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Should Facebook Allow Fake Names? Locked-Out Drag Queens Say Yes

September 16, 2014 | 4:14 pm

Should Facebook Allow Fake Names? Locked-Out Drag Queens Say Yes

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Facebook will meet with drag queens it is threatening to kick off the site for not using real names.

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KQED ‘Forum’: Michael Krasny Ventures Into Virtual Reality

August 19, 2014 | 11:12 am

KQED ‘Forum’: Michael Krasny Ventures Into Virtual Reality

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Our man immerses himself in a digitally rendered world. Demi Moore does not make an appearance.

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Facebook’s Drone Strategy: To Build an ‘Internet in the Sky’

March 28, 2014 | 1:40 pm

Facebook’s Drone Strategy: To Build an ‘Internet in the Sky’

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Mark Zuckerberg’s company has acquired a British drone firm to help expand global connectivity.

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Silicon Valley Companies Embrace Bird-Friendly Building Designs

March 25, 2014 | 8:00 am

Silicon Valley Companies Embrace Bird-Friendly Building Designs

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Facebook, Apple, Intuit and Google plant trees, pathways and habitats for birds at their headquarters.

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Privacy Groups Seek FTC Probe of WhatsApp Acquisition by Facebook

March 6, 2014 | 6:00 pm

Privacy Groups Seek FTC Probe of WhatsApp Acquisition by Facebook

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Proposed $19 billion purchase stirs fears that social media giant will collect users’ data.

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Facebook’s WhatsApp Purchase: Reaching the Next 5 Billion Users

February 20, 2014 | 2:42 pm

Facebook’s WhatsApp Purchase: Reaching the Next 5 Billion Users

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In India, Brazil and Mexico, many more people use WhatsApp than Facebook to send messages.

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Feds Make Deal With Net Firms Over Disclosure of User Info

January 27, 2014 | 2:46 pm

Feds Make Deal With Net Firms Over Disclosure of User Info

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Companies can now report roughly how many demands for user data the NSA and other agencies are making.

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Tech Heavyweights Launch Surveillance Reform Campaign

December 9, 2013 | 10:12 am

Tech Heavyweights Launch Surveillance Reform Campaign

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As Snowden revelations continue, eight major tech firms urge lawmakers to rein in spy agencies.

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Twitter Debuts on NYSE, Then Goes Nuts

November 7, 2013 | 8:51 am

Twitter Debuts on NYSE, Then Goes Nuts

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Stock opens 80 percent above offering price set less than 24 hours ago amid heavy trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Facebook Shares Soar 15% After Hours … Then Give It All Back

October 30, 2013 | 3:35 pm

Facebook Shares Soar 15% After Hours … Then Give It All Back

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Facebook shares took a wild ride after the company’s earnings report Wednesday.

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