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How to guard your iCloud from hackers

Hackers attacked the iCloud accounts of some celebrities, so it's time to boost your own cloud-security awareness. CNET's Bridget Carey offers tips on keeping your account secure and explains why deleting a photo doesn't always truly delete it.

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David Byttow, Secret CEO: "First of all, you have to define what a secret means."

Secret's CEO says he can keep your secrets (Q&A)

Secret-keeper-in-chief David Byttow talks about why people love the app, why the definition of "secret" changes on the Internet, and whether people are jerks.

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SHORE's facial recognition technology has been designed to help identify emotions, gender, and age -- but not identity.

Google Glass tech can see how you feel

A Germany research institution adapts its facial recognition software for Google Glass, but promises to keep the data out of the cloud.

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This graphic, from documents leaked to The Intercept, describes the architecture of the NSA's ICREACH search engine.

NSA built search engine to crawl, share data

Newly released documents leaked by Edward Snowden reveal that the NSA isn't just collecting data -- it's also got a custom search engine to carry out the task.

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Hack attack: Apps can spy on other apps

Researchers reveal a flaw in Android, iOS and Windows that lets hackers peer into Gmail, Chase and other apps. Also, Norton reduces its software line to one product, and Pebble gets score alerts with the ESPN app.

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The metadata debate: What you need to know about data retention

The former head of the CIA has said "we kill people based on metadata", but as Australia introduces new data retention laws, the country's security chief says he's "not quite sure" what the fuss is about. So what is the truth behind data retention, and why does it matter?

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Facial recognition tech leads feds to fugitive after 14 years

A cold case comes back to life after facial recognition software recognizes an alleged US outlaw who'd been hiding out in Nepal.

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How to use Guest Mode on the LG G3

LG's Guest Mode keeps prying eyes from gaining access to the most personal apps on your G3.

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How Google scans email for child porn

Questions are raised when Google tips police to illegal images found in Gmail. Also: Navdy shows apps on a car's windshield, and the iPhone 6 is said to be revealed Sept. 9.

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Google scraps its mysterious floating retail store

One of Google's secretive barges appears to be heading to the scrap yard, a US court orders Microsoft to turn over data stored overseas, and HP teases a stylish smartwatch.

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Google privacy policy lawsuit to forge ahead, judge rules

A federal judge rejects the tech giant's attempt to dismiss a suit that accuses it of violating users' rights with changes to its privacy policy.

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'Hidden from Google' tracks sites removed from Internet searches

The website lists links Google has removed from search results following the European "right to be forgotten" ruling.

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