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'That's how websites work': OkCupid boasts about Facebook-style experiments on users

Facebook accidentally sparked a media firestorm when it revealed it had been tweaking users' News Feeds in psychological experiments, and now it seems dating website OkCupid wants in on the ...

8 hours ago from The Independent

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Police place adverts on piracy websites

The City of London police has started placing adverts on sites offering pirated movies and films to dissuade users from downloading copyrighted material illegally.

14 hours ago from The Independent

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Facebook is killing its Gifts service, still wants you to buy stuff

Mark Zuckerberg's experiment in social network retail has finally come to an end: on August 12th, Facebook Gifts will close forever. The company's gift feature grew from its acquisition of ...

2 hours ago from Engadget

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Israel's Iron Dome missile shield 'hacked' by Chinese military hackers, says report

Chinese military hackers have reportedly stolen "huge quantities of sensitive data" regarding Iron Dome, Israel's US-funded, billion-dollar missile shield.

13 hours ago from The Independent

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Facebook Makes All Users Switch to the Standalone Messaging App

Over the next few days, if you go to send a message through Facebook's smartphone app, you'll see the alert shown above. Starting this week, Facebook is fully unbundling its messaging service, ...

13 hours ago from Gizmodo

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Yelp adds video capability for reviews

by Darren Allan Yelp reviewers will be able to add 3-12 second videos as well as images using a new iOS app. Android version coming along soon. Read more about Yelp adds video capability ...

6 hours ago from TG Daily

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Escaping email: Inspired vision or hallucination?

(AP)—Dustin Moskovitz is plotting an escape from email.

9 hours ago from Phys.org

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Max Mosley sues Google over photos

Ex-motorsport boss Max Mosley issues High Court proceedings against Google for publishing photos of him taken at a sex party.

9 hours ago from BBC Technology

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Coub is Russia's answer to the GIF, and it's coming to America

Short film clips that play on an endless loop are one of the internet's favorite forms of amusement. In the United States, GIFs, and more recently Vines, have done an admirable job ...

15 hours ago from The Verge

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Google searches hold key to future market crashes

A team of researchers from Warwick Business School and Boston University have developed a method to automatically identify topics that people search for on Google before subsequent stock market ...

Mon 28 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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