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Felicia writes, "I read a news article that said hackers could infect my computer through Flash. How do I know if I have Flash? And how can I get rid of it?"

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Lori asks, "I have found a beautiful picture of an old barn that I would like to use for my website but the picture is too small. Is there such a thing as a website that will help you find a larger size of image?"

As a matter of fact there is, Lori. It’s called Google!

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In this episode, airing on WJCT 89.9 FM this afternoon at 3, we track down what one powerful religious group was keeping under wraps; troops open up to Reveal about their experiences with torture and whether officers are being held accountable; and high-speed broadband is like electricity for the 21st century – Reveal examines why so many cities still have poor service.

Culture of secrecy leaves door open for sex abuse

From Psalm 39:1: “I will set a muzzle as a guard to my own mouth as long as anyone wicked is in front of me.”

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Eileen writes, "I got my cell phone number about seven years ago. The problem is that the previous owner’s name and my phone number figure prominently on a charitable organization’s website, and I have been getting calls for that organization for years. I just called all of the numbers on the site, and all are either not working, or not associated with that organization. Is there any way I can find out where the website is hosted and who to contact about getting my phone number removed?"

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Duval County Public Schools, medical marijuana, and Lyme disease were among our top stories this week.

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Glen asked, "I just got an iPad Mini. I already have a computer connected to the internet at home, and I’m wondering what equipment I need to set up Wi-Fi to use with the iPad. I have never had wireless in my house."

You may have heard in the news recently about a dangerous internet bug known as "Heartbleed" which could be putting your personal information at risk. Don't worry, Deemable Tech has everything you need to know to protect yourself.

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If you have ever used the computers at the library, officials want to hear about your experience.

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If you look forward to the few minutes of Deemable Tech that air each week on WJCT, you'll love what the guys are bringing to the station starting this weekend.

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Jacksonville residents have a new website to check to out how the city is doing on anything from fire and rescue response times to specific budget details.

If you thought this headline was the title of Miley Cyrus' memoir, you'd be mistaken; they're the stories we gathered for this week's edition of ONLY IN FLORIDA.

Here at NPR, we're always game for a good public radio spoof. And yesterday, the terrifyingly funny folks from Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! (@waitwait) started their own public radio, shall we say, spook.

It all started with this tweet (which was clearly dying for a response):

There are no physical signs you've entered the National Radio Quiet Zone, a 13,000-square-mile area that covers the eastern half of West Virginia. But the silence gives you a signal. Somewhere around the Virginia-West Virginia state line, the periodic buzzes and pings of our smartphones stopped.

"Zero [service]. Searching," said photographer John Poole, who traveled with me to the zone.

For those of you wondering if the Mathews Bridge is still closed after sustaining major damage from a ship strike last week, there's an app for that!

It actually isn't an app, but the website IsTheMathewsBridgeClosedToday.com has gained popularity on social media since it was launched on Tuesday.

The site answers, "YES," in large type and includes a humorous missive about the bridge closure. Examples include, "The ship has hit the span, "Ship happens," and "All signs point to the Fuller Warren."

This is the third story in our four-part series examining your digital trail and who potentially has access to it. It was co-reported by G.W. Schulz from the Center for Investigative Reporting. Yesterday, we examined how data-tracking companies are monitoring your online behavior. Today we look at your Fourth Amendment rights.

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