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FCC doesn't buy Verizon's throttling rationale, wants all carriers to explain themselves

Mobile carriers have some explainin' to do.

NFL brings Surface tablets to the sidelines--for watching replays, not checking Facebook

The tablets will allow coaches and players to analyze plays during the game and make adjustments along the way.

Twitter looks to give context to hashtags

What's that hashtag mean? You may soon be able to find out.

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Verizon will throttle heaviest LTE data users starting in October

The carrier looks to slow LTE access for the top 5 percent of data hogs with unlimited plans.

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Qplay streaming service to shut down July 25

The video streaming service plans to close up shop less than a year after launching.

Every episode of 'South Park' ever joins new original programming on Hulu

Hulu wins rights to become the exclusive streaming home of Cartman, Kenny, and company.

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Rap Genius is now just 'Genius,' wants to annotate all the things

Rap Genuis changes its name to reflect its broader mission, and announces some new goodies for bloggers and Web developers.

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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.