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Niche No More: Survey Shows Tablets Are Everywhere

A new survey indicates that 29 percent of American adults now own a tablet computer and/or an e-reader. That number went up 11 percent in just a few weeks, a sure sign that the gadgets were given as holiday gifts and have reached the point of mass acceptance.
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High Court: Warrant Needed For GPS Tracking Device

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that police must obtain a warrant before placing a GPS tracking device on a vehicle. The decision was unanimous, but three separate opinions on the legal rationale show that even Supreme Court justices have conflicting views of privacy in the information age.
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RIM Announces Management Shake-Up

Research In Motion, the maker of Blackberry smart phones, used to be a dominant player. Now, it's looking like an also-ran. The company announced a management shake-up Monday, but the new guy won't have much time to pull off a turnaround.
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The Do's, Don'ts and Risks Of Password Sharing

In a piece in Gizmodo, staff writer Sam Biddle called password sharing "a lynchpin of intimacy in the 21st century." The practice has become a romantic symbol of trust, but Law professor Woodrow Hartzog says it also carries a number of risks.
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Supreme Court Rules Police Need Warrant For GPS Tracking

The court said that placing GPS device on a suspect's vehicle constitutes a search, meaning a warrant is required.
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Publishers And Booksellers See A 'Predatory' Amazon

Just before Christmas, Amazon infuriated booksellers with an app that allowed customers to check out prices in brick-and-mortar stores and then get a discount if they bought from Amazon instead. Now publishers and booksellers are looking for new ways to compete with the Goliath of online retailers.
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Technological Innovations Help Dictators See All

As technology gets better — and cheaper — it's becoming easier for authoritarian governments to watch and record their populations' every move. John Villasenor of the Brookings Institution joins host Rachel Martin to discuss the phenomenon.

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