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crowdsourcing

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Facebook crowdsourcing gives lonely boy 1.4 million friends

For a surprise birthday gift, a Michigan mom creates a Facebook page to show her son -- who has Asperger syndrome -- that he can have friends all over the world.

By Feb. 12, 2014

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Apple could smarten up Siri using crowdsourcing

A newly-published patent application describes how Apple might use information from actual human beings to supplement Siri's own knowledge, or lack thereof.

By Nov. 14, 2013

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Oversight: Crowdsourcing the NSA's surveillance programs

Geek comedian Tom Scott imagines citizen volunteers accessing the real-time data store of spy agencies to help keep the country safe.

By Aug. 6, 2013

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Egypt accused of crowdsourcing censorship

Reports suggest that the country's National Telecommunications Registry Agency is asking ordinary citizens to find blasphemous material online. Is this revolutionary?

By Feb. 21, 2013

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FBI seeks crowdsourcing help in Boston bombing case: ID these two men!

In a high-profile effort at high-tech crowdsourcing: the FBI wants the public's help in identifying two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing.

By Apr. 18, 2013

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Can we please stop crowdsourcing the English language?

Does anyone know what all this oojamaflip that's been zhooshing up the Collins Dictionary actually means? Crave's Eric Mack has a few suggestions for the future of his mother tongue.

By Sep. 21, 2012

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Crowdsourcing the 'most challenging puzzle ever'

Bored? Check out this brain-bending contest from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. You could solve it with help from an ambitious UCSD Web site.

By Nov. 17, 2011

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Crowdsourcing or witch hunt? Reddit, 4chan users try to ID Boston bomb suspects

Social-media users take the FBI's request for photo clues one step further by attempting to ID suspects without hard evidence or legal procedure.

By Apr. 17, 2013

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Crowdsourcing the creative

For Wired UK's "Work Smarter" issue (just released), I had the pleasure to speak with John Winsor, co-founder and CEO of Victors & Spoils (V&S), the world's first creative (ad) agency built on crowdsourcing principles.

By Mar. 6, 2010