Korean Regulators Raid Google’s Seoul Office Over Android

"We will work with the KFTC to address any questions they may have about our business," said Google. "Android is an open platform, and carrier and OEM partners are free to decide which applications and services to include on their Android phones. We do not require carriers or manufacturers to include Google Search or Google applications on Android-powered devices."

Missouri Judge Blocks Facebook Limits for Teachers

The Missouri law would have barred teachers from using websites that give "exclusive access" to current students or former students who are minors.

Facebook does major overhaul of privacy settings

Moreover, instead of vague labels such as "everyone," which have been mistaken for a Facebook member's social network instead of anyone on the Internet, the new system will include more precise words such as "public."

Google+ pins ‘verification badges’ on users

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Anonymous Vows to ‘Destroy’ Facebook on Nov. 5

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Microsoft’s Web map exposes phone, PC locations

He plans to summarize his findings in a related talk with two other researchers at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas next week.

Researchers Expose Cunning Online Tracking Service That Can’t Be Dodged

The service, called KISSmetrics, is used by sites to track the number of visitors, what the visitors do on the site, and where they come to the site from — and the company says it does a more comprehensive job than its competitors such as Google Analytics.

Congress gathering debt-crisis feedback via Facebook

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Why yo momma won’t use Google+ (and why that thrills me to no end)

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Google aims to speed up the Web with ‘Instant Pages,’ spoken search

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Google Disrupts Chinese Spear-Phishing Attack on Senior U.S. Officials

Google says it’s shut down a well-crafted social engineering attack on Gmail users that targeted the personal accounts of “senior U.S. government officials, Chinese political activists, officials in several Asian countries (predominantly South Korea), military personnel and journalists.”
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Congressman: A hacker placed lewd photo on Twitter account

"Look, this is a prank and not a terribly creative one," Weiner told CNN in an exclusive interview Monday, adding: "I was hacked. It happens to people. You move on."

Facebook: Simply a Spying Machine?

Facebook's an appalling spy machine? That's what WikiLeakers founder (and Martina Navratilova impersonator) Julian Assange is saying. In an interview with Russia Times, the floppy-haired leaker extraordinaire declares:

Political Candidates Ignore Social Media at their Peril

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Secret Service interrogates 13-year-old over Facebook post

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