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Ever Want to 'Unsend' an Email? Now You Can.
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Pluto Mail lets you 'unsend' messages, edit unopened ones and choose a shelf-life for all your email transactions.
April 15, 2014 in Technology
Hourly Job Seekers Bypass Logging Into Social Network on Applications

Hourly Job Seekers Bypass Logging Into Social Network on Applications

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Despite the time saving promise, job seekers may avoid linking their personal accounts due to privacy concerns.
April 15, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Google Gets Defensive About Google Glass 'Myths'

Google Gets Defensive About Google Glass 'Myths'

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Oh, so, Google Glass won't turn you into a creepy, intrusive eyeborg? Right.
March 24, 2014 in Technology
After Assault Footage Goes Viral, Perpetrator Sues Google for $200 Million

After Assault Footage Goes Viral, Perpetrator Sues Google for $200 Million

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Twenty-four-year-old Antonio Ynoa is suing Google, YouTube and Dailymotion over video footage that captured him drunkenly attacking a JetBlue airline attendant in 2011.
March 11, 2014 in Lifestyle
6 Things You Should Know About 'Anti-Google' Search Engine DuckDuckGo

6 Things You Should Know About 'Anti-Google' Search Engine DuckDuckGo

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The search could be over for a more private way to search the Internet.
February 27, 2014 in Technology
French Courts Force Google to Air Indiscretion on Homepage

French Courts Force Google to Air Indiscretion on Homepage

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Following a failed appeal, Google was ordered by French courts post a notice on its Google.fr homepage informing users that it would be paying a 150,000-euro fine over privacy violations.
February 10, 2014 in News and Trends
Why Your Small Business Is at Risk of a Hack Attack

Why Your Small Business Is at Risk of a Hack Attack

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In the wake of the Target and Neiman Marcus data breaches, startups and small businesses should realize they aren't immune.
January 30, 2014 in Security
Extortion Over $50,000 Twitter Handle Sets a Chilling Precedent

Extortion Over $50,000 Twitter Handle Sets a Chilling Precedent

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A California web developer with the Twitter handle @N was forced to give it to a hacker who compromised both his PayPal and GoDaddy accounts
January 29, 2014 in Security
Neiman's Hack Attack Is Looking More and More Like Target's

Neiman's Hack Attack Is Looking More and More Like Target's

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Neiman Marcus reported that a more-than-expected 1.1 million shoppers may have been affected by a hack job that employed similar malware to the kind that compromised Target.
January 24, 2014 in Security
37 South Korean Bank Execs Offer to Resign Over Breach. Should Target Execs Follow Suit?

37 South Korean Bank Execs Offer to Resign Over Breach. Should Target Execs Follow Suit?

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When news broke regarding a massive theft of customer information, dozens of top executives at South Korean financial companies tendered their resignations.
January 20, 2014 in Leadership
Target, Neiman Marcus Credit Card Hacks Could Be More Widespread, Experts Say

Target, Neiman Marcus Credit Card Hacks Could Be More Widespread, Experts Say

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Agencies warn that malicious software that targets POS units has 'potentially infected a large number' of retailers.
January 20, 2014 in Security
Obama Changes Rules for NSA Data Collection

Obama Changes Rules for NSA Data Collection

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Today, the President announced a plan to overhaul the way the National Security Agency handles cell phone metadata, among other security policy changes.
January 17, 2014 in Security
Internet Activists Plan Day of Action to Protest Mass Surveillance

Internet Activists Plan Day of Action to Protest Mass Surveillance

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Members of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Demand Progress and activists at large will mobilize on Feb. 11 to protest the NSA's surveillance tactics.
January 13, 2014 in News and Trends
Soon You Won't Be Able to Buy Sponsored Stories on Facebook

Soon You Won't Be Able to Buy Sponsored Stories on Facebook

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Beginning April 9, ads that showcase when a friend happens to 'like' or check into a sponsored page or location will no longer be available for purchase.
January 10, 2014 in Advertising
Facebook Sued for Allegedly Using Your Private Messages to Trigger Ads

Facebook Sued for Allegedly Using Your Private Messages to Trigger Ads

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How much access is Facebook giving advertisers to your 'private' messages?
January 4, 2014 in Social Media
100 Things You Should Be Talking About in 2014

100 Things You Should Be Talking About in 2014

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Here's advertising agency powerhouse JWT's annual list of what's going to be on the top of everyone's tongue this year.
January 2, 2014 in Business Ideas
Tell Us: Are Anti-Google T-Shirts a Good Look for Microsoft?

Tell Us: Are Anti-Google T-Shirts a Good Look for Microsoft?

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Google responds to Microsoft's line of anti-Google merchandise.
November 22, 2013 in News and Trends
Could This New Recruiting Tool Be a Bigger, Smarter LinkedIn?

Could This New Recruiting Tool Be a Bigger, Smarter LinkedIn?

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Identified collects and organizes people's public information to create the largest professional database on the internet, with one billion profiles and counting.
October 28, 2013 in News and Trends

Facebook Allows Teens to Make Posts Public

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In a move that could change the way companies market to teens online, Facebook will give teens the option of making their content public.
October 17, 2013 in Social Media
Facebook Facepalm: In Big Real-Estate Buy, Mark Zuckerberg Seeks Personal Privacy, Then Removes Online Privacy Feature

Facebook Facepalm: In Big Real-Estate Buy, Mark Zuckerberg Seeks Personal Privacy, Then Removes Online Privacy Feature

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As Facebook makes it more difficult for users to maintain privacy, its co-founder is taking drastic measures to protect his own.
October 11, 2013 in Social Media
Google May Have Violated Wiretap Laws

Google May Have Violated Wiretap Laws

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In a win for online privacy advocates but a blow to advertisers, a federal judge has ruled Google may have violated wiretapping laws by scanning and reviewing users' Gmails.
September 27, 2013 in News and Trends
Google Looking Beyond 'Cookies' to Track People Online

Google Looking Beyond 'Cookies' to Track People Online

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In a shift for the advertising industry, Google is said to be developing a new system that assigns web users a unique identifier.
September 19, 2013 in Advertising
New Facebook Privacy Issue Sparks Official FTC Inquiry

New Facebook Privacy Issue Sparks Official FTC Inquiry

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The social network is under fire again over the way it shares user information for advertising purposes.
September 12, 2013 in Social Media
Someday, Google Glass Could Track the Ads You See. Maybe.

Someday, Google Glass Could Track the Ads You See. Maybe.

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A new patent points to Google charging advertisers based on when users actually look at an advertisement.
August 26, 2013 in Mobile
4 Cellphone Etiquette Mistakes You Make Everyday

4 Cellphone Etiquette Mistakes You Make Everyday

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You might be doing more harm than good when you answer your phone in a public place. Here are four things you might not know about the way you use your phone.
August 15, 2013 in Leadership

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