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Why digital privacy is only for the rich

OKCupid knows how likely you are to put out on the first date, the NSA knows you eat a lot of quinoa, and all 962 of your Facebook friends have caught a glimpse of you in an ill-advised bikini. In a digital world where oversharing is caring and brands know more…

Candy Crush maker King Digital Entertainment may be worth up to $7.6B at IPO

King Digital Entertainment, the British developer behind the wildly-addictive mobile game Candy Crush, said on Wednesday that it could be valued at up to $7.6 billion in its eagerly-awaited upcoming flotation. The planned listing on the New York Stock Exchange, unveiled last month, is the latest in a series by…

Facebook looking into solar-powered ‘atmospheric’ drones for wireless Internet

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc is in talks to buy drone maker Titan Aerospace for $60 million, according to media reports. The high-flying drones would give Facebook, the world’s No.1 Internet social network, the ability to beam wireless Internet access to consumers in undeveloped parts of the world, according…

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg will reportedly lean into 2016 California Senate race

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg — one of only 32 billionaire women in the world — is rumored to be considering a run to represent California in the Senate. If Sandberg runs in 2016, she would be challenging Senator Barbara Boxer. Sandberg held the position of chief of staff…

Iranian officials admit defeat: They cannot block Facebook forever

Minister admits Iran cannot block Facebook forever (via AFP) Iran will not be able to keep up forever its ban on legal access to Internet hubs such as Facebook, which has four million Iranian users, Culture Minister Ali Janati said Sunday. Such remarks by an Iranian official would have been…

Video shows Ohio mom attacking teen girl over daughter’s Facebook dispute

Authorities said an Ohio woman took part in a fight between her daughter and another teen that was caught on cell phone video. Police said 34-year-old Angel Izor drove her 15-year-old daughter on Saturday to Springboro Community Park to confront another 15-year-old girl over a Facebook post. The girls got…

Tesla Motors stock surges after good news about Model S sales

By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures fell on Thursday, pressured by weak results from Wal-Mart as well as global geopolitical and economic uncertainty that gave investors few reasons to buy despite a sharp selloff in the previous session. Some of Wall Street’s biggest trading favorites…

Scrotum, Hitler, Facebook: Sonora, Mexico bans outlandish baby names

What’s in a name? In northwestern Mexico, officials say potentially a lifetime of bullying, so parents in the state of Sonora can no longer opt to name their children Scrotum, Terminator, USNAVY or Facebook. The 61 banned names include technology-inspired monikers like Twitter and Yahoo, fictional characters Harry Potter, James…

Zuckerberg Likes to give: Facebook head has donated $1 billion to charity

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg was America’s most generous donor in 2013, giving nearly $1 billion of his fortune to charity, according to a magazine report on Monday. The Chronicle of Philanthropy, which tracks charitable giving in the United States, said Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan gave 18…

Outrage as three French teens film assault on disabled man

Three French teenagers have been detained after they filmed themselves assaulting a young mentally disabled man and posted the footage on Facebook, sparking widespread outrage, a police source said Tuesday. The video filmed on Sunday in the southeastern……

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