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01.07.16
US leaders meet with tech CEOs to fight terrorism online
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US leaders meet with tech CEOs to fight terrorism online

Top brass from the FBI and beyond are meeting with Facebook, Google, Twitter and other top internet firms.

By J. Fingas,   01.07.16
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12.31.15
Twitter reinstates Politwoops for cataloging politicians' tweets
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Twitter reinstates Politwoops for cataloging politicians' tweets

The database of boneheaded tweets is back, for the sake of transparency.

By B. Steele,   12.31.15
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12.30.15
House looks into claims the NSA spied on Congress
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House looks into claims the NSA spied on Congress

A House intelligence committee wants to know if the NSA eavesdropped on chats between Congress and advocacy groups.

By J. Fingas,   12.30.15
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12.29.15
Brazil's biggest city wants to charge fees for Uber rides
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Brazil's biggest city wants to charge fees for Uber rides

Sao Paulo would rather take a cut from Uber's sales than ban it outright.

By J. Fingas,   12.29.15
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12.28.15
Botched database leaks records for 191 million voters
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Botched database leaks records for 191 million voters

If you've voted in the US since 2000, there's a chance your personal info is out in the wild.

By J. Fingas,   12.28.15
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12.27.15
UK claims its spying bill will protect you from cyberbullies
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UK claims its spying bill will protect you from cyberbullies

The Investigatory Powers Bill will supposedly be used to fight harassers and trolls, not just terrorists.

By J. Fingas,   12.27.15
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12.23.15
Over 45,000 drone pilots have registered with the FAA
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Over 45,000 drone pilots have registered with the FAA

Americans aren't waiting around to sign up their drones.

By J. Fingas,   12.23.15
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12.20.15
Web status code tells you when sites are censored
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Web status code tells you when sites are censored

If you see a 451 error, you know a government tried to silence something.

By J. Fingas,   12.20.15
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