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Google’s New Privacy Policy: Better Service or Big Brother?

Google's new privacy policy means that Google will now compile the information it has about you from its 60+ apps--Gmail, Maps, YouTube, and Picasa-- into one giant profile. Google uses this data to sell targeted ads to sponsors. Are the free apps Google provides worth your compromised privacy?

Better Bookmarking with Delicious

Have you ever been on vacation and wanted to access a website you’ve bookmarked on your home computer? Are you working on a project and want to share some useful websites with a colleague? Or have you hunted through your bookmark folders searching for a site? You can solve these problems by using Delicious, a social bookmarking site that lets you access your bookmarks from any computer or mobile device.

Get 100 Free “Classic” E-Cookbooks

I'm always looking for new recipes, so when I found out about ebook guru Morris Rosenthal's list of "Free Classic Cookbooks for Kindle" I couldn't resist. Classic, it turns out, means books that are in the public domain--no longer protected by copyright. You'll find books from the 19th and early 20th century with some as old as the 16th Century. Some stand the test of time. "Cassell's Vegetarian Cookbook" (1875) includes recipes for carrot and lentil soups that seem straight out of today. And the "Chocolate and Cocoa Recipes Cookbook" (1909) includes Chocolate Glace Cake and Chocolate Souffle that would delight any modern chocoholic.But the real joy of these cookbooks is the window they open on the evolution of cooking, society, and the role of women. If you love reading cookbooks, you'll find a treasure trove here.

What is SOPA and Why Should You Care?

On January 18th, Wikipedia shut down its site for the day and Google blacked out its logo. Hundreds of other websites shut down or posted messages explaining their opposition to SOPA. But what exactly is SOPA? Why are Internet companies opposed to it? And why should you care?

Change.org: Power to the People

After receiving more than 165,000 emails from disgruntled customers in one day, Verizon rescinded its $2.00 a-month-fee to customers who paid their bills online or by phone. Similarly, Bank of America abandoned its $5 a-month-fee for debit cardholders after being inundated by emails from angry customers.How did these consumer victories happen? In large part the credit goes to Change.org, a website that makes it easy to mobilize people to fight corporate greed or city hall.

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