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Bing gets personal ahead of Cortana launch

Bing.com is getting Google Now-ish with new personalized cards on the Bing homepage.

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Tests confirm Heartbleed bug can expose server's private key

CloudFlare said its challenge shows how dangerous is the OpenSSL bug.

In Heartbleed's wake, Comodo cranks out fresh SSL certificates

Comodo's chief technology officer warns it is still very early in the remediation process

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10 April Fools' tech gags so bizarre they might almost be true (but they aren't, sorry)

Most April Fools' Day jokes barely merit a groan, but these ten are worth a smile.

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Online mall Square Market latest to accept bitcoin

Sellers will still be credited with U.S. dollars to reduce exposure

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Oculus fallout proves nobody understands what Kickstarter truly does: Fund hope

No, Oculus' Kickstarter backers didn't receive a slice of the $2 billion Facebook pie, but we ALL got so much more.

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U.S. government pulls out of ICANN

The NTIA plans to let its domain-name contract with ICANN expire in late 2015, its administrator says. ICANN will then develop its own Internet governance model.

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Move over Veronica Mars: These crowdfunded projects also raked in big bucks

Veronica Mars hits theaters today, thanks to fans who helped fund the movie via Kickstarter. We look at ten other crowdfunding success stories.

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Google Search makeover ditches underlined links and downplays ads

Google Search just got a mobile-mirroring makeover.

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.

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Bypassing content filters: How to see the web they don't want you to see

Maybe it's your own digital content, geo-blocked overseas. Maybe it's something you're not supposed to see. These tools could get you to it, but proceed with caution.

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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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How to use Getty's vast collection of newly free pictures on your website

Getty just took the radical step of opening the doors to its deep image collection. Here's how to put the pictures to work on your website.

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When a monitor just isn't big enough, try Microsoft's SurroundWeb

A Microsoft research project paints your PC screen on the surrounding walls. Because, really, what are your apartment's walls actually doing?

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Need your Mt. Gox bitcoins back? Steer clear of this website

A suspicious website tries to get people to download what is likely a bogus version of Flash player.