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Anti-hijacker trap door among loony Ig Nobel prizes

Also honored: research into the beer-goggle effect, walking on lunar water, and the probability of cows lying down.

By Sep. 13, 2013

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Get ready for knife-wielding robot grocery clerks

Baxter's learning algorithm teaches the bot not to be menacing. It can apply that knowledge to new situations, like hopefully not stabbing customers.

By Nov. 6, 2013

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NSA siphoning less phone data than thought -- but perhaps not for long, say reports

Two new reports say the agency's warrantless, bulk phone-records program has been sweeping up less metadata than popularly believed -- but that the government and the NSA still want it all.

By Feb. 7, 2014

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Snowden foes say NSA leaks endanger troops, help terrorists

Two members of the House Intelligence Committee say a secret Pentagon report shows Edward Snowden's leaking of NSA documents has "tipped off US adversaries." But they don't provide any details.

By Jan. 9, 2014

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Obama: Tech a 'tool for individual empowerment, not government control'

In his speech on recommended changes to the NSA, the president's rhetoric is in the right place. But are his efforts at reform?

By Jan. 17, 2014

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Anonymous hacked?

A report by Symantec suggests that members of Anonymous may have downloaded a Zeus Trojan that gave hackers access to their financial details. Anonymous, for its part, declares Symantec's report "libelous."

By Mar. 3, 2012

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E-voting machines vulnerable to remote vote changing

Researchers say they suspect Diebold machines aren't the only ones susceptible to simple man-in-the-middle attacks.

By Sep. 28, 2011

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Can charity squash frivolous lawsuits?

The case of the cartoonist at The Oatmeal who was threatened by a lawyer for FunnyJunk after his work was allegedly ripped off hundreds of times surely offers some hope for humanity and, perhaps, for the legal system.

By Jun. 12, 2012

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Plaxo shuts back door spammers used to access Google accounts

Google warns users about potential unauthorized account access after spammers use back door at Plaxo, CNET has learned.

By May. 8, 2012

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Rogue ad hits New York Times site

Unauthorized ad warns readers that their computer may be infected with a virus and redirects them to a site that purports to offer antivirus software.

By Sep. 13, 2009