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After blackouts, anti-piracy bills lose support

The bills had the financial backing of major corporate interests including the film and entertainment industries,  and cable television, among others.


Mind reading machines on the way?

Based on societal trends and extensive study, technology giant IBM has predicted that in the near future, machines will read minds.


FDA says it's OK to turn bad food into sellable stuff

Turning tainted or even contaminated food into "edible" and profitable stuff is so common in the United States that virtually all producers do it.

U.S. last in unionization among developed countries

The U.S. is dead last among 21 top developed nations in both unionization rates and union coverage of the workforce  and it's not because of globalization or high technology.

Hackers target U.S. water systems

In the continuously threatening rise of cyber attacks, hackers have destroyed a pump that piped water to homes throughout a city in Illinois.


Internet lies could become federal crime

Many social networks are filled with false information about people - from fake screen names to false details about appearance.


Retired librarian sees trouble ahead

Rahm Emanuel announced there would be significant cuts in the city's library system. These cuts would reduce staff members' 60 plus hours a week to 40.


As Google+ grows, Facebook unveils some pluses of its own

In a bold move, Facebook's new Timelines will challenge Google's appealing design. The question is - which of the two networks will be the victor?


Do social networking sites create anti-social behavior?

According to  new study too much time spent on social networking sites can cause teens to develop narcissistic tendencies and anti-social behavior


Right wing leading on social media, survey suggests

John McCain said in 2008 he didn't even have email, but now Republicans might be ahead of Democrats in the race to control social media.

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