Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, June 12, 2013
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Google has confirmed it will acquire the mapping and traffic app Waze. The news comes after reports of intense interest from Apple and Facebook. Unnamed sources put Google's offer at over a billion dollars. And, a thing you never would have imagined was useful: cockroach mind control. A company is selling tiny electrode systems that use small electronic pulses to tell roaches they've hit something with their feelers and to go the other way.
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The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government over its collection of phone data. And what can you do personally to protect your data?