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Three reasons why ID theft increased in 2011 and how you can protect yourself

ID theft increased by 13 percent in 2011 over the previous year, according to a new study from Javelin Strategy & Research. Find out why and how you can protect yourself better.
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Bing’s ‘Linked Pages’ feature allows anyone to customize their search profile

While Google is relying on Google+ to provide related pages in regards to a user profile, Microsoft is adding a new function to the existing Facebook social feature that directs users to relevant pages.
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Anonymous publishes email exchange with Symantec over $50K payoff

While Anonymous continues to go after public governments and corporations, Internet security firm Symantec is the latest company to receive attention from the hacking collective.
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UMass social media study highlights shift in how companies converse with consumers

A long-standing marketing study from UMass Dartmouth points to an first time drop in blogging among Inc. 500 companies, and an increase in adoption among platforms like Facebook and Twitter
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Dutch airline wants you to use social sites to choose who you sit by

A forthcoming application for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will allow users to opt-in and find out who from social networking sites is on their flight.
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Mozilla asks users to join ‘Stop SOPA & PIPA’ campaign

Following in the footsteps of Google, Facebook, Tumblr and other tech companies, Mozilla is taking steps to help block the passage of SOPA and PIPA, legislation that have the potential to fundamentally change the Internet.
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Survey: Facebook is nearly twice as successful over Linkedin for getting hired

With the national unemployment rate in the United States is at nine percent as of October 2011, more job seekers are turning to social networks to help them find a new job.
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Internet titans fight SOPA with full-page NY Times ad [updated]

Internet giants have taken to the pages of The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and the Washington Times, to fight back against SOPA, the Internet censorship bill.
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Surprise! Americans use social media to connect with friends, family, Pew study shows

Are you sitting down? Ok, good — because you mind is about to be blown. According to a newly-released study from Pew Internet Research, two-thirds of all Americans who use social networks do so to stay in touch with current friends and/or…
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One third of employees use Facebook while at work

While employers are looking into the amount of time workers are spending checking social networks, many employees admit to checking Facebook and other social networks during the workday.
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Eric Schmidt: Google not ‘dominant’ in search; Apple’s Siri a ‘threat’

In an attempt to ward off the gnashing teeth of the law, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt has denied accusations by the Senate antitrust committee that the Internet giant is "overwhelmingly dominant" in search, and assured that Apple's Siri…
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Facebook partners with U.S. Labor Department to help unemployed

For the millions of unemployed Americans that spend time perusing the lives of their friends on Facebook, the social network is teaming up with the U.S. government to help bring attention to job openings.