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Google acquires online survey specialist Polar

The Polar team will be joining the Google+ team

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Swedish ISP urges European Commission to end 'illegal data retention'

The Swedish Post and Telecom Authority made an 180 degree turn, and started enforcing the data retention law again

Privacy lapses riddle majority of mobile apps, data protection authorities find

One in three applications request excessive permissions, and privacy information is inadequate in 85 percent of them, a study found

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U.S. threatened Yahoo with $250,000 daily fines for defying surveillance requests

Yahoo's disclosure comes amid newly unsealed court documents

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Apple Pay could put an end to data breaches

The technologies behind Apple Pay, from encryption to one-time tokens to Touch ID, all help remove vulnerabilities in the current point-of-sale process.

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How to set up two-factor authentication on your Google account

Keep your photos and other Google account data safe with this essential security feature.

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Windows 9 leak: How the new Start menu could backfire

The leaked screenshots show a Windows-7-like Start menu next to a mini-bar of Windows 8.1 Tiles, an awkward compromise that might not satisfy anyone.

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Presenting the 6 absolute best gaming mice of 2014

Up your game by finding a better mouse. Our in-depth guide shows you what to look for and how to analyze your needs.

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SteelSeries Rival review: A solid, basic gaming mouse

There's nothing fancy about this peripheral, but it's a truly reliable workhorse.

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Sharp to mass-produce low-power mobile displays in 2017

MEMS-IGZO screens could halve power use in smartphones

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Sony launches security cameras that see in the dark

The exposure technology improves infrared footage

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CTO for Liberty Reserve payment network pleads guilty

Mark Marmilev of Brooklyn maintained the technical infrastructure for Liberty Reserve's operations

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LA TV stations free up airwaves for wireless broadband

Two local TV stations will consolidate onto a single channel, freeing up space for new wireless broadband services