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Thousands Of Verizon Workers Go On Strike As Contract Talks Stall

About 40,000 Verizon workers went on strike Wednesday demanding an extension on talks for a new labor contract. The workers are represented by two unions, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Communications Workers of America.
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Technology Helps A Paralyzed Man Transform Thought Into Movement

An implant and wires that reroute nerve signals from a man's brain to his hand allow him to grasp and lift objects, after much practice. But easy, wireless signaling from the brain is still the goal.
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Tens Of Thousands Of Verizon Workers Go On Strike

Nearly 40,000 union workers on the East Coast, who haven't had a contract since August, have walked out. Among other things, they object to outsourcing and two-month location transfers of employees.
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Facebook's New Master Plan: Kill Other Apps

Reading NPR. Trying out a live video. Ordering an Uber. All in Facebook. The company is trying to manage your entire digital life, but not talking about how to do it safely.
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Uber Wants You To Know It's Tired Of Sharing Data With Regulators

The ride-hailing company released its first transparency report, using the opportunity to criticize the large swaths of data it is required to share with regulators.

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Lost In Translation: Study Finds Interpretation Of Emojis Can Vary Widely

That sweaty smiley face emoji may be positive to some of your friends and negative to others. And depending on who you're texting it may appear entirely different on their device.
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IRS Head Says Cybersecurity Problems Leave Taxpayers Vulnerable

With taxes on the minds of many Americans this week, a Senate committee looks at how vulnerable taxpayers' information is to cyber theft. The head of the IRS testifies on Capitol Hill.
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Can Silly Patents Help Fight Frivolous Lawsuits?

Critics of the patent system say it's too easy for people to save a slew of semi-realistic ideas, then sue when a firm separately tries to make something similar. A new website fights fire with fire.
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A Real-Life Tax Scam: This Is What IRS Phone Fraud Sounds Like

It's tax season, which also means it's tax scam season. People around the country are getting phone calls from criminals pretending to be tax collectors. Here is one of them.
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College Student Uses 3-D Printer To Fix His Crooked Teeth

A college student in New Jersey figured out how to straighten his crooked teeth using his school's 3-D printer.

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