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Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - May 23, 2013

DePaul Study Calls for End to FAA Electronics Ban

By Lauren Chooljian

More and more airline travelers have their eyes and fingers glued to tablets and e-readers, according to a study released Wednesday from DePaul University, leading authors of the research to call for an end to the ban on electronic devices during takeoffs and landings.

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - May 07, 2013

U.S. Turns Up Heat on Costly Commercial Cyber Theft in China

By Tom Gjelten


(Duration: 6:22)

Chinese cyber-espionage is now threatening U.S. economic competitiveness.

American companies that do business with China make good money. They also lose a lot of money there to cyberthieves, who routinely hack into the computers of the U.S. firms and steal their trade and technology secrets.

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - May 07, 2013

Some Net Retailers Aren’t Buying Online Sales Tax Proposal

By Yuki Noguchi


(Duration: 4:14)

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Congress is considering a bill that would allow states to collect sales taxes from online retailers. Proponents say a law is necessary to level the playing field with brick-and-mortar stores and to raise revenue for states.

CU-CitizenAccess - Illinois Public Media News - May 03, 2013

Opt-in Text Alert Systems at Universities Leave Many Out

This story was reported in collaboration with the Investigative Journalism Education Consortium. Funding from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation supports the consortium and its projects.

By Amy Harwath

Ruobing Ma, a senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, looks at her cell phone.

A review of major universities shows there are inconsistencies in how emergency alerts are sent out to students.

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