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Selling Social Media Clicks Becomes Big Business

Posted: 01/06/2014 - Celebrities, businesses and even the U.S. State Department have bought bogus Facebook likes, Twitter followers or YouTube viewers from offshore "click farms," where workers tap, tap, tap the thumbs up button, view videos or retweet comments to inflate social media numbers.

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T-Mobile to Buy Spectrum Licenses From Verizon

Posted: 01/06/2014 - T-Mobile said Monday that it's reached deals to buy spectrum licenses from Verizon Wireless for $2.37 billion in cash, allowing it to improve certain kinds of cellular service in markets across the U.S.

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US Spy Court: NSA to Keep Collecting Phone Records

Posted: 01/04/2014 - A secretive U.S. spy court has ruled again that the National Security Agency can keep collecting every American's telephone records every day, in the midst of dueling decisions in two other federal courts about whether the surveillance program is constitutional.

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Texas Library Offers Glimpse of Bookless Future

Posted: 01/03/2014 - Texas has seen the future of the public library, and it looks a lot like an Apple Store: Rows of glossy iMacs beckon. iPads mounted on a tangerine-colored bar invite readers.

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Snapchat Says to Make App More Secure

Posted: 01/03/2014 - Snapchat says it plans to put out a more secure version of its application following a breach that allowed hackers to collect the usernames and phone numbers of some 4.6 million of its users.

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Snapchat Suffers Security Breach

Posted: 01/02/2014 - Snapchat, the disappearing-message service popular with young people, has been quiet following a security breach that allowed hackers to collect the usernames and phone numbers of millions of its users.

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Ford to Unveil Solar Hybrid Concept Car at CES

Posted: 01/02/2014 - Ford plans to unveil at this month's International CES gadget show a solar-powered concept car that offers the same performance as a plug-in hybrid but without the need for a plug.

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Bye Bye, Bile? Websites Try to Nix Nasty Comments

Posted: 12/26/2013 - Mix blatant bigotry with poor spelling. Add a dash of ALL CAPS. Top it off with a violent threat. And there you have it: A recipe for the worst of online comments, scourge of the Internet.

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The Season's Weirdest, Wackiest Tech Gifts

Posted: 12/20/2013 - It's tough to shop for techies. They already own everything with a plug or rechargeable battery. But fear not, a slew of unique technology gifts have hit the market just in time for Christmas.

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Bill Would Require 'Kill Switch' For Smartphones

Posted: 12/19/2013 - Two California officials have announced plans to introduce legislation requiring smartphones to have a "kill switch" that would render stolen or lost devices inoperable.

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Health Care Sign-up Snags, Fix-it Efforts Detailed

Posted: 12/11/2013 - On the defensive, the Obama administration acknowledged Wednesday its problem-plagued health insurance website didn't get enough testing before going live. It said technicians were deep into the job of fixing major computer snags but provided no timetable.

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Tech Giants Call for Controls on Gov't Snooping

Posted: 12/09/2013 - Major technology companies, stung by poor publicity for having helped the U.S. government access personal data, on Monday issued an open letter to President Barack Obama asking for tighter controls on surveillance.

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