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Google updates terms of service to reflect its scanning of users' emails

The company clarifies that emails are automatically scanned to provide users with tailored advertising and better search results

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Edward Snowden at SXSW: The NSA is setting fire to the future of the Internet

"It's the makers, thinks, and the development community" that can help protect your data from a surveillance dragnet, the NSA whistleblower said via video at a South by Southwest panel

on techhive.com

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These are the filthy words Google voice search doesn't want to hear

The words that don't get censored is the real shock.

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Evernote upgrades make sync four times faster

Evernote has completed upgrades to its servers, making synchronization four times faster for users -- with more improvements to come.

on pcworld.com

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iWork for iCloud apps get password protection, other improvements

Password protection, keyboard shortcuts, and lists of shared documents are just a few of the latest improvements to Apple's online productivity suite.

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Dropbox hit by outage on Friday, denies that it was hacked

The file-sharing service says the Friday outage was caused by issues with routine internal maintenance, and says the group claiming it hacked into Dropbox is a hoax.

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Fix a plug-in-related PDF printing issue in Safari

Having trouble printing to PDFs from Safari since installing Mavericks? Dan Moren has a potential workaround for plug-in woes.

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Google updates Gmail to always display photos embedded in emails

And we thought that Gmail didn't want us to see images because sometimes they're annoying.

on pcworld.com

Google (finally) lets you download your Gmail and Calendar data, here's how

This crucial feature was a long time coming, but now you can ditch the third-party backup tools and arcane workarounds.

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16 secrets of Google Drive

Google Drive is a souped-up productivity machine with lots of features you may not have even noticed. Here are 16 you shouldn't miss.

Can't trust this: Inconsistencies shake faith in Apple

As much as senior contributor Lex Friedman would like to trust Apple, there are times when the company doesn't exactly inspire trust. And that's a problem for both Apple and its customers.

In the wake of NSA spying, Yahoo promises encryption everywhere

By March, Yahoo users will have the option to encrypt all data flow to and from the Web company's services.

on pcworld.com

Mozilla developing geolocation data service for public use

The privacy-aware geolocation project will use publicly available cell tower and Wi-Fi signals.

on pcworld.com

Surprising no one, iWork for iCloud to get updates 'in just a few short hours'

First reported by MacRumors, Apple seems to be teasing the arrival of new iWork for iCloud apps on iCloud.com in advance of its Tuesday special media event.

Hands-on with Square Cash, a free, dead simple way to send money via email

Square Cash makes sending money to friends dead simple, but that simplicity could lead to a wave of phishing attacks.

Point, shoot, share: 10 alternatives to Instagram and Facebook

Specialty photo-sharing networks provide extra privacy, voice captions, storytelling, and even an easy way to buy prints.