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FCC to consider rules blocking robocalls, telemarketers

By Onize Ohikere
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Communication | Unwanted calls may ring for the last time as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) cracks down on the power of telemarketers and robocalls. Tom Wheeler,

New smartphone app will track fish from trawler to table

By Sandy Barwick
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Technology | Can’t decide between cod or flounder for dinner? Soon there may be an app for that. A group of scientists and fishermen say the new tool will allow…

Ghost soldiers

Ghost soldiers

By Michael Cochrane
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Technology | The U.S. Army requests proposals for an ‘invisibility cloak’

Too nice to be a spy

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Higher Education | The federal government’s efforts to stop China from stealing sensitive U.S. defense technology secrets led to last week’s indictment of the head of Temple…

Federal judge: Backpage not liable for ads pimping children

By Kiley Crossland
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Human Trafficking | A Massachusetts federal judge has ruled in favor of Backpage.com, a classifieds website accused of hosting ads for pimps who sexually traffic children. The…

NSA snooping finds few friends on Capitol Hill

By Jim Henry
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National Security | Congress will again take up the re-authorization of the Patriot Act next week. The Senate failed to reach an agreement on the measure Friday after contentious…

FBI questions in-flight hacker who claims plane takeover

FBI questions in-flight hacker who claims plane takeover

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | A hacker told the FBI last week he has been able to crack aircraft computers on numerous occasions—as a passenger. According to the affidavit, Chris Roberts…

Senior living gets smart with a little help from technology

By Julie Borg
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Technology | More than 1.4 million elderly Americans live in nursing homes or assisted living communities. Although these facilities provide necessary levels of care that…

Quake alerts

By Michael Cochrane
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Technology | Researchers say groups of smartphones may be able to detect earthquakes

Auto report cards

Auto report cards

By Michael Cochrane
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Technology | Chevy car allows parents to monitor their teenagers’ driving behavior

Are you an ‘audist’?

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Health | In Mark 7:31-37, a man unable to hear or speak was brought to Jesus in hopes that he could be cured. Taking him aside, Jesus “sighed” (one of those…

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…

 
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