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Tech Companies Issue Loud Call For Surveillance Transparency

Facebook and Twitter are among the 63 companies and groups behind a pointed letter calling for specific disclosures of government surveillance requests.
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China's Internet Growth In Two Charts

China has by far the most Internet users in the world, but the Internet doesn't have that kind of reach — at least not yet.
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Clever Hacks Give Google Glass Many Unintended Powers

Whether it's facial recognition or snapping photos with a wink of an eye, hackers are proving it's possible to re-engineer Google Glass in a number of creative ways.
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How Did Zimmerman Trial Interviewees Come Across On TV?

After television appearances from Rachel Jeantel and Juror B37, the Zimmerman verdict is leading the conversation in this week's Beauty Shop. Host Michel Martin is joined by Clutch Magazine's Danielle Belton, PJ Media's Bridget Johnson, and The Root.com's Keli Goff.
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Police May Know Exactly Where You Were Last Tuesday

Police have scanned millions of license plates around the country and can save the data on vehicle locations for later use. It's a helpful tool for policing, but critics say it's a threat to privacy.
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Yahoo's Stock Soars, Sales Remain Flat

There's been excitement on Wall Street about a turnaround at Yahoo since Marissa Mayer became head of the company last year. Mayer has completed high profile acquisitions and sought to improve worker morale. Second quarter revenues missed expectations as Yahoo struggled to corral advertising dollars.
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In Kenya, Using Tech To Put An 'Invisible' Slum On The Map

A billion people worldwide live in slums, largely invisible to city services and governments — but not to satellites. A global movement is putting mapping technology in the hands of slum dwellers to persuade governments and the residents themselves to see these shadow cities in a whole new light. NPR's Gregory Warner visits one slum in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.
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VIDEOS: Robot Sticks Backflip; Don't Miss The Bloopers Too

Little Hinamitetu and its cousins star in a series of videos. Watch them flip, and sometimes fail, as they try some Olympian moves.
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Cerner Fights For Share In Electronic Medical Records Boom

Secure data storage is a big selling point for Cerner. But the company also develops software for all kinds of medical settings, and it even sends tech people to hospitals to run their information systems. Founded in 1979, Cerner now employs 12,000 people, and it can't hire engineers fast enough.
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A Bedding Innovation For People Who Hate Making Their Beds

In this installment of our Weekly Innovation series, a bedding set that promises to solve the problem of having to realign or untangle bunched up sheets in the morning. The designers of Smart Bedding say it's a daily timesaver.

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