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Computer Guys & Gal

If the uber-secret National Security Agency is poring through Verizon phone records and tapping Google and Facebook servers, what does that mean for you? Is there any privacy online? What happens when people start wearing Google Glass and recording your every move? The Computer Guys and Gal discuss privacy, social media and the future of gaming.

Apps To Protect Against Online Snooping

Sudo puts the user in charge of what data to share, rather than corporations or the government, and lets you make money from it.

Tor is a web browser that helps you defend against network surveillance by preventing anyone from learning your location or browsing habits.

The Onion Browser for iOS is a Tor-capable Web browser for smartphones.

Ways to keep your information private (even from the NSA), from credit cards and social networks to Web history and Dropbox accounts.

App Of The Month

For road trips, iExit tells you what exits, gas stations, hotels and rest areas are coming up in real time when driving on the interstate.

Gifts For Techie Grads And Dads

Good quality, affordable headphones, such as Grado SR60i, Philips CitiScape Downtown and Koss KSC75.

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Jhumpa Lahiri Finds Freedom In Italian Memoir: 'No One Expected Me To Do It'

The Interpreter of Maladies author is a successful, Pulitzer Prize-winning English-language writer. But she found writing in Italian gave her true freedom; "Language is a very messy thing," she says.
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Gulf Of Mexico Open For Fish-Farming Business

For the first time, companies can apply to set up fish farms in U.S. federal waters. The government says the move will help reduce American dependence on foreign seafood and improve security.
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What's Behind Trends In U.S. Violent Crime Rates

FBI data suggest there was a slight uptick in violent crime in the first half of last year, but overall violent crime rates in the U.S. have dropped dramatically over the last twenty years. What led to the long-term decline, and why do some say it’s likely to continue?

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Blocked: Twitter's Role In Combating Violent Extremism

Over the course of seven months, Twitter has suspended over 125,000 accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts.

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