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Study: Tablet Users Love to Read the News, Still Reluctant to Pay for It

Consuming news ranks, according to a new study conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, among the most popular things adults in the U.S. do with their tablets. Reading news sites and watching news-related video is about as popular as sending and receiving email, for example, and more popular than using social networking services. As the news industry struggles to find viable business models in this new world, though, one number that stands out is the fact that only 14% of U.S. adults have paid for news directly on their tablets.

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Do You Secretly Read Your Spouse’s Email? You’re Not Alone

While many of us worry about protecting our private information from large corporations like Google and Apple, the reality is that those closest to you are more likely to care about your emails and browsing history than some corporate Big Brother. According to a new study by electronics review and shopping site Retrevo, 30% of all the men in this study and 35% of women have ever checked the email or call history of someone they are dating. For married couples, those numbers are slightly higher (32% for males and 41% for females) and – no surprise – parents are just as likely to spy on their kids (37%) as they are to spy on each other.