EFF: Google Will Protect Your Data From The Government, While Apple Will Betray You

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Everyone’s favorite digital rights crusaders Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) have just released an annual report, ranking the biggest companies in tech for who does the best job protecting your data from being rifled through by the Federal Government.

Google’s really good about it. Apple? They’ll give away all your emails and data if the government just breathes on them, and they won’t bother telling you about it either.

Protect Yourself On Public Wi-Fi With Cloak [Deals]

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Public Wi-Fi is becoming more commonplace these days, with smaller cities (like the one I live in) even adding it for the convenience of commuters and the like. But when you’re on public Wi-Fi — like at coffee shops, airports, hotels, or conferences — anybody can see what you’re doing online. If you visit sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Amazon.com, and thousands of others, your privacy may be at risk.

In short…your privacy is gone on public Wi-Fi.

This Cult of Mac Deals offer aims to help you combat those who might try to compromise your devices while surfing public Wi-Fi with Cloak. Cloak is the antidote to hackers and hacker tools like Firesheep. With just one click…you’re safe. And thanks to this deal, you can have that safety for only $59.99.

Sergy Brin Says iPhones Are Emasculating, But He Drives A Pink Tesla Batmobile [Image]

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Sergey Brin is an odd dude. He’s also filthy rich, which allows him to embrace all that oddness by working on crazy projects like Google Glass. Brin also thinks that using a smartphone is weird and totally “emasculating.” But you know what’s not emasculating at all? Driving around in a pink batmobile Telsa with Chrome logos on your chrome hubcaps.

Ryan Mac posted this picture of the Google co-founder rolling around LinkedIn HQ earlier today, and we’re at a complete loss of words. Brin’s either got indomitable swag, or he thinks rainbow colored eyelashes for your headlights are going to become the new vogue car accessory, which kind of makes him crazy, right? It turns out the pink Tesla batmobile was just an April Fools prank, but I’m sure Brin loved it.

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Everyone Who Works At LinkedIn Just Got A Free iPad Mini

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Would you rather be given a Microsoft Surface from Oprah or an iPad mini from LinkedIn?
Would you rather be given a Microsoft Surface from Oprah or an iPad mini from LinkedIn?

It’s a good day to be an employee at LinkedIn. The professional networking site just reported a great quarter with earnings that crushed Wall Street’s expectations.

Revenue growth is good, but so is free stuff. To reward his hard working people, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner has decided to give every one of his 3,500 employees a free iPad mini.