Judge OKs Gmail Access; Facebook Save; China Mobile Web Use Explodes

Didn’t have time to check out the tech headlines Monday? Here’s what you missed.

A New York-based federal judge last week gave the OK for prosecutors to access a Gmail user’s entire email account as part of a criminal probe. U.S. Magistrate Judge Gabriel Gorenstein authorized a warrant to be served on Google for the emails of an unnamed individual who police have targeted in a money laundering investigation. This move could reignite the debate over the government’s attempts to invade personal privacy.

Meanwhile, if you can’t get enough of those BuzzFeed quizzes or news stories that friends post to Facebook, but don’t have the time to dive into them during work, you can now save them to the social network to read later. Collect everything from links and places to movies, TV, and music so you don’t miss out on a new recipe or restaurant to try out. All saved items are kept secret, unless you choose to share them with online friends.

In other news, mobile Web use in China has officially surpassed PC browsing, according to a new report from the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC). The country now has about 632 million online users, up from about 618 million at the end of 2013. Mobile devices are helping fuel that growth, with 83.4 percent accessing the Web via the mobile Internet, the first time it has overtaken PC use, which landed at about 81 percent.

Be sure to check out PCMag Live from Monday in the video, as well as a few other stories making headlines in the links below.

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