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Silk Road founder gets life for creating online drug site
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....

Google unveils Android's latest technological tricks
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....

Disagreement over impact if US surveillance laws do expire
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Barring a last-minute deal in Congress, three post-Sept. 11 surveillance laws used against suspected spies and terrorists are set to expire as Sunday turns into Monday....

A look at the expiring surveillance provisions
A look at the post-Sept. 11 surveillance provisions that, barring a last-minute deal in Congress, are set to expire when Sunday turns into Monday:...

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

Avago looks to grow with $37B deal for chipmaker Broadcom
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....

Paul claims new momentum 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....

FCC head unveils proposal to narrow 'digital divide'
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 Patriot Act
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 gets real ... virtually real
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....

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Disagreement over impact if US surveillance laws do expire

A look at the expiring surveillance provisions

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

Silk Road founder gets life for creating online drug site

Paul claims new momentum ahead of second Senate showdown

General Motors, Subaru models added to Takata air bag recall

New tech is changing the restaurant reservations game

Google unveils Android's latest technological tricks

Google offers unlimited free storage of photos, videos

Apple buys a maker of futuristic augmented-reality software

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