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Ransomware Scam Accuses People of Viewing Child Porn, Tells Them to Pay Up

The Internet Crime Complaint Center is warning people about a new Citadel malware platform used to deliver ransomware, named Reveton.

Location Tracking of Mobile Devices Gets Really Nosy

Your gadgets are watching you and analyzing your routes -- all to identify your habits, your interests, and what you might want to buy.

Facebook Offer to Let Users Vote on Policies Sparked by Activist

The social network's regulations require the company hold a vote whenever more than 7000 users comment on a proposed change.

Mind Your Mobile Manners: Top 10 On-the-Go Blunders

If you do anything on this list, you need to stop it right now.

Motorola Videos Show Android 4.0 on Droid RAZR

New features in Motorola's custom version of Ice Cream Sandwich are displayed.

Internet Freedom Advocates Take a Page From Caped Crusader

Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian and online advocacy group Fight for the Future are said to plan 'Bat-Signal for the Internet.'

Facebook May be Eyeing Opera Web Browser, Reports Say

Whether any such purchase of Opera by Facebook is imminent is pure speculation, but if it happens Google and Apple could be in for more competition.

This Smartphone Tracking Tech Will Give You the Creeps

New GPS tech can track your every move. Should you fear it or embrace it?

Nintendo Wii U Not Yet Out, But Purported Photo Surfaces

Nintendo will officially take the wraps off the Wii U at E3, a major annual game exhibition scheduled June 5-7 in Los Angeles.

Facebook's Zuckerberg Marries in Surprise, Then Shares

Mark Zuckerberg's timeline event, "Married Priscilla Chan," has already been "liked" by more than 700,000 Facebook fans.

Facebook vs. Google: Who Will Win?

But is the long-term viability and success of Facebook a slam dunk? You’d think so, but not everybody agrees -- and many anticipate some lively battles ahead.

NASA Google Map Shows Path of Solar Eclipse

NASA is using an interactive Google Map to let you see the path of Sunday's annular solar eclipse, which will be viewable for millions of people.

Google Mother's Day Doodle Points to Weird History of Holiday

Click on the doodle and Google takes you to a search results page for the holiday, where you can learn how the holiday began and how it actually led to misery for its founder.

Facebook's Mobile Future All About Advertising

In March, the average Facebook mobile user engaged with the social network for more than 7 hours, according to comScore.

HP Touts Windows 8 Tablet This Year

Execs are promising a reentry into the tablet market, this time with models running Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system and aimed at business customers.