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How to protect your PC from Prism surveillance

You have the right to be secure in your electronic communications. Here are a few tips on how to do it.

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Face-off: Does Spotlight need better Web search?

Microsoft is integrating Bing results into Windows 8.1 searches. Should Apple expand Spotlight in OS X and iOS to better integrate Web search, too?

Flickr's new interface emphasizes social media, but will anger long-time users

Flickr's new upgrade showcases big, bold images, but many do not like the change.

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The new Flickr: Goodbye customers, hello ads

Longtime Flickr user Derek Powazek calls Yahoo's new Flickr moves for what they are: A replacement of paying customers with advertising, and a design that focuses on photos but not community.

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Yahoo overhauls Flickr with one free terabyte for every user

Yahoo may have just spent more than $1 billion to add Tumblr to its portfolio, but changes to Flickr grabbed much of the focus at a Monday afternoon press briefing.

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How Google's I/O moves measure up to what Apple offers

At Google I/O, the search giant showed off a slew of updates for developers and customers alike. How do Apple's products and tools stack up?

Why some Web sites are much slower than others

John asked why one Web page "comes up right away, while another takes quite a long time to load."

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Larry Page: Deconstructing the sadness

Jason Snell analyzes the speech of Google CEO Larry Page at the Google I/O keynote Wednesday.

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Tech Tip: Advanced Google search functions

Searching Google is a quick way to find information, but more advanced functions can help users find more helpful information faster.

Facebook close to acquiring navigation app Waze so it can sell you ads while you drive

Facebook is reportedly very close to buying crowdsourced navigation app Waze for anywhere between $500 million and $1 billion.

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Senate passes Internet sales tax

The U.S. Senate has voted to allow states to collect sales tax from online retailers, making it more difficult to buy tax-free products online.

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Huffduffer saves Web audio to your own podcast stream

Jason Snell answers a surprisingly common question: How do you save random audio files so they can be played back in a podcast app?

Remains of the Day: Masked crusaders

Volkswagen gets ready to premiere its FahrvergiPhonenugen, the problems with MobileMe finally get laid at the feet of the man responsible, and Apple extends a helping hand in China.

Review: Forecast.io is a fantastic service and a fantastic Web app

Forecast.io is not only a great way to view your real-time and weekly weather forecast; it's one of the best Web app implementations I've ever seen.

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CISPA protesters rally, but this Internet blackout may fizzle

Without the endorsement of the big technology firms that helped with the SOPA boycott last year, protests against CISPA aren't drawing the same support or attention.

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