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Suit challenging Google’s digital library tossed

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge handed Google Inc. a victory in a long-running legal battle on Thursday, tossing out a lawsuit claiming the Internet giant was violating copyright laws by scanning books without […]


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Google to change terms to use your identity in ads

Google wants your permission to use your name, photo and product reviews in ads that it sells to businesses. The Internet search giant is changing its terms of service starting Nov. 11. Your reviews of […]


Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.

Google retools Internet search engine

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Google has quietly retooled the closely guarded formula running its Internet search engine to give better answers to the increasingly complex questions posed by Web surfers. The overhaul came as […]


In this Thursday, July 18, 2013, photo, Kyle Maxwell, center, left, talks with Michelle Klinger, right, during a monthly "Cryptoparty" in Dallas. Across the Internet, users are talking about changes small and large, from using more encryption and stronger passwords to much more extreme measures such as ditching cellphones and using cash over credit cards. The conversations play out daily on Reddit, Twitter and other networks, and have spread to offline life with so-called “Cryptoparty” gatherings in cities including Dallas, Atlanta and Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

NSA revelations reframe digital life for some

In Louisiana, the wife of a former soldier is scaling back on Facebook posts and considering unfriending old acquaintances, worried an innocuous joke or long-lost associate might one day land her in a government probe. […]


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YouTube milestone: 1 billion monthly visitors

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – YouTube says more than 1 billion people are now visiting its online video site each month to watch everything from zany clips of cute kittens to sobering scenes of social unrest around the world.



New search engine tailors its results for tablets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The makers of Blekko believe they’ve built a great alternative to Google, but they’re also realistic. They know their two-year-old Internet search engine won’t ever supplant Google for search on laptop and desktop computers.


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Microsoft renews plea for crackdown on Google

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft is making a last-ditch effort to convince government regulators that they need to crack down on Google to preserve competition on the Internet and in smartphone markets.


New search engine offers better access to Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) – Congress unveiled a new search engine Wednesday to help politicos, lobbyists, researchers, students and any other interested citizens find legislation working its way through the House and Senate to become new laws. […]


Tech News Today (audio)

Tom Merritt, host of “Tech News Today,” joins KFWB’s Andi Marshall and Phil Hulett every Monday morning at 8:50am for a roundup of the latest technology news. In today’s report: The new social utility called […]


Google to downgrade pirate sites in search results

(AP) – Google is altering its search results to de-emphasize the websites of repeat copyright offenders and make it easier to find legitimate providers of music, movies and other content. The move is a peace […]



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