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Internet Archive, fearful of spying, boosts its encryption

The non-profit site will keep less user data and adopt the secure HTTPS protocol by default.

Amazon Matchmaker mashes cheap Audible audiobooks with Kindle ebooks

And even better, Amazon's Whispersync technology picks up where you left off no matter whether you're reading, listening, or mixing the two.

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Oyster offers all-you-can-read ebooks for $10 per month

A startup called Oyster wants to become your “Netflix for e-books.”

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Court bars Apple from making industry-wide ebook deals

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The federal judge presiding over the U.S. electronic books case against Apple has barred the company from striking deals that would ensure that it could undercut prices of other retailers in the e-book market.

iBooks Author support for the iPhone should be on Apple's to-do list

Apple spent a bit of time previewing iBooks for OS X Mavericks during WWDC, but said nothing about iBooks for iOS. Could an iBooks preview -- with iBooks Author ebooks support for the iPhone -- be coming next week? Associate editor Serenity Caldwell thinks so, and a new clue seems to support it.

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Amazon's Kindle MatchBook turns past print purchases into low-cost ebooks

It's yet another step in Amazon's merging of the physical and digital worlds—and another ploy for platform lock-in.

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Legal ruling

Ka-ching! Amazon explains benefits from ebook price-fixing settlement

The settlement over ebook price-fixing could mean that you might be eligible to receive a payout for certain ebooks you've purchased.

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Reports of Nook's death have been greatly exaggerated

Barnes & Noble has apparently reversed its trend toward partnering on Nook hardware and will keep building (and cutting the prices of) its e-readers.

Easily find free ebooks

Looking to expand your summer reading list? Here's where you can find ebooks that won't cost you a dime.

Legal ruling

Judge scolds Apple for lack of remorse in e-book antitrust case

A federal judge took Apple to task on Friday for showing no contrition about potentially defrauding its customers of hundreds of millions of dollars.