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Mozilla makes private browsing on Firefox even more private

Mozilla is testing private browsing enhancements for Firefox to give secretive users invisibility from website services that track can their browsing activity and collect their data.
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Google could soon be searching your desktop too

A patent application granted to Google this week shows the company (now part of Alphabet) wants to take a closer look inside your desktop applications and your offline data in the future.
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When Airbnb experiences are more mediocre than mortifying

The sharing economy is partly based on people giving honest reviews, but this might not always happen. When you have a negative Airbnb experience but your host was really nice, how do you review them?
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How dangerous is public Wi-Fi? We ask an expert

It’s always tempting to connect to public Wi-Fi networks when you find them, especially when mobile data is patchy, but is it safe? What are the risks of public Wi-Fi and how can we mitigate them? We asked an expert.
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Bitmoji leaps out of Facebook and smartphones, now a Chrome extension

Bitmoji, the app for creating those humorous avatar emojis, is now available as a Chrome extension. Now, in addition to iOS, Android, and Facebook, users can use Bitmojis on the Web.
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John Kerry says China and Russia are probably reading his emails

Secretary of State John Kerry said his emails have "very likely" been accessed by China and Russia and that he is careful about what he puts in writing.
Computing

Samsung theorizes globally affordable 5G Internet using low Earth orbit satellites

The Internet might soon become a lot more accessible, thanks to a proposal issued by Samsung that could use low Earth orbit satellite to provide the world an extra zetabyte of bandwidth every month.
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Assange: Sweden to drop sex assault inquiry, but he’s staying put

Sweden's statute of limitations laws means prosecutors look set to drop their investigation into assault allegations made against Julian Assange. He's evaded questioning by hiding away in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, but the story…
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Hackers stole press releases to help insider traders earn millions

Hackers and stock traders teamed up to steal unpublished corporate press releases. The culprits then used the information to make illegal trades that earned up to $100 million. Traders even requested specific companies' info from the…
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ComputerStick’s IndieGoGo is built on faked video and questionable claims

A recently posted IndieGoGo campaign for the ComputerStick seems to show an innovative and powerful mini-PC, but it's in fact just an Intel Compute Stick re-branded with deceptive marketing.
Computing

Hold onto your hat: Verizon tests 10Gbps fiber Internet system

Though not coming anytime soon, the future is looking faster with Verizon testing fiber-based Internet technology that would rival Google Fiber's offering, with 10Gbp download speeds and 2.5Gbps upload.
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Self-proclaimed ‘hacker’ is caught after using Gmail at home

Texas teenager Zachary Lee Morgenstern pleaded guilty last week after swatting and, before that, making threats to a Minnesota high school.