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How to run your own private PRISM program like the NSA

Why should the NSA have all the surveillance fun? Its PRISM spy software is built into a wide variety of tools available to everybody.

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Microsoft's 'Bing Boards' allows users to curate search results

Over the next few weeks, Microsoft's Bing search engine will experiment with allowing a select group of users to curate search results, called Bing Boards.

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Bing voice search improves accuracy, speed

In 2012, Microsoft's Rick Rashid blew an Asian audience away with a live translation of his speech, into Mandarin. On Monday, Bing added some of that technology to Bing Voice Search.

Yahoo spruces up its search results display

Changes at Yahoo keep on coming; this time there's a new look for Yahoo Search.

Bing-powered Siri joins Microsoft's anti-Google allies

Apple joins Facebook and Yahoo on Microsoft's side of the search-engine wars, but Bing's role as a backstop might still work to its disadvantage.

Yandex gains ground with interactive snippets in search results

Yandex wants to use Open Graph and Schema.org to introduce something similar to Twitter deep linking, which allows users to access mobile apps from inside a tweet.

Report: NSA Prism program spied on Americans' emails, searches

The National Security Agency's Prism program tapped directly into the servers of most of the web's largest companies, monitoring our search history, the content of emails, file transfers, and live chats, The Guardian alleges.

Review: SearchYourCloud offers easy searches, adds security

SearchYourCloud brings quick and relevant searches to cloud-based storage, and offers a security boost, too. At $25, it's pricey and it's not always easy to use, but will prove a worthy tool for business folks.

How to do smarter file searches in Windows 8

One of Windows 8's most celebrated features can also be one of its most frustrating. Here's an alternative.

Face-off: Does Spotlight need better Web search?

Microsoft is integrating Bing results into Windows 8.1 searches. Should Apple expand Spotlight in OS X and iOS to better integrate Web search, too?

on macworld.com