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China's state-run TV calls the iPhone a national security threat; Apple disagrees

China's state-run television says that iOS 7's location services could inadvertently expose state secrets.

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New York attorney general sues to stop Lyft launch

Over before it begins? Lyft faces legal action from New York State over plans to operate in the Big Apple.

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Worse than potato salad? 10 of the most ridiculous Kickstarter projects

If you think pledging to help a guy make potato salad is a waste of money, wait until you get a load of these projects that sought backing from the crowd.

Airbnb revamps reviews to encourage more honesty

A better ratings system will give hosts and guests more information, and hopefully lead to fewer surprises.

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Elon Musk donates $1 million to help build Nikola Tesla Museum

The creator of SpaceX and Tesla Motors didn't fully fund the project, but Elon Musk has donated $1 million to the future Tesla Science Center.

Lyft gives its ride-sharing app a makeover before hitting the streets of New York

Sometimes you just need a new look for before a big event.

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Lyft ride-sharing service runs into trouble before launching in New York

The city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission says the ride-sharing app isn’t authorized to operate in New York.

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LinkedIn tries again to keep people connected, with a redesigned app

The company's Connected app uses a cards interface to deliver updates on people's contacts

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The U.S. military is not-so-shockingly studying your Facebook and Twitter habits

DARPA keeps an eye on social networks to prevent “strategic surprise.”

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Mt. Gox CEO selling Bitcoins.com, will give some proceeds to burned investors

The domain will go on sale July 24, with an opening bid of $185,000

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Uber won’t surge-price you too much in emergencies

An agreement with New York’s attorney general means Uber is limited to how much it can gouge you during storms or disasters.

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Lyft and Uber will face off in New York on Friday

Uber has faced little competition from ride-sharing apps in NYC until now: Lyft is rolling out service in the outer boroughs this week with free rides.

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Foursquare updates Swarm to soothe check-in blues

Foursquare fans aren’t getting games back in the main app, but Swarm’s latest improvements could help smooth the unbundling transition.

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10 sites with stunning visual data that will change your world view

We all know what a picture's worth. These websites use graphics to display everything from Twitter traffic to births and deaths, in ways that truly drive home what words alone cannot.

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