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Meet Bleep, BitTorrent’s Anti-NSA chat and messaging app

Bleep, which is being developed by BitTorrent, claims that it will keep your online conversations safe and secure from prying, unseen eyes.

Computing

London police fights piracy with blatant, banner ad-like messages

Police in London are placing large, visible messages on websites which encourage piracy in order to persuade users to stop stealing content illegally.

Computing

Mozilla promotes interim CEO Chris Beard to permanent status

Chris Beard, who assumed the role of Mozilla CEO after the controversial Brendan Eich resigned, has had the interim tag removed from his title.

Computing

Amazon’s new Youtube-style video service hopes you’ll stick around for some shopping

Amazon has added a new YouTube-esque area to its Instant Video site, called "Video Shorts," that functions as a hub for brief clips from a variety of topics and categories, such as How-To, Video Games, and Food & Drink. Users can access it for free and without…

Home Theater

Man posts police will ‘never catch’ him on Facebook, arrested next day

Quite possibly the most entertaining social media trend of the last few years, yet another criminal has been taken into custody after using Facebook to attract the attention of the public and local police.

Social Media

Brits declining Web filters don’t love porn, they just love freedom

Common sense has prevailed in the UK, after the introduction of adult content filters by UK ISPs, shows most people don't want their Internet badly censored in this way.

Opinion

Interactive ‘no fly’ map shows where you can safely operate a camera drone

Unmanned camera drones may be popular, but they aren't welcomed in many places. To show where you can and can't fly one, Mapbox has created an interactive website that highlights no-fly areas.

Photography

Russia announces $111,000 bounty to identify Tor users

Russia revealed a bounty, totaling roughly $111,000, to any Russian citizen or company that creates a solution to bypass Tor's anonymizing software. Winners will be announced on August 20.

Computing

Put on your bro and puffy shirt because Seinfeld may soon come to Netflix

Jerry Seinfeld returns to AMA on reddit, and reveals that his "show about nothing" may very well be making its way to Netflix, to the joy of fans new and old, especially to the cord-cutter crowd.

Home Theater

Best Netflix Instant TV shows

Looking for a new show to watch? Check out DT's tightly-curated list of the Best Netflix Instant TV Shows to find your next addiction!

Movies

Oyster ebook service lands on desktop and mobile browsers

'Netflix for novels' ebook service Oyster on Thursday launched a new web reader for desktop and mobile browsers. The company said its aim was to design a reading experience that feels "fast, fluid, and native to the web."

Computing

Google may purchase Twitch for $1 billion

Google will purchase streaming video network Twitch for $1 billion, according to a GamesBeat report. Unknown is when the deal will be announced or for exactly how much. Google and Twitch have yet to comment on the report.

Gaming

30 feature-length movies on YouTube that are totally worth watching

Check out our painstakingly-curated list of the best full movies on YouTube to find 30 feature-length flicks that are actually worht watching.

Movies

Amazon Prime Music adds hundreds of thousands of songs

Amazon added hundreds of thousands of songs to Prime Music and hundreds of new playlists. Amazon's growing song selection includes tracks from many popular artists old and new.

Music

Jon Stewart launches $10 billion fake Kickstarter to purchase CNN

In light of a recent report detailing Fox's failed bid for Time Warner Cable, and Fox's willingness to dump CNN had it been successful in the bid, Jon Stewart launched a fake Kickstarter campaign to purchase CNN.

Mobile

Weird Al’s ‘Mandatory Fun’ debuts at No. 1 on Billboard after viral video craze

Weird Al Yankovic's album "Mandatory Fun" became the parody master's first ever to hit number one on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Weird Al's eight-day music video extravaganza seems to have worked.

Music

OS X Yosemite public beta could arrive sometime this month (Updated)

Though Yosemite isn't due out until sometime this fall, the public could get a good look at it pretty soon in the form of a public beta.

Computing

Businesses, cyber security firms are coming up with creative ways to fight hackers

Both businesses and Internet security firms are taking some interesting measures to combat against hackers and ransomware.

Computing

60 riveting movies you can watch on Netflix right now

Save yourself from hours of scrolling and searching through Netflix's massive library by checking out this list of our favorite movies you can stream right now.

Gaming

Sneaky! Internet retailer Amazon just launched a real-world wallet

Amazon debuted its Wallet app on the Appstore and Google Play Store. Amazon Wallet supports gift cards and rewards cards from almost 70 retailers, including many popular ones.

Mobile

New Nigerian email attacks can take control of your computer

A new round of email-based attacks originating from Nigeria employ tainted attachments that can wreak havoc on your life; if you open them.

Computing

Viacom enlists Spotify to bring back the ‘Music’ in MTV

The music group underneath Viacom's wide-ranging umbrella - MTV, VH1, CMT and a few others comprise the family of channels - is currently in the midst of forming a partnership with streaming service Spotify, adding various playlists and features to their…

Music

Google wants to turn NYC’s archaic pay-phone kiosks into useful Wi-Fi hotspots

Google is one of several big-name companies interested in the idea of turning New York City's pay-phone kiosks into free Wi-Fi hotspots. The deadline for proposals was on Monday, with city officials expected to announce the winning bid soon.

Mobile

Facebook ‘Save’ button reminds you to read it later, like ‘Pocket’

Facebook added a new "Save" button to help users find specific content again later. Users will be able to save links, posts, pages, and more with the feature, but they won't be able to view the saved content offline.

Mobile

Google working to fix Chrome bug that saps Windows devices of their battery life

A bug in Google's Chrome browser drains more Windows battery life than it has to. Fortunately, Google is tackling the issue now.

Computing

Verizon to upgrade FiOS upload speeds for free

Verizon FiOS customers will allegedly see a significant boost to their Internet upload speeds.

Computing

Weird Al makes fun of your job with ‘Mission Statement’

As part of his promotion of his upcoming album, "Mandatory Fun," "Weird Al" Yankovic is releasing new videos all week. From "Tacky" to "Handy," we'll post them all here as they arrive, so stay tuned.

Music

Kindle Unlimited is like Spotify for books … so do authors get screwed?

Amazon’s latest subscription, Kindle Unlimited, gives readers access to 600,000 books for $10 a month. But will it benefit the book business, or break it?

Opinion

Dell, Newegg start accepting Bitcoin as payment

Likely an attempt to increase sales by appealing to a niche audience that's into computers, Dell is now accepting the virtual currency known as Bitcoin to pay for purchases of anything on Dell.com.

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