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Mozilla under fire: Inside the 9-day reign of fallen CEO Brendan Eich

The co-founder's high-profile exit from the maker of Firefox wasn't just about his gay marriage stance. Insiders describe a revered technologist with management issues -- and a reluctant board.

By June 13, 2014

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Jury to Apple and Samsung: Go play with your toys, boys

The jury in the latest Apple-Samsung patent trial might ultimately say that it followed the law scrupulously. But might a little humanity on the part of these supposed "tech novices" also have come into play?

By May 4, 2014

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HBO's 'Silicon Valley': At play in the fields of the techies

The premiere of HBO's most anticipated series offered naivete, brutality, hope and despair. No, we're not talking about "Game of Thrones." We're talking about Mike Judge's "Silicon Valley."

By April 7, 2014

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Man Googles himself, discovers he's on the 'Most Wanted' list

A California man is apparently so surprised to discover that the police would rather like to catch up with him that he turns himself in.

By March 15, 2014

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DC protestors stand with Snowden to fight surveillance

Edward Snowden wasn't there in the flesh at this weekend's Stop Watching Us rally. But he participated by way of a statement, calling for NSA reform and reminding politicos that the public is watching them.

By October 26, 2013

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Billion-dollar babies: Far-out pet projects of the tech elite

From Ellison to Musk to Bezos, technology's richest can't seem to stay away from wacky desires to live forever, colonize other planets, and recreate the plot line of "Deep Impact," minus the apocalypse.

By October 26, 2013

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House narrowly rejects bid to curb NSA domestic surveillance

Politicians fail to block National Security Agency's domestic surveillance program that vacuums up Americans' phone call metadata. But privacy advocates say they're encouraged.

By July 24, 2013

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Winklevoss twins on Bitcoin: Time to work with the Feds

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, who parlayed Facebook cash into a multimillion dollar Bitcoin stake, say making money means working with the Feds. Meanwhile, the Bitcoin Foundation is about to hire its first D.C. lobbyist.

By May 18, 2013

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Why fear of 3D-printed guns is overblown

Despite worries about the dangers of 3D printed firearms, there's little chance of anyone with a MakerBot device gunning people down. Even gun-control advocates think the hype is too much.

By May 9, 2013

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Senator demands DOJ, FBI seek warrants to read e-mail

Democratic Sen. Mark Udall says the Justice Department should not allow FBI agents to peruse Americans' private communications without obtaining a search warrant from a judge.

By May 9, 2013