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Freedom Act passes US House, despite Silicon Valley concerns

The bill was designed to curb NSA surveillance. But many groups withdrew their support after it was "watered down."

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Tech Retrospect: Google drones and Amazon phones

Miss a few stories this week? We'll bring you up to speed with this rundown of all the tech news.

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OKCupid pulls Firefox boycott letter

Firefox users are no longer being urged to boycott the browser after OKCupid protested the anti-gay views expressed by Mozilla's new CEO.

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Obama proposes end to NSA bulk data collection

If approved by Congress, the legislation would keep phone records in the hands of phone companies and not with the NSA.

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Obama said to announce legislation halting NSA’s phone record collecting

Major legislative proposals to the government’s surveillance programs -- specifically those that gather bulk call data on US residents -- are expected to be revealed this week.

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Porn filters slammed by Lib Dems as 'false sense of security'

Lib Dem president Tim Farron has attacked mandatory opt-out Internet filters as "misconceived, ineffective and illiberal".

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Home Office updates laws banning 3D-printed guns

If you own, buy, make or sell a 3D-printed gun, you could face 10 years in prison, under updated UK legislation.

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Ep. 1375: Where we lift the curtain on our new studio

Do yourself a favor and watch the video for today's episode because we're broadcasting from our new studio! We'll show off our Halloween costumes, tell you about the first ticket for driving with Google Glass, demo the Pax Ploom vaporizer, and more!

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Roaming charges could be quashed by EU legislation next week

EU legislation will be proposed next week that could put an end to roaming charges.

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Episode 49: Moto X's big night out

This week on Always On, we road test Motorola's Moto X, taking it out for a night on the town. We explore new parking options using tech on a smartphone. And, Molly Wood rants about Google Glass.

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Screenshot from a video of The Grizzly 3D-printed rifle firing its first round.

3D-printed rifle, dubbed 'The Grizzly,' fires its first shot

A new YouTube video shows the first 3D-printed rifle, born and bred in Canada, taking its first round and then cracking along the barrel and receiver.

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Illegal in Florida?

Did Florida just ban all smartphones and laptops?

Legislation hurriedly written -- and approved by the governor -- appears to ban any "system or network of devices" that may be used in a game of chance. Oh, oopsie.

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