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Google makes end run around ISIS with new Google Wallet debit card

Remember when the carriers wouldn't allow Google Wallet on their phones? Since Google has already set up a payments infrastructure, it may as well use it for something.

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Google kills Magazines and Currents so that Newsstand may live

The new app is Mountain View's attempt to make buying digital magazine subscriptions more of a thing than it is.

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Berlin court rules Google privacy policy violates data protection law

Google's privacy policy and terms of service violate German data protection law, the Regional Court of Berlin ruled Tuesday.

Google strengthens its SSL configuration against possible attacks

The company completed its planned switch to SSL certificates with 2048-bit keys ahead of schedule.

Apple's rumored PrimeSense buy may open Siri's eyes

If Apple absorbs perceptual computing pioneer PrimeSense, it could mean intriguing possibilities for future Apple products, including iPhones with computer vision and even wearable computing.

Google to warn users of 13,000 search terms associated with child pornography

Google will display warnings above the search results for 13,000 terms it believes are associated with more explicit child sexual abuse terms.

Google begins work on six more solar power plants

Google plans to build solar power plants in California and Arizona that are expected to be operational by early 2014 and will generate enough clean electricity to power more than 17,000 U.S. homes.

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Privacy groups ask FTC to check tech firms' link to NSA

Several advocacy groups are calling for an investigation into Internet companies Yahoo and Google whose networks were secretly accessed by the National Security Agency.

Google fixes Chrome vulnerabilities exploited at Pwn2Own contest

New versions of Chrome for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android patch a full sandbox escape vulnerability.

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Hands On: ISIS tap-and-pay phone tech isn't worth the hassle

Two years ago, AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile blocked Google Wallet. But the carriers' answer -- ISIS -- is just a more annoying attempt at pay by phone.

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