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App Turns Your Smartphone Into Cosmic Ray Detector

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 3:19pm
A physicist has released an app that transforms that ordinary smartphone in your pocket into a device that detects elusive cosmic rays.






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Facebook: We've Won $2 Billion From Suing Spammers

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 3:14pm
Facebook says it’s not afraid to go to court against spammers f technical measures to weed out fake “likes” don't succeed.
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Marriott Fined $600,000 By FCC for Blocking Wi-Fi

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 2:48pm
Marriott was hit with a $600,000 fine for blocking access to personal Wi-Fi hotspots at one of its hotels.






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Apple Will Hold iPad Event on Oct. 16: Re/Code

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 12:54pm
Sources tell Code/red the company will hold its next special event on Thursday, Oct. 16.






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Can Los Angeles Kill Traffic With Self-Driving Cars?

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 11:06am
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a new initiative to put a fleet of self-driving cars on the street.






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Facebook May Soon Know the State of Your Health

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 9:40am
Facebook Inc already knows who your friends are and the kind of things that grab your attention.






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JPMorgan Says Breach Affected 76 Million Households

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 7:58am
JPMorgan Chase disclosed to the SEC that a security breach this summer affects some 76 million households and 7 million small businesses.






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Google Glass App Subtitles Speech for Hard of Hearing

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 7:51pm
A new app for Google Glass adds near-real-time captions for everyday conversations.






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Apple Asks Music Labels for Price Cut on Streaming

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 7:41pm
There are lots of music subscription services that let people listen to all the songs they want for $10 a month. Apple thinks that price is too high.






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Hacking Blamed For Ferguson Grand Jury Tweet

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 7:37pm
Susan Nichols says that she did not write a post suggesting a member of the grand jury had given her secret information.






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Facebook Revamps Research Process After Emotion Study

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 3:56pm
After the public relations disaster that was Facebook's study manipulation emotional states, the social network is changing the way it does research.






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Tesla CEO Musk Announces Arrival of 'The D' Next Week

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 2:21pm
Elon Musk took to Twitter to announce that the electric car manufacturer would be announcing what appears to be a new vehicle next week: "the D."






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JPMorgan: We Are Not Aware of a New Cyber Attack

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 1:54pm
JPMorgan Chase told CNBC it was not aware of a new cyberattack on its computer network, striking down an earlier New York Times report.






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Adblock Says it Can Stop Facebook's New Atlas Ads

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 10:48am
Adblock claimed its software can block Facebook's new Atlas ad network.






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Madeleine McCann's Parents Receive Death Threats

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 5:39am
The messages include graphic tweets and Facebook posts calling for violence against the girl’s parents Kate and Gerry.






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Verizon Cancels Plan to Throttle Heavy 4G Data Users

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 5:57pm
The throttling was meant to start Wednesday, but Verizon did an about-face.






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Facebook Backpedals on Drag Queen 'Real Name' Issue

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 5:13pm
Facebook has relented on requiring hundreds of drag queens to have their profile reflect their "real" name, calling it an honest mistake.






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Cyber Spy High: Meet the NSA's Hacker Recruiter

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 2:23pm
Through one new program, the agency is cultivating students as young as eighth grade.






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New Jersey Man Takes Shotgun to Neighbor's Drone

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 1:57pm
A man with a shotgun decided to bring done a drone flying over one of his neighbor’s home, according to police along the Jersey Shore.






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Jimmy Kimmel Named Most Dangerous Celebrity

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:44am
Computer security firm McAfee has said that comedian Jimmy Kimmel is the most dangerous celebrity to search for online.






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