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Sleep (and Lock) Your Screen

When you are walking away from your computer, it's fairly common practice to start your screen saver and lock your screen. But did you know that there is a built-in keyboard shortcut in Mac OS X to sleep the screen?

Press Control-Shift-Eject and your monitor sleeps without engaging the screen saver.

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Josh Centers brings you up to date with all of the latest surveillance news, including a setback to NSA reform, fake cell towers in airplanes, and some unusual legal opinions.

 
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