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Reset the Net: How the web is fighting back on the anniversary of Snowden's revelations

One year to the day after Snowden's first NSA revelation broke, the web is aflutter in rebellion. Here's the details, and tools you can use to protect your privacy.

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Years-old Myspace photos land in your inbox because the Internet never forgets

The social network nobody remembers would like to remind you it still has your photos.

Kickstarter loosens the rules for green-lighting crowdfunding projects

The site's new Launch Now feature means an algorithm and not human moderators will review crowdfunding proposals as part of an overall effort to get projects up on Kickstarter more quickly.

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Has Apple opened the door to Bitcoin apps?

An update to the App Store guidelines suggests cryptocurrency apps are welcome.

Report: NSA facial recognition program collects 'millions' of photos from the Web

Newly leaked documents reveal a massive NSA program to collect and analyze photographs, according to the New York Times.

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Report: The FCC may redefine what counts as broadband

Not all DSL or cable Internet connections count as broadband, and new FCC rules may tighten the definition.

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Comic: Lucky, the littlest Google self-driving car

Macworld and Rich Stevens of Diesel Sweeties present Multitouch Theater, a weekly cartoon about Macs, iOS, and everything in-between. This week: The adventures of Lucky, the littlest Google self-driving car.

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Self-driving cars, medical wristbands, home automation, and oversharing

It's like Johnny Cab without the guy! Google's ride is here, and it's a cute little car. Plus we talk about Samsung's Simband, what an Apple entry into the home-automation market might mean, and Facebook's latest attempt to cut back on the oversharing. With guests Jason Cross and Leah Yamshon.

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Stream Web for iOS actually makes mobile web browsing fun

This browser app is refreshingly mobile-first.

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Oh please no: Twitter experimenting with algorithms to surface 'important' tweets

Silly Twitter, that's what Facebook does. Here's why a publishing platform shouldn't act like a social network.

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Amazon 'not optimistic' about ending book standoff with Hachette any time soon

Amazon recommends buying affected titles from its third-party sellers or competitors

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Facebook tries to limit over-sharing

The company said it would be de-emphaizing certain posts from outside apps

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How to get a job at Zappos: Join their social network

The new process weeds out people who aren’t fully committed to the Zappos brand.

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How Bitcoin can go mainstream

It's a fringe concept at the moment. But bringing the virtual currency to the masses isn't as far-fetched as you might think.

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QuickCoin app lets users send bitcoin through Facebook

This Facebook wallet is designed to be as simple as messaging