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Tim Berners-Lee: we need a free Web, except when we don't

Tim Berners-Lee comes across as either nuanced or hypocritical, depending upon your perspective.

As Web turns 25, its creator, Tim Berners-Lee, calls for a 'Magna Carta'

New rules are necessary to protect the Web from government interference, says the man who helped start everything.

Coinbase's Fred Ehrsam says you're thinking about Bitcoin all wrong

The former Goldman Sachs trader and current cofounder of Coinbase says Bitcoin is more a network than a currency, and 2014 is its year.

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Oreos and TV shows pop up at SXSW: Has the tech fest lost its way?

Brands prove it doesn't matter what you're selling at South By Southwest, as long as festival-goers tweet about it.

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Edward Snowden at SXSW: The NSA is setting fire to the future of the Internet

"It's the makers, thinks, and the development community" that can help protect your data from a surveillance dragnet, the NSA whistleblower said via video at a South by Southwest panel

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Court order forces Aereo out of Denver, Salt Lake City

The ongoing legal battle over Aereo means that residents of two cities have lost access to the controversial streaming service.

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Nakamoto recap: 48 hours in the bizarro saga of the Bitcoin creator's (possible) outing

This isn’t the Satoshi Nakamoto you’re looking for. Or is it?

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Assange at SXSW: 'Who really wears the pants in the administration?'

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange questions Obama’s power over the NSA during Day 2 of the SXSW Festival in Austin.

Twitter cracks down on posting of explicit sexual content on Vine

The video service says it has no problem with the content but does not want to be its source.

Facebook's News Feed redesign is for real this time

After last year's false start, Facebook is rolling out a new look.

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Yahoo ditches Facebook and Google logins for its own ID

In Yahoo’s world, you’ve got to play by Yahoo’s rules. That means no more third-party logins.

Nearly all US adults are online for Web's 25th anniversary

Pew reports that 53 percent of Americans say the Internet would be "very hard" to give up.

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Class-action suit charges Mt. Gox with fraud, seeking the return of users' bitcoins

The exchange committed fraud by not properly handling a hacking attack, the suit alleges

15 percent of Internet users think the Web is bad for society, Pew says

A Pew survey shows widespread use of the Internet despite some resentment

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Mt. Gox quits Bitcoin Foundation board

Mark Karpeles is the second high-profile departure from the foundation in as many months