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Facebook, Google, and other social network credentials need update after theft

Almost 2 million users of social networks should be changing their passwords, as stolen login credentials were found on a botnet server.

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Should Facebook, Yahoo, and Twitter really judge what's news?

Some new features show a growing interest in keeping users informed

How and why to use Google+, the surprising champ of photo sharing

Google’s much-maligned social network is leagues above the rest when it comes to photo-sharing tools and privacy controls.

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Encrypted social network vies for disgruntled WhatsApp, Facebook users

Syme, a service built by three students in Montreal, touts the easy-to-use encryption of its social network.

Customer-tracking tactics move to brick and mortar

The ongoing battle over privacy is not confined to online. Besides security cameras and smart cars, cellphones are enabling retailers to track shoppers in stores.

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Party poopers: Turntable pulling the plug on Turntable.fm

The impromptu-DJ service will have one final hurrah on December 2nd.

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Holiday travel tips: How to keep your data safe and accessible while traveling

The holidays are a great time to catch up on lingering work projects, but don’t let your data fall victim to the risks of the road.

'Selfie' strikes a pose as Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year

Bitcoin, twerk, and schmeat put in a good showing, but even the Oxford Dictionary can't resist the allure of duck face.

Purple WiFi lets businesses trade free wireless for valuable customer data

New service offers to help businesses provide free Wi-Fi in exchange for invaluable social marketing.

Tech firms furious after denied full view of government reply to FISA court

They are objecting to the government's decision to provide them only a redacted version of its response to the FISA Court to a request by the companies that they be allowed to publish information on users' data requests from the government.