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Facebook's Messenger app raises red flags

Facebook users are in uproar over being forced to download a separate Messenger app to chat with friends. In this Inside Scoop, CNET.com Reporter Kara Tsuboi and Senior Writer Ian Sherr discuss privacy concerns, why Facebook is doing this in the first place, and ways to get around using Messenger.

By August 13, 2014

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Google Play website adds option to flag apps as inappropriate

The option to report inappropriate or malicious apps has been available in the Play mobile app, but now Google has added the option on the Play website.

By July 17, 2014

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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (Xbox 360)

Black Flag is arguably the most accessible and open-world Assassin's Creed game to date even if it comes with some repetitive gameplay and frustrating difficulty.

November 1, 2013

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Google could flag adjusted search results, report says

Under new European rules Google has to remove links to offending material online, but you will at least know when your search results have been doctored.

By June 9, 2014

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A 'haunted' ad comes alive to scare the heck out of Swedes

An amusement park in Stockholm uses a terrifying technique to frighten people on the street into paying attention to their latest attraction.

By October 30, 2014

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Nintendo turns to health to revive its flagging fortunes

The games giant is planning to focus on health, which it will tie into its games in future. Though exactly how isn't really clear.

By February 2, 2014

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Samsung seeks mistrial over Apple's flag-waving

An attorney for Apple cautions the jury that patent infringement destroys economies and companies, much like what happened with US TV makers. A judge denies Samsung's mistrial request.

By November 19, 2013

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The 404 1,373: Where we we plant a flag in Hill Valley (podcast)

Reenacting "Back to the Future" in real time on Twitter, an app that proves you're free of STDs, a bike lock that puts a hit out on would-be thieves, and a mysterious barge in the Bay Area that may soon house a floating Google Glass store.

By October 29, 2013

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China: The latest battleground for ride-sharing

Uber's fledgling service in China will face tough competition from taxi-hailing company Kuaidi, which already boasts more than 150 million riders in 350 cities.

By October 26, 2014

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Get Reader Mode back in Chrome beta for Android

Reader Mode in Chrome beta lets you view just the text and inline images on a website, making it free from ads. Unfortunately, you now have to manually enable this feature. Read on to find out how.

By October 24, 2014