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Internet’s Own Boy: Aaron Swartz Film Avids Suicide Conversation - TIME

<i>The Internet’s Own Boy</i> is a new documentary out Friday with a controversial premise: It theorizes that laws designed to protect us online — and those …

Watch the global hacking war in real time with a weirdly hypnotic map

Well-organized hackers from China have been blamed for everything from crippling pro-democracy websites in Hong Kong to stealing corporate secrets from US companies in recent months. The US and China are locked in an escalating war about online spying that threatens to devastate business for …

Secret Launches In China With A ‘Secret’ Partner, Adds Language Preferences As It Blows Up In Russia

Anonymous social sharing app Secret opened up to new users around the globe a few weeks ago, becoming available pretty much everywhere except China. The company corrected that this weekend, introducing an app for Chinese users with the help of a large partner that it’s keeping a secret.<p>“China is a …

Reddit's tech community just got scolded, is no longer front page news

Thousands of self-managed forums make up Reddit's sizable corner of the internet, but only a few dozen bear the coveted "default" status that places them on every new user's list of subscribed communities. Now, there's one fewer. A dramatic saga of censorship, poor moderation and keyword-based …

Google Smart Contact Lenses Move Closer to Reality

Google’s plan to bring smart contact lenses to diabetes sufferers inched closer to reality as the company secured two patents last week for the …