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Judge denies Obama administration request in House Obamacare case

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> In a significant win for House Speaker John Boehner and congressional Republicans, a federal judge Monday denied a request by the Obama administration to immediately appeal whether the House of Representatives has the legal right to challenge a provision of the Affordable Care …

Apple Yanks Hundreds Of Data-Swiping Apps From The App Store

Apple is scrambling to clean up its iTunes App Store for the second time in as many months following another influx of apps that secretly gather personal information.<p>Discovered by analytics firm SourceDNA, the apps — which numbered in excess of 250 — were built using a software development kit …

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Facebook Warns Users It Thinks Are Being Targeted In State-Sponsored Attacks

Facebook is now alerting users it thinks are being targeted by state-sponsored hackers.<p>The Menlo Park, Calif.-based social media giant announced the new policy in a post on Friday. If Facebook suspects an account is being targeted by a hacker working on behalf of a government, the social network …

Researchers Perform First Surgery on the Human Genome

Ralph Claus Grimm<p>Kristen Earle, Gabriel Billings, KC Huang and Justin Sonnenburg<p>Dr. Igor Siwanowicz<p>Daniel H. Miller and Ethan S. Sokol<p>Dr. Giorgio …

Hideo Kojima Has Left Konami and Kojima Productions

Hideo Kojima is no longer working at Konami and his studio, Kojima Productions, according to a source speaking with the New Yorker.<p><b>[Update:</b> Although Konami did not respond to requests for comment prior to the publication of the New Yorker article, it has since gone on to deny them. Konami now …

Amazon Lawsuit Shows That Fake Online Reviews Are a Big Problem

So much for the "wisdom" of the crowds.<p>Late last week, Amazon filed a lawsuit against more than 1,114 individuals who allegedly have posted fake …

You've Got Fail: high school students hack CIA director's AOL account

• Hack of John Brennan’s AOL account motivated by ‘support for Palestine’<br>• Personal information of 20 apparent CIA employees posted on Twitter<p>Federal investigators are examining claims that high school students hacked CIA director John Brennan’s personal email account and published identifying …

Crackdown: Amazon sues to stop phony product reviews

NEW YORK (AP) — Internet users increasingly rely on online customer reviews when making spending decisions, whether they're buying an iPhone case on …