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Google Reports 70 Percent Increase in Takedown Requests by US Government

In an effort to highlight global censorship campaigns, Google’s biannual transparency report revealed a 70 percent increase in takedown requests by the US government and law enforcement agencies.

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‘Sexting’ Voted Most Annoying New Tech Word — Survey of the Day

Of all the new words that technology has thrust into the lexicon, “sexting” was voted most annoying.

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Why Teen Bride Courtney Stodden Keeps Getting Banned From Facebook

Courtney Stodden, the 17-year-old bride of 51-year-old actor Doug Hutchison, has apparently had her Facebook page pulled. And it’s not the first time it’s happened.

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Apple’s New Siri Technology Has a (Hilarious) Mind of Its Own

Apple’s voice-recognition technology, Siri, has been lauded for its groundbreaking ability to understand natural human language rather than just simple commands. In the past, most people have used it for various mundane activities — finding the nearest sushi restaurant or theater showtimes for a movie, for example.

In its most recent incarnation, you can even ask it questions (“Will it rain today?”) and it’ll use GPS to spit out an accurate answer. But some creative folks have tested Siri’s abilities on the new iPhone 4S with rather amusing results.

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The Best Steve Jobs Tributes From the Web and Beyond [PHOTOS, VIDEO]

In the hours following the announcement that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs had passed away, numerous tributes began pouring in both on and off the web.

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Steve Jobs Through the Years [PICTURES]

The man who changed the face of technology as we know it has died. Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs, who was battling pancreatic cancer and had a liver transplant in 2009, has passed away at the age of 56.

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Steve Jobs Apple Co-Founder Dead at 56

Apple co-founder -- Steve Jobs -- passed away earlier today (Wednesday) after a long battle with cancer. Jobs was best known introducing the world to the iPod and iPhone, which revolutionized the music industry

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Apple Announces the iPhone 4S at ‘Let’s Talk iPhone’ Event

Apple’s highly-anticipated ‘Let’s Talk iPhone’ event on Tuesday began with newly-installed CEO Tim Cook reflecting on some of the company’s successes, as well as one new one: the new iPhone.

Dubbed the iPhone 4S, the gadget keeps with the company’s tradition of introducing completely new models every other year, with upgrades in between.

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Will Apple Unveil the iPhone 5 on October 4?

Sources claim Apple’s newly-installed CEO, Tim Cook, will preside over an October 4 media event in which he will announce the long-awaited iPhone 5.

The date is consistent with previous reports setting early October as the release date for the next-generation smartphone.

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Netflix May Have to Pay $100,000 for Qwikster Twitter Account

Chances are good at least one “d’oh!” was uttered in at least one Netflix conference room Tuesday morning.

It seems the company, which on Monday announced it would split up its service and rebrand the DVD-delivery side Qwikster, neglected to lock up the name on Twitter. Now Jason Castillo, who’s owned the @Qwikster name on the microblogging service since April, wants money — big money — to hand it over.

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Cute Kitten Done in by Printer [VIDEO]

The out tray of this printer provides a pretty nifty resting spot for a British Shorthair kitten — at first.

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Why Are People Who Think Wi-Fi Makes Them Sick Moving to West Virginia?

Although most scientists believe the electromagnetic radiation emitted by technology such as Wi-Fi and cell phones is largely harmless, a small group of people nevertheless believe they suffer from a malady called Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity, or EHS.

The five percent of Americans who think they have EHS allegedly experience such symptoms as chest pains, headaches, and hearing loss. Some of them are so convinced of the evils of electromagnetic radiation that they’ve packed up and moved to a 13,000-square-mile area of West Virginia that has no wireless technology.

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