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How to Check Which Apps Access Your Tweets--And Stop Them

THREE’S A CROWD. But when you go to a website it’s rarely a private line between you and your destination. There are often a few third parties there, too: reading your feed, accessing your data, and crunching your numbers. Maybe you gave them your blessing when you first downloaded them, but did...

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Posted:
May 2, 2016

Author:
Remi

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Microsoft experiments with DNA storage: 1,000,000,000 TB in a gram

Microsoft is buying ten million strands of DNA from biology startup Twist Bioscience to investigate the use of genetic material to store data. The data density of DNA is orders of magnitude higher than conventional storage systems, with 1 gram of DNA able to represent close to 1 billion terabytes (...

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Posted:
May 22, 2015

Author:
Christy

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Survey Finds Americans Don’t Trust Government and Companies to Protect Privacy

Americans highly value the privacy of their personal information and communications, but they have little faith that the government and private companies will actually protect their data, according to a report to be published Wednesday by the Pew Research Center. 

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Posted:
Aug 26, 2014

Author:
Maggie

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Penn undergrads develop wireless thermometer: Life Patch

When Collin Hill was 19, he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. During his first semester at Penn, he’d travel to New York City every other weekend to undergo chemotherapy. Chemotherapy weakens your immune system, so every night, he’d have to monitor his temperature to make sure he wasn't...

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Posted:
Jun 10, 2014

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Maggie

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Genes in the Cloud: Google Steps Into Autism Research

Google Inc. and Autism Speaks, a major autism research foundation, plan to announce on Tuesday a deal in which the Internet giant will house the sequencing of 10,000 complete genomes and other clinical data of children with autism and their siblings and parents. The hope of those involved is to...

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