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China Says U.S. Allegations That It Was Behind Cyberattack Are 'Irresponsible'

On Thursday, the U.S. revealed that the records of 4 million federal employees may have been compromised. China says these attacks are hard to track, so the U.S. should not jump to conclusions.
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OPM Hack Exposes Records Of 4 Million Federal Employees

Investigators are looking for hackers responsible for breaching security at the Office of Personnel Management. OPM computers contain personal information on current and former government employees.
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The Pentagon Wants These Robots To Save The Day

A competition in California is trying to ready robots for disaster response. But the bots have a ways to go.
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Massive Data Breach Puts 4 Million Federal Employees' Records At Risk

The Office of Personnel Management says it's notifying current and former employees whose personally identifiable information may have been compromised.
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Chinese Hackers Breach Government Personnel Office Computers

The federal government says hackers breached the computer system of the Office of Personnel Management in December. The personal data of 4 million federal employees may have been compromised.
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New Snowden Documents Reveal Government Collection Of Online Data

New documents from Edward Snowden were issued Thursday about the government's surveillance of Americans' international Internet traffic to allegedly track foreign hackers.
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EPA Finds No Widespread Drinking Water Pollution From Fracking

The report says there are few incidents of tainted water given the number of wells. Energy companies agree. Environmentalists accuse the industry of undue influence over the study.
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Russian Trolls Spread False Information On The Internet

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with freelance reporter Adrian Chen, who wrote about his experience reporting on Russian trolls, individuals who are paid to create chaos on the Internet and in communities.
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Phone Carriers Tight-Lipped On How They Will Comply With New Surveillance Law

Under the USA Freedom Act, the NSA can no longer collect phone call metadata without a court order. Metadata remain with private phone carriers but can be subpoenaed by the government.
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Detroit Hopes To Drive Tech Startups Away From Silicon Valley

It doesn't have a lot of high-tech companies, but the city is interested in attracting young tech entrepreneurs. Detroit's rents are far more affordable, but then there are the brutally cold winters.

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