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Privacy group files FTC complaint to push Google to extend 'right to be forgotten' to U.S.

Consumer Watchdog says Google engages in unfair business practices by not offering U.S. residents the service

Reddit CEO Ellen Pao tries to calm furor with huge 'mea culpa'

After controversial firing of moderator Victoria Taylor, Pao admits 'we screwed up' and promises greater responsiveness to user concerns


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Mozilla reveals plans to revitalize Firefox

Firefox's tentative plans for the future include ditching its legacy XUL technology, long regarded as a hindrance to the browser's evolution

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Hacking Team hack reveals why you shouldn't jailbreak your iPhone

A massive breach in the private data of a firm that sells software to governments to spy on communications shows that jailbroken iPhones are vulnerable

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Containers change the game

The use of containers will change applications and their composition forever

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Amazon finally releases Cloud Drive mobile apps, but they're bare bones

Users of Amazon’s online storage service can now view all their files on iOS and Android, but there’s still no way to edit or upload

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Windows 10 RTM candidate build 10176 compiled, sign-off rumored for Thursday

With a date stamp of July 5, build 10176 is likely the first of several RTM candidates for Windows 10

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The truth about Intel's Broadwell vs. Haswell CPU

We test identical notebooks with Intel's 4th-gen and 5th-gen CPUs to see how different they really are

Five smartphones to look forward to

Apple, Samsung Electronics and OnePlus are all expected to launch new models in the next couple of months

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The state of Ruby and Rails: Opportunities and obstacles

Developer demand for Ruby and Rails remain high, but the specific ways both language and framework shine (or don't) are crucial to know

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Do we really need the Internet?

One FCC commissioner appears to think that we don't, but perhaps he doesn't understand the question

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Sprint drops 600Kbps video-streaming limit after outcry

With its quick response, a marketing flub will still be a net positive for Sprint, says one analyst

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On the road to Windows 10: What Microsoft's not saying

Windows honcho Terry Myerson just provided details about the Windows 10 rollout. Here's the translation of his 'Softie speak

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Windows 10 build 10159 loses the Guest account

The ability to enable a Windows Guest account is gone in build 10159, but it's not clear whether that's a bug or a feature

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Chicago taxes cloud and streaming services

Sweeping new 9% tax could be a preview of other jurisdictions targeting cloud and streaming services

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A look at California's effort to build an H-1B firewall

It's not just California that's trying: N.J. lawmakers passed an anti-offshoring bill that was later vetoed by Gov. Chris Christie

Windows 10 Wi-Fi password-sharing feature raises security concerns

The option would allow anyone with a network's password to share access to it with all their friends

VPN users, beware: You may not be as safe as you think you are

Thanks to IPv6 leakage, your data could be out there for anyone to see

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Obsolete Internet protocol once again becomes an attack vector

The RIPv1 routing protocol is being used to launch DDoS attacks against many hosts on the Internet, according to an Akamai threat report

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A California backlash rises over foreign IT worker replacements

State lawmakers want to use regulatory power to keep utilities from offshoring jobs and ask feds for broader investigation

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