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Byron Acohido / USA Today:
Facebook tracking is under scrutiny   —  In recent weeks, Facebook has been wrangling with the Federal Trade Commission over whether the social media website is violating users' privacy by making public too much of their personal information.  —  Far more quietly, another debate is brewing …
Nov 16, 2011, 3:20 PMIn context
Chris Woodyard / USA Today:
Senator charges GM's OnStar invades privacy   —  General Motors' OnStar in-car communications system violates privacy, a U.S. senator is charging.  —  OnStar, used by 6 million Americans, maintains its two-way connection with a customer even after the service is discontinued …
Sep 26, 2011, 2:35 PMIn context
Jefferson Graham / USA Today:
Facebook wants to be big among small businesses   —  At Google, Sandberg served as vice president of global online sales and operations in a role that helped build the company's money-gushing search-advertising business.  —  Now, the chief operating officer at the world's largest social network wants the same for Facebook.
Sep 16, 2011, 5:10 PMIn context
Laura Bly / USA Today:
Plot thickens in Airbnb vacation rental horror story   —  When a San Francisco blogger named “EJ” wrote a riveting account of how she returned from a week-long business trip last month to find that her home had been ransacked and trashed by a paying guest she'd connected with through …
Jul 30, 2011, 11:50 PMIn context
Douglas Stanglin / USA Today:
Internet service to Syria reportedly cut as more protests erupt   —  All Internet service to Syria has been cut as protesters again pour into the streets of several cities in anti-government demonstrations, Al Jazeera reports.  —  Al-Jazeera quotes a government-sponsored website as confirming …
Jun 3, 2011, 8:55 AMIn context
Mike Snider / USA Today:
Cellphones get emergency alerts   —  Consumers will get emergency alerts for hurricanes, tornadoes and other disasters on their cellphones as part of a new alert network to be announced Tuesday by the Federal Communications Commission.  —  The Personal Localized Alerting Network (PLAN) …
May 9, 2011, 9:40 PMIn context
Mike Snider / USA Today:
PlayStation Network: Credit card data may have been stolen; outage to last up to another week   —  Last week's security breach of Sony's PlayStation Network, which has resulted in a system outage, may have resulted in PSN members' credit card information being stolen, Sony says.
Apr 26, 2011, 6:50 PMIn context
Jon Swartz / USA Today:
Obama attends private fundraiser in Silicon Valley   —  SAN FRANCISCO — President Obama made one house call during his whirlwind visit to Silicon Valley this week.  —  He attended a private fundraiser at the San Francisco home of billionaire Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.com …
Apr 22, 2011, 12:05 AMIn context
Jon Swartz / USA Today:
Tech jobs boom like it's 1999   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Some 20 recruiters sized up Scott Mersy as they would a star high school running back.  But instead of timing his 40-yard dash or checking his percentage of body fat, they were interested in his stats in cloud computing and online marketing.
Apr 21, 2011, 9:10 AMIn context
Mike Snider / USA Today:
Interview: Nintendo sold 400,000 3DS systems in first week   —  Nintendo launched its new handheld 3DS game system in the last week of March in a quiet fashion compared to that of its last system, the Wii.  —  Consumers bought just fewer than 400,000 Nintendo 3DS systems in the week …
Apr 15, 2011, 9:55 AMIn context

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