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Facebook coughs up $200,000 for a local cop

Facebook is footing the bill for a patrolman to operate near the site of its new Menlo Park campus — a welcome boost for the local community or a worrying precedent for privately funded cops?

We are all Satoshi Nakamoto: Newsweek proves how fragile our anonymity is online

All of the information that could expose us to a harsh world, just as Nakamoto is now exposed, is out there, waiting for life to make it valuable to anyone who wants to exploit it.
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Drink up and log in: Livr is the (fake) social network you need booze to use

Livr wants to be the go-to social network for drinkers. You can't gain access to it, though, unless you fail a breathalyzer test. In other words: the sober need not apply.

Vine says no to porn

People who like their porn in six-second loops will be disappointed to hear that Twitter-owned Vine has banned sexually explicit content from its app. Violators will have their account suspended until they remove the offending content, the…

Spotify acquires The Echo Nest, buffs up its musical expertise

Spotify announced that it plans to acquire The Echo Nest, a self-proclaimed "music intelligence company," for an undisclosed amount of money. While The Echo Nest will seemingly continue to operate independently, time will tell how long that…
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Bitcoin enthusiasts are boiling after Newsweek unmasks its secretive inventor

In a blockbuster new report, Newsweek claims to have unmasked the identity of 'Satoshi Nakamoto,' the creator of Bitcoin. His real name? Satoshi Nakamoto. But the Bitcoin community isn't happy with Newsweek and its reporter.

New Viber owner out to beat WhatsApp, aiming for two billion users

Rakuten boss Hiroshi Mikitani has been talking about his company's recent acquisition of instant messaging app Viber, saying he plans to grow its user base to two billion in the coming years.

Facebook’s firearms: Site hopes new rules will curb illegal gun sales

Following campaigns by a number of lobby groups, Facebook on Wednesday announced new measures to change the way firearms are advertised and sold on the social networking site, as well as on Instagram.

Yahoo Fantasy Sports users won’t lose their data after Facebook, Google ID drop

Yahoo plans to stop allowing users of its services to sign in with their Facebook or Google ID credentials. So, what happens to all the account data currently associated with Facebook and Google logins?
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As Ellen’s selfie shatters records, Twitter offers a full breakdown of Oscars-night tweeting

As has become customary following big events, Twitter has released a bunch of stats focusing on activity on the microblogging site during Sunday night's Oscars ceremony. The data also shows how Ellen DeGeneres' record-breaking tweet spread…
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Best online dating sites

There are so many dating sites out there that it can be hard to find one that fits your needs. We compiled a list of the best dating sites so you can spend less time searching and more time meeting people.
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Facebook in talks with drone maker Titan Aerospace about possible acquisition

Facebook is reportedly in talks with drone maker Titan Aerospace over a possible acquisition. It's believed the New Meixico-based company can help Facebook with its plan to bring affordable Internet access to locations around the world.