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Intelligence chief Clapper cites 'Casablanca' in dismissing Merkel mess

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper refers to a famous scene from the classic film in downplaying the tapping of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's cell phone.

By October 29, 2013

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George R.R. Martin has choice words for worried fans

There are those out there concerned that George R.R. Martin might not be around to finish "Game of Thrones." Martin has two words for them.

By July 9, 2014

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Iconic 'Alien' designer H.R. Giger passes away

Swiss artist H.R. Giger, famous for his "Alien" biomechanical environment and creatures, has died at the age of 74.

By May 13, 2014

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Big-screen iPhones, iWatch start the clock on Apple's 'amazing' product spree

CEO Tim Cook has promised for more than a year that Apple will bring out new products and step into new categories. At this week's event to talk up larger-screen iPhones, fans are hoping he'll finally deliver the next big thing -- a wearable device.

By September 7, 2014

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Apple's iWatch may not ship until 2015, report says

The long-awaited wearable from Apple could make an appearance at its Sept. 9 event, but it likely won't hit the market until early next year, Recode says.

By August 29, 2014

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Edward Snowden a 'uniquely postmodern breed of whistle-blower'

In a wide-ranging interview with author James Bamford for Wired magazine, the former NSA contractor opens up on why he became the most wanted man in the world.

By August 13, 2014

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German spy agency nabbed phone calls by Kerry, Clinton

Spy outfit accidentally recorded calls by current and former US secretaries of state, says report, an awkward revelation given Germany's outcry over NSA.

By August 16, 2014

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Secret loopholes drive NSA's 'unrestrained surveillance' on Americans

Thanks to a three-decade-old executive order, researchers say, Fourth Amendment protections against warrantless domestic surveillance may not be as strong as first thought.

By June 30, 2014

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NSA spying protest takes to the skies in Utah

In the skies above the NSA's data center in Bluffdale, Utah, a lone airship protests mass government surveillance.

By June 27, 2014

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T-Mobile CEO: Fiery words on Amazon's Fire Phone and more

He's underwhelmed by the Amazon phone, but T-Mobile's John Legere tells CNET his customers should eventually get a chance to buy it. Oh, and about that "rated R vocabulary."

By June 20, 2014