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White House updating online privacy policy
A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain....

Aereo CEO speaks on future of company, industry
NEW YORK (AP) -- The future of Aereo, an online service that provides over-the-air TV channels, hinges on a battle with broadcasters that goes before the U.S. Supreme Court next week....

Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature
NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are nearby using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday....

Cyber cops: Target hackers may take years to find
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December....

Record labels sue Pandora over older songs
NEW YORK (AP) -- Major record labels are suing Internet radio giant Pandora for copyright infringement for using songs recorded before 1972 without paying license fees....

Shares of Travelocity owner Sabre rise after IPO
DALLAS (AP) -- Shares of Sabre Corp. ended higher Thursday, but the provider of technology services to the travel industry raised less money than it had projected in its initial public offering....

Google's 1Q earnings disappoint as ad prices slip
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google's first-quarter earnings growth faltered as the Internet's most influential company grappled with a persistent downturn in advertising prices while spending more money to hire employees and invest in daring ideas....

IBM posts lower 1Q earnings amid hardware slump
NEW YORK (AP) -- IBM's first-quarter earnings fell and revenue came in below Wall Street's expectations amid an ongoing decline in its hardware business, one that was exacerbated by weaker demand in China and emerging markets....

Police charge Canadian in Internet privacy breach
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Police have charged a 19-year-old Canadian man in connection with the loss of taxpayer data from Canada's tax agency website....

Researcher finds flaw in Samsung fingerprint check
BERLIN (AP) -- A Berlin-based researcher says he has managed to fool the fingerprint-based security system on Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone using wood glue and a picture of the original print....

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