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Report: The team behind Facebook Home is no more

It sounds like the Android launcher is done for.

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MIA at Google I/O: Glass, Google+ and other projects we're still wondering about

Google failed to mention some of its most famous (or infamous) products, or how they fit into the bigger picture. And that could be saying something.

on greenbot.com

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Google starts removing 'right to be forgotten' search results

European Google users may now see a warning when they search for a name

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Watch the web get hacked in real time on this mesmerizing map

This is what hack attacks look like: A real-time map of worldwide activity drives home the scope of security threats far more vividly than mere words ever could.

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FireChat opens up off-the-grid conversation between iOS and Android

In its third update, the anonymous messaging app makes it possible for all its users to chat with each other.

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Google launches invite-only domain registration service

Private registration is included in service, which will go up against GoDaddy

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Disconnect's new browser plugin translates complex privacy policies into simple icons

The Privacy Icons browser add-on translates websites' privacy policies into nine easy-to-grasp categories

on pcworld.com

The EFF wants to improve your privacy by making your Wi-Fi public

Could allowing strangers to use your Wi-Fi actually protect your privacy? The EFF thinks so, and plans to make it easier with a new tool.

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Path launches its own messaging app because why not

If at first your app doesn’t succeed, try, try again. And again. And again.

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Why Twitter embraced GIFs and Facebook is holding off

Twitter users celebrated the platform’s GIF support, but that doesn’t mean Facebook should follow suit.

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Bitcoin auction going ahead despite US Marshals gaffe

After CCing instead of BCCing interested parties, the Marshals will still hold the auction

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Hands on with Facebook’s Slingshot, yet another messaging app: Meh

Snapchat won’t be losing any sleep over Facebook’s latest attempt at ephemeral messaging.

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Bowling for (virtual) dollars: Bitcoin to sponsor college football game

The virtual currency is about to go big-time thanks to the Bitcoin Bowl, which will be held in St. Petersburg, Florida, this December.

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Amazon's press event: Find out what the e-commerce giant plans to unveil

Follow along with us as Amazon announces its latest product in Seattle.

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Facebook gives vanishing messages another go with Slingshot

The iOS and Android app is sort of like Snapchat, but with an interesting twist.