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'Talking Angela' programmer talks hoaxes, AI mastery (Q&A)

Bruce Wilcox is a top chatbot programmer, and his Talking Angela app has been downloaded 57 million times, yet he's had to fight rumors that it's a front for pedophiles. He talked to CNET about fooling humans with AI.

By March 1, 2014

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Google celebrates 15 years of its biggest product: You

Google knows more about you than ever before, and you like it that way. How did the popular yet controversial company convince you of its trustworthiness?

By September 26, 2013

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NSA job post for 'Civil Liberties & Privacy Officer' goes live

The scandal surrounding the US National Security Agency is no laughing matter, of course. But it's hard not to look for telling lines in the agency's new job listing.

By September 20, 2013

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Simple ways to enhance your Internet privacy

Fortify your browser, opt out of location tracking, and use a virtual private network to hide your IP address.

By June 21, 2013

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Adobe's professional cloud push arrives at its final destination

Depending on your feelings about Creative Cloud, you're either going to want to pop the champagne or sharpen your pitchfork. The Creative Suite products go cloud-only, but get better integration and new features.

By May 6, 2013

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Unlocking Ma Bell: How phone phreaks came to be

In "Exploding the Phone," Phil Lapsley writes an entertaining and educational history of the people who hacked the original phone networks. Lapsley talked to CNET about his book.

By February 12, 2013

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Bill Gates' magical bracelets to monitor kids' attentiveness

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation offers $1.1 million to develop "Galvanic" bracelets that measure how engaged children are in school. How very scientific -- or, perhaps, just weird.

By June 12, 2012

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Facebook vs. Google: The epic battle

The Facebook IPO will embolden the social network company to up its fight with Google for the online advertising market. Don't expect Google to back down.

By May 17, 2012

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Privacy brouhaha reveals Google's split personality

Latest Google Internet controversy highlights conflict between privacy protection and advertising demands.

By February 17, 2012

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Android Atlas Weekly Ep. 85: Google Wallet has a hole in it (Podcast)

Rumor Has It host Emily Dreyfuss joins us as we discuss Google Wallet getting hacked, Samsung's ubiquity, and the ongoing saga of Apple lawsuits.

By February 15, 2012