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2 hrs ago | InfoWorld

EFF releases Chrome, Firefox plug-in to block third-party tracking

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital privacy rights group, has released a downloadable plug-in for Chrome and Firefox designed to stop third parties from tracking people's Web browsing.

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Related Topix: Privacy, CIO News, Social Software, Startups, Twitter

6 hrs ago | ComputerWorld

W3C wants to open the social Web for the enterprise

The W3C, which manages most of the widely used standards that power the Web, has partnered with the OpenSocial Foundation to develop ways for enterprise social software to trade information.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Startups, Twitter

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Mid-Day Mumbai

Dutch Twitter avatars go black demanding MH17 bodies' return

Hague: Dutch social media users are turning their profile photos black and tweeting the hashtag #BringThemHome as anger mounts that bodies from flight MH17 have not yet been repatriated from Ukraine.

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Related Topix: Netherlands, World News, Startups

Press-Telegram

Mobile operations center near LAX will relay latest on a Century Cruncha problems

Metro officials will have their mobile command center next to their bridge demolition site near LAX in Los Angeles, Calif., on Monday, July 21, 2014.

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Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Startups

WXII 12 Winston-Salem

Hillary Clinton would consider backing bid to limit money in politics

"That would prevent the abuse of our political system by excessive amounts of money if there is no other way to deal with the Citizen's United decision."

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Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Startups

India.com

Congress uses Facebook to source questions for assembly

Panaji, July 21 : Battered in the Lok Sabha polls and wracked by dissent, the Congress in Goa has taken to social media to source questions to be raised during Goa assembly session which begins Tuesday.

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WTMA-AM North Charleston

Reserve Cop Who Posted Offensive Cyclist Rant Resigns

A volunteer reserve police officer in California has resigned after a video that she posted in which she jokes about running over cyclists went viral.

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KXLY-TV Spokane

Google to speed up Web with smaller photos

The search giant has developed a new kind of image format that promises to shrink the size of Web photos and graphic files down by about 35 percent.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Startups, Social Software

Switched

Didn't Read Facebook's Fine Print? Here's Exactly What It Says

So, like every other one of the world's 1.28 billion monthly active Facebook users , you blindly agreed to Facebook's Terms and Conditions without reading the fine print.

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The Independent

Miley Cyrus death hoax: Fans distraught after a Facebook scam goes...

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Related Topix: Miley Cyrus, Pop/Rock, Startups

The Independent

Facebook and Twitter 'fuel doubling in complaints against doctors'

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Mashable

Why Facebook and Twitter Are Embracing Ecommerce

Facebook announced on Thursday that it has begun testing a Buy button that appears on ads and Page posts from a select group of businesses in the U.S. In effect, that means users can now purchase products advertised by these businesses without leaving the social network.

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Related Topix: Startups, Social Software, Twitter, Internet, Science / Technology

Examiner.com

Beyonce may be 'Queen Bey' but Shakira is the Queen of Facebook

Shakira is one who is personal with her fans on social media and it just makes us adore her more.

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Journal and Courier

Should online accounts die when you die?Should online accounts die...

Should online accounts die when you die? Or should you be able to pass them down to a family member much as you would letters? Check out this story on jconline.com: http://on.jconline.com/1mtrwO0 A printout of the Facebook page for Loren Williams, now deceased, at the Beaverton, Ore.

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WFIE-TV Evansville

Illinois woman posts selfie, leads to her arrest

A social media post helped land a southern Illinois woman behind bars. A southern Illinois business owner says after a women apparently robbed him, she posted the evidence on Facebook, which led to her own arrest.

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SiliconValley.com

Facebook soon may know when you're watching TV

In this June 11, 2014 photo, a man walks past a Facebook sign in an office on the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, Calif.

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Related Topix: Startups, Social Software, San Mateo County, CA, Menlo Park, CA, Laptops/Notebooks, Computers

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Examiner.com

Facebook Mentions increases social media engagement of celebrities and brands

Ed Sheeran is one of the many celebrities who uses Facebook Mentions for iOS to find out what people are saying about them.

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The Fresno Bee

Fundraiser to combat sex trafficking to be held Monday in Fresno

The event, "Cuts for a Cause," will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Hairtage Salon at 7845 N. Palm Ave., Suite 106.

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Examiner.com

Patty: Sweet Chi, bonded to Dog Mama, is terrified at high-kill shelter

According to Facebook: Greenville County Pet Rescue , this beauty is running out of time at the high-kill upstate shelter.

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Related Topix: Greenville County, SC, Startups, Greenville, SC

ABC News

Experts: Social Media Can Feed Munchausen by Proxy

Experts say the case of a mother accused of poisoning her 5-year-old son to death with salt appears be an example of how social media feeds into Munchausen by proxy, a disorder in which caretakers purposely harm children and then bask in the attention and sympathy.

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