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Blu phones back on sale at Amazon after suspension over privacy – CNET

The e-tailer again makes the devices available, after discussing security concerns with manufacturer Blu Products. Continue reading

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More iPhone 8 leaks hint at ultrasharp video recording for both cameras (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast, Ep. 94) – CNET

We’ll dig even deeper into Apple’s accidental leak of alleged iPhone info, including details on a new “Smart Camera” feature that could be a big advancement for the iPhone 8 and Apple’s Portrait Mode. Continue reading

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Need a new password? Here’s 306 million to avoid – CNET

Security researcher releases searchable tool tapping database of previously compromised passwords. Continue reading

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Secret Service will reportedly test drone for Trump security – CNET

The Secret Service is looking at whether unmanned aerial vehicles could be useful in protecting the president, Reuters reports. Continue reading

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Kentucky governor says news station drone invaded privacy – CNET

Commentary: Gov. Matt Bevin fumes that a local news station flew a drone over his house in order to cover what it says is news. Continue reading

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Reddit’s value hits $1.8B, plans redesign to be more appealing – CNET

The CEO for “the front page of the internet” says its $200 million in funding is company’s largest ever as it is also hiring more workers. Continue reading

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A gun that squirts molten metal? Certainly, sir – CNET

Commentary: You might be fascinated by the aggressive uses to which science can be put. I’m more moved by the fruit that resists it. Continue reading

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Apple removes VPN apps from China App Store – CNET

The country is continuing its clampdown on the use of virtual private networks to get around its notorious internet filter. Continue reading

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Explore Facebook with this hidden feed – CNET

Facebook knows what you like, and wants to give you more of it. Here’s how. Continue reading

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Trent Reznor ponders social media, tech execs as rock stars – CNET

Commentary: The Nine Inch Nails frontman and Apple Music heavy weighs in on music stars with vast social media presences. Continue reading

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Apple ad explains origins of company’s forestry program

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A new Apple ad posted to YouTube on Thursday focuses on the company’s worldwide effort to preserve and manage forestland, itself part of a wider goal to achieve a net-zero impact on the world’s supply of virgin fiber. Continue reading

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Most Americans think the government is snooping on them – CNET

Commentary: A new Pew survey says Americans think the government is spying on them. Surprisingly, Muslim Americans are less likely to feel that way. Continue reading

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‘Red sprites’ are nature’s best recently discovered light show – CNET

Brief bursts of energy over storms were first photographed from space less than 30 years ago. Now fans on the ground are starting to chase the phenomenon. Continue reading

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Trump? Whatever. Al Gore says we’ll cope with climate change – CNET

Plugging his new movie, “An Inconvenient Sequel,” the former vice president says technology and politics can overcome the president’s stance. Continue reading

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