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Google Reader's Demise a Win—for Iranian Censors

But most Americans won't care

(Newser) - The news of Google Reader's demise was met with cries of despair from news nerds, and shrugs from most of America. "Normal people don't use Google Reader, so get over it," reads one Daily Intel headline. "New rule: You get one tweet to memorialize how... More »

Google Killing Google Reader

Service to shut down July 1; 'usage has declined'

(Newser) - Some eight years after the service launched, Google is shutting down its Reader, Marketing Land reports. The news-reading service was "an effort to make it easy for people to discover and keep tabs on their favorite websites," Google said in a blog post . "While the product has... More »

Google Reader Sparks Users' Anger Over Privacy

'Shared' items become visible to all contacts

(Newser) - A new Google Reader feature that centralizes a user’s favorite blog and web updates is causing an uproar, reports the San Jose Mercury News. Quietly introduced Dec. 14, the feature makes articles marked "shared" visible to all of a user’s contacts—including anyone they’ve ever spoken... More »

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