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Are you discussing the NSA’s own version of Google?

The name's not quite as catchy, but the NSA reportedly has its own Google, a surveillance engine called ICREACH. Reports from the Edward Snowden leaks have previously revealed that domestic spy agencies share information with one another, but the Read More →

Smartphone mania may have foul consequence

Smartphone users yakking constantly into their devices may not be their only social offense, a new study has found. Among millennials - those 18 to 24 - 90 percent regard their phone as more important than deodorant, according to a Read More →

GoPro goes to the dogs

What better way to celebrate National Dog Day 2014 than for GoPro to unveil Fetch, its new camera-carrying harness that will turn your hound dog into the next Hitchcock. GoPro, of course, is the red-hot San Mateo-based maker of affordable, wearable, Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Here's some news that caught our eye today. ICYMI: California kill-switch bill for smartphones signed into law. Also ICYMI: Facebook says it's cracking down on "click bait" in headlines and captions. California state Sen. Ben Hueso arrested for DUI last week, hours after Read More →

Quoted: on Russia’s startup environment

"The chances of any startup working are already low, and if you add up the corruption risk and legal and political risk, it's insane to start a company [in Russia] if you could move it to California or England." — Read More →

Off topic: It’s all good, U.S. of sweets, song serendipity, a sexier Farmer’s Almanac

Don't lose hope, check out these scientific studies that might restore your faith in humanity. Take a sweet trip across the United States of desserts. Speaking of maps, Serendipity on Spotify shows where in Read More →
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