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Silk Road founder sentenced to life in prison for creating underground drug-dealing website
NEW YORK (AP) -- A San Francisco man who created the underground drug-selling website Silk Road was sentenced Friday to life in prison by a judge who cited six deaths from drugs bought on his site and five people he tried to have killed....

Android's next version to offer new ways to fetch information, pay merchants, protect privacy
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google's next version of its Android operating system will boast new ways to fetch information, pay merchants and protect privacy on mobile devices as the Internet company duels with Apple in the quest to make their technology indispensable....

Google rolls out mobile app, website offering unlimited free storage of digital photos, videos
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google is willing to store and organize all of the world's digital photos and videos for free....

Avago to buy Broadcom for $37 billion as chipmakers seek new avenues of growth
NEW YORK (AP) -- Avago Technologies is buying rival chipmaker Broadcom in a cash and stock deal worth about $37 billion, vastly expanding its lineup of products for the rapidly growing wireless device market at a time when sales growth has otherwise been tough to come by for smaller chipmakers....

Kentucky's Paul seeks 2016 payoff from civil liberties push ahead of second Senate showdown
CHICAGO (AP) -- A confident Rand Paul claimed new momentum Friday in his fight against government surveillance programs, just days ahead of his second Capitol Hill showdown in as many weeks....

With Internet access increasingly seen as need, not luxury, FCC wants to help poor get online
NEW YORK (AP) -- The head of the Federal Communications Commission is proposing that the government agency expand a phone subsidy program for the poor to include Internet access....

Obama: 'Handful of senators' standing in way of extension of Patriot Act provisions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Blaming a "handful of senators" for stalled national security legislation, President Barack Obama said Friday he has told Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other senators that he expects them to take action swiftly to extend key Patriot Act provisions....

GoPro, already dominant in action video, announces drone and virtual reality pursuits
NEW YORK (AP) -- Shares of GoPro jumped to a five-month high Thursday after the company's CEO said the company is getting into the drone and virtual reality business....

Apple's latest acquisition is part of a major tech boom in virtual and augmented reality
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apple has bought a company that makes augmented-reality software, which adds information or images to real-world scenes when viewed through a special headset or even a smartphone camera....

Controversial startup Superfish says it will use its 'visual search' tools in new business
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A Silicon Valley startup says it's shutting down operations and shifting to a new business model after it was blamed earlier this year for turning unwitting computer users into targets for annoying web ads - and hackers....

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Obama: 'Handful of senators' standing in way of extension of Patriot Act provisions

Silk Road founder sentenced to life in prison for creating underground drug-dealing website

Kentucky's Paul seeks 2016 payoff from civil liberties push ahead of second Senate showdown

General Motors, Subaru models added to massive Takata air bag recall

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Android's next version to offer new ways to fetch information, pay merchants, protect privacy

Google rolls out mobile app, website offering unlimited free storage of digital photos, videos

Apple's latest acquisition is part of a major tech boom in virtual and augmented reality

GoPro, already dominant in action video, announces drone and virtual reality pursuits

Controversial startup Superfish says it will use its 'visual search' tools in new business

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