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Alan Turing gets royal pardon on homosexuality 'crime'

The codebreaker and computer pioneer was convicted in 1952, which resulted in him losing security clearance and he was given the choice of jail or chemical castration. A 2013 pardon is merely posturing.

By Dec. 24, 2013

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'Pardon Snowden,' one tech exec tells Obama, report says

At a meeting between Obama and the leaders of major technology companies, Zynga founder Mark Pincus is said to have asked the president to pardon NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

By Dec. 18, 2013

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Chattanooga to Iron Man: Pardon us, but you're a liar

The city of Chattanooga is livid that it's depicted in "Iron Man 3" as having poor Internet service.

By May. 9, 2013

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Obama turns to Facebook to decide which turkey to pardon

Each year, the president picks a national turkey. This year, President Obama is letting Facebook users choose between Cobbler and Gobbler. But don't worry, the loser won't be anyone's dinner.

By Nov. 20, 2012

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Alan Turing: Petition urges posthumous pardon

The pleading describes 1952 imprisonment of legendary computing pioneer as a black mark on UK history.

By Dec. 7, 2011

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First look at Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing in 'The Imitation Game'

Following news of the royal pardon for WWII code breaker and computer scientist Alan Turing for his "crime" in the '50s of being a homosexual, "The Imitation Game" reveals its first official image from the film.

By Dec. 27, 2013

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Code-breaker Alan Turing to be pardoned (finally)

Vilified by the British government for his homosexuality -- a fact that many say led to his suicide -- the famous mathematician and Enigma code-breaker is now likely to receive a posthumous pardon.

By Jul. 20, 2013

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Enigma codebreaker Alan Turing to be pardoned posthumously

The father of modern computing is to be granted a posthumous pardon, thanks to a backbench bill tabled for the end of October.

By Jul. 20, 2013

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Sprint lays off 330 techs, shutters 55 stores as part of broader cuts

Not every store will be able to service a phone, but the company says the cuts were designed with minimal disturbance to the customer.

By Mar. 20, 2014

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Edward Snowden gets crowdsourced support

Campaigns are underway online to raise support -- and cash -- for the recently revealed source who leaked details of the NSA's PRISM program.

By Jun. 10, 2013