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Messenger app users worry how Facebook uses a device's phone, camera

Facebook ignited a flood of criticism last week when it began requiring mobile users to load its Messenger app for Android and iOS separate from its basic Facebook app.

Google backs $300M undersea fiber optic cable to Japan

Google is joining forces with five Asian telecommunications firms to build and operate an underwater cable system from the U.S. to Japan to support rising bandwidth usage and better link its data centers in other parts of the world.

US consumer agency warns of several Bitcoin risks

Bitcoin and other virtual currencies can expose users to a number of risks, including hackers and scammers trying to take advantage of hype surrounding the technology, a U.S. consumer protection agency warned Monday.

Microsoft slashes IE support, sets 'huge' edict for Jan. 2016

Microsoft is giving customers 17 months to stop using older versions of Internet Explorer, including the most popular of them all, IE8.

Win Phone 7 users aghast Microsoft axed Skype for their phones

Owners of Windows Phone 7 smartphones are apoplectic that Skype no longer works on their devices.

Almost one in six doctor visits will be virtual this year

As the Baby Boomer generation ages, and rural population grows, telemedicine is expected to take off this year as an alternative to traditional in-person physician visits.

Austrian court rejects 'class action' privacy suit filed against Facebook

A 'class action' suit against Facebook over its privacy policies was rejected by the commercial court of Vienna, and referred to the regional court in the same city, a commercial court spokesman said Friday.

Google goes after Amazon with same-day delivery

Google announced that book buyers in three metropolitan areas in the U.S. will be able to order books from local Barnes & Noble stores and get them delivered the same day with Google Shopping Express, the company's fledgling online shopping and delivery service.

Monkey selfie, aboriginal language among Wikipedia copyright takedown requests

A selfie taken by a black macaque monkey and an entire aboriginal language were asked to be removed from Wikipedia by people who claimed to have the copyrights to them, the Wikimedia Foundation said in its first transparency report.

Pivotal unveils new lightweight Java Web application stack

Watch out Oracle, Pivotal is offering a lighter alternative to the Java Enterprise Edition (JEE) stack.

As Facebook privacy suit reaches 25,000 participant target, court is unsure if it will allow it

An Austrian 'class action' lawsuit against Facebook over the company's privacy policies is expected to reach a limit of 25,000 participants on Wednesday. It remains however uncertain if the commercial court in Vienna will accept the case.

Google ships 64-bit Chrome for OS X

Google has pushed the 64-bit version of Chrome for Windows to the browser's Beta distribution channel, and boosted Chrome for OS X to 64-bit on the more preliminary Canary and Dev builds.

Web acceleration protocol nears completion

When it comes to speeding up Web traffic over the Internet, sometimes too much of a good thing may not be such a good thing at all.

Microsoft continues global CRM expansion in battle against Salesforce.com

Microsoft has expanded the availability of its cloud CRM software into 17 additional countries in a move sure to step up its rivalry with Salesforce.com.

Amazon Fire dubbed an 'experiment in e-commerce' with lessons for future phones

The Amazon Fire, which finally arrived on July 27, has been nothing but controversial.

Chrome passes 20% share milestone, locks up 2nd place

Google's Chrome browser last month broke the 20% user share bar for the first time, according to Net Applications.

Judge approves Apple e-books price-fixing settlement

A U.S. district court judge has given preliminary approval for Apple to pay a $450 million settlement for its role in an e-books price-fixing conspiracy.

Google offloads mystery barge to marine company

The Boston-based barge and marine contracting company that bought one of Google's mystery barges is still trying to figure out what to do with it.

Update: Facebook back up after crash

Facebook said its website is back up after suffering a widespread outage for nearly two hours today.

Some are twisting the facts in requests to be forgotten, Google says

Some of those seeking to scrub their histories from the Web under Europe's "right to be forgotten" rule are being economical with the truth when making their requests, Google said Thursday.

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