Get ready for new Facebook privacy freakout: 'Nearby Friends'

Get ready for new Facebook privacy freakout: 'Nearby Friends'

If you've been thinking that it's been too long since the world has had a good old fashioned freakout over a Facebook privacy issue, then here's some good news.

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Google to sell basic version of modular smartphone in January

Google to sell basic version of modular smartphone in January

Google will begin selling a basic version of its Project Ara modular smartphone in January, the company said this week.

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Canadian Mounties arrest 19-year-old suspected Heartbleed hacker

Canadian Mounties arrest 19-year-old suspected Heartbleed hacker

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian police have arrested a 19-year-old man and charged him in connection with exploiting the "Heartbleed" bug to steal taxpayer data from a government website, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said on Wednesday.

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Limited number of Google Glass will be available to buy on Tuesday

Limited number of Google Glass will be available to buy on Tuesday

If you've been unsuccessful getting your hands on a pair of Google Glass, now's your chance.

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Look out, romantics: Half of all sexts are lies

Look out, romantics: Half of all sexts are lies

In a survey of college students, nearly half of those who had ever sent a sexy text had lied while doing so.

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Not sure if a site is safe from 'Heartbleed'? Use this tool to check

Not sure if a site is safe from 'Heartbleed'? Use this tool to check

A bug named "Heartbleed" was recently discovered and likely affects most websites on the Internet. Fortunately, an online tool makes it easy for users to quickly check whether a website is secure or not.

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Comcast raises top Internet speeds for Baltimore customers

Comcast raises top Internet speeds for Baltimore customers

Comcast announced this week that it increased the speeds of its Internet services for many customers in the Northeast, including in Baltimore.

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New Scrabble word - geocache - first ever chosen by gamers

New Scrabble word - geocache - first ever chosen by gamers

There's a new word in play on the Scrabble game board: geocache.

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U.S. government says hackers trying to exploit 'Heartbleed' bug

U.S. government says hackers trying to exploit 'Heartbleed' bug

BOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government warned banks and other businesses on Friday to be on alert for hackers seeking to steal data exposed by the "Heartbleed" bug, as a German programmer took responsibility for the widespread security crisis.

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Internet users advised to change passwords due to 'Heartbleed' bug

Internet users advised to change passwords due to 'Heartbleed' bug

Following the discovery of a major bug known as "Heartbleed," Tumblr has sent out a note encouraging users to change the passwords for all of their online accounts immediately.

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Brace yourselves: Twitter unveils Facebook-like profile redesign

Brace yourselves: Twitter unveils Facebook-like profile redesign

Twitter has begun rolling out a major redesign of user profile pages on the Web version of its social network, and the new look has drawn many comparisons to that of profile pages on Facebook.

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The app says 'woof': Technology eases worries for pet owners

The app says 'woof': Technology eases worries for pet owners

Maureen Royer leaves her 13-year-old dog, Rubie, at home while she works every day, but she doesn't worry that the dog walker won't show up.

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Welcome back to Twitter, Turkey

Welcome back to Twitter, Turkey

SAN FRANCISCO -- A two-week ban on Twitter in Turkey was lifted on Thursday after a court there ruled that the ban violated freedom of expression.

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Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 comes with Siri-like Cortana

Look out, Siri. Watch your back, Google Now. Here comes Cortana.

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April Fools' Day tech roundup: GIF bombs, artificial partners and more

April Fools' Day tech roundup: GIF bombs, artificial partners and more

As always, the tech world is embracing April Fools' Day 2014 in full force, with countless gags from Google, Sony and many others in the space.

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Parents eligible for Apple refunds for kids' in-app purchases

Parents eligible for Apple refunds for kids' in-app purchases

Although Seana Mulcahy considers herself tech savvy, she was thrown a bit when her 8-year-old son Logan not once, but twice, ran up charges using apps downloaded from Apple's online iTunes store.

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NBCUniversal Shuts Down DailyCandy, Television Without Pity Websites

NBCUniversal is pulling the plug on two websites -- femme-focused DailyCandy and snark-fueled Television Without Pity -- after the media company evidently failed to find buyers for the properties.

