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NSA has cracked encryption protecting your bank account, Gmail, and smartphone

The NSA has cracked the encryption technologies used to protect much of what we do on the Internet. While the decryption efforts may be crucial in the spy agencies fight against terrorism, critics argue it has compromised national security.
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A look inside Betaworks, the behind-the-scenes builder of Internet magic

How a tech company that builds, buys, and invests in companies is racking up one impressive hot streak. So just how do they do it?
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Google’s UK HQ plans get green light, ‘groundscraper’ includes rooftop pool

Google has been given the green light to proceed with plans to build a new UK headquarters in London. The 330-meter-long 'groundscraper' will be home to 5,000 workers and feature a rooftop pool and running track.
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The NYPD wants its officers to ‘just say no’ to selfies

Police departments want to keep their officer's self-indulgent mugs off the Internet - and popular Tumblr CopSelfies is taking a notable hit because of it.
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Why do we hate Facebook hashtags?

Hashtags have proven their viral worth everywhere – except Facebook. What is it that sets Facebook apart from its social networking brethren, and makes us hate the pound sign so much?
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Shodan, the search engine that points hackers directly to your webcam

Your webcam, and the rest of the "Internet of Things" is hackable. And the Shodan search engine is how hackers find which devices are vulnerable. It can be used for good or for evil – and it is.
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Will a treadmill-powered Internet connection really end your exercise procrastination?

A programmer attempts to solve his lack of exercise momentum by hooking up a treadmill to the one thing he can't live without: his computer.
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Yahoo finally picked a new logo – so let’s take a tour through the reject pile

The new purple logo is here - but what about all the passed over icons that didn't make the cut? Well there's a good reason.
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Yahoo unveils new ‘whimsical’ logo with dancing exclamation point

As promised, Yahoo unveiled a new logo last night following a build-up that lasted a colossal 30 days. So has it been worth the wait? Of course, only you can be the judge of that....
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Turns out your smiley Facebook friends really are happier than you

Researchers at the University of Virginia found that the intensity of your smile in Facebook profile pictures can predict your future happiness. It might be time to delete that angry-sexy thing you've going.
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All your tweets are now on Topsy: Twitter analytics service indexes every tweet ever sent

Social analytics tool Topsy now indexes Twitter in its entirety and allows users to look up their earliest tweets since 2006. Go forth, and use it to embarrass your friends by exposing their inability to understand Twitter back in the day.
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Sub-Spotifying is the latest way to let technology passive aggressively flirt for you

Why sign up for an online dating service when you can sub-Spotify? This new trend allows you to passive-aggressively declare your crush-dom for someone else in a totally subtle way - just like you might with your Netflix queue.