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Dismissed Reddit Figure Victoria Taylor Breaks Silence

In a post on the site, r/IAmA's Taylor thanked supporters. Her dismissal this month prompted an insurrection in which moderators shut down many of the site's most popular sections.
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Facebook's New Logo Is A Visual Nod To Gender Equality

A female designer at the company updated Facebook's friend logo, placing a woman's silhouette in front of a man's.
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FBI Director Says Agents Need Access To Encrypted Data To Preserve Public Safety

James Comey testified about cases in which unencrypted data made the difference in convicting dangerous criminals. Opponents say any encryption programs that let governments in also let hackers in.
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FBI Director Brings Silicon Valley Encryption Fight To Capitol Hill

FBI Director James Comey went to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to make a case for Silicon Valley companies to continue to let law enforcement monitor communications over encrypted devices.
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Microsoft Cuts 7,800 Jobs In Its Ailing Smartphone Business

Microsoft is cutting up to 7,800 jobs, which represents nearly 7 percent of the company's total workforce. The cuts are coming primarily from its smartphone business. It's evidence that Microsoft's attempt to mount a serious challenge to the leading mobile platforms, Apple's iOS and Google's Android, are not paying off.
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NYSE Halts Trading After Computer System Issues

A problem with the New York Stock Exchange's computer system forced the exchange to halt trading in all securities on Wednesday morning. NYSE-listed stocks continued trading on alternative exchanges, and prices did not plunge. But the shutdown is a huge black eye for the NYSE.
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The Blog Ewe Didn't Know Ewe Needed: Google Sheep View

It's the year of the sheep, so it follows that a new blog would celebrate the woolly four-legged creatures. Readers submit sheep spottings from around the world, with the help of Google Street View.
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The Effects Of D.C.'s New Tax On E-Cigarettes And Vaping

Local vape shop owners say D.C.'s 70 percent tax on electronic cigarettes will drive them out of business and hurt District residents who use vaping to quit smoking.

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Amid New Overtime Rules, More Employers Might Set Email Curfew

As the Obama administration looks to expand the number of employees eligible for overtime pay, more companies may curtail the use of email after hours to cut labor costs.
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UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski

The president of University of Maryland, Baltimore County, chats about the future of higher education — and what he's doing to steer African-American students into science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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