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May 7, 2014 1:05PM ET
Some smartphones apps take advantage of the permissions process to gather (and exploit) information they may not actually need.
May 7, 2014 12:38PM ET
While we are usually all for the promotion of web security, sometimes there is just something wonderful about being a digital voyeur.
May 7, 2014 11:12AM ET
Something is not quite right about the new Snapchat update. In order to use filters on your images, you now have to hand over your location data.
May 7, 2014 7:52AM ET
Wednesday is World Password Day, a holiday/public service announcement created to remind millions of internet users to protect themselves online.
May 6, 2014 5:22PM ET
Vladimir Putin government is going to new lengths to control not just the actions, but the words of his people.
May 6, 2014 3:50PM ET
Google Maps has updated their iOS and Android apps, but one interesting new wrinkle is the prominent placement of a certain car service that may or may not charge you arm and a leg to get you home on New Year's Eve.
May 6, 2014 2:17PM ET
The NSA recruiting Twitter account sent out a confusing message on Monday morning.
May 6, 2014 12:36PM ET
Ubisoft has created a video game promotion called Digital Shadow, that's actually one of the best ways to determine exactly what you are sharing online right now.
May 6, 2014 11:21AM ET
Future Tense Secure Systems, founded by software pioneer John McAfee, has released a new private messaging app, CHADDER, designed to let users send private, encrypted messages.
May 6, 2014 10:29AM ET
The Norwegian army is getting some virtual he steering their massive tanks thanks to Oculus Rift.
May 6, 2014 9:46AM ET
Heartbleed, Melissa, Klez, Nimda, and Sasser. All of these innocent sounding words could ruin your computer, steal your information and impact your digital life forever.
May 5, 2014 11:16PM ET
The saga of Rakesh Agrawal, Paypal's former director of strategy, just got juicier. Paypal president David Marcus has responded to Agrawal's tweets on the site in a message entitled "Moving On." It's not very friendly.
May 5, 2014 3:54PM ET
Last month, Facebook announced they were buying the maker of the Oculus Rift headset for upwards of $2 billion. Now suddenly another company claims it's their technology that make the virtual reality device worth buying.
May 5, 2014 2:15PM ET
Nokia has announced that they will invest $100 million into new companies that are developing the "connected and intelligent vehicles" of the future.
May 5, 2014 11:33AM ET
Etihad Airways has revamped two of their aircraft, the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, in order to turn them in flying luxury hotel rooms.
May 5, 2014 10:35AM ET
We know that Apple is bringing new fitness tracking technology to iOS 8, but how will your phone know what's going on with your body
May 5, 2014 9:02AM ET
After launching Google Shopping Express in San Francisco last year, Google is expanding their program from same day delivery from select stores to West Los Angeles and Manhattan.
May 5, 2014 8:48AM ET
On Friday night, PayPal's recently hired director of strategy sent out some questionable (and that's being generous) tweets.
May 5, 2014 7:47AM ET
Snapchat added some killer new features last week: text messaging and their take on FaceTime video chat. In order to achieve this, Snapchat turned to AddLive, quietly acquiring the company sometime in the past few months.
May 5, 2014 2:46AM ET
Two studies published on Sunday assert that the blood of young mice “reverses aging in old mice, rejuvenating their muscles and brains.”
May 3, 2014 11:14AM ET
The legal front in the smartphone wars between Apple and Samsung picked up steam yesterday after a jury awarded both sides some cash in a patent infringement fight.
May 2, 2014 4:44PM ET
A consumer rights law firm, has filed a class-action lawsuit against Google, claiming "the search engine giant illegally monopolized, and financially and creatively stagnated the American market of internet and mobile search." Do they have a case?
May 2, 2014 3:33PM ET
Mobile giants Apple and Samsung are both pushing fitness in their upcoming phone releases, because you clearly don't have enough guilt about not working out as it is.
May 2, 2014 12:30PM ET
Yahoo has pulled the plug on their 'Do Not Track' settings. Starting today, Yahoo will automatically track users, regardless of if they have Do Not Track enabled in their browsers or not.
May 2, 2014 11:55AM ET
Apple has never had trouble generating heat for his shiny new products, but apparently the company is suffering from a serious depletion of "buzz."
May 2, 2014 10:53AM ET
Tech site BGR obtained an exclusive rendering of the new Amazon mobile device, shedding more light on the look and functionality of the phone.
May 2, 2014 10:05AM ET
While we don't know exactly when the waterproof, dust-proof, Android super-phone will launch, we know it will be sometime this summer and when it finally does finally arrive, it will be packed with $350 in free goodies.
May 2, 2014 9:02AM ET
The super quick video sharing app has revised and expanded its website to allow anyone to watch and search for videos.
May 2, 2014 7:45AM ET
Gel manicures are wildly popular because they certainly look nice and their longevity is convenient, but the UV lamp used to dry the polish is putting skin cells in danger.
May 1, 2014 7:49PM ET
The Instagrammers you love hate can now be found in a video game. Or at least, a version of them can.