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Pincus makes power play with Zynga IPO

(Reuters) – For years, a group of about 20 guys would gather in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park or the neighboring Presidio Park for weekend games of soccer. Among them was a man whose 5-foot 6-inch stature belied his ruthless competitiveness and who was usually accompanied by his American bulldog,…

App helps unemployed with job search

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Facebook, the social networking site, is probably not the first place that comes to mind when contemplating new career opportunities. But Monster.com, the career search website, hopes to change that with BeKnown, a professional networking app that allows users to build their professional identities within Facebook.…

Stewart: Indefinite detention bill ‘one-way ticket to Gitmo’

Last night’s The Daily Show featured a two-part examination of the new bill passed by the Senate that allows the government to detain American citizens without a trial for indefinite amounts of time. Watch segment one, embedded via Comedy Central, below: The Daily Show with Jon StewartGet More: Daily Show…

Defiant Russia opposition vows mass protest

Russia’s opposition on Thursday defiantly vowed to stage a mass protest in Moscow at the weekend contesting the results of elections, despite warnings from the authorities to scale down the event. Around 1,000 people have been arrested in three days of demonstrations protesting what they say was mass fraud in…

U.S. calls for Internet freedom amid India plan

WASHINGTON — The United States called for freedom of expression on the Internet after the India said it planned to find ways to ban offensive content before it is posted. India vowed to pursue the restrictions after major Internet firms such as Facebook and Google — nearly all of them…

Facebook fixes photo privacy bug

WASHINGTON — Facebook has fixed a bug that allowed the viewing of some private photographs of other members and which was reportedly used to access personal pictures of founder Mark Zuckerberg. The bug involved Facebook’s system of reporting inappropriate images on the social network. By reporting a member’s profile picture…

Facebook ‘likes’ New York high-tech scene

NEW YORK — New York City is already the US capital of advertising, fashion, finance and media. Now it wants to be its high-tech center too. The Big Apple’s ambition to rival Silicon Valley with its own Silicon Alley received a big boost when Facebook announced Friday that it will…

Facebook settles US privacy violation charges

Facebook agreed to tighten its privacy policies in order to settle charges that it abused users’ personal data, the US Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday. The social networking giant pledged to strengthen customer consent rules on privacy and to shut down all access to accounts deleted by customers in 30 days or less, the FTC said. Facebook did not…

Facebook gearing up for 2012 IPO: source

(Reuters) – Facebook, the world’s largest Internet social network, is preparing for a initial public stock offering next year, according to a source familiar with the matter. Facebook is exploring raising $10 billion, the Wall Street Journal said on Monday. It hopes the offering will value the company at more…

Austrian student takes on Facebook

VIENNA — Austrian law student Max Schrems may be just one of about 800 million Facebook users, but that hasn’t stopped him tackling the US giant behind the social networking website over its privacy policy. The 24-year-old wasn’t sure what to expect when he requested Facebook provide him with a…

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