How the Copyright Alert System works

Internet service providers are cracking down on illegal file sharing, apps connect with Google+, and there's a way to tweet when you're dead.

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If you use a peer-to-peer network like BitTorrent, then pay attention to today's Update video. I offer a quick explanation of what Internet service providers will be doing to discourage customers from sharing copyright-protected music, movies and television shows.

Also in Tuesday's tech roundup:

- Apps and websites are now letting users sign in with a Google+ account , as well as share activity with circles.

- Get ready to be annoyed by hundreds of new Internet domain extensions , like .cadillac, .vegas and .app.

- The Guardian reports that all games on the PlayStation 4 will be available to download.

- Be among the first to tweet from the afterlife with LivesOn , launching in March.

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Bridget Carey is writer and host of CNET Update, a daily tech news show. She's now in New York, but she started in Miami, covering tech trends, reviewing gadgets and authoring the nation's first social media etiquette column. Why journalism? She was born 150 years too early to join Starfleet.

 

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