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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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Apple tells China it doesn't monitor iPhone users' locations

The company responds to a claim by a state-run media outlet that the iPhone's Frequent Locations feature is a threat to the country's national security.

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Senator asks FTC to investigate Facebook's mood study

After the social network altered the news feeds of nearly 700,000 users without telling them, Sen. Mark R. Warner wants to know if there should be oversight on these types of experiments.

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Senate panel approves data-sharing cybersecurity bill

A Senate committee gives the nod to the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, which would make it easier for companies and the government to share data during cyberattacks.

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Android factory reset doesn't delete all data

A new report provides a wake-up call for Android users looking to protect their data, and potato salad dreams continue to grow for the quirky Kickstarter that is inspiring other food-related projects.

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Google finds right to be forgotten 'difficult', but says it's 'learning'

A Google spokesperson confronted by the BBC over the removal of articles from search results admits it is in a "learning process."

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