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Dropbox denies hackers caused its website outage

The website of cloud storage service Dropbox went down briefly on Friday night, with hackers claiming responsibility.

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A roomful of youthful programmers -- all of them undocumented citizens -- listened closely last night as notable Silicon Valley visionaries offered their support for immigration reform.  
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Industry leaders including Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman (center), and Dropbox founder Drew Houston will personally consult with the teams as they spend 24 hours building prototypes for advocacy tools to help advance meaningful immigration reform
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FWD.us, the hackathon's host, is an organization promoting better policies to keep the United States and its citizens competitive in a global economy -- including comprehensive immigration and education reform.
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Speaking last night at the hackathon kickoff at LinkedIn's Mountain View, Calif., campus Zuckerberg boldly declared, "I think this is one of the biggest civil rights issues of our time."

FWD.us hosts hackathon for immigration reform (pictures)

FWD.us founders including Mark Zuckerberg, Reid Hoffman, and Drew Houston mentor coders building advocacy tools for immigration reform.

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Google Drive for iOS moves closer in line with Android version

With the added Google Now-style card view, Google Drive for iOS looks a bit more like its sibling on Android

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The WD My Passport Slim is a fast and compact portable drive

WD's latest Slim portable drive is also the thinnest, and almost the fastest, in the company's line of My Passport storage. To find out more, check out the full review.

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Top-rated reviews of the week (pictures)

Ah, another week filled to the brim with all the tech goodies CNET's crack squad of editors could get their mitts on. Among the top-rated products this week are the new incarnation of the Google Nexus 7, a must-have app for music fans with Windows Phone handsets, and a product whose name anagrams to "Nail cook pix now." See, you learned something new today -- check that off your list.

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Dropbox lets you share videos, photos, and docs across computers and smartphones

For sharing files across platforms, Dropbox is incredibly easy to use, with minimal setup time so you can start moving files immediately.

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On the main Dropbox screen you can view all your shared files and create folders to organize them into categories.

The Dropbox interface makes it easy to share or sync files (pictures)

The Dropbox app gives you access to your files wherever you are.

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Use CloudShot to send screenshots to Dropbox

Looking for an easy way to share screenshots from your Dropbox account? This free app for Windows has you covered.

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Back up new iOS contacts to Dropbox, Google Drive

Trying to remember when you met someone for the first time is a chore. Let your iPhone and IFTTT do the hard work for you.

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Dropbox buys mobile-app maker Endorse

It's not clear whether Dropbox acquired Endorse for its talent or for its couponlike service (which, given Dropbox's cloud-storage focus, perhaps seems unlikely).

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Check out these Windows Phone apps that are just as good as the real thing (pictures)

Waiting for your favorite apps to make their way to Windows Phone? We found the best third-party alternatives to many popular apps.

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BitTorrent Sync beta brings mobile support and versioning

After several months as an alpha release, BitTorrent brings new features to its decentralized file synchronization service.

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