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Tech News Roundup: Google’s Win, Vine’s Update, Yahoo vs. NSA, and the Inventor of the Mouse

July 5, 2013 | 8:57 am

Tech News Roundup: Google’s Win, Vine’s Update, Yahoo vs. NSA, and the Inventor of the Mouse

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Google Wins Key Ruling in Book-Scanning Case Jonathan Stempel, reporting for Reuters: “Google notched a legal victory in its bid to create the world’s largest digital books library, winning the reversal of a court order that had allowed authors challenging the project to sue as a group. “A panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court […]

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June 17, 2013 | 11:01 am

2 Sides of NSA Debate: Ellsberg Calls Programs ‘Impeachable Offense’; Feinstein Points to Plots Foiled

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Daniel Ellsberg, the Big Daddy of all government whistleblowers, defended NSA leaker Edward Snowden in an interview with “This Week in Northern California” host Dana King on Friday. Ellsberg lives in Kensington and has been a frequent presence in the Bay Area talking about the need for government transparency as it relates to national security. […]

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This Week in Tech: From Google Gobbling, #Hashtag-Following and Ride Cost-Sharing to the NSA

June 14, 2013 | 12:52 pm

This Week in Tech: From Google Gobbling, #Hashtag-Following and Ride Cost-Sharing to the NSA

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Waze App/Waze.com It was a busy week for Bay Area tech companies, big and small. Here are a few of the headliner developments. Google-Waze On Tuesday, Google announced it had bought the social traffic and navigation app Waze, reportedly for $1.3 billion, which seems to be the market range for acquiring the flashiest startups these […]

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Bay Area Web Companies Unite Against Government’s ‘Stunning Abuse of Basic Rights’

June 12, 2013 | 4:49 pm

Bay Area Web Companies Unite Against Government’s ‘Stunning Abuse of Basic Rights’

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In the wake of revelations about the National Security Agency indiscriminately collecting data related to U.S. citizens’ phone calls, as well as information about the Internet activity of foreign citizens, a consortium of tech companies and privacy watchdog groups is calling on Congress to put a stop to the programs. The group, called Stop Watching […]

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U.S. Indiscriminately Collecting Phone Records of Millions of Americans

June 6, 2013 | 8:17 am

U.S. Indiscriminately Collecting Phone Records of Millions of Americans

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has been secretly collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon under a top secret court order, according to the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. The Obama administration defended the National Security Agency’s need to collect telephone records of U.S. citizens, but critics said it was […]

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