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Microsoft cuts Xbox price, frees Netflix from Gold

By removing the Kinect, Microsoft is offering a cheaper Xbox One and it's no longer requiring a Live Gold subscription to access streaming apps like Netflix. Also: the top European court orders Google to delete search links on request.

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In this episode of CNET Update:

  • Learn why it's good to wait to buy a new game system. Microsoft will sell a cheaper Xbox One that does not come with the Kinect camera -- it's $400, the same price as the PlayStation 4. And Microsoft is also dropping the requirement of a Gold Live subscription to access apps like Netflix and Skype.
  • Score a smartphone without a contract for cheap with the $130 Moto E. Motorola is rolling out a new budget smartphone after the massive success of the Moto G .
  • Some people may be able to ask Google to delete search results that infringe on their privacy. The top European court ruled that "="" online"="" shortcode="link" asset-type="article" uuid="a97596f2-1ce5-47b0-8f47-13505851ee73" slug="google-must-delete-search-results-rules-european-court" link-text="citizens have a " section="news" title="Google must delete search results on request, rules EU court" edition="us" data-key="link_bulk_key" api="{"id":"a97596f2-1ce5-47b0-8f47-13505851ee73","slug":"google-must-delete-search-results-rules-european-court","contentType":null,"edition":"us","topic":{"slug":"internet"},"metaData":{"typeTitle":null,"hubTopicPathString":"Internet","reviewType":null},"section":"news"}"> , and that means asking Google to remove links from search results. This power of censorship walks the fine line between freedom of information and privacy rights. Google says it is taking time to analyze the implications of the ruling.

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