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7 things Net neutrality won't do

One day after the FCC adopted new Net neutrality rules, consumers are left scratching their heads about what it means for their Web-surfing experience. Has anything really changed?

By February 27, 2015

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Microsoft Windows vulnerable to 'FREAK' encryption flaw too

Previously thought limited to Apple and Google browsers, the flaw leaves communications between affected users and websites open to interception.

By March 5, 2015

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Lenovo's Superfish screwup highlights biggest problem in software

By not properly vetting the Superfish adware, Lenovo became the most recent unwitting example of broken links in the software supply chain.

By February 27, 2015

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New anti-piracy code proposes the 'three strikes' policy for Australia

After service providers and rights holders were called on by the Australian Government to develop a code to address copyright infringement, the industry has responded with a three-strikes scheme for pirates.

By February 19, 2015

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Samsung changes Smart TV privacy policy in wake of spying fears

Technically Incorrect: Samsung says that it wants to make clearer what really happens when its Smart TVs capture your voice at home.

By February 10, 2015

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Google to change privacy policy following UK probe

The search giant has signed an agreement promising to tweak how it gathers personal data from users in Britain.

By January 30, 2015

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Fright at the museum: Selfie sticks banned at the Smithsonian

Technically Incorrect: Citing safety concerns, the Smithsonian goes draconian on the world's latest essential gadget.

By March 3, 2015

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Facebook changing its 'real name' policy

The social network is updating its rules to allow pseudonyms, Apple offers a tool to spot stolen iPhones, and Pioneer releases stereos with Apple CarPlay.

By October 2, 2014

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Facebook changing its 'real name' policy

The social network is updating its rules to allow pseudonyms, Apple offers a tool to spot stolen iPhones, and Pioneer releases stereos with Apple CarPlay.

By October 2, 2014

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Facebook to change real-name policy after drag queens protest

After recently deactivating the profiles of several well-known San Francisco drag queens, Facebook met with members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community to discuss its requirement that users provide legal names. CNET's Sumi Das has details on the agreement reached between the two groups.

By October 1, 2014