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How 'Star Wars' saved 'The Avengers' (and 9 other Avengers tidbits)

CNET's Michael Franco interviews the author of the new book "100 Things Avengers Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die," and gets 10 of them for readers.

By May 1, 2015

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Google's Blogger to put sexually explicit content behind privacy wall

The search company says any blog with sexually explicit content or graphic nudity will be made private as of March 23. Blogs created after that may be removed, depending on the severity of the content.

By February 24, 2015

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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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Professor: Zombies an expression of our unhappiness

A professor at Clemson University delves into the societal underpinnings of the popularity of zombies in our culture.

By March 11, 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