This Day in Tech: Risks of a hyper-personalized Web

Too busy to keep up with the tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET for Tuesday, May 17.

Too busy to keep up with the tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET for Tuesday, May 17.

Nissan track-tests electric race car
Nissan releases a video showing track testing of its Leaf Nismo RC electric race car. More

Bing 'likes' Facebook (video)
Amazon may enter the tablet market with two mobile devices, T-Mobile offers free Wi-Fi calls, and Microsoft's Bing gets Facebook support in its search results. More

Winklevoss twins taking Facebook case to Supreme Court
The twins' attorney says that a recent ruling against their appeal was wrong and that they will bring their argument to the U.S. Supreme Court. More

Why a hyper-personalized Web is bad for you (Q&A)
45 Minutes on IM: Eli Pariser, author of "The Filter Bubble: What the Internet is Hiding from You," says we should be increasingly aware--and wary--of tools to bring us a Web experience explicitly tailored to our interests. More

Report: Most Android smartphones vulnerable to snooping attack
An attacker could sniff authentication tokens being sent over an unencrypted Wi-Fi network and use them to access and steal calendar and contact data. More

Scoutmob sniffs out nearby deals (video)
Wanna save some cash? Have Scoutmob sniff out coupons for restaurants and retailers nearby. No printing or pre-purchase necessary. More

Create a Personal Content Channel in BitTorrent 8 (video)
The latest version of BitTorrent includes Personal Content Channels, a slick way to share media files or documents that you own the rights to. Watch how to set one up and share it with your friends or colleagues. More

 

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