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Facebook’s ‘Ask Our CPO’ Privacy Dialogue Launches in the Wake of the Death of the User Vote Facebook’s ‘Ask Our CPO’ Privacy Dialogue Launches in the Wake of the Death of the User Vote

Prior to mid-December of last year, Facebook ran a program that asked users to vote on any prospective changes to the site’s policies, mainly the Statement of Right and Responsibilities and the Data Use policy. It was called the Site …

Should Internet Data Be Taxed? Should Internet Data Be Taxed?
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French President François Hollande commissioned a report that was presented last Friday, which describes a new Internet tax that would attempt to collect revenue from Internet companies based on the amount of users whose data they track and monetize. Should …

Should eBay Be Banning Sale Of These Controversial Toys? Should eBay Be Banning Sale Of These Controversial Toys?
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Last week, news came out that the National Entertainment Collectibles Association’s (NECA) Django Unchained action figures had been discontinued after drawing controversy from groups like the National Action Network and Project Islamic Hope. Director Spike Lee has been particularly critical …

Tablet Shipments Could Reach 145 Million This Year Tablet Shipments Could Reach 145 Million This Year

It’s already clear from multiple reports this month that tablets took a big bite out of PC sales during the 2012 holiday season. Now, a new report is showing that the tablet market is set to grow even stronger in …

Match.com Sued Over Relationship That Ended in Attempted Murder Match.com Sued Over Relationship That Ended in Attempted Murder
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50-year-old Mary Kay Beckman has filed a $10 million lawsuit against dating site Match.com, placing blame on them for a 2011 incident that left her nearly dead. In September of 2010, Beckman met her “match” on the site, 53-year-old Wade …

Google Developers Talk About The Future Of Dart Google Developers Talk About The Future Of Dart
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In 2011, Google introduced the Dart programming language as an alternative to JavaScript. It’s been a little over a year now since it launched. It’s come a long way since then, but there’s still a lot of work to be …

All My Children, One Life To Live To Return Via Hulu, iTunes
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Nearly two years ago, news came out that ABC had canceled the long-running soap operas All My Children and One Life To Live. ABC had decided to replace them with food shows, saying the decision was guided by “extensive research …

Parents Sent to Sex Site Thanks to Typo in School Email Parents Sent to Sex Site Thanks to Typo in School Email
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Shock! Horror! Impending lawsuits! Parents of children who attend one of the many schools in the Chicago Public Schools system were inadvertently directed to a soft-core adult site, after the school system sent out a mass email containing one slightly …

The Web Can Be A Dangerous Place: Learn To Protect Yourself The Web Can Be A Dangerous Place: Learn To Protect Yourself
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Malware, phishing scams and other dangerous entities are all over the Web these days. A report from earlier this month said 2013 was going to be even worse than 2012 in regards to the proliferation of malware across the net. …

Burt Reynolds Hospitalized With Nasty Bout Of Flu
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Burt Reynolds, everyone’s favorite badass, has been hospitalized after coming down with a severe case of the flu bug that’s going around. Reynolds apparently had the symptoms for several days and was trying to deal with it in his own …

Facebook To Developers: Most Of You Just Keep Doing What You’re Doing Facebook To Developers: Most Of You Just Keep Doing What You’re Doing

As previously reported, Facebook has been blocking some apps from accessing data – namely the newly launched Wonder from Yandex and Twitter’s new Vine video app, which Facebook has reportedly kept from utilizing the Find Friends API. Facebook issued a …

DayZ Standalone Gets a Huge Progress Update
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It turns out that the sparse info about the upcoming DayZ standalone game released earlier this month was just a small taste of what the developers have been working on. Today, Dean “Rocket” Hall took to the DayZ tumblr blog …

Elle Magazine Mistake Prompts Twitter Reaction
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When a magazine as popular as Elle makes a mistake on a social media site as popular as Instagram, people are bound to notice in a hurry. And when someone from the magazine mistakenly captioned a photo of “The Walking …

Google Talks Ad Rank In This Google+ Hangout Google Talks Ad Rank In This Google+ Hangout
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Google has posted a recent Google+ Hangout to its Business YouTube channel, where a few members from the AdWords team talk about how ad positioning is determined, and how advertisers can optimize their bids and quality scores. It goes into …

Objet And Stratasys Celebrate Merger With 3D Printed Pen Holder Objet And Stratasys Celebrate Merger With 3D Printed Pen Holder
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For the longest time, there were two giants in the world of 3D printing – Stratasys and Objet. These two companies announced a merger in early 2012, and completed said merger in December. Now the company is combining its forces …

Tweet Ping Is a Beautiful Single-Purpose Site That Lets You Visualize Tweets in Real Time Tweet Ping Is a Beautiful Single-Purpose Site That Lets You Visualize Tweets in Real Time
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This is a cool single-purpose site alert. It’s called Tweet Ping, and it is a gorgeous visualization of all the tweets in the world, as they post in real time. It also has some cool tracking features at the bottom, …

AMC Posts Another Quick Glimpse Of Upcoming Walking Dead Season Remainder

Earlier this week, a new trailer for the upcoming remainder of The Walking Dead Season 3 hit the web. Today, AMC has uploaded another 30-second spot. This one’s all about the cast (no zombies). The show returns February 10. In …

Splinter Cell: Blacklist Collector’s Edition Comes With an RC Airplane

Ubisoft disappointed Splinter Cell fans earlier this month by announcing the release of Splinter Cell Blacklist has been delayed until August 20. It wasn’t an unexpected announcement, but it still means fans of the series won’t be able to get …

Powerball Jackpot Up To $130 Million
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The Powerball Jackpot is now up to $130 Million, with the next drawing scheduled for Saturday night. As you may know, Powerball drawings are held each Wednesday and Saturday. Wednesday’s winning numbers were 11,12,24,43,45 Powerball: 9. There were no jackpot …

Woman Makes Fake Facebook Profile for Ex, Calls Him Wayne Syphilis, Gets Arrested
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Here’s one way to get back at your ex – create a Facebook page in their name and make it seem like they totally love little boys and incest. Or, maybe you should just buy a bottle of wine and …

Resident Evil 6 For PC Gets Exclusive Mercenaries Mode

Resident Evil 6 was critically panned when it first launched, but that hasn’t dissuaded Capcom from releasing the PC port in March. In fact, the publisher announced a new mode exclusive to the PC version that should provide a hearty …

Texting Woman Falls Into Canal Full Of Ice
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A woman in Birmingham, England was so engrossed in her texting session that she didn’t realize what she thought was pavement was actually a large sheet of ice covering a watery canal. Radio personality Laura Safe plunged into the icy …

Melanomas Often Mutate in Two Specific Ways, Shows Study

A new study has shown that 71% of melanoma tumors have two specific mutations. The mutations were found in an area of the cancer genome where cancer-related mutations have not been found previously. “This new finding represents an initial foray …

Give Your Smartphone The Iron Throne Its Always Deserved

Are you sick of your iPhone 5 not having a dock to sit comfortably in? Are you a huge Game of Thrones fan? If you answered yes to both, this latest 3D printed creation may be just for you. Instructables …