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Google+ rescinds real-name mandate

Reversing its three-year-old policy, Google relents and will now no longer require people to provide their real names to access Google+.

By July 15, 2014

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Google, Apple among tech giants urging US to support encryption

The companies, along with security experts, say President Obama should protect user data, putting them in direct competition with the country's top law enforcement officials that may want access to that data.

By May 19, 2015

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New England Patriots bring out Nobel Prize winner in Deflategate rebuttal

Technically Incorrect: Still fighting a four-game suspension of their quarterback, the Patriots create a Web site to counter what they say is the NFL's dismissal of scientific evidence about ball deflation.

By May 14, 2015

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FCC and Net neutrality: What you really need to know

In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon explains the ins and outs of the FCC's plan to regulate the Internet and why it's such a high-stakes proposition.

By February 7, 2015

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Magzter vs. Next Issue: What's the best unlimited-magazines service?

Magzter now offers the same "Netflix for magazines" model as Next Issue. But which service delivers a better reading experience, and which is the better deal?

By January 27, 2015

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Microsoft sees Windows 10 as Swiss Army Knife of computing

Can the next version of Windows be all things to all people? That's the big question for Microsoft, and the entire computer industry.

By January 21, 2015

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US senator wants to ban government back doors in phones, PCs

Introduced by Sen. Ron Wyden, the bill is designed to prohibit any government mandate that would require companies to build back doors into their products.

By December 5, 2014

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​Google on Android Lollipop security: Set it and forget it

Google's lead security engineer on Android thinks you shouldn't have to be a tech whiz to keep your phone secure.

By October 28, 2014

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Calif. governor signs smartphone 'kill switch' bill into law

Law requires security software to come enabled by default, but other than that, not much will change for most smartphone users.

By August 25, 2014

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Smartphone 'kill-switch' bill headed to California governor

A bill requiring smartphone makers to include antitheft software on devices sold in California is one step away from becoming law.

By August 11, 2014