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Activists push Facebook to abandon its real-names policy

A broad coalition is meeting with the company Wednesday to try and ask Facebook to allow the service's users to include aliases.

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Facebook wants New York to destroy bulk user data seized under gag order

Microsoft, Google and some other tech companies are backing Facebook.

How to use the Tor Browser to surf the web anonymously

Want to stay private online? Tor's browser and a few easy rules of the road can help you do just that.

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Yahoo slams new 'digital will' law, says users have privacy when they die

Yahoo says legislation giving estate attorneys broad data access violates its terms.

Instagram, Grindr, and more popular Android apps put user privacy at risk, researcher says

Instagram and Grindr stored images on their servers that were accessible without authentication

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New Facebook tool walks users through a privacy settings checkup

It's the latest initiative by the company to help its members make sure they're not over-sharing on the social networking site.

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Three ways to use BitTorrent Sync to share your files without the cloud

BitTorrent's latest version of Sync is so much easier to use. If you haven't tried it out, now's a good time. Here are three ways you can use the new app to sync files across your devices.

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How to manage your Google location history

Learn how to use, or get rid of, where your Android phone has tracked you.

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Google may offer accounts for kids, controls for parents

Children's accounts could go legit if Google can satisfy privacy requirements

How a portable travel router can put TOR web-surfing security in your pocket

Introduced at Def Con 22, a project called PORTAL aims to make it much easier to keep your Internet traffic private via the TOR network.