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#BringBackOurGirls illustrates the power of a hashtag

After more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls are kidnapped, a viral hashtag makes the world pay attention.

By May 8, 2014

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FBI seizes online drug marketplace Silk Road, outs owner in indictment

Ross Ulbricht, a San Francisco resident who goes by the online moniker "Dread Pirate Roberts," was indicted Wednesday for allegedly operating the drug Web site Silk Road after federal authorities shut it down.

By October 2, 2013

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Google battles human trafficking with global hotline

Coordinating with three anti-trafficking organizations, the Web giant aims to use data collected by helplines around the world to fight modern-day slavery.

By April 9, 2013

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PETA takes a shot at Pokemon

PETA has made a Pokemon parody that slams the game for its mistreatment of imaginary creatures.

By October 8, 2012

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Should Columbus Day be changed to 'Exploration Day'?

A Neil Armstrong-inspired petition to change the controversial holiday to a celebration of American exploration and innovation is prepared for liftoff.

By October 8, 2012

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Apple wants to control everything in your home via NFC

A newly revealed patent application can be summed up simply: Apple wants to enslave every electronic device under your roof.

By July 27, 2012

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Google think tank tackles traffickers and terrorists

Google Ideas aims to use technology to solve tough problems like trafficking in humans, organs, drugs, and arms.

By July 17, 2012

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Unabomber offers a joke in Harvard alumni report

The famed mathematician-turned-murderer-turned-tech author's listing in Harvard's 1962 alumni report causes controversy. Under "awards," he lists his eight life sentences.

By May 23, 2012

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Smithsonian turns to 3D to bring collection to the world

A new effort under way at the world's largest museum and research institution could eventually mean more of its 137 million objects will be publicly available, even if just via 3D digital models.

By February 24, 2012

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Shouting from Hon Hai

The Western press is currently rife with demands that Apple improve its manufacturing working conditions. But it is far from the only company that engages in such practices.

By February 21, 2012