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Whispers, Secrets and Lies? Anonymity Apps Rise

At a time when Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are pushing people to put forward their most polished, put-together selves, a new class of mobile applications aims for a bit more honesty.


Multiple agencies within the federal government are accused of stalking and later causing a former contractor to be fired after Google auto-correct changed a search from “How do I build a radio-controlled airplane?” into “How do I build a radio-controlled bomb?” Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Google Aims to Provide Broadband in 34 More Cities

Google is planning to offer high-speed Internet service in 34 more cities scattered across eight states in an ambitious expansion aimed at providing formidable competition to cable and telecommunication providers.


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Google Makes Olympic-Sized Statement Against Russia’s Anti-Gay Law

With the Olympics getting underway, Google quietly but vibrantly added its voice to the chorus of companies speaking out against Russia’s law restricting gay-rights.


A Thursday blog post from the social media company’s global legal policy chief, Jeremy Kessel, states that privacy and transparency with Twitter customers is eroded by restrictions put on how much information they can disclose on government requests for information. (Photo Credit: Bethany Clarke/Getty Images)

Twitter Threatens To Sue Obama Administration Over Gov’t Surveillance Requests

Twitter is prepared to sue the Obama administration for the right to disclose more detailed information on surveillance requests it receives from the government.


New Android app lets you see exactly how often you use your smartphone. (Getty Images)

Smartphone App Tells You If You’re Using Your Smartphone Too Much

Free Android app called Menthal gives you detailed information about your smartphone usage.


Google's Eric Schmidt says even if he knew about the NSA activity beforehand, he couldn't have done anything about it. (Getty Images)

Google Exec Says NSA Spying Was A Surprise To Him

Eric Schmidt tells The Guardian the NSA did not inform him about its data gathering program.


Google says governments are more frequently asking it to remove Internet content. (Getty Images)

Google: Data Requests From Governments On The Rise

Google says government requests in the first half of 2013 increased nearly 70 percent compared to the second half of 2012.


President Barack Obama is meeting Tuesday with executives from leading technology companies, including Google, Twitter and Apple. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘I Wish Things Were That Ruthlessly Efficient’

President Barack Obama is meeting Tuesday with executives from leading technology companies, including Google, Twitter and Apple.


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Big Tech Companies Lash Out at Government Snooping

Silicon Valley is escalating pressure on President Barack Obama to curb the U.S. government surveillance programs that vacuum personal information off the Internet and threaten the technology industry’s financial livelihood.


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Database Discovered With Over 2 Million Stolen Login Credentials

Researchers have found a database with over two million stolen login credentials for popular sites including Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Yahoo.