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Cruz App Data Collection Helps Campaign Read Minds of Voters

By Michael Biesecker and Julie Bykowicz | Feb 11
Ted Cruz's "Cruz Crew" mobile app is designed to gather detailed information from its users' phones - tracking their physical movements and mining the names and contact information for friends who might want nothing to do with his campaign.

Congress Gives Final OK to Banning Local Internet Taxes

PERSONAL TECH | By Alan Fram | Feb 12
Congress voted Thursday to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet, as lawmakers leapt at an election-year chance to demonstrate their opposition to imposing levies on online service.

College Student's X-Rated Cucumber Reply to Kanye Tweet Goes Viral

PERSONAL TECH | Feb 12
A Colombian college student's x-rated reply about a cucumber to a tweet by Kanye West went viral this week.

Obama Seeks Cybersecurity Boost to Replace 'Ancient' Tech

PERSONAL TECH | By Tami Abdollah | Feb 12
President Barack Obama said Tuesday he is asking Congress for $3.1 billion to update the government's archaic computer systems to protect them from cyberattacks as part of a new, centralized effort to boost cybersecurity.

Cruz App Data Collection Helps Campaign Read Minds of Voters

PERSONAL TECH | By Michael Biesecker and Julie Bykowicz | Feb 11
Ted Cruz's "Cruz Crew" mobile app is designed to gather detailed information from its users' phones - tracking their physical movements and mining the names and contact information for friends who might want nothing to do with his campaign.

Breakthrough: Scientists Detect Einstein-Predicted Ripples

SCIENCE | By Seth Borenstein | Feb 11
In an announcement that electrified the world of astronomy, scientists said Thursday that they have finally detected gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space-time that Einstein predicted a century ago.