Paul Applewhite of Applewhite Aero isn't allowed to fly this 3-pound Styrofoam plane. That's because he has added circuitry to make it autonomous — it can find its way to specified coordinates — which means it's an unmanned aerial vehicle requiring a special testing permit. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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Will Bureaucracy Keep The U.S. Drone Industry Grounded?

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Senate Moves To Update Federal Online Privacy Laws

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Shop Owner Sued By State After Denying Flowers To Gay Couple

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There's been increasing support for the number of H-1B visas, for highly skilled workers. Large tech companies are leading the push for the increase, but many of the visas go to workers at large consulting firms. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Who's Hiring H-1B Visa Workers? It's Not Who You Might Think

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Cyberattack Against Spam-Fighting Organization One Of The Largest Ever

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Detective Dave Wells plugs his laptop into a car's event data recorder. A large portion of new cars are equipped with the device, and the government is considering making them mandatory in all vehicles. But some say there should be an "off" option. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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Yes, Your New Car Has A 'Black Box.' Where's The Off Switch?

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Court To Sentence AT&T Hacker Andrew Auernheimer

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Medical marijuana on display at the grand opening of the Northwest Cannabis Market's Seattle location in February. While recreational pot use is now legal in Washington, the state has not yet issued rules governing the industry. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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Even Where It's Legal, Pot Producers Weigh The Business Risks

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A small Draganflyer X6 drone on a test flight in Mesa County, Colo. Several police departments around the country are experimenting with using drones, but critics are concerned about potential privacy violations. AP/Mesa County Sheriff's Unmanned Operations Team hide caption

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As Police Drones Take Off, Washington State Pushes Back

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American Tech Workers Challenge H-1B Visa Story

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Older Tech Workers Oppose Overhauling H-1B Visas

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Cyber Security Proposals Worry Civil Libertarians

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REI CEO Sally Jewell delivers remarks Wednesday after being nominated by President Obama to be the next secretary of the interior. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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From Oil Fields To REI, Interior Nominee Has Outdoorsy Cred

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The NRA and some concealed-carry activists say the best defense against gun violence is armed "good guys." Here, a man fires his pistol at an indoor range in Aurora, Colo., last summer. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Armed 'Good Guys' And The Realities Of Facing A Gunman

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Google Explains How It Handles Police Requests For Users' Data

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