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Ride-sharing app Uber has plans for another funding round, the sixth in twelve months. Microsoft intends to invest $1 billion to gain a small share of Uber, showing the San Francisco-based company has interest from all across Silicon Valley.

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White House Rejects Appeal to Pardon Edward Snowden

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When a petition on whitehouse.gov reaches over 100,000 signatures, the White House must release a statement on the petition telling citizens what it intends to do. One such petition to pardon Edward Snowden has been shot down by the White House, despite reaching 130,000 signatures.

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After a costly battle in the European Union, Google is now changing its AdSense Partners policy. For all European partners and anyone that receives traffic from Europe, a button/banner must be added to gain explicit consent to use tracking cookies.

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The National Security Agency is preparing to wind down its surveillance operations inside the United States, following major backlash from Democrats, Senators and the public.

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Google Offers Startups A Way To Beat Patent Trolls

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Google is continuing the battle against patent trolls, with a new Patent Starter Program for small technology startups. The program should help startups defend against patent trolls and overzealous patent attacks from major corporations.

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T-Mobile Adds iMessage Service For Customers

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T-Mobile has been one of the best carriers in the United States in 2014 for one simple reason: customer satisfaction. The CEO, John Legere, has been promoting new features that save money for everyday customers, while enhancing the experience with freebies.

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Pakistan has been working on ways to advance its surveillance system, according to UK human rights watchdog Privacy International. The country, which has been working on surveillance and monitoring tools for decades, plans to store internet traffic, phone records and communication messages.

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Netflix is continuing its surge in the stock market, with another rise following the second quarter financial report. Even though nothing major was revealed by the management, it is another solid performance from the company.

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