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Gogo adds voice calls, texting support to in-flight service

Passengers in flight could make voice calls and exchange text messages using a new service from Gogo, but that doesn't mean your seatmate will be able to blab all through your next flight.

"We have to make surveillance expensive again" says Bruce Schneier

The ongoing revelations of governmental electronic spying point to a problem larger than NSA malfeasance.

Silk Road drug marketplace rises from the grave after legal smackdown

The Silk Road online marketplace has resurfaced.

New bug bounty program wants to make the whole Internet safer

A new bug bounty program sponsored by Microsoft and Facebook will reward security researchers for finding and reporting vulnerabilities in widely used software that have the potential to affect a large number of Internet users.

Biz Stone's Jelly app 'very close' to launching

The mysterious company now has a permanent office space in San Francisco, as its app -- free for iOS and Android -- is about to launch.

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Google+ gains new controls to give business users more privacy

New 'restricted communities' are designed to let companies share information securely.

123456: Millions of Adobe hack victims used horrible passwords

A security researcher has poured through file dumps of leaked Adobe password info, and surprise! Millions of people use utterly atrocious passwords.

Google introduces Helpouts to connect experts with advice-seekers via video

Google has launched a new tool that connects people with experts over live interactive video for free or paid advice, while adding a revenue stream for the company in the form of transaction fees from providers.

Twitter increases top end of IPO price to $25 a share

While bumping up the price range of its initial public offering, Twitter also revealed that IBM says the microblogging service has infringed on several patents.

Bing, Twitter continue their search party

With a new deal between Microsoft and Twitter, tweets will continue to appear in users' search results to provide more context.

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The first ad debuts on Instagram, courtesy of Michael Kors

If you're a woman using Instagram in the U.S., get ready to see ads from the designer whether you follow him or not.

Some users grumble about Twitter's photo previews

Angry about a change in Twitter that puts photo previews front and center? You're not alone.

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Cisco to release free standard software to boost Web videoconferencing

Without a native codec that works with major videoconferencing platforms, users have had to download an application or plug-in before doing a browser video chat, one analyst explains.

Save your Internet bacon with two-factor authentication

Why log in once when you can log in twice? Two-factor authentication can give you some added protection, and it's fairly easy to set up.

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Vanquished piracy site Isohunt rises from the dead

Less than two weeks after the notorious Isohunt was put out to pasture by The Man, a zombified version has appeared—thanks to the South Pacific island nation of Tonga.