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Surveillance, Snowden dominated discussions at a more serious South by Southwest

This year’s festival reflected a shift from sharing to security as the dominant trend in technology today.

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Oreos and TV shows pop up at SXSW: Has the tech fest lost its way?

Brands prove it doesn't matter what you're selling at South By Southwest, as long as festival-goers tweet about it.

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Edward Snowden at SXSW: The NSA is setting fire to the future of the Internet

"It's the makers, thinks, and the development community" that can help protect your data from a surveillance dragnet, the NSA whistleblower said via video at a South by Southwest panel

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Google's Android boss announces SDK specifically geared toward wearables

Google’s Sundar Pichai said the company is focused on helping devices work together across all categories.

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Assange at SXSW: 'Who really wears the pants in the administration?'

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange questions Obama’s power over the NSA during Day 2 of the SXSW Festival in Austin.

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SXSW starts out with spotlight on security, as Google's Schmidt sounds off on NSA

The interactive portion of the South by Southwest conference is usually a launching pad for apps like Twitter and Foursquare, but security figures to be a popular topic this year, judging by the opening day remarks of Google's chairman.

Facebook's News Feed redesign is for real this time

After last year's false start, Facebook is rolling out a new look.

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Yahoo ditches Facebook and Google logins for its own ID

In Yahoo’s world, you’ve got to play by Yahoo’s rules. That means no more third-party logins.

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British spy agency may have seen you naked in surveillance of Yahoo webcam chats

Whistleblower Edward Snowden turned over documents to The Guardian detailing GCHQ’s collection of at least 1.8 million Yahoo users’ webcam chats.

Facebook kills Messenger for Windows

A Messenger app for Windows Phone is reportedly still in the works.

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Whisper a Secret to the whole world with no names attached

Anonymous apps let you speak your mind, but at what cost?

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With WhatsApp buy, Facebook wants to become the only network you need

When you send a text, share a photo, or read the news, you’re on Facebook. Just when you think you're out, it pulls you back in.

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BitTorrent’s Android app updates make sharing a cinch

BitTorrent is focusing on smartphones with Android app overhauls and a live-streaming app on the way.

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New gender options prove Facebook is no stodgy social network

Now users can choose from 50-something custom gender identity expressions on the social network.

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