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Facebook apologizes to drag queens for name policy

Facebook is apologizing to drag queens and the transgender community for deleting accounts that used drag names like Lil Miss Hot Mess rather than legal names such as Bob Smith.

8 hours ago from Phys.org

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What is FireChat? The internet-free messaging app that's sweeping the world

"FireChat" sounds like a phony location-based sex line.

18 hours ago from The Independent

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Netflix branches into films with 'Crouching Tiger' sequel

Netflix is branching out into the world of movies with a sequel to "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" that will premiere simultaneously on the online streaming service and in selected theaters ...

Tue 30 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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Twitter-funded lab to seek social media insights

A new Twitter-funded research project unveiled Wednesday, with access to every tweet ever sent, will look for patterns and insights from the billions of messages sent on social media.

6 hours ago from Phys.org

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San Francisco expands free public Wi-Fi access

San Francisco launched free Wi-Fi access at more than 30 public parks, plazas and recreation areas on Wednesday, thanks to a grant from Google.

8 hours ago from Phys.org

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The New York Times to cut 100 newsroom jobs

The New York Times Co. says it is cutting about 100 newsroom jobs through buyouts and layoffs in an effort to trim costs and focus more on its digital efforts.

12 hours ago from Phys.org

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Toshiba Plans to Switch From 3D NAND to 3D ReRAM in 2020, Exec Says

Yasuo Naruke, executive officer, corporate executive vice president of Toshiba Corp, and president of Semiconductor & Storage Products Company, discussed Toshiba's technology strategies for ...

22 hours ago from Tech-On

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JibJab is back with a personalized GIF maker

Wise to the fact that even your mom is over animated e-cards, a denizen of an internet past is trying to reinvent itself. JibJab -- which rose to fame a a purveyor of political satire and "Starring ...

16 hours ago from Engadget

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One City Angel Investor Ron Conway's MyBook Video Pokes Fun At Tech Device Mega-Hype

As a way of promoting the One City initiative, and Circle the Schools, tech advocacy group sf.citi released a spoof video that makes fun of the furor that occurs during the unveiling of a new ...

8 hours ago from HotHardware

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Russia to develop cyberspace 'security' without 'total control'

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said Russia must increase its cybersecurity but pledged not to impose total control over the Internet, amid fears Moscow is mulling whether to limit access ...

11 hours ago from Phys.org

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