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Electronic Media Searches at Border Crossings Raise Worry

Electronic Media Searches at Border Crossings Raise Worry

By Gillian Flaccus | Feb 21
Watchdog groups that keep tabs on digital privacy rights are concerned that U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are searching the phones and other digital devices of international travelers at border checkpoints in U.S. airports.

Study: Big Data Helps Struggling College Students Graduate

Study: Big Data Helps Struggling College Students Graduate

By Maria Danilova | Feb 21
Getting through college isn't easy, and it can be even harder for low-income and first generation students with few support resources. A new tool involving big data can help those at risk.

Prefecture in China's Xinjiang to Track Cars by Satellite

Prefecture in China's Xinjiang to Track Cars by Satellite

By Gerry Shih | Feb 21
A prefecture in China's far western Xinjiang region is requiring all vehicles to install satellite tracking systems as part of stepped-up measures against violent attacks.

ISIS Using Drones as Effective Tool in Arsenal

ISIS Using Drones as Effective Tool in Arsenal

Feb 21
As Iraqi troops prepare to battle ISIS and take back western Mosul, they are facing a dangerous new weapon. ISIS is using drones to drop explosives and guide car bombs from above.

Robot Probes Show Japan Reactor Cleanup Worse Than Expected

Robot Probes Show Japan Reactor Cleanup Worse Than Expected

By Mari Yamaguchi | Feb 20
Robot probes sent to one of Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear reactors have suggested worse-than-anticipated challenges for the plant's ongoing cleanup.

Self-Destructing Message Apps Won't Necessarily Protect Leakers

Self-Destructing Message Apps Won't Necessarily Protect Leakers

Feb 20
Apps like "Confide" are reportedly being used in Washington to leak embarrassing or sensitive information to journalists.

Milwaukee to 'Pokemon' Monsters: Get a Permit to Enter Parks

Milwaukee to 'Pokemon' Monsters: Get a Permit to Enter Parks

By Ivan Moreno | Feb 20
"Pokemon Go" monsters can roam virtually wherever they please, but they'll need a permit to get into Milwaukee County parks.

Zuckerberg's Goal: Remake a World Facebook Helped Create

Zuckerberg's Goal: Remake a World Facebook Helped Create

By Barbara Ortutay | Feb 19
Now Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg wants to remake the social media company in a way that counters isolationism, promotes global connections and addresses social ills.

Can Internet-Beaming Balloons Outmaneuver Shifting Winds?

Can Internet-Beaming Balloons Outmaneuver Shifting Winds?

By Michael Liedtke | Feb 19
For its next trick, an internet-beaming balloon factory spun out of Google believes it can outmaneuver the wind.

New Mosquito Trap Smart Enough to Keep Just the Bad Bugs

New Mosquito Trap Smart Enough to Keep Just the Bad Bugs

By Lauran Neergaard | Feb 19
A smart trap for mosquitoes? A new high-tech version is promising to catch the bloodsuckers while letting friendlier insects escape - and even record the exact weather conditions when different species emerge to bite.

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