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Aaron Swartz, co-founder of Reddit, accused of stealing data from MIT

Aaron Swartz, the 24-year-old co-creator of popular Internet community Reddit, has been charged with stealing data from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and faces up to 35 years in prison if convicted. The charges against Swartz include computer fraud, unlawfully obtaining information, wire fraud and recklessly damaging a protected computer.…

Facebook co-founder Zuckerberg killing his own food

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly taken to eating only meat from animals he has killed in order to appreciate that a creature died so that he could live. The 27-year-old billionaire took on the dietary regimen as the latest in a series of “personal challenges” that…

Google co-founder Page replacing Schmidt as CEO

SAN FRANCISCO — Google unveiled a surprise shakeup of its top management on Thursday, announcing that co-founder Larry Page would replace Eric Schmidt as chief executive of the Internet giant in April. Schmidt, who has served as Google’s high-profile CEO for a decade, would remain with the Mountain View, California-based…

Facebook tried to buy Twitter in 2008: report

The microblogging site Twitter turned down a 500 million dollar purchase offer from the social networking site Facebook in 2008, according to the Financial Times. In an interview with the British business daily published over the weekend, co-founder Biz Stone said Twitter wanted to become not just a popular site…

Pat Robertson tells woman to make herself look more attractive to stop ‘flirting husband’

Pat Robertson, the prominent co-founder of the Christian coalition and conservative television evangelist, has some advice for women: stay pretty. In response to a caller Thursday who asked what she could do to stop her flirting husband who “loves to talk with other women he finds attractive,” the 80-year-old minister…

Protesters try to cuff Rove, drive him off stage

Karl Rove has seen better days. The former White House Deputy Chief of Staff and top Bush adviser was treated to a cadre of protesters Monday, who threatened him with a citizen’s arrest and ultimately succeeded in driving him offstage. As the local CBS News affiliate described it, “Karl Rove…

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