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New breakthrough: Engineered immune cells may block HIV

A new advance in HIV treatment could pave the way toward curing the disease, researchers say.

By March 5, 2014


ACLU: 'Obama, grant Edward Snowden immunity now'

Days before the president is scheduled to announce possible reform proposals to the NSA's surveillance programs, the civil liberties group creates a petition calling for Snowden's amnesty.

By January 14, 2014


NSA's BFFs not necessarily immune to spying eyes -- report

The UK's Guardian newspaper says the NSA drafted a directive about spying on its closest, "Five Eyes" intelligence allies, and that it swept up metadata on UK citizens.

By November 20, 2013


Not even robots immune to sexism

A study by the Journal of Applied Social Psychology has found that even robots are affected by gender stereotyping.

By August 26, 2012


HP: Voodoo lives on, but 'not immune' to layoffs

The CTO of Hewlett-Packard's consumer group looks to squelch rumors sparked earlier this week about the fate of its Voodoo PC unit.

By September 24, 2008


EFF, Bush administration spar over telecom immunity

Feds tell district judge government must be allowed to protect the heartland. EFF says that is fine, but don't strip away constitutional rights.

By December 2, 2008


Senate endorses retroactive FISA immunity for warrantless wiretapping

Bush wins hard-fought battle after Senate immunizes telecom companies that illegally opened their networks to the Feds. There's a chance a suit against AT&T could continue.

By July 9, 2008


Obama flip-flops on telecom immunity

Barack Obama supporters are lashing out against the Democratic presidential candidate for changing his position on the telecom immunity issue.

By July 2, 2008


McCain tangled in flip-flop flap over wiretapping immunity

Republican says he hasn't changed his position on shielding telecommunications companies that illegally opened their networks to the Feds. But his statements suggest otherwise.

By June 5, 2008


Republicans push for phone company immunity

GOP leaders hope to force a vote on a controversial rewrite of surveillance laws that would, if it became law, wipe out pending lawsuits against AT&T and others.

By April 23, 2008