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Top 10 fixes for common PC problems: The best of PCWorld's Answer Line

From backups to BSODs, Lincoln Spector lists the top 10 tips he's gathered from the past two years of Answer Line letters.

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British spies are allowed to intercept Google and Facebook traffic, official says

It is the first time a U.K. official has commented on the government's "vague surveillance legal framework", Privacy International said

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You've fallen for a scam! Now what?

We all make mistakes. Here's what you need to do after realizing that you have been had, and keep those mistakes from costing you.

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AT&T says customer data accessed to unlock smartphones

Social Security numbers were accessed in a bid to unlock smartphones

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Microsoft challenges U.S. warrant demanding emails stored overseas

The emails are held in a server in Dublin, Ireland

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EFF asks Supreme Court to rule on secret surveillance memo

The digital rights group wants to see a DOJ memo that allows the FBI to collect phone records.

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Snowden leaks after one year: Wrangling over the meaning of 'bulk'

The Snowden revelations about NSA surveillance have ignited a debate, but little action in Washington.

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EU privacy laws will apply to U.S. companies who do business in Europe

However, EU justice ministers disagree over who will enforce the laws.

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Reset the Net: How the web is fighting back on the anniversary of Snowden's revelations

One year to the day after Snowden's first NSA revelation broke, the web is aflutter in rebellion. Here's the details, and tools you can use to protect your privacy.

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Google's Chrome Gmail encryption extension hides NSA-jabbing Easter Egg

Google loves to hide jokes in its products and the company's upcoming end-to-end email encryption extension for Chrome is no exception.