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This Free Tool Scans Computers For Government Surveillance Software

(6) Comments | Posted November 21, 2014 | 11:27 AM

A group of nonprofits has come together to help you take back your privacy.

A new, free tool called Detekt can scan your computer to find government spyware. Announced on Thursday, Detekt was created by security researcher Claudio Guarnieri in conjunction with Amnesty International; the

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Amazon Is Starting Black Friday Sales A Full Week Early

(6) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 11:22 AM

Amazon is starting Black Friday sales earlier than ever this year.

The online retailer is rolling out deals on Friday, Nov. 21, a full week ahead of the traditional Black Friday.

For eight days starting on Friday, Amazon will have new sales every ten minutes, on...

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Staring At Your Phone All Day Is Killing Your Back, Study Finds

(17) Comments | Posted November 19, 2014 | 2:45 PM

Put down your phone and pick up your head. Texting might be ruining your back.

When you tilt your head forward 60 degrees to look at your phone, you're putting 60 pounds of pressure on your neck, according to a new study by New York spine surgeon...

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Uber CEO Apologizes For Exec's 'Terrible' Suggestion That The Company Investigate Journalists

(60) Comments | Posted November 18, 2014 | 2:46 PM

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick apologized Tuesday on Twitter for explosive comments a senior executive at his firm made over the weekend.

As BuzzFeed first reported Monday, Uber Vice President Emil Michael said at a dinner in New York on Friday that he wanted to spend $1 million...

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YouTube Announces Paid Streaming Music Service

(7) Comments | Posted November 12, 2014 | 3:13 PM

YouTube announced on Wednesday that it is launching an ad-free subscription music service called YouTube Music Key for both desktop and mobile.

The beta launch is Monday, The Verge reports. If you're interested, you can sign up to receive an email notification when...

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Spotify CEO Pushes Back Against Taylor Swift's Claims

(15) Comments | Posted November 11, 2014 | 11:21 AM

Spotify's CEO on Tuesday defended his streaming service in the wake of some pretty harsh comments from current pop goddess Taylor Swift.

Swift pulled her music from Spotify last week. "I'm not willing to contribute my life's work to an experiment that I don't feel fairly...

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Rejoice! Instagram Now Lets You Edit Captions

(5) Comments | Posted November 10, 2014 | 3:14 PM

Instagram announced on Monday that you can now edit photo captions after you've posted them. Many of us need only one word to summarize our feelings about this: FINALLY.

This is huge news for the app's 200 million active users. Until this update, you had to...

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Firefox's New 'Forget' Button Erases Specific Pieces Of Your Browser History

(10) Comments | Posted November 10, 2014 | 2:21 PM

Have you been searching for the perfect birthday present and don't want your significant other to find out? Or perhaps you share a computer and don't want anyone to know you spent half a day trying to figure out if your cold was actually Ebola. If you use Firefox, you...

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Sean Rad Is Reportedly Getting Replaced As Tinder CEO

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2014 | 9:11 AM

Sean Rad, cofounder and CEO of dating app Tinder, is reportedly getting demoted.

Internet company IAC, which owns a majority stake in Tinder, has decided to replace 28-year-old Rad as CEO, Forbes reported on Tuesday, though it has invited him to stick around to "focus on product."

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The Typical Tinder User Spends 77 Minutes Tinding Every Day

(3) Comments | Posted October 31, 2014 | 1:35 PM

You know what they say: Daters are gonna date. Especially on Tinder.

The average Tinder user spends an astonishing 77 minutes a day on the app, a spokesperson for the company told The Huffington Post. That's a lot of time, especially considering the app moves fast. Users are presented...

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President Of Taxi Association Compares UberX To ISIS

(19) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 5:53 PM

Hot tip: When in doubt, don't compare something that is not a terrorist organization to a terrorist organization.

The President of the Pennsylvania Taxi Association, speaking at a Philadelphia Parking Authority board meeting on Tuesday, compared one arm of the car service Uber to the terrorist group...

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26 Percent Of Young Women Report That They Have Been Stalked Online

(5) Comments | Posted October 22, 2014 | 4:16 PM

If you look at mild forms of online harassment these days (like name-calling), you'll find that young men and women actually suffer at roughly similar rates. But don't for a second let that fool you into thinking the Internet is an equal playing field for men and women alike.

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Terrible People Prey On Ebola Fears In New Email Scam

(1) Comments | Posted October 22, 2014 | 1:31 PM

If you get an email from a seemingly trustworthy organization about the Ebola virus in the coming days, beware. It could very well be a scam to obtain your personal info.

The emails look like they're from organizations like the World Health Organization. But when you click on its attachments,...

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These Emoji Masks Are The Best Halloween Costumes $5 Can Buy

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 1:33 PM

It's almost Halloween, and you want to go to a costume party, but you're cheap and lazy. What to do? Buy a creepy-as-hell emoji mask.

emoji mask

"Awwww"? Or "AHHHH"? You decide.

Equal parts cute and terrifying, the masks are available online at...

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28 Percent Of Americans Admit To Being Internet Trolls

(53) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 12:33 PM

Americans are just as mean on the Internet as you thought they were.

Twenty-eight percent of Americans admit to participating in "malicious online activity directed at somebody they didn’t know," according to an online survey of 1,125 adults by YouGov -- including making fun of a stranger...

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Spotify Makes Amazing Story-Telling Playlists For Customers With Questions

(3) Comments | Posted October 18, 2014 | 11:06 AM

If you've got a question for Spotify, not only will it answer you, it will answer you with a song.

Have a concern? A question? Find a bug? Tweet at the Spotify customer service Twitter handle @SpotifyCares or send the streaming-music company an email, and you'll likely get a fun...

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Here's What's Cool About Apple's New iMac And Yosemite OS

(53) Comments | Posted October 16, 2014 | 10:48 AM

It may be easy to forget sometimes, but Apple doesn't just make iPhones. It also makes computers, and it unveiled some new ones at an event in Cupertino, Calif., on Thursday. Here's what's new:

iMac With Retina Display

This new iMac has what Apple is calling a "Retina 5K display,"...

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Apple Accidentally Leaks Photos Of, And Details On, New iPads

(103) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 3:46 PM

Apple may have just made a big mistake. One day before its big October event, the company seems to have accidentally released information about what will be unveiled -- namely an iPad Mini 3 and an iPad Air 2.

The images images appear to have accidentally shown...

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Mark Zuckerberg And Wife Priscilla Chan Donate $25 Million To Fight Ebola

(156) Comments | Posted October 14, 2014 | 12:22 PM

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan announced on Tuesday that they are donating $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control Foundation to fight Ebola.

Zuckerberg revealed the donation in a post on Facebook (of course), the site that has made him into the...

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