing back, working with lawmakers to bar employers from asking such a privacy-invading question.
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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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