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Privacy push means free encryption for websites

Secure network connections protect people against snooping and criminals, but it's a hassle for websites. Mozilla, Cisco, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and others want to change that.

By November 18, 2014

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Lasers have turned this metal super hydrophobic

Researchers have used lasers to create an extremely hydrophobic material with potential applications from sanitation to solar panels.

By January 27, 2015

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Facebook reportedly blocks pages in Turkey 'insulting' to Muhammad

Facing a possible ban in Turkey, Facebook has complied with a court order, according to news reports.

By January 26, 2015

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Google Lunar XPrize: Testing rovers on the beach with Team Hakuto

Hakuto of Japan is one of the teams vying for the $20 million Google Lunar XPrize. We hit the beach in Hamamatsu to see the team's rovers, MoonRaker and Tetris, in action.

By January 23, 2015

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5 tips for finding anything, about anyone, online

How to hunt down people -- even if they don't want to be found.

By January 22, 2015

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How to watch Super Bowl XLIX on any device

The New England Patriots are set to take on the Seattle Seahawks on February 1. Here's how you can watch it live from home or on the go.

By January 20, 2015

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Your computer and smartphone, held hostage

Cybercriminals are making their attacks personal, remotely locking your computers and smartphones until you pay a hefty ransom.

By January 19, 2015

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Obama's data-breach initiative has privacy advocates optimistic, cautious

Proposed legislation would establish a national standard for how companies respond to data breaches, with advocates on both sides of the issue supportive of the concept.

By January 13, 2015

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Net neutrality takes new twist as Congress appears ready to step in

While Net neutrality rule-making by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler sputters and spins, some folks on Capitol Hill are reportedly poised to provide much-needed relief.

By January 7, 2015

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'Snake Monster' robot has snake-bots for legs

A robot from Carnegie Mellon takes the snake-bot concept and uses the twisty robo-critters as legs for a strange new machine.

By December 22, 2014