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Facebook Wiretapping Case Moves To California

Last year, a woman in Mississippi filed a lawsuit against Facebook, alleging that the social networking site violated U.S. wiretap laws by tracking her browsing history. In the suit, Brooke Rutledge accused the site of breach of contract, trespassing, unjust …

Microsoft Adds Tenth Member to Board Microsoft Adds Tenth Member to Board

Microsoft Corp. today announced that John W. Thompson, chief executive officer of privately held Virtual Instruments and former chairman and CEO of Symantec Corp., was appointed to the company’s board of directors, returning the board’s size to 10 members. Thompson …

Facebook Continues To Yank Breastfeeding Photos Facebook Continues To Yank Breastfeeding Photos
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Another day, another set of breastfeeding images removed from Facebook. This time, the affected group of breastfeeding activists hail from the Respect The Breast Facebook page. The page’s founder, Heather Stultz, told the Huffington Post that in the last few …

Sony Xperia S Available For Pre-order In Britain Sony Xperia S Available For Pre-order In Britain

British phone retailers have begun making the new Sony Xperia S smartphone available for pre-order. The phone is scheduled for a March 5 release date in the UK. Those who want to pre-order one can get it for as little …

Kenyan Chief Is A Twitter Boss, Uses Tweets To Foil Thieves Kenyan Chief Is A Twitter Boss, Uses Tweets To Foil Thieves

A leading community organizer in Kenya has been using Twitter to help rally people to come to the aid of those in need. And no, to clarify with you flat earth-believers out there, I’m not talking about President Obama. I’m …

More Hollywood Films to be Released in China More Hollywood Films to be Released in China

China has added 14 slots to the 20 Hollywood blockbusters they already allow into the country per year, as long as the additional films are in Imax or 3D. At the close of China vice president Xi Jinping’s recent visit …

Block Advertisers From Your Google Search Results Block Advertisers From Your Google Search Results

If you don’t want to see more ads from a certain advertiser in your Google search results, it appears that you can now eliminate them. At least some users can, for some ads. It’s unclear whether this is a test …

Oracle Drops One Patent Claim In Suit Against Google Oracle Drops One Patent Claim In Suit Against Google
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Oracle, perhaps most commonly known for Java, may be slowly giving in to Google over their year and a half long legal fight over the Android operating system. We reported on the legal fight when it first broke out back …

The Bodyguard Stream Pulled From Netflix Instant The Bodyguard Stream Pulled From Netflix Instant
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While there may not be a law against capitalizing on the death of famous entertainers, it certainly feels like an unethical approach, especially when it comes from a company that clearly cares more about milking money out of consumers than …

Congress Gets Involved In Google’s Latest Privacy Scandal

Google made news in a big way last week with the revelation that they had engineered an exploit that circumvented privacy settings in Safari (desktop and iOS versions) in order to allow their ads to set tracking cookies on users’ …

Google Apps Continue to Create Corporate “Kumbayas” Google Apps Continue to Create Corporate “Kumbayas”
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The Roche Group, one of the world’s leading research-focused healthcare groups has joined the Congregation of other corporations singing praises for Google Apps as the solution to their communication and collaboration problems. The problem for the Roche Group was how …

Public Utilities Get Smarter And Give-In To Customers Public Utilities Get Smarter And Give-In To Customers

A new report by Pike Research shows that customers have been increasing their demand for communication with public utility providers via social networking. It is estimated that about 57 million customers engaged their providers via social networking in 2011, and …

Nintendo 3DS Hits 5 Million Sales In Japan

The Nintendo 3DS got off to a rocky start when it launched early last year, but it has quickly picked up steam. That steam is most apparent in its home country of Japan as Nintendo announced today that the 3DS …

Apple Outgrows Its Peers [Infographic] Apple Outgrows Its Peers [Infographic]

A new infographic provided by Statista charts the growth of Apple in relation to other tech companies from the fourth quarter of 2011 versus the fourth quarter of 2010. A couple of interesting things to note from the data: Apple’s …

comScore January 2012 Online Video Rankings Yields No Surprises comScore January 2012 Online Video Rankings Yields No Surprises

The rankings for online video sites for January 2012 have been released by comScore and, what will come as a surprise to few (if any), Google remains the enormously well-fed king in the mead hall of online video traffic. Behind …

Web Browsing Via Windows Drops Web Browsing Via Windows Drops

Web browsing while using Windows OS is down by almost 7%, according to a report by ad network Chitika, regarding browsing trends, taken from August 2011 to February 2012. This number has been mainly affected by the increasing popularity of …

Facebook Losing Popularity in Australia Facebook Losing Popularity in Australia
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Australians are apparently tiring of Facebook, even though the page garners every 1 in 6 pageviews on the continent, according to Experian Hitwise Australia. While Facebook remains by far the most popular social networking site in the country, the time …

Sports and Social Media [Infographic] Sports and Social Media [Infographic]

A new infographic released by GR Marketing gives some eye-opening stats and facts about social media use among sports fans and watchers. Among the tidbits to note: 81% of people prefer the Internet for their sports news over radio and …

VLC Player Upgrades To The Twoflower Version VLC Player Upgrades To The Twoflower Version
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The video player of choice — well, at least it should be for any web savvy individual — VLC, is famous for its ability to overcome most file format hurdles during its playback process, has been updated to the 2.0 …

UK Court Rules The Pirate Bay Illegal

In what could be a major hit for The Pirate Bay, a UK high court has ruled the Web site violates copyright law on a major scale. The Guardian is reporting that Justice Arnold of the London High Court has …

FTC Responds To EPIC Google Privacy Suit
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Two weeks ago we brought you news that the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), a privacy watchdog, had filed suit against the Federal Trade Commission to compel the agency to block the planned rollout of Google’s new unified privacy policy, …

See Foxconn’s Apple Operations In China See Foxconn’s Apple Operations In China

We’ve been covering the unfolding saga of Apple and their supplier Foxconn and the supposed worker abuses at their plants in China. We have covered everything from worker suicides at the plants, to petitions from concerned citizens, to inside interviews …

Mardi Gras Tweets: Beads, Boobs, Beer and Babies Mardi Gras Tweets: Beads, Boobs, Beer and Babies

Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez! Tomorrow is the “Tuesday” in Fat Tuesday. King cakes are being baked, boxes of beads are being sold, bras are being left at home. As people get ready for the parades and wild abandon of …

John Glenn School Live-Tweets Friendship 7 Mission On 50th Anniversary John Glenn School Live-Tweets Friendship 7 Mission On 50th Anniversary

Fifty years ago today, astronaut John Glenn made history by boarding a Mercury space capsule and becoming the first American to orbit the earth. The Friendship 7 made three orbits around the earth in a little less than five hours …