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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 →

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 →

Quoted: on perks at Pinterest, other tech companies

"We’re all lucky as hell to live here and be in this crazy zeitgeist of a movement that’s rich with money." — Evan Sharp, Pinterest co-founder, on why — besides the competition for talent — his company chooses Read More →

New tool detects spyware used by governments

As the tech industry looks for ways to combat government spying, here comes another tool backed by Amnesty International, the San Francisco-based Electronic Frontier Foundation, and a couple of privacy groups in Britain and Germany. It's called Detekt, Read More →

Russian website shows live feeds of baby monitors and other webcams

Somebody may be snooping on your baby's video monitor or other webcam feeds, British authorities are warning, after discovering a Russian website hosting live broadcasts from thousands of such devices. BBC News, which reported the problem Thursday, declined to identify the Read More →
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