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Will Marissa Mayer bring new life to Yahoo as CEO?

Yahoo's appointment of longtime Google executive Marissa Mayer as its new CEO is a bet on a strong, competent leader, though one without experience in the company's core businesses, according to analysts.

Yahoo picks Google's Marissa Mayer as CEO

Yahoo has picked Google's Marissa Mayer as its new CEO, replacing Scott Thompson, the former PayPal president who left the Yahoo post less than six months into the job.

Nvidia investigating breach of hashed passwords

Nvidia said it is investigating the release of encrypted passwords from its user forums, another significant data breach following recent compromises at Yahoo and LinkedIn.

Yahoo fixes password-pilfering bug, explains who's at risk

Yahoo said it has fixed the flaw that allowed hackers to steal more than 450,000 passwords from one of its many services.

Passwords leaked from Yahoo: Boozy, preachy, angry -- and easy

A look through the compromised Yahoo account information says a lot about Web users and security -- namely, that they don't use much of it.

Wikipedia tool allows readers to suggest changes to articles

Wikipedia plans to ask users to provide suggestions to improve articles on its website, which could be incorporated into the articles by its editors.

Privacy groups hail Google, FTC settlement over Apple Safari tracking

Privacy advocates welcomed news of a possible Google proposal to settle Federal Trade Commission charges related to its surreptitious tracking of Safari users.

Google's Schmidt says China censorship will fail

After carefully working with China for the past two years, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt bluntly predicted the fall of the Great Firewall of China.

Remains of the Day: Mishmash

Apple bids adieu to its vice president of numbers, the story of how RIM failed to hit AT&T's softball pitch, and Google is crashing your MacBook.

TechHive: Social-network privacy settings compared

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Facebook, Google+, and Twitter all have settings that let you tweak what others can see on your profile, but navigating those settings can be a bit of a mess. Not all social networks give you complete control over your privacy online, so here's a quick overview of what Facebook, Google+, and Twitter allow you to do.

Google Now takes on Apple's Siri

With its new Google Now smart assistant, Google hopes to take search to another level -- and take on Apple's Siri.

Cell phones play increasing role getting US online

Half of all adults in the U.S. now use a cell phone to access the Internet, the Pew Internet & American Life Project says.

Remains of the Day: Check in before you wreck in

It's a Google-heavy day: One blog uncovers what may be the company's new tablet; a company executive says that Google Maps and iOS aren't totally splitsville; and Mac news is now de rigueur for Mountain View.

Microsoft's Bing counters Google with Yelp partnership

Microsoft's search engine Bing will now feature content from Yelp, an online company that helps people find great restaurants, hotels and stores based on users' reviews.

Google strikes deal to end litigation with French authors and publishers

Google has struck a deal with two French organizations representing authors and book publishers, ending years of litigation over its unauthorized scanning of their books.