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Young tech moguls try to change world with pet projects

Google's Sergey Brin puts his money where his meat is, funding the world's first test-tube hamburger in a bid to change the way the world eats. Tesla's Elon Musk pushes space tourism as a down payment on ensuring our intergalactic ...

dateAug 15, 2013 in Business
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Obama meets privacy board on spy programs

US President Barack Obama Friday meets members of a privacy watchdog board, finally fully active after years of delays, to discuss a furor over US spy agency Internet and telephone snooping.

dateJun 21, 2013 in Internet
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'Watch Dogs' video game a sign of the times

Across the dizzying, colorful show floor at last week's Electronic Entertainment Expo, there were games on display where players could become all manner of things, like a throat-slashing 18th century pirate, ...

dateJun 17, 2013 in Software
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Current, former officials back secret surveillance

Current and former top U.S. officials on Sunday defended the government's collection of phone and Internet data following new revelations about the secret surveillance programs, saying the operations were ...

dateJun 16, 2013 in Internet
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Secret to Prism program: Even bigger data seizure

In the months and early years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, FBI agents began showing up at Microsoft Corp. more frequently than before, armed with court orders demanding information on customers.

dateJun 15, 2013 in Internet
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3Qs:The evolution of whistleblowing

The leak of classified government documents last week revealed the existence of a massive National Security Administration program of bulk surveillance in which telecommunication and Internet companies are ...

dateJun 14, 2013 in Internet
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No mistaking how NSA story reporter feels

The man who claimed to leak state secrets on U.S. government eavesdropping sought to break the story through a columnist for a U.K.-based publication who has made no secret of his distaste for intrusions ...

dateJun 11, 2013 in Internet
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