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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.

RallyPoint applies LinkedIn's model to the military

A professional social network for military service members and veterans is making a play for employers to make job-hunting easier.

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Beware scammers gathering data via fake social net IDs

Spear phishing is one of the most effective ways to break into a corporate network, and recent studies show that employees can be easily tricked on social media.

How to make your pet as Internet-famous as Lil Bub and Menswear Dog combined

Tips from the experts on launching your cat, puppy, or parakeet's career as a meme.

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