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8 Tips for Staying Healthy in an Open Office

8 Tips for Staying Healthy in an Open Office

Working in close quarters without walls can result in more than ease of collaboration. Here's how to ward off the sharing of germs and infections.
U.K. to Investigate Facebook's 'Poorly Communicated' Psych Experiment

U.K. to Investigate Facebook's 'Poorly Communicated' Psych Experiment

‘We never meant to upset you,’ said Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg in an apology that failed to acknowledge the polarizing content of the experiment itself.
Tell Us: Will Facebook's Unethical User Experiment Make You Quit?

Tell Us: Will Facebook's Unethical User Experiment Make You Quit?

Emotions are running high over an experiment where Facebook manipulated news feeds to see how users’ emotional states would be affected.
Supreme Court Unanimously Rules Police Can't Search Smartphones Without a Warrant

Supreme Court Unanimously Rules Police Can't Search Smartphones Without a Warrant

'The fact that technology now allows an individual to carry such information in his hand does not make the information any less worthy of the protection for which [America's] founders fought.'
This Startup Aims to Warn You About Spying Drones

This Startup Aims to Warn You About Spying Drones

If being spied on by an unmanned drone is up there on your list of worries, this Kickstarter project might be able to help.
LinkedIn Just Launched a Discreet, Standalone Job Search App

LinkedIn Just Launched a Discreet, Standalone Job Search App

All activity on the job search app will be private making it easier to search for a new job while at your current one.
Facebook Lets Users Determine the Ads They Want to See

Facebook Lets Users Determine the Ads They Want to See

The social giant is letting users modify their ad profiles while also gaining more information about them.
6 Reasons to Delete Your Facebook Account Right Now

6 Reasons to Delete Your Facebook Account Right Now

The sooner you get off the nonstop narcissism train, the better. Here's why.
Vodafone Discloses Widespread Government Spying Across Its 400 Million-Person Network

Vodafone Discloses Widespread Government Spying Across Its 400 Million-Person Network

The company's first ever 'Law Enforcement Disclosure' report details how government agencies are tapping customer lines to listen in on and record phone conversations.
Oh, Snap -- Evan Spiegel 'Mortified' by Vulgar Frat Emails

Oh, Snap -- Evan Spiegel 'Mortified' by Vulgar Frat Emails

"If I hear one more freshman tell me how much they love Kappa Sigma," wrote Snapchat's 23-year-old founder (in one of his milder moments), "I'll probably get so excited I'll punch them in the face."
Facebook Rolls Out Site-Wide 'Privacy Checkup,' Revamps Default User Settings

Facebook Rolls Out Site-Wide 'Privacy Checkup,' Revamps Default User Settings

Rather than assuming that new users wish to share their feeds with the entire Internet, Facebook will now implement default sharing among 'Friends.'
How to Stop Google From Using Your Name and Face in Ads

How to Stop Google From Using Your Name and Face in Ads

Take these fast, easy steps to keep your mug out of Google ads.
It's Official: You Can Now Mute Loud Mouths on Twitter

It's Official: You Can Now Mute Loud Mouths on Twitter

Can't quite pull the trigger on unfollowing someone? Baby steps.
Snapchat's Legal Woes to 'Disappear' After Reaching Settlement With the FTC

Snapchat's Legal Woes to 'Disappear' After Reaching Settlement With the FTC

While Snapchat's snaps don’t necessarily disappear as advertised, the company is also facing heat about the deceptive way in which it unknowingly culled user data.
Total Reversal: Mark Zuckerberg Embraces Web Anonymity in Facebook F8 Keynote

Total Reversal: Mark Zuckerberg Embraces Web Anonymity in Facebook F8 Keynote

Instead of turning a blind eye to the growing backlash against identity-based social media, Facebook wants in.
Google Changes Policy, Says It Won't Scan Student Gmail Accounts for Ads

Google Changes Policy, Says It Won't Scan Student Gmail Accounts for Ads

The company said it will soon make similar changes for all Google Apps customers.
Cutting the Cord: How One Woman Tried to Hide Her Pregnancy From the Internet

Cutting the Cord: How One Woman Tried to Hide Her Pregnancy From the Internet

In a world where digital patterns are meticulously and surreptitiously tracked by marketers, Janet Vertesi sought to conceal her pregnancy from the ever-watchful glare of big data.
With 'Nearby Friends' Feature, Facebook Stalking Is About to Take On New Meaning

With 'Nearby Friends' Feature, Facebook Stalking Is About to Take On New Meaning

Facebook's latest feature allows you to see which of your friends are near your physical location in real time.
Ever Want to 'Unsend' an Email? Now You Can.

Ever Want to 'Unsend' an Email? Now You Can.

Pluto Mail lets you 'unsend' messages, edit unopened ones and choose a shelf-life for all your email transactions.
Hourly Job Seekers Bypass Logging Into Social Network on Applications

Hourly Job Seekers Bypass Logging Into Social Network on Applications

Despite the time saving promise, job seekers may avoid linking their personal accounts due to privacy concerns.
Google Gets Defensive About Google Glass 'Myths'

Google Gets Defensive About Google Glass 'Myths'

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

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

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

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

The search could be over for a more private way to search the Internet.
French Courts Force Google to Air Indiscretion on Homepage

French Courts Force Google to Air Indiscretion on Homepage

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.
Why Your Small Business Is at Risk of a Hack Attack

Why Your Small Business Is at Risk of a Hack Attack

In the wake of the Target and Neiman Marcus data breaches, startups and small businesses should realize they aren't immune.

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