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Cops are routinely using this secret cell phone tracking tool

Big federal agencies with ominous-sounding three-letter acronyms aren't the only ones that spy on your activities -- your local police might be doing it, too. Take for instance, the police department of Erie County, New York, which was recently caught using stingray devices in at least 47 instances …

The iOS 8.3 jailbreak could be a long time coming

You probably knew this already, but if you’ve got a jailbroken iPhone or iPad, don’t upgrade to iOS 8.3. Not only does it break existing jailbreaks, but it patches a huge number of security holes in the operating system, making an iOS 8.3 jailbreak farther off than ever.<p>As pointed out on Twitter by …

SoundCloud starts working with YouTube's partner to scan music for copyright infringement

It's about money, not takedown requests<p>SoundCloud has formed a new partnership to scan uploaded music for instances of copyright infringement, but the deal isn't necessarily about filing more takedown requests. Instead, the partnership with Zefr — the same company YouTube works with — will likely …

Amazon files lawsuit against fake review providers

Amazon has had enough of fake reviews that skew its products' ratings, so it's reportedly taking the issue to court. According to <i>GeekWire</i>, the e-commerce giant has filed a lawsuit against a man known as Jay Gentile from California, who was identified as the operator of several websites that peddle …

YouTube reveals plans for monthly subscription to remove its ads

New paid tier will launch later in 2015, but channel owners who opt out will have to make their videos private<p>YouTube is planning to launch a subscription version of its online video service, for which viewers will pay to remove its advertising.<p>The Google subsidiary announced its plans in an email …