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U.S. could save millions by changing font type, teen finds

U.S. could save millions by changing font type, teen finds

A 14-year-old student has published a study detailing how the U.S. federal and state governments could collectively save about $234 million a year by simply switching the type of font that is used on printed documents.

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Apple working on bringing racial diversity to emoji icons

Apple working on bringing racial diversity to emoji icons

Apple said it is working to bring more racial diversity to its popular set of cartoon icons known as emoji.

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Target, security auditor Trustwave sued over data breach

Target, security auditor Trustwave sued over data breach

Target Corp and Trustwave Holdings Inc, which provides credit card security services, have been sued by two banks for "monumental" losses they say card issuers will face because of the retailer's holiday season data breach.

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Google Now notifications begin rolling out to Chrome users

Google Now notifications begin rolling out to Chrome users

The Google Now notification feature has begun rolling out to all users of the Mountain View tech company's Chrome Web browser.

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Millennial Media to put its stamp on Can Company in expansion

Millennial Media to put its stamp on Can Company in expansion

When a former canning plant was transformed in the late 1990s into a commercial hub to anchor Canton's redevelopment, middle school students suggested its name reflect history: The Can Company.

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Google Glass eyed for new assembly facility

Google Glass eyed for new assembly facility

A new eyeglass assembly lab in Halethorpe is poised to make prescription lenses for Google Glass after the wearable-computer product launches later this year.

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Celebrate Twitter's 8th birthday with tool to find your first tweet

Celebrate Twitter's 8th birthday with tool to find your first tweet

Celebrate #ThrowbackThursday this week by looking up your first tweet, thanks to a new tool by Twitter.

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Names, Social Security numbers of 9,700 Marylanders with disabilities exposed in hacking

Names, Social Security numbers of 9,700 Marylanders with disabilities exposed in hacking

Names and Social Security numbers of about 9,700 Marylanders with disabilities were exposed when a hacker breached a state contractor's computer systems in October, state health officials said Monday.

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Five questions for Trevor Simm, tech recruiter

Five questions for Trevor Simm, tech recruiter

Trevor Simm and his staff spend their days hunting sometimes-elusive prey: tech workers — particularly with security clearances — who'd like to switch employers.

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City warns of a Stephanie Rawlings-Blake impostor on Instagram

City warns of a Stephanie Rawlings-Blake impostor on Instagram

Baltimore officials Friday warned residents that someone was posing as Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on the social network Instagram.

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Apple's iOS 8 to be speedier, pre-bundled apps modified, report says

Apple's iOS 8 to be speedier, pre-bundled apps modified, report says

Apple likely won't unveil iOS 8 until this summer, but already, details about the upcoming iPhone and iPad operating system are beginning to come out.

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United Airlines to offer free movies on Apple iOS devices, laptops

United Airlines to offer free movies on Apple iOS devices, laptops

Starting next month, United Airlines will let users watch hundreds of movies and TV shows free on their laptops and Apple iOS mobile devices.

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End of an era: Google no longer underlining hyperlinks in search

End of an era: Google no longer underlining hyperlinks in search

Google introduced a change to its search engine this week that removes one of the design elements it still carried from the '90s: underlined hyperlinks.

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UM data breach slightly smaller than thought

UM data breach slightly smaller than thought

A cyber attack at the University of Maryland, College Park, affected 21,499 fewer people than originally thought after an analysis revealed the database contained some incomplete and inaccurate data, university officials said Wednesday.

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World Wide Web proposal was submitted 25 years ago today

World Wide Web proposal was submitted 25 years ago

The world is celebrating the 25th birthday of the Web on Wednesday, and that's because 25 years ago a proposal was written describing the basis for what would become the system of linked pages on which users read this article.

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Do mobile devices promote distracted parenting?

Do mobile devices promote distracted parenting?

Many people agree that focusing on a smartphone or tablet is a bad idea when you're supposed to be driving a car, but what about when you're parenting a child?

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