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Fighting terrorism with Facebook and Twitter

Fighting terrorism with Facebook and Twitter

By Evan Wilt
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Terrorism | Congress wants social media sites to alert the government to possible terrorism activity, but some companies fear legislation could place too much…

Twitter account demands transgender pronoun compliance

Twitter account demands transgender pronoun compliance

By Evan Wilt
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Internet | Amid the Twitter frenzy about Bruce Jenner’s gender switch, people have begun receiving messages from a Twitter bot called @she_not_he. The account sends an…

Midday Roundup: IRS hack attack strips data from 100,000 taxpayers

Midday Roundup: IRS hack attack strips data from 100,000 taxpayers

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Tax hack. Congress is demanding answers after officials with the Internal Revenue Service admitted part of the agency’s website was hacked earlier this…

Google updates search formula to favor mobile-friendly sites

By Michael Cochrane
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Technology | A major change this week in Google’s dominant search algorithm might signal that the tech giant sees mobile devices rather than desktop computers as the…

Midday Roundup: Boston awaits verdict in Tsarnaev trial

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Deliberations. Jurors in the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzokhar Tsarnaev are deciding his fate. The jury is in deliberations after Monday’s…

Hackers loyal to ISIS hit PCA church websites, others

By Courtney Crandell
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Internet | Hackers claiming allegiance to ISIS have posted jihadist content on websites for several churches and organizations, and more web portals are vulnerable to…

Midday Roundup: Social Security numbers stolen from insurance giant

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Unencrypted. Health insurance giant Anthem announced Wednesday it had suffered a cybersecurity breach that compromised potentially tens of millions of…

Blogger, principal hatch plan to take high-risk students to Harvard

By Courtney Crandell
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Education | Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood is known as a hub for crime, not scholasticism. But one middle school principal aims to show her students their lives…

Midday Roundup: Will internet outage sideline North Korean hackers?

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Back online. North Koreans have internet access again after an outage many suspect the United States orchestrated. White House officials remain mum about the…

An electronic offering plate? Churches join e-giving trend

An electronic offering plate? Churches join e-giving trend

By Michael Cochrane
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Technology | It’s not usually good etiquette to fiddle with your cellphone during the church service. But if the recent trend in online giving to nonprofits extends to…

Web Reads: Missing the mark on Ebola

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | So predictable. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention head Tom Frieden has not inspired confidence that he knows how to fight an infectious disease like…

Crave-worthy courses for a Bible-starved culture

Crave-worthy courses for a Bible-starved culture

By Caroline Leal
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Education | Biola University Professor Kenneth Berding compares Americans’ biblical illiteracy to eating a diet of nothing but chicken nuggets. “Christians used to be…

 
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