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The NSA’s mass US phone surveillance ends tonight

Posted November 28, 2015 by Jon Fingas

The National Security Agency’s long-running mass phone surveillance program is coming to an end. As promised, the USA Freedom Act will forbid the NSA from indiscriminately collecting Americans’ call metadata at midnight on November 29th. Agents wi…

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The best Cyber Monday deals

Posted November 28, 2015 by Jon Fingas

So you successfully emerged from Black Friday shopping relatively unscathed, and you’ve got the cash for an extra tech gift (or, let’s be honest, a treat for yourself). Where do you go to spend that dough? Don’t worry: we’ve rounded up some of the be…

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Microsoft’s Cortana iPhone app rolls out to beta testers

Posted November 27, 2015 by Edgar Alvarez

Less than a month after kicking off the Cortana for iPhone beta signups, Microsoft has started rolling out the app to people who showed interest in testing it. As TechCrunch points out, the early build is being distributed through TestFlight, a d…

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ICYMI: Plant-powered lamps, livestreaming AI and more

Posted November 27, 2015 by Anonymous

Today on In Case You Missed It: A coder from the Netherlands used a live webcam feed for a walk around Amsterdam, running neural network code that identified everything in view. Despite some obvious set-backs (it thought the creator was wearing a…

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