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Google Is Ginormous: Why You Should Care

Will Google ever be too big to trust with our secrets? The search giant’s business portfolio now spans health care, wireless, business Web apps, and social networks.

Quit Facebook Day was a Success Even as it Flopped

Quit Facebook Day may have been deemed a 'flop', but people who care about their privacy should thank the quitters.

Google Ditches Microsoft's Windows Over Security Issues, Report Claims

Google is snubbing Microsoft's Windows operating system, citing security issues with the OS, a new report says.

Facebook Beefs Up Privacy With Three Big Changes

Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg detailed three big changes to how you will be able to manage your privacy.

Good-Bye to Privacy?

Learn about major new threats to your privacy, from social networks to advertisers to yourself.

Apple Postpones iPad's International Release

Apple has issued a statement it will postpone the international launch of the iPad.

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Apple iPad Goes On Sale April 3

Apple quashes rumors of delay, announces Wi-Fi iPads will ship in early April and 3G models by the end of the month.

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The Subscription Trap

If you've ever opened your credit card bill to find that you've inadvertently joined a club you've never heard of, at a cost of $10 or more a month, you're not alone. Millions of Web consumers have been snared by similar tactics. Our tips will help you fight back.

How Subscription Clubs Bring in Members

Many consumers discover that they’re members of subscription clubs only after seeing monthly fees appear on their credit card statements. Here’s a look at how these clubs sign up new members.

Apple Hits 3 Billion Apps Served Milestone

Apple says its App Store downloads now top 3 billion since the store's launch 18 months ago.

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E-Book Piracy: The Publishing Industry's Next Epic Saga?

With the rise of e-book readers like the Kindle, Sony Reader, and Nook comes the scourge of the digital world: pirates.

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MSN Offers Public Sneak Peek at New Look

Microsoft is revamping its MSN portal to give it a modern look and new social networking tools.

Sneaky Fees

Two bucks to get a paper statement? $15 to book airline tickets online? Wireless providers, cable companies, and other firms are increasingly nickel-and-diming us to death. Here’s how to fight back.

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Holiday Tech Gadget Preview

It may still be September, but tech firms are gearing up for the holidays. Last week in New York, tech firms pulled the curtain back on their holiday parade of gear.

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Hands On with HP’s DreamScreen

HP's slick tablet-like DreamScreen device will wow you with its beauty, but let you down with its limited functions.