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What to expect when upgrading to iOS 8

Apple's new operating system for the iPhone and iPad includes changes to notifications, messages, shortcuts and Siri. Before downloading the update, you'll need to clear some space. Also, Facebook makes it easier to tidy up your app settings.

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New Zealand Prime Minister John Key is under fire for allegedly lying about government Internet surveillance.

New Zealand secretly built spying program, report says

The New Zealand government constructed a mass surveillance program as part of the 'Five Eyes' international data-sharing network, despite public denial of the surveillance, says Edward Snowden.

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Government demands for Google user data skyrocket

Google says it's getting more requests for user data than ever before, while simultaneously pressuring the US government to change how it regulates electronic communications.

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Disconnect Mobile is back in Google Play Store -- but it wasn't easy.

​Disconnect Mobile yanked again from Google Play

Android privacy and security app Disconnect Mobile finds itself on the outside of Google Play looking in -- for the second time in three weeks.

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Disconnect Mobile is back in Google Play Store -- but it wasn't easy.

Privacy guard Disconnect Mobile returns to Google Play

Disconnect Mobile's malicious ad and tracker shield returns to the Google Play Store with minor changes after Google banned the app.

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Facebook's new Privacy Checkup makes it easier to see how exposed your posts are to the public and your friends.

Facebook's Privacy Checkup helps you figure out who's seeing what

The new tool is designed to be a clearinghouse where you can understand your current privacy settings and change them if needed.

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With Intel's MICA, jewelry has a phone number

The Fashion Week runway will feature a luxury smart bracelet, Dyson demos its first robot vacuum, and mystery bogus cell towers could be spying on your calls.

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Guarding 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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