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Online petition to deport Justin Bieber fails

Despite garnering 100,000 signatures, the petition to ask the White House to remove the Canadian heartthrob from the US gets a very political reply.

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SF: Airbnb, Craigslist rentals need to 'play by the rules' (Q&A)

The hometown of these peer-to-peer networks is cracking down on short-term rentals. CNET talks to the San Francisco lawmaker who's leading the charge.

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What's hot? Google Trends now tells your inbox

Google Trends adds email subscriptions so that you can stay on top of changing search patterns and topics. Does it signal the end of Google Alerts?

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Facebook to share ads based on location history with advertisers -- but won't say when

With Nearby Friends, your location history is private to you and only you -- until the social network decides otherwise. Surprised? Don't be. Facebook is in the advertising business.

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How to reduce the number of ads in Gmail

You can’t stop Google from scanning your inbox or serving you ads, but you can opt out of receiving personalized ads in Gmail. And you can eliminate one prominent ad banner altogether.

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Music service Songza goes Mad

Music streaming application Songza has created Mad Men-inspired playlists to coincide with the show's final season.

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Facebook Paper now with more Facebook

People who use the Paper iPhone app browse an average of 80 stories each day, but they told Facebook that they were missing essential daily information.

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On the hunt for Google's Easter eggs

Here is a roundup of Google's jokes and hoaxes currently on the loose. Did you miss the Tardis?

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Google’s Project Loon testing LTE in Nevada?

Word has it that the high-flying Wi-Fi balloons may be trying to tap into 4G LTE while sailing above the desert.

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Pandora sued by record labels for copyright infringement

Sony, Warner, and Universal argue that under state law, the music streaming service must pay license fees for songs recorded before 1972.

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Optimize your Facebook, Google+, and Twitter accounts

Time to spruce up your social-media accounts! If you don't know when you last changed your password, used one of your connected apps, or even logged in, then it's time to do some cleaning.

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Chromebleed alerts sites vulnerable to Heartbleed

Chrome extension Chromebleed runs in the background and warns you when you open a site that has yet to be patched for the Heartbleed bug.

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