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In paralysis, finding freedom via brain-wave tech

ALS patient and advocate Eric Valor is part of an experimental project to test out a brain-wave-reading headset, technology that could one day give paralyzed people more independence.

By August 30, 2014

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Journalist with links to Anonymous sentenced to 5 years in prison

Barrett Brown drew the attention of law enforcement after posting a public link to data stolen in the 2011 hack of security think tank Stratfor.

By January 22, 2015

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Freedom Act passes US House, despite Silicon Valley concerns

The bill was designed to curb NSA surveillance. But many groups withdrew their support after it was "watered down."

By May 22, 2014

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Bill curbing NSA surveillance programs blocked in Senate

The USA Freedom Act, blocked by the Senate, would have curbed powers granted under the Patriot Act, including bulk collection of Americans' phone records.

By November 18, 2014

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Privacy push means free encryption for websites

Secure network connections protect people against snooping and criminals, but it's a hassle for websites. Mozilla, Cisco, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and others want to change that.

By November 18, 2014

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Elon Musk worries Skynet is only five years off

The Tesla and SpaceX CEO voices fears that artificial intelligence could become dangerous by the end of the decade.

By November 19, 2014

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Dissident artist's Lego portraits of injustice do time on Alcatraz

Ai Weiwei creates an elaborate series of installations for display on Alcatraz, even though he's forbidden from traveling outside China and has never been to the notorious prison site.

By November 18, 2014

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Scientists make quantum leap, teleport data from light to matter

In another breakthrough in the weird, wonky world of quantum physics, researchers teleport data an unprecedented distance with a novel technique -- inching us closer to the rise of a 'quantum Internet.'

By September 23, 2014

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Bill and Melinda Gates take a $1 million stand for gun control

The couple donates $1 million to support a Washington state initiative that would require criminal background checks on firearm sales at gun shows and online.

By August 27, 2014

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Twitter acquires password security startup Mitro

The social network buys Mitro and lets it keep operating as is -- the only change is now the startup's code will be open source.

By July 31, 2014