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NSA siphoning less phone data than thought -- but perhaps not for long, say reports

Two new reports say the agency's warrantless, bulk phone-records program has been sweeping up less metadata than popularly believed -- but that the government and the NSA still want it all.

By February 7, 2014

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NSA using 'leaky apps' like Angry Birds, Google Maps to siphon user data

According to the latest documents from Edward Snowden, the NSA and its British counterpart see smartphones and the data being pulled from popular apps as a "golden nugget" of spy resources.

By January 27, 2014

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Google Play Music quietly coats the globe (Q&A)

Google is expanding its Android answer to Apple's iTunes, and two execs say its streaming-plus-downloads double punch is a knockout.

By May 28, 2014

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IAC stakes bigger claim over dating app Tinder

Three's a crowd. InterActiveCorp has reportedly paid millions to remove a former partner from Tinder's picture.

By April 11, 2014

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Snowden nicked NSA docs with common tool, raising more concern about agency -- report

Edward Snowden used a common Web crawler program to scrape the NSA's systems and grab secret documents, unnamed officials tell The New York Times.

By February 8, 2014

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How Big Brother's going to peek into your connected home

The tech industry easily convinced the public to accept a myriad of free services for the price of some loss of privacy. But getting them to embrace the smart home is going to be a far harder sell.

By February 5, 2014

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6 steps Silicon Valley can take to protect users from NSA spying

opinion The EFF's Kurt Opsahl lays out measures Internet companies can implement to protect their users' privacy from government surveillance.

By October 30, 2013

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Electronic diaper for men siphons away pee

Just in time for the holidays, this electronic diaper from Japan allows you to let loose in bed if you can't get to the bathroom.

By December 24, 2011

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Messaging app Line passes 200 million users

The 2-year-old mobile messaging and sticker app, immensely popular in Asian countries, is now trying to take over the rest of the world.

By July 23, 2013

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Facebook's rocky year as a public company

The social network's first post-IPO year was punctuated by extreme highs and lows, but in the end Facebook stayed Facebook.

By May 17, 2013