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Electronic Media Searches at Border Crossings Raise Worry

Electronic Media Searches at Border Crossings Raise Worry

By Gillian Flaccus | Feb 21
Watchdog groups that keep tabs on digital privacy rights are concerned that U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are searching the phones and other digital devices of international travelers at border checkpoints in U.S. airports.

Study: Big Data Helps Struggling College Students Graduate

Study: Big Data Helps Struggling College Students Graduate

By Maria Danilova | Feb 21
Getting through college isn't easy, and it can be even harder for low-income and first generation students with few support resources. A new tool involving big data can help those at risk.

ISIS Using Drones as Effective Tool in Arsenal

ISIS Using Drones as Effective Tool in Arsenal

Feb 21
As Iraqi troops prepare to battle ISIS and take back western Mosul, they are facing a dangerous new weapon. ISIS is using drones to drop explosives and guide car bombs from above.

Robot Probes Show Japan Reactor Cleanup Worse Than Expected

Robot Probes Show Japan Reactor Cleanup Worse Than Expected

By Mari Yamaguchi | Feb 20
Robot probes sent to one of Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear reactors have suggested worse-than-anticipated challenges for the plant's ongoing cleanup.

Self-Destructing Message Apps Won't Necessarily Protect Leakers

Self-Destructing Message Apps Won't Necessarily Protect Leakers

Feb 20
Apps like "Confide" are reportedly being used in Washington to leak embarrassing or sensitive information to journalists.