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Jo Frost, star of the television show "Supernanny."

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Jo Frost, star of the television show "Supernanny."

Supernanny Offers Issa and Company Advice: ‘Step-Back, Observe, Step-in’

“Supernanny” Jo Frost says Washington politicians could use some time in the naughty corner — especially given the recent scuffle between Rep. Darrell Issa, the California Republican, and Rep. Elijah Cummings, the Maryland Democrat. “People have been asking me if...

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Bloomberg by the Numbers: $185 Million

A Center for Public Integrity investigation identifies $185 million that some of the biggest U.S. companies sent to politically active nonprofit groups in about a one-year period surrounding the 2012 election. The project, which the Washington-based transparency advocacy group released...

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Mark Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive officer of Facebook Inc., center, rides on the Senate subway with Senator Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat from Minnesota, left, following a meeting with members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 19, 2013.

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Mark Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive officer of Facebook Inc., center, rides on the Senate subway with Senator Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat from Minnesota, left, following a meeting with members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 19, 2013.

Internet vs. Government: Google et al

The biggest names in online communications are aligning in a bid to rein in unfettered government surveillance. “It is time for the world’s governments to address the practices and laws regulating government surveillance of individuals and access to their information,”...

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No. 1 and No. 2: Bill Gates, left, Carlos Slim, right, in a Feb. 13, 2013, news conference announcing donations to Mexico's International  Maize and Wheat Improvement Center. Photo by Susanna Gonzalez / Bloomberg

No. 1 and No. 2: Bill Gates, left, Carlos Slim, right, in a Feb. 13, 2013, news conference announcing donations to Mexico's International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center. Photo by Susanna Gonzalez / Bloomberg

Rich Richer: Top-100 = $2.1 Trillion

It’s been a good year for the richest of the rich. The collective fortunes of the Top 100 billionaires have grown by $200 billion — reaching $2.1 trillion — since Bloomberg Markets published its inaugural list in December 2012. Mark Zuckerberg,...

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An edition of the South China Morning Post carrying the story of  Edward Snowden on its front page in Hong Kong on June 13, 2013.

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An edition of the South China Morning Post carrying the story of Edward Snowden on its front page in Hong Kong on June 13, 2013.

NSA Leaks: Support, Little Sympathy for the Leaker

Edward Snowden has a lot of public support, it appears, for his leaking of once-secret information about government surveillance of domestic telephone records and international Internet traffic. Yet not a lot of sympathy. Fifty-four percent of those surveyed by Time...

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The National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland, as seen from the air, January 29, 2010.

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The National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland, as seen from the air, January 29, 2010.

PRISM ‘Targeted,’ Not Data-Mining — Disrupts Terrorism, DNI Reports

For all the denials of American Internet powerhouses that the federal government has been rummaging through their drawers — in this case, servers — the key search word in this discussion is “direct” access. As in Google CEO Larry Page’s...

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The Google Inc. Chrome icon is reflected in water droplets.

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The Google Inc. Chrome icon is reflected in water droplets.

Internet’s Money on Democrats, Wireless-Tel Cash Went Republican

A clash over the allocation of new spectrum pits companies whose employees backed Democratic candidates in the last election against those who put their money on Republicans. At issue is how to divvy up airwaves among telephone companies with wireless...

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Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 video game console.

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Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 video game console.

Xbox Marks a 51-17 Win for Obama — With an Audience Skewed Younger

Microsoft Xbox, working in partnership with the the polling company YouGov, conducted a live survey among more than 30,000 respondents who tuned in to watch the presidential debate and answered survey questions via Xbox Live’s election channel. The Xbox sample...

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