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The U.S. Congress recently passed an extension for the Patriot Act, leading to four more years of the anti-terrorism mandate. The laws technically allow the FBI to access to billions of gigabytes of user information obtained by companies. President Obama signed the bill into law, despite it having many critics. In other news, according to All Things Digital, Twitter is planning to launch its own photo-sharing service. Currently, services like TwitPic let users take photos from their smartphone and post it right to Twitter. Developers were already told to stop making their own versions. And finally, companies are reaching a tipping point with cyber-attacks and PBS was the most recent victim. Its website got hacked in retaliation for running a documentary about the WikiLeaks scandal. Users’ website login information was posted online, but PBS has already taken it down.