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Gift Guide: Help Your Selfie with Some Add-On Gear

| By Ron Harris | Sunday Nov 23, 2014
Not all selfies are created equal. Some are blurry, are poorly framed or miss the action entirely because you might be scrubbing your thumb fishing for a virtual shutter button as the moment passes you by.

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Russia May Be Watching You: Home Cameras Not Secure

| By Danica Kirka | Nov 23
A child playing in Bucheon, South Korea. An empty crib in Absecon, New Jersey. Cattle feeding in Behamberg, Austria. Footage from more than 100 countries is being streamed from bedrooms, office buildings, shops, laundromats, stables and barns.

Some in NSA Warned of a Backlash

| By Kan Dilanian | Nov 21
Dissenters within the National Security Agency, led by a senior agency executive, warned in 2009 that the program to secretly collect American phone records wasn't providing enough intelligence to justify the backlash it would cause if revealed.

Tips on Getting Deals During Black Friday Blitz

| By Anne D'Innocenzio | Nov 21
Sure, stores have been pushing discounts on holiday merchandise since Halloween, but experts say Thanksgiving weekend still lives up to the hype of serving up the season's best bargains from TVs to clothing.

Safety Agency to Push for National Air Bag Recall

| By Tom Krisher, Dee-Ann Durbin | Nov 19
The federal government is demanding that the auto industry recall millions of additional cars equipped with faulty air bags that can injure - and even kill - a driver.

Senate Blocks NSA Phone Records Measure

| By Ken Dilanian | Nov 19
The Senate on Tuesday blocked a bill to end bulk collection of American phone records by the National Security Agency, dealing a blow to President Barack Obama's primary proposal to rein in domestic surveillance.

Feds Say Web Privacy Firm Deceived Consumers

| By Brandon Bailey | Nov 18
Federal regulators said a respected Internet privacy company gave its seal of approval to commercial websites and mobile apps but failed to check whether they were indeed meeting standards for safeguarding customers' data.

OkCupid Says OK to Trans, Genderqueer and 'Sapiosexuals'

| By Winnie McCroy | Nov 18
The online dating site OkCupid has expanded its gender and sexuality users for users of its desktop site, and some of the options have users scratching their heads.

Jennifer Lawrence: Privacy Loss Takes Heavy Toll

| By Jocelyn Noveck | Nov 17
Jennifer Lawrence says she knew being a movie star would bring with it a certain loss of privacy. What she didn't know, she says, was the deep emotional and even physical toll it would take.

Chilean Innovation: A 'Bike That Can't be Stolen'

| By Luis Andres Henao | Nov 16
The "Yerka," a prototype designed by three young Chilean engineering students, is the latest entry in a recent trend of bikes that can be locked using some of their own parts.

AT&T Drops Smartphone Tracking Codes

| By Jack Gillum | Nov 16
AT&T Mobility, the nation's second-largest cellular provider, says it's no longer attaching hidden Internet tracking codes to data transmitted from its users' smartphones.

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