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Encrypted social network vies for disgruntled WhatsApp, Facebook users

Syme, a service built by three students in Montreal, touts the easy-to-use encryption of its social network.

New Creative Commons license gives users more flexibility

Authors and artists seeking to release works under a Creative Commons license now have more flexibility and choice when they want to share their works, Creative Commons said Thursday.

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The price of one bitcoin surpasses $1000 on Mt. Gox

Is there a new level of interest in the virtual currency? Or a bit of mania?

From Netscape to Napster: Whatever happened to yesterday's giants?

Now that Winamp's gone, a few pale ghosts are all that's left of the killer apps from the turn of the century.

Link between 'Satoshi' bitcoin account and the Silk Road dissolves

Israeli researchers defend their paper, while the real account holder blamed sloppy research.

Google maps airports, train and subway stations with Street View update

The images mark Google's first efforts to map global transit hubs.

Oops -- YouTube's new commenting system actually increased spam

That's unfortunate, since YouTube says it put the new system in place to clean up spam on its website.

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Can a celebrity news team help revive Yahoo?

TV news anchor Katie Couric is the latest high profile journalist to join Yahoo's staff.

bitcoin

Did Satoshi Nakamoto transfer 1,000 bitcoins to the Silk Road?

Mystery surrounds a sizable transfer in March between an early bitcoin account and the underground marketplace.

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Bitcoin gets new friends, but still a bit player

The digital currency is gaining in legitimacy with new supporters.

AdBlock Plus erases YouTube's clutter and contentious Google+ comments

If you don't like YouTube's move to Google+ comments, you'll love AdBlock Plus's latest banhammer.

Legal ruling

Silk Road defendant deemed flight risk, denied bail

Ross William Ulbricht will remain behind bars as he awaits trial for allegedly running the underground online drugs marketplace.

Shmidt

'Encrypt everything:' Google's answer to government surveillance is catching on

And the Giants of the Web seems to agree in the wake of recent NSA spying revelations. Lock it all down!

Google Chrome experiment takes you on a stunning tour of Tolkien's Middle-earth

If you ever wanted to explore Rivendell or battle the monsters of Trollshaw Forest or Dol Guldur, now's you're chance.

Pinterest

Pinterest tackles mapping with Place Pins

Pinterest is tweaking its service to make it easier for users to plan trips and locate content with location-based pins

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