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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


New California law requires police to get warrants for online data

Backed by many tech firms and the ACLU, the privacy law hits the books but doesn't apply to federal law enforcement authorities.

By October 8, 2015


Audi's first electrified car starts at $37,900 and is coming soon

Audi's A3 e-tron, its first plug-in model for the US, is poised to hit dealers this October.

By August 6, 2015


UK data retention scheme ruled unlawful

The UK High Court has ruled that Britain's DRIPA data retention scheme is "inconsistent" with European law. The government warns losing access to metadata could cost lives.

By July 20, 2015


Tech companies urge Obama to safeguard encryption

Industry groups representing Apple, Google and many others say they're firmly opposed to any policy that would undermine technology that helps ensure users' privacy.

By June 9, 2015


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


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


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


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


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