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Prosecutors Say Tools For Hiding Online Hinder Cybercrime Crackdowns

Advocates say tools that cloak online identities are needed to protect activists. Prosecutors say they hinder efforts to police all kinds of crime, from child pornography to illegal gun sales.
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Self-Tracking Gadgets That Play Doctor Abound At CES

A new wave of self-monitoring devices and apps is hitting the Consumer Electronics Show — ones with explicit medical purposes. They promise to help diagnose everything from ear infections to diseases.
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Big Data Not A Cure-All In Medicine

Big data is a trendy term for the ever-expanding cloud of information that's online and increasingly searchable. Some researchers say it could change the way medical research is done and the way individual doctors make medical decisions. Others say big data raises too many big questions — especially when it comes to medicine.
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Sleeping Near A Smartphone Can Disturb A Child's Rest

Lots of children have smartphones tucked under the pillow or on the nightstand. That may be enough to compromise sleep and make children feel less rested, a study finds.
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Lacking Internet, Cubans Rely On 'The Package' For Entertainment

The so-called weekly "package" allows Cubans to watch every current TV show and series available to the world at a fraction of the cost and without government censors.
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A Shadow Economy Lurks In An Electronics Graveyard

Two decades ago, the region of Agbogbloshie in Ghana was a lush mangrove swamp. Now, reporter and photographer Yepoka Yeebo explains, it's a vast dump full of electronic waste and young scavengers.
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Utilities Fight For Revenue Lost To Solar Power

Solar energy had a banner year in 2014, but as more U.S. households make their own electricity, they're paying electric utilities less. Utility companies across the nation are fighting back.
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NASA Hopes A Hack Will Overcome Mars Rover's Memory Gap

The Mars rover Opportunity is getting on in years. It has been on Mars' surface for over a decade, and now it's having memory problems. NASA has come up with a plan to fix it.
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U.S. Imposes New Sanctions On North Korea

The cyber attack on Sony has prompted the U.S. to impose new sanctions on North Korea. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks with correspondent Tamara Keith about why the U.S. is taking this action.
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Tech Week: FBI Still Blames North Korea; App Encourages Sharing

This week in tech, private security experts continued to question the FBI's claim that North Korea was behind the cyberattack on Sony Pictures. Also, a new app connects people and their stuff.

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