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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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