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Recommended from Around the Web (Week Ending March 21, 2015)

A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.

Mar 20, 2015

People Who Use Firefox or Chrome Are Better Employees
How awesome an employee are you? It depends on which Web browser you use.
Timothy Maher, managing editor

Cisco Posts Kit to Empty Houses to Dodge NSA Chop Shops
Cisco starts shipping equipment to vacant addresses so as to foil a U.S. National Security Agency program that intercepts equipment en route to customers to secretly install spying software.
Tom Simonite, San Francisco bureau chief

How Robots & Algorithms Are Taking Over
An interesting book review explores the idea that technology is eroding employment opportunities.
Will Knight, news and analysis editor

What Your Tweets Say About You
What big-data language analysis of tweets can and can’t tell us about the state of individual and community mental health.
—Kyanna Sutton, senior Web producer

UT Tyler Professor Launches Study Using Robots
A University of Texas research project on personal robots, like Paro, will be the biggest of its kind in the U.S.
—J. Juniper Friedman, associate Web producer