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Google.org $40 million in grants includes antislavery groups

Organizations that work to educate people about slavery and put an end to the practice are among recipients of Google's largesse.

By December 19, 2011

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Anonymous lashes out at Norway massacre suspect

Dubbed Operation UnManifest, the hactivist network's latest campaign is aimed at discrediting the manifesto of Anders Behring Breivik, accused of murdering dozens of people in Norway last week.

By July 25, 2011