Social media companies like Facebook won't talk about who can access face-tagging data. That silence is a problem, privacy advocates say. iStockPhoto.com hide caption

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Heavy Internet traffic and system problems plagued the launch of the new HealthCare.gov insurance exchange site. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Labels on bags of snack foods indicate they are non-GMO food products. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In the last few years, the feds have expanded efforts to collect tips about people's behavior in the real world. At a fusion center in Las Vegas, workers like Daniel Burns, a program coordinator, analyze suspicious activity reports. The ACLU on Thursday posted more than 1,800 of these reports that were gathered in central California. Monica Lam/Center for Investigative Reporting hide caption

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Police officials stand next to a bullet-ridden Seattle Metro bus on Aug. 12. A man with a history of mental illness shot and wounded the driver, then died in a chaotic shootout with police. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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Seattle law enforcement's mellow attitude toward pot was on display at this year's annual Hempfest, where the cops were at the gate — handing out bags of Doritos. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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