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TechBits: tech news (07.10.13)

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The Tech Guy has some of this week's tech news:

Facebook has rolled out a new Graph Search feature.  It's designed to make searching easier, and put results in a more visual format.  The new feature is already raising privacy concerns.  Facebook says if your content is not made public, it won't show up.

The 18-year life span of Alta Vista is over.  The once-popular search engine has now been shut down by it's owner, Yahoo!  Yahoo! is now redirecting all Alta Vista traffic to its own search sites.

A new lawsuit alleges Florida outlawed all computers.  The law was designed to shut down internet cafes that allow users to gamble.  AThe lawsuit says the new legislation is unconstitutional, and its wording unintentionally outlawed all use of computers in Florida.

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