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Lawyers Learn How Online Posts Can Come Back to Bite You

September 26, 2013 | 9:02 am

Lawyers Learn How Online Posts Can Come Back to Bite You

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A federal judge threw out murder convictions of five cops after prosecutors’ online comments.

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Twitter Files for IPO

September 12, 2013 | 2:34 pm

Twitter Files for IPO

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The microblogging company confirms it has filed papers for an IPO. You won’t have to wait long for the frenzy.

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Twitter Says Government Requests for Data on Users Are Up Sharply

August 1, 2013 | 8:49 am

Twitter Says Government Requests for Data on Users Are Up Sharply

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In its latest transparency report, Twitter says requests from governments worldwide for information about its users’ accounts are up sharply, to 1,157 in the first half of this year, compared with 849 during the first six months in 2012 — an increase of 36.3 percent. This news comes amid the controversy over the large-scale data […]

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Tech News Roundup: Google’s Win, Vine’s Update, Yahoo vs. NSA, and the Inventor of the Mouse

July 5, 2013 | 8:57 am

Tech News Roundup: Google’s Win, Vine’s Update, Yahoo vs. NSA, and the Inventor of the Mouse

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Google Wins Key Ruling in Book-Scanning Case Jonathan Stempel, reporting for Reuters: “Google notched a legal victory in its bid to create the world’s largest digital books library, winning the reversal of a court order that had allowed authors challenging the project to sue as a group. “A panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court […]

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This Week in Tech: Google’s Surveillance Challenge, Privacy Worries and Instagram Videos

June 21, 2013 | 9:41 am

This Week in Tech: Google’s Surveillance Challenge, Privacy Worries and Instagram Videos

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Google on Surveillance Earlier this week, Google cited its right under the First Amendment to disclose more details to the public about its role in the U.S. government’s surveillance programs. In a document filed with the secret U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, the company said it needed to reveal more because “Google’s reputation and business […]

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This Week in Tech: From Google Gobbling, #Hashtag-Following and Ride Cost-Sharing to the NSA

June 14, 2013 | 12:52 pm

This Week in Tech: From Google Gobbling, #Hashtag-Following and Ride Cost-Sharing to the NSA

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Waze App/Waze.com It was a busy week for Bay Area tech companies, big and small. Here are a few of the headliner developments. Google-Waze On Tuesday, Google announced it had bought the social traffic and navigation app Waze, reportedly for $1.3 billion, which seems to be the market range for acquiring the flashiest startups these […]

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How a Phony Tweet Moved the Markets: 71 Characters That Briefly Shook the Financial World

April 24, 2013 | 9:33 am

How a Phony Tweet Moved the Markets: 71 Characters That Briefly Shook the Financial World

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Early yesterday afternoon East Coast time, someone managed to get access to the Associated Press Twitter account and sent out the following message: “Breaking: Two explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured.” That tweet, sent out at 1:07 p.m. EDT, triggered an almost unbelievably swift response in the nation’s financial markets. The […]

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Why Oakland Firefighters Are Tweeting Fire Photos

April 14, 2013 | 5:00 am

Why Oakland Firefighters Are Tweeting Fire Photos

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I glanced at my Twitter feed the other day and did a double take. Flame was erupting from a house in Oakland in a photograph tweeted by OaklandFireLive. Another photo showed firefighters on the roof of the building, smoke billowing around them. For a moment it looked like a new social media extreme: firefighters pausing […]

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March 25, 2013 | 4:53 pm

San Francisco Chronicle Launches Paywall; Reporters Launch Twitter Strike

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You can blame Craigslist or Google or blogs like this one. However you look at it, the Internet has disrupted the newspaper business. And the latest changes at the San Francisco Chronicle show that the upheaval isn’t over. Over the weekend, the newspaper announced it will charge readers who want to read some of its […]

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January 8, 2013 | 3:01 pm

Walnut Creek Ballet Company Crowdsources Choreography

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It happened with news. It happened with financing. Now a ballet company in Walnut Creek is crowdsourcing its choreography. In a process it dubs the “world’s first web ballet,” Diablo Ballet is taking suggestions starting Tuesday for a new ballet, via Twitter. Participants can cast votes for one of three choices of music and can […]

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