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Why Science Fiction Is the Wrong Model for the Imagining the Future

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Self-driving cars, extreme life extension, and global wifi provided by weather balloons: Google makes projects that sound like science fiction into reality at its secretive research lab, Google X.

And that may be exactly the problem.

Google finally allowed a journalist, Fast Company’s Jon Gertner,to profile Google X. His report is on newsstands (at least digital ones) today. The most interesting strategic detail he gleaned was Google’s process for selecting Google X projects:

[T]here are…

Why Are There So Many Auto Recalls These Days?

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Toyota announced a global recall of 6.4 million vehicles on Wednesday — a move that, on the heels of General Motors’ recall of 6.3 million vehicles, added up to a public relations crisis for the auto industry.

Industry experts say more recalls are likely for a variety of reasons, including software-related glitches, modular manufacturing processes and, perhaps most of all, mounting fear among other automakers that they may be next

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‘House of Cards’ Season 3 Sneak Peek Wins April Fools’ Day

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Like House of Cards‘ manipulative antihero Frank Underwood, the Netflix show’s creator Beau Willimon is playing with our emotions.

Willimon, knowing that fans who binge-watched season two in February can’t wait for news about season three, tweeted a “sneak peek” of the upcoming season on Tuesday, well ahead of its expected 2015 release date. But alas, it’s an April Fools’ Day joke.

The opening scene from the fake…

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Venezuela Tries to Prosecute Main Opposition, But She Fights On

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The head of Venezuela’s Congress, Diosdado Cabello, said that main opposition leader Maria Machado is no longer a member of the legislature. This would strip Machado of parliamentary immunity and open up the possibility of a criminal prosecution against her.

Cabello, who is also President Nicolas Maduro’s right-hand man, claimed that Machado lost her seat when she accepted Panama’s invitation to address the Organization of American States last week, according to multiple news reports. Last…

AT&T’s First Transparency Report Reveals 300,000 Requests for Data

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American law enforcement agencies tapped AT&T for user data more than 300,000 times in 2013.

The company released its first-ever transparency report on Tuesday, making it the second major telephone service provider to do soVerizon released its own transparency report nearly a month ago, revealing more than 320,000 requests for user data in 2013

AT&T‘s report reveals that 80% of law enforcement requests for data came in the form of…

AT&T’s First Transparency Report Reveals 300,000 Requests for Data

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American law enforcement agencies tapped AT&T for user data more than 300,000 times in 2013.

The company released its first-ever transparency report on Tuesday, making it the second major telephone service provider to do soVerizon released its own transparency report nearly a month ago, revealing more than 320,000 requests for user data in 2013

AT&T‘s report reveals that 80% of law enforcement requests for data came in the form of…

Tech Companies Contribute $750M to Obama Education Campaign

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With the help of the tech industry, U.S. President Barack Obama is promoting an initiative to equip schools with advanced technology, as mentioned in last week’s State of the Union address

Speaking at a Maryland middle school, Obama announced Tuesday that private-sector tech companies would pledge more $750 million in computers, tablets, software, Internet access, cash and other support. Obama previously said he wanted to “harnesses the ingenuity of the American private sector” when he…

NSA Hires First Civil Liberties and Privacy Officer

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The National Security Agency’s newest employee has her work cut out for her, based on the surveillance information leaked from the organization in the past seven months.

The NSA has hired Rebecca Richards as its first civil liberties and privacy officer, the agency’s latest measure to regain the public’s trust after months of global debate on government surveillance. Richards comes to the NSA from the Department of Homeland Security, where she held a similar position.

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5 Things You Need to Know From Obama’s State of The Union Address

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U.S. President Barack Obama delivered his fifth State of the Union address in front of a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill Tuesday night

Here, we’ve rounded up the five most important things Obama mentioned in his speech.

1. More Executive Decisions

After facing a Congress so deadlocked that it forced a shutdown, Obama declared 2014 a “year of action,” during which he will make executive decisions without the need to wait for Congress…

Obama: Immigration Reform Will Shrink Deficit by $1 Trillion

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U.S. President Barack Obama renewed his call for immigration reform during his State of the Union address Tuesday.

Obama’s argument for reworking what he called a “broken immigration system” was based solely on dollars and cents. Citing independent economists, the president said immigration reform can shrink the federal deficit by almost $1 trillion in the next two decades.

“When people come here to fulfill their dreams…