The Blackphone, an Android software-based mobile, encrypts texts, voice calls and video chats. Albert Gea/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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One of this season's Oscar-nominated shorts is Mr. Hublot, a French-language animated film about a reclusive man who must learn to adapt to a new housemate — a robot dog. Zeilt Productions hide caption

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Law professor Lawrence Lessig has reached a settlement with an Australian record label that tried to sue him for infringement. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images hide caption

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New research finds that 3 out of 4 remote workers are men. iStockphoto hide caption

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Who else might be watching? Britain's spies collected millions of images from video chats, according to the latest secrets spilled by NSA leaker Edward Snowden. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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Images from a thermal imaging scanner are pictured on a computer screen at Bali's international airport. Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A 1992 copy of the world's first Web page. British physicist Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A map of the U.S. lists the musical acts that set states apart from each other. It's not a matter of an artist's popularity, says Paul Lamere, who made the map, but of a state's distinct preferences. Paul Lamere, Director of Developer Platform at The Echo Nest hide caption

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When it comes to Internet security, many experts agree outsourcing can create added risks, even if they disagree on the merits of outsourcing in the first place. Igor Stevanovic/iStockphoto hide caption

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