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Bangladeshi faces sedition charge over Facebook post

A Bangladeshi high court on Sunday ordered police to prosecute a university lecturer for sedition after he wished for the death of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Facebook, a state prosecutor said. The same court handed Jahangirnagar University teacher Ruhul Khandakar six months in jail last week for contempt of…

Long-awaited Facebook IPO looms in New Year

Facebook co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has deflected talk of going public for years but it looks like it is finally going to happen in 2012. “The Facebook IPO will be the biggest financial event in the tech industry for 2012,” Forrester Research analyst Josh Bernoff said, and one…

Fox asks Facebook users if Jews killed Jesus

A foreign affiliate of the Fox television network apologized this week after it published a poll on Facebook asking whether users felt like Jews were responsible for killing the biblical deity character Jesus Christ. The poll was published by Fox Latin America, based in Argentina, according to The Associated Press.…

Google top U.S. Web destination in 2011: Nielsen

WASHINGTON — Google was the most-visited Web destination in the United States in 2011, followed by Facebook and Yahoo!, industry tracker Nielsen said Thursday. Google received an average of 153.4 million unique US visitors a month from home and work computers, according to Nielsen. Facebook notched up 137.6 million unique…

Utah woman and son rescued after Facebook call for help

A Utah woman had been held hostage for nearly five days by her domestic partner, raped and beaten when she managed to sneak into a closet with a laptop and post a cry for help on the social networking site Facebook. In this video from Fox News, America Live host…

Stratfor warns hacking victims of further woes

WASHINGTON – US intelligence analysis firm Stratfor has warned its members whose emails and credit card information were hacked that they could be targeted a second time for speaking out on behalf of the company. Online “hacktivist” group Anonymous claimed Sunday via Twitter that it had stolen a trove of…

Zynga prices IPO at top end of range

(Reuters) – Online games maker Zynga Inc is expected to make a strong debut on the Nasdaq stock exchange on Friday after it priced its initial public offering at the top end of a preliminary range but did not increase the size of the $1 billion deal. Analysts and investors…

Facebook rolls out ‘Timeline’ feature to all users

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook on Thursday began transforming profile pages into interactive digital scrapbooks that let members of the world’s leading online social network tell the stories of their lives. The “Timeline” feature being rolled out by Facebook was unveiled at a developers conference in September and comes with new…

Facebook adds suicide prevention tool

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook is providing a new way for US or Canadian members of the leading online social network to summon help for friends who may be thinking of ending their lives. A tool rolled out by Facebook lets people report suicidal comments posted by friends, who will immediately…

Bigotry charges aimed at Lowes over Muslim TV show

WASHINGTON — One of the biggest US retailers faced charges of bigotry Monday after it bowed to pressure from a Christian group and stopped advertising on a reality TV show about Arab Americans. Lowe’s, a national hardware chain, said it was among a number of sponsors to abandon “All-American Muslim,”…

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