Nancy WeilManagine editor, IDG News Service, IDG News Service

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Privacy group files FTC complaint over Facebook's 'emotional contagion' study

EPIC contends that Facebook 'purposefully messed with people's minds' when it manipulated their news feeds to measure emotional responses

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Warrants needed for cellphone searches, Supreme Court rules

The unanimous ruling comes down strongly on the side of privacy rights

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Rumors confirmed: AT&T plans to buy DirecTV

AT&T will pay about $50 billion for the satellite TV provider

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Guardian, Post win Pulitzers for NSA spying coverage

The two each won a highly coveted Public Service award, aided by Edward Snowden.

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Comcast, Netflix reach interconnection deal

The agreement comes after Netflix publicly released data showing a decrease in streaming speeds to broadband customers

Retailers must guard against craftier hacks, senators say

Members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee point to the failure of the retail industry to implement stronger measures against hacking.

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The year in tech quotes

As the year draws to a close, we offer a dozen of the quotes that stuck with us in 2013