Disney patents the idea of a piracy-free search engine

Disney wants to rid the Web of "undesirable search results" and has patented the idea of a search engine where officially approved and authentic sites carry far more weight than unlicensed ones.

This new Chrome extension from Google makes browsing through your bookmarks a breeze

Tired of viewing your bookmarks the old fashioned way? Get graphical (and more organized) with Google's latest extension.
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Mark Zuckerberg wants YOUR questions for Facebook’s first public Q&A

If there's something you'd love to ask Mark Zuckerberg, now's your chance. The founder and boss of the world's largest social networking site is set to host Facebook's first public Q&A session on November 6, with the entire event…

Google coughs up $2,250 for showing a woman’s cleavage in Street View

Earlier this month, Google was ordered to pay a Canadian woman $2,250 for showing her cleavage in Street View on Google Maps. The lawsuit was initially filed back in 2011.

Brazil to unweave the NSA’s web by laying domestically controlled fiber optic cables

The Brazilian government intends to combat NSA espionage by using non-U.S. companies to build new fiber-optic cable infrastructure.

Mo money, less problems: Facebook offers $300K bounty for making the Web safer

Facebook wants to put an end to online security vulnerabilities, offering a prize of $300,000 for anyone eager to lend a hand.

Reddit dips its toe into crowdfunding with Redditmade

Reddit has entered the crowdfunding space with Redditmade. While specifically geared towards subreddits that want to make official merchandise, anyone with a Reddit account can launch their own campaign.

Forest Service says no more bear selfies — unless it’s with Smokey

The U.S. Forest Service is warning visitors of Taylor Creek in South Lake Tahoe to stop taking selfies with feeding bears. Although capturing the perfect bear selfie may be tempting, it is dangerous.

You can now do a Bing search using emoji

Heavy users of emoji may be interested to learn they can now use them in Bing searches. That's right, pop a combo of emoji in the search box, or mix them up with typed words, and Microsoft's search engine will now have a crack at…

Verizon is hand-crafting a tech news site that won’t write about NSA or Net neutrality

Verizon's new tech & culture site, Sugarstring, comes with a big catch for its writers and readers: Don't talk about Net neutrality or about surveillance on U.S. Citizens.

Pay to play: YouTube may offer paid subscriptions soon

YouTube will offer the option of an ad-free paid subscription to its videos in the near future. The company may also offer paid subscriptions to music videos.

A stupid Wi-Fi prank delayed a Los Angeles flight by 4 hours

A stupid Wi-Fi prank led to a flight being delayed for four hours at Los Angeles International Airport. Authorities are presumably looking for the culprit behind the Wi-Fi hotspot.