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Clockwise Podcast: Mac at 30, iPod's dying days, Google's home invasion

The Mac turns 30 -- can it survive to 40? The iPod's sales figure suggest an iconic product that's about to pass into the great beyond. And Google's purchase of Nest brings up lots of questions about what Google's really up to.

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Obama administration forges deal with tech companies over data requests

The agreement with Facebook, Google, Microsoft and others lets them give more information on the government's data requests

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Help Grandma with her Facebook settings using AVG’s new privacy tools

AVG’s PrivacyFix software plugs into your social networks to figure out where your privacy settings are lacking.

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Ouch -- Facebook called a 'twit' for Twitter-like trending feature

Some users don't care for a new tool to surface popular content on the social networking site.

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Social media lockdown: 4 privacy features you won't find in your settings

Remove geotags, revoke app permissions, and send encrypted messages to keep your life story on a need-to-know basis.

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Facebook's new Trending tab finds the most popular conversations

Facebook wants to be a global town square, too. So the network made conversations more easily searchable with trending topics.

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Facebook's new rating system catches flak from some business owners

Small businesses are lashing out against a new star rating feature on the site

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AT&T finds an end run around net neutrality with 'Sponsored Data' plan

The telecom giant will allow online services to pay for the data they use, which will save you money while stifling competition.

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Facebook faces lawsuit for allegedly scanning private messages

Facebook is charged with scanning private messages to profile users