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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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Latest Snowden leak: Most data NSA collects is from non-targets

New information published by the Washington Post shows that much of the data intercepted by the NSA comes from individuals not suspected of any wrongdoing.

Oculus halts sales in China to stop resellers from hawking development kits

The virtual reality company works to keep developer versions of its headset off the black market to ensure actual developers will be able to get one.

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Experts worry governments, 'commercial pressures' will undermine online freedom

What keeps Internet experts up at night? Pew Research Center's latest study gives us a glimpse.

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Digital independence day: Your guide to DIY, open-source, anonymous free computing

Take control of your tech life. We'll show you how.

How to delete or disable your Facebook account

Need some time away from Facebook? Sick of its privacy issues? You can deactivate—or outright delete—your account if you know where to look.

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Android Wear smartwatches: Specs, prices and launch dates for all known models

Get a look at upcoming offerings from LG, Samsung, Motorola and Asus. It's Smartwatchapalooza!

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The tablet’s tortured past: 8 failures that led to the slates we use today

They were flat. Many had pens or touchscreens. And most of them died. Swipe back in time to see how tablets have evolved to the Surface, iPad, and Android slates we use today.

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Facebook messed with users' emotions--for science!

A recently released research paper shows that the emotions others express on Facebook rub off on you—even with the absence of nonverbal social cues.

Aereo 'temporarily' ends service after Supreme Court ruling

Aereo subscribers wake to find their service cancelled after a US Supreme Court ruling against the company.

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8 great moments in Google I/O history

Get ready for 2014's Google I/O by looking back at some of the biggest moments and announcements from previous years.

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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8 PCs that get you more than the low-end iMac

There are plenty reasons to consider the new lower-priced iMac, but if raw specs are your primary concern, these eight all-in-ones from top PC makers are worth your attention.

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Report: Google wants to get into the health data game with 'Google Fit'

Google's new "Fit" service would bring together your health data from various apps and devices, according to a Forbes report.

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Amazon's average 'Mayday' response time is under 10 seconds

Forget waiting on hold: Amazon touts nearly instantaneous response times to support requests.