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Chic Sketch: Fashion's Most Forward App

By Jill Gleeson | Feb 9
A new app turns your digital photo into a professional fashion rendering.

Agencies Contend Facebook is Breaching French Privacy Laws

PERSONAL TECH | By Philippe Sotto | Feb 11
Two agencies contend Facebook is breaching privacy laws in France by tracking and using the personal data of more than 30 million users, as well as non-users who are browsing the Internet.

Are Genetics Tests Being Rushed to Market?

PERSONAL TECH | Feb 11
The genetic testing industry is booming, with an average of eight to 10 testing products being put on the market every day.

Obama Administration Plans New High-Level Cyber Official

PERSONAL TECH | By Tami Abdollah | Feb 11
The Obama administration is creating a new high-level federal official to coordinate cybersecurity across civilian agencies and to work with military and intelligence counterparts.

Roach-Like Robots May Help in Disasters

SCIENCE | By Seth Borenstein | Feb 10
When buildings collapse in future disasters, the hero helping rescue trapped people may be a robotic cockroach.

Driven by Power Outages and Savings, Towns Look to Microgrid

PERSONAL TECH | By George M. Walsh | Feb 10
An upstate New York town that repeatedly found itself without power for days during a string of storms is planning a dramatic step by pulling its municipal buildings entirely off the electric grid.