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    How Facebook plans to become one of the most powerful tools in politics

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    In 2014, the Internet added an entire United States to its user base

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    #HappyTracksgiving : How your travels are tracked this holiday season

    #HappyTracksgiving : How your travels are tracked this holiday season

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    Hack your Black Friday with these five apps

    Hack your Black Friday with these five apps

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    When a shaman outperforms Western medicine

    When a shaman outperforms Western medicine

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    Senators press for drone rules

    Senators press for drone rules

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    City of Ferguson bulks up its security online, too

    City of Ferguson bulks up its security online, too

    The Missouri city has added protection against the sort of digital attacks preferred by the online hacker collective Anonymous.

    FTC says Sony lied about how innovative the PS Vita is

    FTC says Sony lied about how innovative the PS Vita is

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    Ferguson prosecutor slams “non-stop” social media while calling for increased attention to race

    Ferguson prosecutor slams “non-stop” social media while calling for increased attention to race

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    Three-quarters of Americans don’t know this basic fact about the Internet

    Three-quarters of Americans don’t know this basic fact about the Internet

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    Wikipedia’s ‘complicated’ relationship with net neutrality

    Wikipedia’s ‘complicated’ relationship with net neutrality

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    The spoon that stabilizes itself

    The spoon that stabilizes itself

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    Four ways we’re reinventing Thanksgiving

    Four ways we’re reinventing Thanksgiving

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    Switchboard: FCC says T-Mobile can’t hide throttled data speeds

    Switchboard: FCC says T-Mobile can’t hide throttled data speeds

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    7 innovative gifts worth waiting for

    It’s hard to resist Black Friday deals. But for these products, buyers will have to wait.

    T-Mobile adds Google Play, Xbox Music and more to ‘Music Freedom’

    T-Mobile adds Google Play, Xbox Music and more to ‘Music Freedom’

    T-Mobile was clear in its statement Monday that the music services themselves aren’t paying for access to the program -- though it didn’t disclose who is.

    Shock: The NSA’s live Q&A is totally devoid of substance

    Shock: The NSA’s live Q&A is totally devoid of substance

    The NSA is doing a live Q&A — but without much Q or A.

    It’s not Google Hangout, it’s a classroom

    It’s not Google Hangout, it’s a classroom

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    Automakers aim to drive away car computer hackers

    Automakers aim to drive away car computer hackers

    Against the team of hackers, the poor car stood no chance.

    This holiday season, high-end retailers go high-tech

    This holiday season, high-end retailers go high-tech

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    Holiday tech shopping: Smartphones and tablets

    Holiday tech shopping: Smartphones and tablets

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    Holiday tech shopping: The view from thewirecutter.com

    Holiday tech shopping: The view from thewirecutter.com

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    The case against comments

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    Holiday tech shopping: Gifts under $100

    Holiday tech shopping: Gifts under $100

    Here’s a look at interesting gadgets and gift ideas that cost less than $100.