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A Closer Look: Your (online) life after death

Sure, you have a lot to do today—laundry, bills, dinner—but it's never too early to start planning for your digital afterlife, the fate of your numerous online accounts once you shed this mortal coil.

Sep 16, 2014
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Twitter tests 'buy' button for posted ads

Twitter on Monday began testing "buy buttons" that let people make purchases directly from marketing posts fired off at the globally popular one-to-many messaging service.

Sep 08, 2014
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Sony attack shows shifting online security threat

The boundary between the online and physical worlds got blurry last week when Sony's PlayStation Network was disabled by an online attack, while simultaneously an American Airlines passenger jet carrying ...

Sep 04, 2014
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Twitter unveils video ads

Twitter on Tuesday unveiled a new advertising program that delivers "promoted videos" to the tweet stream of users of the popular messaging platform.

Aug 12, 2014
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What do you do when Facebook is spying on you?

Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and other social media were designed to connect friends. But they are also used to connect extremely complex marketing and surveillance systems, all meant to subtly shape online ...

Aug 05, 2014
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Social network challenges end in tragedy

Online challenges daring people to set themselves ablaze or douse themselves in ice water are racking up casualties and fueling wonder regarding idiocy in the Internet age.

Aug 01, 2014
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