This Day in Tech: Kids can play violent video games; Supreme Court steps in to set rules on warrantless GPS tracking

Too busy to keep up with the tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET for Monday, June 27.

Too busy to keep up with the tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET for Monday, June 27.

Facebook valuation seen at $70 billion
Investment group GSV Capital has picked up a significant number of shares in Facebook, but its valuation of the social-networking site has garnered more buzz. More

Google curbs Web map exposing phone locales
Company limits access to geolocation database linking Wi-Fi devices with physical locations after a CNET article highlighted potential privacy concerns. More

Supreme Court strikes violent game law
The U.S. high court invalidates a California law restricting the sale or rental of certain video games to minors, saying youths have been exposed to violent material all the way back to ancient Greece. More

iPad stars in 'Blush'-worthy animated music vid
Animator Shawn Harris made an animated music video for pan-Asian girl band Blush's new song, "Undivided (feat. Snoop Dogg)." More

From smartphone to smarter TV remote
With new options in the offing, your phone won't just tell the TV what to do--it'll tell you what shows to watch and which ones your friends like. More

Anonymous ready to roll in post-LulzSec world
The hacking group releases information that came apparently from a federal cyberterrorism-defense training program. More

Could we have two new iPhones this year?
Talk of whether Apple plans to release an iPhone "4S" or an "iPhone 5" has been bouncing around for months. A new report suggests the company may be working on both a tweak to the 4 model, and a whole new iPhone. More

Supreme Court may reconsider radio, TV indecency rules
Justices agree to hear "indecency" case after lower court says government censorship no longer makes sense in an era of the Internet, YouTube, and the V-chip. More

Supreme Court will set rules for warrantless GPS tracking
U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear Obama administration's argument that cops have the right to track the whereabouts of Americans' automobiles without obtaining search warrants. More

Alleged hacker Ryan Cleary out on bail
The 19-year-old alleged hacker has been electronically tagged, according to reports, and can only leave his home when one of his parents is with him. More

Multi-deal Monday: Hard drive, monitor, and Bluetooth bracelet
Get a 1.5TB external drive for cheap, a 22-inch LCD for even cheaper, and a sanity-saving wristband that vibrates when you get a phone call. More

Start-up tinkers with all-you-can-eat theater viewing
If you see a lot of movies each year, then MoviePass is offering all-you-can-eat movies viewing at theaters but don't compare with Netflix. At $600 a year, a person really has to love movies to make this service pay off. More

Remove embarrassing YouTube videos, untag Facebook photos
It may be impossible to remove all traces of embarrassing, inaccurate, or sensitive personal information from popular Web sites, but you can make the data more difficult for people to find. More

Drawing lessons from PowerMeter's demise
Companies in home energy management say Google's decision to retire PowerMeter reflect the difficulty of the residential energy efficiency business. More

In case you missed this last week, download 1Password
With this utility, you no longer need to remember countless passwords on the Web. Just create one secure password, and let 1Password create and store all of your Web site log-ins in one place. Read more

 

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