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Making Permanent Digital Records Not So Permanent

The Internet is forever — and so are texts, tweets and Facebook updates — but a startup has big ambitions to bring privacy and impermanence to online communication. The company, called Wickr, lets users decide how long a message lives.
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Nielsen Study Notices Growth In Social TV

Renee Montagne talks to Dierdre Bannon of Nielsen about its new report on social media use. Among the findings: explosive growth in Social TV, which is people watching television while connected to social media on smartphones and tablets.
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Which Tablet Is Right For You?

For the first time, Apple's iPad has some competition: Google's Nexus, Amazon's Kindle Fire HD and the Microsoft Surface. Tech reporters Steve Henn and Laura Sydell have been testing out the latest tablets this holiday season — and found that content is king.
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Sites Give Emergency Compliments, Hugs On Bad Days

Audie Cornish and Melissa Block have more on some websites that deliver emergency compliments and virtual hugs when you need them most.
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Group Of Internet Trolls Claims Thousands Of Tumblr Blogs Infected By Worm

The worm has spread when users click on a post that denigrates Tumblr users. The infected post, encourages users of the micro-blogging site to "drink bleach and die."
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Murdoch's News Corp. Shuts Down 'The Daily'

Launched less than two years ago as newssite designed for the iPad, the venture didn't build an audience quickly enough, News Corp. says. Also today, the company moved executives into some key posts

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