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Police raid home searching for owner of Twitter account mocking mayor

Probably overkill when it comes to identifying the owner of a parody Twitter account, police searched an Illinois home and grabbed all the electronics in order to find out who's been mocking the mayor.
Mobile

Facebook will soon let you share your exact location with Nearby Friends

Facebook just introduced Nearby Friends, a new feature that would let your friends know whenever you're in their immediate area. Before you protest, be informed that you would have to turn on the feature yourself.
Web

6 Craigslist alternatives for online classified ads

Whether you are tired of Craigslist or looking for more exposure on the dining room table you're trying to sell, here are fsix free online alternatives to the popular website.
Photography

‘Eye Spy’ video series takes us on tours of major world cities, from a drone’s POV

A video series by New York-based studio Cavort takes us on a tour of major world cities, captured from above by using camera-equipped drones. The "drone's eye" view city tours include New York, San Diego, and Sydney.
Web

GoDaddy, Name.com begin selling .ninja website URLs

On April 1, Domain name giant GoDaddy began the pre-registration period for new TLD .ninja. A little more than a month from now, on May 28, all those new domains are set to go live on the web. Brace yourselves.
Mobile

Yahoo wants to replace Google to become default search engine on iOS, report says

Yahoo boss Marissa Mayer is reportedly looking to try to convince Apple to replace Google with Yahoo as the default search engine on iOS devices as part of her efforts to make good on her commitment to mobile.
Mobile

Mt. Gox to enter bankruptcy proceedings as Tokyo court rejects rehab plan

Troubled Japanese bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, once the biggest exchange for trading the digital currency, has been placed in administration after a court in Tokyo dismissed its plan for rebuilding its business.
Computing

After Heartbleed, FEMA gives universities boatloads of cash for cybersecurity research

FEMA is enlisting the help of U.S. universities as part of an overall effort to combat cyber threats. You can learn more here.
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Heartbleed Bug claims 900 Canadian taxpayers as its first victims

Attackers have exploited the Heartbleed Bug vulnerability to remove the Social Insurance Numbers (SIN) of hundreds of taxpayers from the registry of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
Mobile

When did tech get so political? Let’s stop ousting executives

Lately, tech has gotten really political. One major executive has resigned from Mozilla because of his views on gay marriage, and a Dropbox board member is now under fire for her past. Is this the new reality?
Social Media

Restaurant researches diners on Google, social media before reservation

Definitely a high tech, if not invasive, way to learn about your guests, NYC restaurant Eleven Madison Park uses Google to search for guests in order to learn about important dates, hometowns and interests.
Photography

End of days or stellar photo op? Rare ‘blood moon’ eclipses start tonight

On April 15, the first in a series of four lunar eclipses will occur, in which the moon will appear red. This event has taken place only three times in the past 500 years, NASA says, making it a highly rare phenomenon.