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Here’s One Way You Can Get Rid of Most of the Damning Information About You on the Web

By Elizabeth Preza If you’re one of the millions who use Google services everyday, you might be concerned about the troves of data the company has gathered on everything from your daily habits to your porn preferences. Now, in an … Continue reading

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China national charged in hacking plot to steal US military data

US authorities have charged a Chinese businessman with hacking into the computer systems of Boeing and other firms with large defence contracts. Su Bin, who was arrested in Canada last month, is accused of working with two other suspects to steal … Continue reading

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NSA reportedly using radio waves to tap offline computers

By Steven Musil The National Security Agency is using secret wireless technology that allows it to access and alter data on computers, even when they are not connected to the Internet, according to a New York Times report. Since 2008, … Continue reading

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Geeking Out: Uganda’s Women are Creating the Next Generation of Girl Geeks

By Mike Miesen Young women are learning to program computers in the unlikeliest of places, developing apps that will help their neighbors—and themselves. If not for a view of the ornate Uganda National Mosque or the sprawling, congested taxi park … Continue reading

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African Americans and Technology Use

By Aaron Smith This report on African Americans and technology is the first in a series of demographic snapshots of technology use and adoption among different groups of adults in the United States. Based on a survey of 6,010 American adults, … Continue reading

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NSA uses Google cookies to pinpoint targets for hacking

By Ashkan Soltani, Andrea Peterson, and Barton Gellman The National Security Agency is secretly piggybacking on the tools that enable Internet advertisers to track consumers, using “cookies” and location data to pinpoint targets for government hacking and to bolster surveillance. The … Continue reading

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Digital Inequality Holds Back Millions in U.S.

The Obama administration has poured billions of dollars into expanding the reach of the Internet, and nearly 98 percent of American homes now have access to some form of high-speed broadband. But tens of millions of people are still on … Continue reading

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How to Keep the NSA Out of Your Computer

By Clive Thompson Joseph Bonicioli mostly uses the same internet you and I do. He pays a service provider a monthly fee to get him online. But to talk to his friends and neighbors in Athens, Greece, hes also got something much … Continue reading

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New Google Nexus 7

Google’s Breakfast with Sundar event is over and the biggest news to come out of it was the announcement of a new Nexus 7 tablet. Yep, it’s real, and is already available for preorder. As expected, the new Nexus 7 is … Continue reading

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BlackBerry CEO: Tablets will be dead in five years

By Hayley Tsukayama Forget the death of the PC: BlackBerry chief executive Thorsten Heins thinks tablets are on their way out as users shift to doing more through their smartphones. In comments Monday at a Milken Institute conference, Heins said smartphones … Continue reading

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