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Users Can Control What Google Knows About Them

Starting Thursday, Google is changing its privacy policy. The change means Google will be able to combine information it collects and use it to shape ads or create new services in combination with other things it offers like maps.
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Nailing Down The Appeal Of Pinterest

Pinterest, the hot new social media taste-sharing site, isn't necessarily about how many friends you have. It's about interacting with people you may not know and in the process developing a certain style. But can the site, which has gained millions of users in a short period, sustain its stellar growth?
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AT&T 'Throttles' Heaviest Data Users

Throttling is a way for the cell phone company to limit its unlimited customers. Bloomberg technology columnist Rich Jaroslovsky talks to David Greene about what AT&T has been doing to customers who use the most data.
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Ford's High-Tech Solutions May Ease Gridlock

Ford is betting technology can help relieve traffic congestion around the world. In a speech Monday, Executive Chairman Bill Ford Jr. said the company is investing in systems that will bypass traffic jams, locate parking spots and communicate with other vehicles to avoid accidents.
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Google To Ramp Up Online Tracking

Privacy protections on Internet browsers are anything but ironclad. Companies circumvent them routinely. Most people know they are being observed online but figuring out how is complicated.
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To Get Out The Vote, Evangelicals Try Data Mining

The company United In Purpose is going through personal data — from magazine subscriptions to NASCAR ticket purchases — to identify unregistered Christian conservatives and sign them up. UIP hopes to sway the 2012 elections by signing up 5 million new voters.
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Active Video Games Don't Keep Kids Moving

Giving kids a Wii and active video games isn't enough to increase their daily exercise, a new study found. The active gamers didn't move more than children playing traditional sit-on-the-sofa video games.

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