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Hackers In China Reportedly Targeted U.S. Federal Workers

According to a report in The New York Times, hackers accessed U.S. government databases in March and apparently targeted files on employees who have applied for top-secret security clearances.
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Fake Edward Snowden Joins Tinder

The popular dating app Tinder has a new user: Edward Snowden. Actually, just the username Lonely Ed with the profile picture of the NSA leaker looking for love from Moscow.
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What Burritos And Sandwiches Can Teach Us About Innovation

Is a burrito a sandwich? The answer may sound simple to you ... but the question gets at the very heart of a tension that's existed for ages.
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In Google Newsroom, Brazil Defeat Is Not A Headline

Google is mining its search data from the World Cup games, trying to make factoids that go viral. Its "newsroom" is focused on happy thoughts, not sad ones — like Brazil's brutal defeat.
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The Hazards Of Probing The Internet's Dark Side

Brian Krebs, who broke the Target security breach story last year, says cybercriminals are "some very bad people." He tells Terry Gross about how they have found creative ways to taunt him.
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Grokking And Greebling In The 'Strange Land' Of Gamer Lingo

For an All Things Considered series on trade lingo, Melissa Block speaks with game designer Max Nichols about the terms "grok" and "greebling."
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Will This Tech Tool Help Manage Older People's Health? Ask Dad

There's a growing market in technology to address health problems in older people. But young techies don't always know what their clients really need and want. Enter the focus group of Dad.
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Police Use Dog To Find Memory And Hard Drives In Search

Using food as a reward, a Lab named Thoreau has been trained to detect the scent of flash drives and other devices that can hold illegal images and video.
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How A Text Message Could Revolutionize Student Aid

New research suggests that text messages would nudge students to fill out the dreaded FAFSA.
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We Asked, You Answered: Going To Extremes To Disconnect On Vacation

Giving up digital devices — even if for just a few hours or days — is a struggle. Whether it was to catch up on the news or peek in on the World Cup, NPR listeners found it tough to kick the habit.

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