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Some in NSA Warned of a Backlash

By Kan Dilanian | Nov 21
Dissenters within the National Security Agency, led by a senior agency executive, warned in 2009 that the program to secretly collect American phone records wasn't providing enough intelligence to justify the backlash it would cause if revealed.


Pros, Cons of Mobile-Payment Systems

By Anick Jesdanun | Nov 12
Apple Pay, Google Wallet and a few other services use a wireless technology called near-field communication, or NFC. With Apple Pay, the phone unlocks automatically when you hold it near the NFC reader on the merchant's payment system.…

Personal Technology

Tips on Getting Deals During Black Friday Blitz

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Nov 21
Sure, stores have been pushing discounts on holiday merchandise since Halloween, but experts say Thanksgiving weekend still lives up to the hype of serving up the season's best bargains from TVs to clothing.

Safety Agency to Push for National Air Bag Recall

By Tom Krisher, Dee-Ann Durbin | Nov 19
The federal government is demanding that the auto industry recall millions of additional cars equipped with faulty air bags that can injure - and even kill - a driver.

Senate Blocks NSA Phone Records Measure

By Ken Dilanian | Nov 19
The Senate on Tuesday blocked a bill to end bulk collection of American phone records by the National Security Agency, dealing a blow to President Barack Obama's primary proposal to rein in domestic surveillance.

OkCupid Says OK to Trans, Genderqueer and 'Sapiosexuals'

By Winnie McCroy | Nov 18
The online dating site OkCupid has expanded its gender and sexuality users for users of its desktop site, and some of the options have users scratching their heads.

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Video Games

Blizzard Reveals Shooter 'Overwatch' at BlizzCon

By Derrik J. Lang | Nov 10
After tackling online strategy and role-playing games, the company behind "World of Warcraft" is taking aim at the shooter genre. Blizzard Entertainment Inc. announced plans to release a multiplayer shoot-'em-up game called "Overwatch."

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Science

Can Sharks Help Us Predict the Weather?

Nov 21
Researchers say sharks could become an important tool since they can swim long distances and into hard-to-reach depths at cheaper costs than conventional weather devices.

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