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The U.S. Army's Autonomous Remote Engagement System is mounted on the Picatinny Lightweight Remote Weapon System and coupled with an M240B machine gun. It's part of a program that reduces the time to identify targets using automatic target detection and user-specified target selection. U.S. Army hide caption

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Autonomous Weapons Would Take Warfare To A New Domain, Without Humans

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings delivers a keynote address at the 2016 CES trade show in Las Vegas. Big entertainment rival Disney could challenge the service that made binge-watching popular. Steve Marcus/Reuters hide caption

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Is Netflix On Its Way To World Domination Of Streaming?

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People pass by the Google logo at the Web Summit in Lisbon on Nov. 8. Europe's new data privacy rules go into effect May 25. Patricia De Melo Moreira/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Europe's New Online Privacy Rules Could Protect U.S. Users Too

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Things like smartphone addiction, false stories and election interference leave some tech executives regretful about what they've created. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As Views Of Tech Turn Negative, Remorse Comes To Silicon Valley

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Shefet is part of a much larger movement in Europe pushing back against the power of the tech titans under the banner of the "right to be forgotten." Jessica Vieux for NPR hide caption

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The Paris Lawyer Who Gives Google Nightmares

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Mary Guedon of the group Raging Grannies holds a sign as she protests in 2010 outside of the Facebook headquarters in California. Privacy advocates say it's too difficult to fully protect your privacy on Facebook. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Is It Even Possible To Protect Your Privacy On Facebook?

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg walks at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., in 2013. NPR asked Americans what steps they take to protect their Facebook data. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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A 1996 law sits at the heart of a major question about the modern Internet: How much responsibility should fall to online platforms for how their users act and get treated? Oivind Hovland/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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Section 230: A Key Legal Shield For Facebook, Google Is About To Change

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This artist's-concept illustration depicts NASA's Psyche spacecraft which will carry a deep-space laser communications system. JPL-Caltech/Arizona State Univ./Space Systems Loral/Peter Rubin/NASA hide caption

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Live High Definition Video From Mars? NASA Is Getting Ready

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An MIT study tracked 126,000 stories and found that false ones were 70 percent more likely to be retweeted than ones that were true. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Can You Believe It? On Twitter, False Stories Are Shared More Widely Than True Ones

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Sean Young appeared in Blade Runner in 1982. These stills show the actress digitally re-created for Blade Runner 2049. MPC/Columbia Pictures hide caption

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In The Future Movie Stars May Be Performing Even After They're Dead

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An Anarchist Explains How Hackers Could Cause Global Chaos

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An Artist Sees Data So Powerful It Can Help Us Pick Better Friends

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Sometimes We Feel More Comfortable Talking To A Robot

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This 'Gray Hat' Hacker Breaks Into Your Car — To Prove A Point

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Sci-fi writer William Gibson says the best way to imagine new technologies and how they could affect society is not through current expertise but by talking to "either artists or criminals." Ron Bull/Toronto Star via Getty Images hide caption

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The Father Of The Internet Sees His Invention Reflected Back Through A 'Black Mirror'

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Automating Inequality by Virginia Eubanks Eslah Attar/NPR hide caption

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'Automating Inequality': Algorithms In Public Services Often Fail The Most Vulnerable

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This is a sample photo taken with the 1-megapixel Quanta Image Sensor. Instead of pixels, QIS chips have what researchers call "jots." Each jot can detect a single particle of light. Jiaju Ma hide caption

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Jiaju Ma

Super Sensitive Sensor Sees What You Can't

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Can Computers Learn Like Humans?

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Elizabeth and David visited each other four times for a total of 54 days, and on their most recent visit, David proposed and then bought a house for them in Wales. Courtesy of Elizabeth Schunck hide caption

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Hear Elizabeth and David tell their love story

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In a federal indictment, Phillip Durachinsky faces numerous charges including installing malware on thousands of computers and the production of child pornography. Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department hide caption

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Ohio Man Charged With Putting Spyware On Thousands of Computers

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