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The plot to maim Google: How AT&T and Comcast plan to upend the internet

The world’s most valuable brand backed out of the net neutrality fight. Here’s how it could backfire in a major way<p>One of the more interesting aspects of the debate over net neutrality is that search giant Google is no longer a vocal supporter of the policy, even though the phone and cable industry …

Google releases Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK and Nexus preview images

As promised, Google today released the full Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK, along with updated developer images for Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013), ADT-1, and the Android emulator. The latest version of Android isn’t available just yet, but the company is giving developers a head start (about two weeks), so …

Google's Android, Chrome software may converge, exec change suggests

Google may want one software platform to rule them all.<p>A top Google executive in charge of engineering for the company's Android mobile operating system is now also overseeing engineering for Chrome, software primarily used for personal computers, according to a person familiar with the …

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Amid Ebola fears, cruise ship quarantines worker, airline contacts travelers

Concerns about even remote chances of Ebola exposure rippled Friday from a U.S. airline to a cruise ship off Belize, with Frontier contacting hundreds who flew with an infected nurse and Carnival quarantining a health worker only tangentially linked to an Ebola patient's care.<p>The airline's move …

Whisper accused of monitoring users' locations even after they opt out

Company calls new report "a pack of vicious lies"<p>Anonymish social network Whisper is tracking some users' location even after they opt out of tracking, according to a new report. The <i>Guardian</i> says that in the course of discussing a partnership with the Los Angeles company, it discovered that Whisper …