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Verizon Will Pay $1.35 Million Fine In Settlement Over Its Use Of 'Supercookies'

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 2:42pm

The unique identifiers allow Verizon to target advertising to its mobile subscribers, even if the "cookies" are deleted.

Pre-Peeled Oranges: What Some Call 'Lazy' Others Call A 'Lifesaver'

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 1:14pm

A photo of Whole Foods' plastic-packaged peeled oranges went viral on Twitter, prompting outrage about environmental waste. Who the heck needs this? People with disabilities say they do.

Supreme Court Denies Apple's Appeal On E-Books, Triggering Millions In Payments

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 1:01pm

Apple must now pay $400 million to e-book purchasers. The case's roots date back at least six years, when Apple sold its first iPad models and sought to compete with books giant Amazon.

Reinventing The American City: Steel Town Forges A New Future

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 12:45pm

The transformation of Pittsburgh echoes the triumphs and challenges of cities across the country where gentrification is changing neighborhoods after a generation of economic decline.

Urban Farms Fuel Idealism. Profits? Not So Much

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 11:19am

Raising crops in the city has become a trend, yet earning a living at it is tough, a survey finds. But many urban farmers are in it for other reasons, like addressing hunger and building community.

In Memoriam: Ray Tomlinson, Who Put The @ Sign In Your Email

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 10:50am

Do you remember your first email? Tomlinson, who has passed away at 74, had earlier told NPR he accepted the title of "inventor of email," but his first email was forgettable and so forgotten.

Decades Later, 'Spy' Magazine Founders Continue To Torment Trump

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 3:41am

No journalists have scrutinized Donald Trump more — or infuriated him more — than Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter and Studio 360 host Kurt Andersen during their days at Spy magazine.

Can't Get In To See Your Doctor? Many Patients Turn To Urgent Care

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 3:38am

A recent poll shows 27 percent of Americans have visited an urgent care center in the past two years. Why? Most cite convenience.




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