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David Byttow, left, and Chrys Bader-Wechseler, are photographed Sunday, March 9, 2014 at the South By Southwest Interactive festival in Austin, Texas. Byttow and Bader-Wechseler co-founded Secret, a new app that lets people share anonymous posts with their friends and friends of friends. (AP Photo/Barbara Ortutay)

Whispers, secrets and lies? Anonymity apps rise

NEW YORK (AP) — At a time when Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are pushing people to put forward their most polished, put-together selves, a new class of mobile applications aims for a bit more honesty. […]

03/24/2014

Tech company CEO's including Google CEO Eric Schmidt, center of group in blue tie, walk to exit the Soutwest Gate of the White House after meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, Friday, March 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama reassures Internet CEOs on tech privacy

WASHINGTON (AP) — A week before a self-imposed deadline for a review of National Security Agency programs, President Barack Obama sought Friday to assure leading Internet and tech executives that his administration is committed to […]

03/21/2014

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A mini course on navigating the social media waters

Money 101 host Bob McCormick talks with Teri Thompson, Professor of Social Media at Woodbury University, about social media including: Can Facebook be listed as a job skill on a resume? How can the baby […]

03/06/2014

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Facebook to delete posts for illegal gun sales

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Under pressure from gun control advocates, Facebook agreed Wednesday to delete posts from users selling illegal guns or offering weapons for sale without background checks. A similar policy will be applied […]

03/05/2014

This undated image released by Titan Aerospace shows the company's Solara 50 aircraft. (AP Photo/Titan Aerospace)

Reports circulate that Facebook may buy solar drone company

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is in talks to buy Titan Aerospace to step up its efforts to provide Internet access to remote parts of the world, according to reports in the technology blog Techcrunch […]

03/04/2014

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Would you publicly discipline your kid on Facebook? This mom did

Mother scolds 12-year-old daughter in a video she then posts on the child’s Facebook page. The video went viral and made it to the local news, but the mother defends her actions. See the video […]

02/21/2014

Jan Koum, 38, co- founder of WhatsApp. (AP Photo/dpa, Marc Müller, File)

The unlikely founders behind WhatsApp’s rise

NEW YORK (AP) — WhatsApp isn’t your average Silicon Valley startup. The company’s founders Jan Koum, 38, and Brian Acton, 42, shun the media spotlight and are much older than your typical college dropout-turned CEO. […]

02/20/2014

This Feb. 19, 2014 photo shows the WhatsApp and Facebook app icons on an iPhone in New York. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)

My love affair with WhatsApp. Does it have to end?

NEW YORK (AP) — When I used WhatsApp to tell my family about Facebook’s $19 billion purchase of the company that makes my favorite app, I punctuated the message with a string of crying emojis […]

02/20/2014

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Facebook buying messaging app WhatsApp for $16B

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is buying mobile messaging service WhatsApp for up to $19 billion in cash and stock, by far the company’s largest acquisition. The world’s biggest social networking company said Wednesday that […]

02/19/2014

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What Facebook knows about love, in numbers

NEW YORK (AP) — With 1.23 billion users in all the flavors and up-and-down stages of romantic relationships, Facebook knows a thing or two about love. For example, two people who are about to enter […]

02/14/2014

This screen shot released by Facebook shows the new gender option screen. Facebook is adding a customizable option with about 50 different terms people can use to identify their gender as well as three preferred pronoun choices: him, her or them. Facebook said the changes being rolled out Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, for the company’s 159 million monthly users in the U.S. are aimed at giving gender nonconforming people the opportunity to be transparent about who they really are, whether that’s androgynous, bi-gender, intersex, gender fluid or transsexual. (AP Photo/Facebook)

New gender options for Facebook users

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — You don’t have to be just male or female on Facebook anymore. The social media giant is adding a customizable option with about 50 different terms people can use to […]

02/13/2014

French President Francois Hollande takes reporter’s question as he and President Barack Obama hold a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Feb. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

French leader heads to Silicon Valley to talk tech

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — France’s president was visiting San Francisco on Wednesday and meeting with Silicon Valley technology leaders, just days after a French regulator hit Google with an embarrassing regulatory slap and after years […]

02/12/2014

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