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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.

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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 seems far from over.

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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Hackers and stock traders teamed up to steal unpublished corporate press releases.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 hackers.

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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.

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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.

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Clinton’s encryption remark makes Silicon Valley nervous

Hillary Clinton stepped into the ongoing debate over encryption during a town hall in New Hampshire, leaving tech companies wondering about her intentions. She has yet to take a firm stance on either side of the issue.

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These corporate social media fails are so bad, they’ve had to issue mea culpas

Think that big companies are professional when it comes to their social media activities? Think again! Here are seven embarrassing social media slip-ups to prove otherwise.

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Google becomes Alphabet, and Sundar Pichai begins his reign as Google’s CEO

Google is no longer Google. Founders Larry page and Sergey Brin renamed and restructured the company as Alphabet. Alphabet contains Google, Nest, Google X Labs, Calico, and more businesses. Sundar Pichai is now the CEO of Google.

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Which NYC subway has the best Wi-FI? Better ride the Q

According to new NYC subway testing data released Monday by Global Wireless Solutions (GWS), riders of the Q train enjoy the best overall data performance, the best mobile data performance, and pretty decent transit wireless Wi-Fi.

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This Is My Jam shutting down, but its owners want to be as nice about it as possible

The creators of song sharing service This Is My Jam have decided to shut down the service, but instead of simply pulling the plug, the website will become a "read-only time capsule" starting in September.

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Block online tracking with the EFF’s new Privacy Badger extension

After more than a year of development, the Electronic Frontier Foundation's recently released Privacy Badger 1.0 extension "blocks some of the sneakiest trackers that try to spy on your Web browsing habits."

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10 tech stories you missed this week: Lexus hoverboard unveiled, Jon Stewart signs off

It can be challenging to keep track of everything that happens in the tech world. That's why, we have compiled a list of the top 10 tech stories from this week — just for you.

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After YouTube Kids, is Google Maps next for the child-friendly treatment?

Google's already rolled out a kid-friendly version of YouTube, and is known to be interested in launching other child-oriented editions of its most popular Web tools. According to a recent job posting on its site, it looks like Maps could be next.

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