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More than half the respondents to a Pew Research survey said a trusted online-privacy framework won't be implemented within the next 10 years. Experts disagree about how to protect online privacy, but generally agree that doing so is important for economic and human-rights reasons.

By a 2-1 margin, Americans with a view on drones don't like the idea of businesses using them for commercial purposes.

Mojang, the developers of the tremendously popular sandbox video game Minecraft, have partnered with studio Telltale Games to produce a spinoff titled Minecraft: Story Mode. Story Mode will be released in episodic format starting next year.

BlackBerry goes back to its roots with a smart phone that features a traditional keyboard.

Sony unveiled a small module that clips onto a pair of glasses, adding a screen, camera, and Wi-Fi connectivity to any shades. The Sony module will be available next year, and the company will show it off at the CES expo in January.

Design iterations allowed in 3-D printing have allowed a 1-year-old adopted dog to run comfortably, even though she was born without tiny front legs. 

The US Navy is developing a robotic fish drone that mimics the behavior of a blue fin tuna, but looks like a shark. Top speed: 40 knots, or about 46 mph. 

A jury found Apple not guilty in a decade-old case alleging that the company behaved in a anticompetitive manner by making its iTunes software and iPod music players incompatible with rival services. The trial featured a videotaped deposition from Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, in which he recounted how Apple had to secure its software from hacking attempts.

After two key events, Wassily Kandinsky pushed aside a successful career to pursue art and, in turn, changed the course of art history. A Google Doodle honors Mr. Kandinsky on the 148th anniversary of his birth.

Should the US government have access to customer data held overseas? Microsoft has gone to court saying no.

Skype Translator, a service that aims to offer real-time audio and text translation between many languages, went live to select users on Tuesday. The Skype Translator preview can perform audio translation between English and Spanish audio, and text translation between more than 40 languages.

An extendable selfie pole — perfect to widen camera angles — is the latest gift in the digital age of narcissism. But with high-profile selfies, a backlash is emerging to self-portraiture. 

Iowa’s digital driver’s license will work at traffic stops and Iowan airports. 

The Bloomberg innovation grant city winners include Boston, L.A., Jerusalem, Seattle, and Jersey City, N.J. The Bloomberg Philanthropies grants range from $400,000 to $1 million annually for three years,

Technology companies in Silicon Valley are notorious for lacking diversity. So Jesse Jackson and his Rainbow Push organization held a summit Wednesday to promote diversity in technology companies.

Google is planning to close its engineering office in Russia, and while it hasn't officially said why, the move coincides with the passage of several laws restricting Internet freedom in Russia. Google will maintain its offices in Russia dedicated to customer support, marketing, and sales.

Oculus VR, a virtual reality company owned by Facebook, announced it bought two companies that could help expand one of the most anticipated game systems in recent memory.

It's not the first time this kind of technology has been implemented.

Google News will close in Spain ahead of a new law which would require Google to pay publishers for showing snippets of their content on its site. Google will also remove Spanish publishers from international editions of Google News.

Microsoft has become the latest major corporation to begin accepting bitcoins, a virtual currency. Here's how it works.

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