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Troy Wolverton
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Silicon Valley has been missing in action when it comes to the push for a pardon for Snowden. That should change. 
Edward Snowden deserves a pardon, and the tech industry, which has largely been silent on the issue, ought to be leading the charge, Tech Files columnist Troy Wolverton says.
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I was just on Facebook Live talking about my first impressions of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
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After playing a crucial role in the founding of CNET, Salesforce.com and Rhapsody, Halsey Minor is back in the startup game, this time focusing on virtual reality.
Halsey Minor, no stranger to cutting-edge tech startups, has a new company focusing on virtual reality video.
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Here's my take on the great headphone jack controversy.
This is not the first time that Apple has decided to ditch a popular standard or try to push the industry to new technology.
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If you're looking to ditch cable, your alternatives are improving.
Online pay TV alternatives are becoming more tempting as services like Sling TV improve and new services like DirecTV Now prepare to launch.
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Ill be impressed when each network provides a independent stream I can "tune in" to. I do not need a repackaged BS that uses MY personal bandwith for MORE than the cost of a traditional provider.
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If you had a notion that Apple devices were immune from security problems, think again.
Apple's gadgets have a reputation for security, but they're not invulnerable and they're attracting hackers much more than before.
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Drones + Legos? San Francisco startup is betting they add up to a hit new product: http://www.mercurynews.com/2016/09/22/build-your-own-drone-out-of-legos/
San Francisco startup Flybrix has come up with what may be the best mashup since Reese’s peanut butter cups.
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Bay Area folks: Do you or your kids play games on Roblox? I'd love to chat with you for a related story. 
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Ug, I HATE this game.
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The FCC is reneging on its promise to allow you to tune in your pay TV service on any device of your choosing. 
Under fire from Hollywood and Big Cable, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission lost his nerve. And many of us consumers are going to lose out.
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FYI, my colleague Michelle Quinn and I are covering the Apple iPhone event live on Twitter. You can tune in here:

https://twitter.com/troywolv

and here:

https://twitter.com/michellequinn
#AppleEvent Tim Cook says 140 billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store. in the last two months has seen growth rates of 106%. 2 2. michellequinn. 13m13 minutes ago. michellequinn @michellequinn. #AppleEvent We're starting with Apple Music. Tim Cook touting how many top artists are ...
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I asked experts about what steps they take to secure their data. Some of their answers were surprising.
Security experts know better than most the limits of the standard advice, and feel free to go beyond -- and sometimes ignore -- the rules as they see fit.
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The internet can be a dangerous place for your devices and data. Here's how you can better protect yourself.
Security threats abound, but you can better protect your devices and data by using security patches, anti-malware software, common sense and more to create a layered defense.
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    Personal Technology Columnist, 2009 - present
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  • University of Missouri–Columbia
    Journalism, 1995 - 2003
  • University of Texas at Austin
    Government, 1992 - 1993
  • Northwestern University
    Political Science, 1989 - 1991
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