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It's Not Just Facebook. Thousands of Companies Are Spying on You 
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It's Not Just Facebook. Thousands of Companies Are Spying on You 

In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, news articles and commentators have focused on what Facebook knows about us. A lot, it turns out.

Here's How Trump's FCC Affects You
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Here's How Trump's FCC Affects You

President Trump rarely spoke about the Federal Communications Commission during his campaign or after entering the White House.

Sue Over Fake News? Not So Fast
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Sue Over Fake News? Not So Fast

The latest controversy involving so-called fake news has left many wondering why websites that publish patently false statements on the Internet have not been prosecuted...

China's Xiaomi's Is Changing the ­.s. Too
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China's Xiaomi's Is Changing the ­.s. Too

Xiaomi is the most important phone manufacturer you've never heard of.

From Windows to the Xbox: Bill Gates' 'pioneering' Impact
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From Windows to the Xbox: Bill Gates' 'pioneering' Impact

To ask what impact Bill Gates has had on computing is, in a way, too small a question.

Why I'll Never Ditch My Blackberry
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Why I'll Never Ditch My Blackberry

My BlackBerry is my lifeline.

Snowden—Facts, Fictions, and  Fears
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Snowden—Facts, Fictions, and Fears

"Any analyst at any time can target anyone. Any selector, anywhere ... I, sitting at my desk, certainly had the authorities to wiretap anyone, from you or your...

Digital Tattoos, Mind-Reading Headphones: The Shape of Things to Come?
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Digital Tattoos, Mind-Reading Headphones: The Shape of Things to Come?

Forecasting future technology has never been easy. In the 1950s, scientists and technologists envisaged that by now the world would be free from disease, traversed...

17 of Apple's Favorite Apps
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17 of Apple's Favorite Apps

Steve Jobs was a stickler for detail, requiring final approval on everything from ads to wording on his Keynote presentations. It's no surprise then that the company...

How Samsung Is Out-Innovating Apple
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How Samsung Is Out-Innovating Apple

There's no arguing that Apple set the standard for modern mobile devices with the iPhone and the iPad. It didn't take long after those two products launched for...

Make Guns Smart
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Make Guns Smart

Voices across the political spectrum are debating how to prevent mass shootings such as the one in Newtown, Connecticut.

Why We Must Fight For the Internet's Freedom
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Why We Must Fight For the Internet's Freedom

The Internet empowers each one of us to speak, create, learn, and share.

How Steve Jobs' Legacy Has Changed
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How Steve Jobs' Legacy Has Changed

When Apple co-founder Steve Jobs succumbed to cancer in his California home a year ago today, the world rushed to eulogize him in glowing terms: Genius. Visionary...

How Smartphones Make ­S Superhuman
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How Smartphones Make ­S Superhuman

Both men lit themselves on fire in protest. But only one of them is credited with starting a revolution.

Why Faces Matter to Facebook
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Why Faces Matter to Facebook

Facebook really wants to know what you look like.

Google Knows Too Much About You
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Google Knows Too Much About You

If you use Google, and I know you do, you may have noticed a little banner popping up at the top of the page announcing: "We're changing our privacy policy and...

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Why 2012, Despite Privacy Fears, Isn't Like Orwell's 1984

Last week was a remarkable one for the Web: A week that proved George Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four" incredibly prescient yet woefully incorrect.

I Want to Translate the Web
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I Want to Translate the Web

I want to translate the Web into every major language: every Webpage, every video, and, yes, even Justin Bieber's tweets.

The Top 10 Tech Trends For 2012
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The Top 10 Tech Trends For 2012

A year is virtually a lifetime in the digital era. And yet we can at least make a guess at what will happen in the early part of next year simply by looking at...

Why Your Next Phone Might Be Bendable
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Why Your Next Phone Might Be Bendable

As we enter the final months of 2011, the thoughts of tech watchers like me are turning to what we can expect in 2012. Voice recognition in all our devices? Touch...
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