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Social Security's $300M IT project doesn't work

07/24/14 03:06 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Social Security Administration has spent nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, but the agency can't get it to work. And officials can't say when it will. Six years ago, Social Security embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated...
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UK: Former reporter sentenced for phone hacking

By MATTHEW KNIGHT | 07/24/14 08:35 AM

LONDON (AP) — A former British tabloid reporter was given a 10-month suspended prison sentence Thursday for his role in the long-running phone hacking scandal that shook Rupert Murdoch's media empire. Dan Evans, 38, had pleaded guilty to eavesdropping on voicemails of some 200 celebrities...
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Get paid for posts? Social networking's new twist

By The Associated Press | 07/23/14 07:02 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared —except the money those posts produce. At least two services are trying to change that. Bubblews, a social network that came out of out of an extended test phase...
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