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1 min ago | Sentinel & Enterprise

Fitchburg accident knocks out power to 200 homes

As many as 208 Unitil customers in the Summer Street area were expected to be without power until as late as midnight Tuesday while crews replaced three utility poles broken in an afternoon accident.

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Related Topix: Fitchburg, MA

3 hrs ago | Salisbury Journal

Teenage Twitter trolls 'dealt with'

A police force has spoken to four teenagers who sent racist and threatening tweets to ex-footballer Stan Collymore but said it had been unable to track down other abusive users after Twitter failed to supply their details.

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Related Topix: Twitter, Staffordshire County, England, United Kingdom,

3 hrs ago | KTVU Oakland

It's not just Facebook: OkCupid experiments with users too

Looking for love online? There's a chance somebody else has been looking at just how you go about doing it.

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4 hrs ago | WFAA-TV Dallas

Escaping email: Inspired vision or hallucination?

The 30-year-old entrepreneur has learned a lot about communication since he teamed up with his college roommate Mark Zuckerberg to create Facebook a decade ago, and that knowledge is fueling an audacious attempt to change the way people connect at work, where the incessant drumbeat of email has become an excruciating annoyance.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg

5 hrs ago | KIRO-TV Seattle

Starbucks glitch blamed for bank charges

Within minutes after Starbucks smartphone app and website went down for hours Monday night, KIRO was swamped with Facebook messages and emails asking us to find out what was happening.

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Related Topix: Drink, Coffee

8 hrs ago | CIO

Privacy groups call for action to stop Facebook's off site user tracking plans

U.S. and EU privacy and consumer groups called on privacy regulators to stop Facebook's plans to gather the Internet browsing patterns of its users while they visit other sites.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Privacy

9 hrs ago | Macworld

Using Instagram for iOS on public Wi-Fi poses risk of an account hijack, researcher says

A configuration problem in Facebook's popular Instagram application for Apple devices could allow a hacker to hijack a person's account if they're both on the same public Wi-Fi network.

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Related Topix: Wireless, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi, Emerging Technology, Startups, Facebook, Computer Security, Twitter

10 hrs ago | Mid-Day Mumbai

Miffed over fake account, Mahesh Bhatt heads to police

Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt has warned his fans against a fake Facebook account created under his name and says that he will approach the police.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook

14 hrs ago | Missourian

U.S. companies increasingly fish for growth overseas

Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home.

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Related Topix: iPod touch App, Netflix, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Startups, Facebook, Automakers, Ford Motor, iPhone

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Hawk Eye

Man charged with kidnapping in NH teen's case

Police are charging a 34-year-old man with kidnapping a New Hampshire teenage girl who returned home recently afte ... 1. Comments from users that have private profiles are blocked by Facebook.

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Related Topix: Burlington, IA

Tay AM

Hamas Leader's House 'Hit By Israeli Missile'

The home of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh has been hit by an Israeli missile, according to the Gaza Interior Ministry.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News

The Raw Story

It's not just Facebook: OKCupid admits to experimenting with user compatability data

OkCupid, a top U.S. matchmaking website, regularly mismatches users to test its technology, the IAC/InterActive Corp service revealed on Monday, weeks after Facebook Inc admitted to misleading users in a psychological study.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Science, Computer Science, Online Dating

USA Today

Facebook, Google vying for growth as Alibaba IPO looms

Facebook, Google vying for growth as Alibaba IPO looms SAN FRANCISCO Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1mUstPF SAN FRANCISCO -- Financial results from the five most valuable U.S. tech companies in the second-calendar quarter point to good market battles that will determine future valuations for Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook ... (more)

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Related Topix: WebMD, Startups, Facebook, Advertising, Internet, Science / Technology

ComputerWorld

Chinese users tire of older social networking sites

Social networking sites in China that are modeled on Facebook are having a hard time holding on to users, with customers like Beijing resident Shi Yunfeng, drifting away to newer services.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook

This is Local London

Beyonce shows off holiday snaps

Beyonce has given fans a glimpse of what her holidays are like with some snaps of a beach trip posted to Instagram.

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Cybercast News Service

Oil depot catches fire amid clashes in Tripoli

The Libyan government on Monday appealed for international help after a huge oil depot caught fire amid clashes over the country's international airport in the capital, Tripoli.

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Related Topix: Fire, World News, Africa, Libya, Travel, Tripoli, Libya Travel, Libya Travel, Africa Travel

The Times of India

Pakistan mob kills woman, girls, over 'blasphemous' Facebook post

Accusations of blasphemy are rocketing in Pakistan, from one in 2011 to at least 68 last year, according to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan.

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Related Topix: Pakistan, Asia, World News,

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Berkshire Eagle

Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

The Sarah Palin Channel, which went live on Sunday, bills itself as a "direct connection" between the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate and her supporters, with "no need to please the powers-that-be," Palin says in a video mission statement on her channel's home page.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Sarah Palin, Portsmouth, NH

PMFM 92.9FM

One Direction's Liam Payne Naked On A Boat

One Direction's Liam Payne has sent the internet into a craze after posting a blurred out nude pic to his Instagram account.

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Finextra Research news

Facebook Security for Parents and Teens - community blog from Robert Siciliano

Social authentication. A hacker will have a harder time hacking into your Facebook account if he or she must identify your friends via photos.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Science / Technology, Computer Security, Scanners

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