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Apple must face more claims over lost texts

Already under siege over its iMessage system, Apple must now face claims that it violated users’ privacy by blocking them from receiving some text messages after they ditched their iPhones. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose allowed plaintiffs to Read More →

Aereo files for bankruptcy

In a move that should surprise no one, Aereo, the pioneering video company that re-transmitted local TV signals to customers over the Internet, has filed for bankruptcy. The company, which lost a crucial Supreme Court Read More →

Tech looks to Congress for visa and green-card reforms

With the president's immigration action Thursday night, comprehensive reform will be harder to pass. Instead, what will likely happen is the piecemeal approach to immigration, something the tech industry has not supported the past couple years. But tech will have to do Read More →

Android users, beware!

Remember how nasty those computer viruses could be when they'd scramble up your screen and shut down your desktop?

And remember how comforting it was to start using these very safe and virus-protected smartphones without worrying that our ever-ready, Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

We've got your Friday tech news links right here. Google is testing ad-free, subscription-based Web browsing. All in the family: Some of Uber's investors have also funded its biggest critics. Speaking of Uber, it acknowledges it sought researchers to Read More →

Nothing says Thanksgiving Day like shopping until you drop

Remember way back in 2009 or so when Thanksgiving Day planning consisted of figuring out who was bringing dessert, where to watch the Macy’s Day Parade, how to work the feast in around the Detroit Lions and the Dallas Cowboys Read More →
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