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  • On topic: Tech news to know now

    On topic: Tech news to know now

    Once again, we’ve got your tech news links right here. Watch out, Apple Pay? Google deal with wireless carriers will pre-install Google Wallet on Android phones; Google buying technology from Softcard. […]

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  • Health searches: Be careful who you tell about those cold sores

    Health searches: Be careful who you tell about those cold sores

    If you think of the Internet, and specifically search engines, and even more specifically, Google, as one big online confessional because it knows what we’re all thinking by the questions […]

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  • Quoted: Yahoo exec vs. NSA on ‘backdoors’

    Quoted: Yahoo exec vs. NSA on ‘backdoors’

    “If we’re going to build defects, backdoors or golden master keys for the U.S. government, do you believe we should do so… for the Chinese government, the Russian government, the […]

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  • Smartwatch startup Pebble unveils new color screen model

    Smartwatch startup Pebble unveils new color screen model

    Apple isn’t the only company that will debut a smartwatch this spring. Industry veteran Pebble announced Tuesday that it too has a new watch in the works. Dubbed the Pebble […]

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  • Off topic: Tasting words, penguins’ taste, union membership, all about alcohol

    Off topic: Tasting words, penguins’ taste, union membership, all about alcohol

    “I get tremendous joy out of writing the blandest email,” says a man who can taste words and prefers to listen to Americans who speak quickly. Meanwhile, study says penguins can now […]

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  • Add Oscar to awards for Snowden reports

    Add Oscar to awards for Snowden reports

    At the Academy Awards last night, Hollywood’s finest gave an Oscar to Laura Poitras for “Citizenfour,” her documentary about Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor.

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  • Apple and Google zero in on the car

    Apple and Google zero in on the car

    The tech industry is famous for disrupting traditional businesses. Now, it’s the car’s turn. After “years of being treated as a side business” by Silicon Valley, as the New York […]

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  • Facebook shuttle drivers approve union contract

    Facebook shuttle drivers approve union contract

    Facebook shuttle bus drivers ratified a union contract Saturday in a milestone vote that may have a ripple effect across Silicon Valley. More than two-thirds of the 87 drivers employed […]

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  • On topic: Tech news to know now

    On topic: Tech news to know now

    Here’s what the tech world is talking about this morning: Facebook’s privacy policy breaks European law, a new report finds. Twitter has thrown its support behind the FCC’s net neutrality […]

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  • Quoted: The case for deleting your tweets

    Quoted: The case for deleting your tweets

    “I don’t laminate and frame my note-pad doodles, why would I preserve my tweets for all time?” – Matthew Lazin-Ryder, CBC radio producer, explaining to Fusion’s Kevin Roose why he’s […]

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