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White nationalist Richard Spencer's free speech fight against Google, Facebook and other tech companies has some unlikely support from the left. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images hide caption

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Unlikely Allies Join Fight To Protect Free Speech On The Internet

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People in the U.S. who want to keep their activity hidden are turning to virtual private networks — but VPNs are often insecure. Stuart Kinlough/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Turning To VPNs For Online Privacy? You Might Be Putting Your Data At Risk

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Kyle Quinn, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Arkansas, was wrongly identified on social media as a participant in a white supremacist march in Charlottesville, Va. Jennifer Mortensen hide caption

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Kyle Quinn Hid At A Friend's House After Being Misidentified On Twitter As A Racist

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David Brown of Plymouth, Mass., sends a message during a protest Sunday, held in response to a white nationalist rally that spiraled into deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va., the day before. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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Some Are Troubled By Online Shaming Of Charlottesville Rally Participants

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology recently revised its guidelines on creating passwords. eclipse_images/iStockPhoto hide caption

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Forget Tough Passwords: New Guidelines Make It Simple

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Gierad Laput, a Ph.D. student at Carnegie Mellon University, demonstrates how his team's universal sensor picks up the sound from a hand-held vacuum. Liz Reid/WESA hide caption

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Our Homes May Get Smarter, But Have We Thought It Through?

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Worshipers at the Walloon Reformed Church of St. Augustine in Magdeburg, Germany, participate in a service where the congregation is encouraged to tweet about the liturgy and share their prayers online. Esme Nicholson/NPR hide caption

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In Germany, Churchgoers Are Encouraged To Tweet From The Pews

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Harvey Mudd College students Ellen Seidel and Christine Chen work on a summer research project in computer science. Harvey Mudd College hide caption

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Colleges Have Increased Women Computer Science Majors: What Can Google Learn?

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Danielle Brown speaks during TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016. She is Google's new chief diversity officer, a position she previously held at Intel. Noam Galai/Getty Images for TechCrunch hide caption

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Is The Memo Controversy A Pivot Point On Diversity For Google?

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai says that he supports the right of workers to express themselves but that a senior engineer's memo had gone too far. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Google CEO Cuts Vacation Short To Deal With Crisis Over Diversity Memo

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Men look at computers in an Internet bar in Beijing in 2015. Even as the government finds new methods to block virtual private networks, providers find ways to go around the blocks. Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Behind China's VPN Crackdown, A 'Game Of Cat And Mouse' Continues

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This image of the Earth rising over the moon was the first one recovered by the Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project. NASA / LOIRP hide caption

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From Family Snapshots To NASA Photos, Archivists Aim To Solve Preservation Puzzles

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Influential tech incubator, Y Combinator, has been trying to tackle the problem of sexual harassment among venture capitalists. Gary Waters/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Tech Incubator Faces Challenges Of Tackling Sexual Harassment Among Investors

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A package from Amazon Prime is loaded for delivery on a UPS truck. One of every two dollars spent online goes to Amazon, but as the e-retailing giant expands, it's drawing more scrutiny from customers and lawmakers. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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More Money, More Problems For Amazon

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For the business to survive, Uber has to repair its relationship with drivers, which leaders at the company say is "broken." Liam James Doyle/NPR hide caption

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To Keep Drivers From Leaving, Uber Tries To Treat Them Better

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Anthony Rowe, an associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, wants bikes to feed information to nearby cars to avoid collisions. His bike is fitted with an array of precise instruments and a battery hidden in the water bottle. Margaret J. Krauss/WESA hide caption

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Bikes May Have To Talk To Self-Driving Cars For Safety's Sake

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Morris Kesler, chief technology officer at WiTricity, shows how a wireless charging pad can be installed on a table. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption

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A Future Of Gadgets Without Power Cords? Not So Fast

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Artificial intelligence poses an existential risk to human civilization, Elon Musk (right) told the National Governors Association meeting Saturday in Providence, R.I. Stephan Savoia/AP hide caption

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai talks about the new Google Assistant during a 2016 product event in San Francisco. The voice assistant is one of a number of Google products that will provide user data to the curation service that the company is launching Wednesday. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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With Entry Into Interest Curation, Google Goes Head-To-Head With Facebook

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Museums only have so much wall space, which means the vast majority of their collections are sitting in storage. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has a creative solution to the problem — the museum is texting its artwork to anyone who asks. Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Tight On Wall Space, SFMOMA Will Text Its Art To You Instead

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