Zach Miners

U.S. Correspondent

Zach Miners covers social networking, search, and general technology news for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.

Facebook signals deeper push into e-commerce with Pages redesign

Uber links to sensitive ride data now expire in 48 hours

Uber links to sensitive ride data now expire in 48 hours

Uber has tweaked one of the features in its app after it was shown to let sensitive trip data become publicly accessible through Google.

Firefox will come to iOS this year, Mozilla says

Firefox will come to iOS this year, Mozilla says

Mozilla hopes to have its version of Firefox for iOS devices out by the end of the year as part of its push to grow its share of mobile traffic.

LinkedIn spruces up messaging ... and adds GIFs and emojis

LinkedIn spruces up messaging ... and adds GIFs and emojis

Buttoned-down LinkedIn is adding a touch of modern to its messaging client, streamlining its design while also adding support for digital media like stickers, emojis and GIFs.

Google to expand tests of self-driving cars

Google to expand tests of self-driving cars

Google will for the first time take its marshmallow-shaped, self-driving car beyond its home turf in California and onto the streets of Austin, Texas.

Facebook hits milestone: 1 billion people logged in on Monday

Facebook hits milestone: 1 billion people logged in on Monday

When Facebook reported its second-quarter results in July, the company said it had an average of 968 million users logging in daily.

Facebook aims to crack down on pirated videos

Facebook aims to crack down on pirated videos

Facebook is improving its technology to better identify videos uploaded to its site without the permission of copyright holders.

Google calls European Union antitrust charges 'unfounded'

Google calls European Union antitrust charges 'unfounded'

Google is fighting charges brought against it by the European Commission over how it presents online shopping services, potentially setting up a lengthy legal battle between the company and the regulator.

Facebook's M blends A.I. assists with human help

Facebook's M blends A.I. assists with human help

When it comes to questions asked online, which ones are best handled by a machine, and which ones require human intervention? Facebook thinks it can perform the triage with M, its new personal digital assistant.

Super-intelligent machines spawned by A.I.? Execs aren't worried

Super-intelligent machines spawned by A.I.? Execs aren't worried

It's the premise of many science fiction novels and movies: Super-intelligent robot machines that can outsmart humans, if not terminate them entirely. But the prospect doesn't exactly frighten some of today's experts in the field.

Twitter shutdown of apps for deleted tweets could give politicians new control

Twitter shutdown of apps for deleted tweets could give politicians new control

By effectively shutting down apps that showed politicians' deleted tweets, Twitter is giving politicians more control over public speech, and at the cost of transparency, some digital media experts said.

Google now displaying tweets in desktop search

Google now displaying tweets in desktop search

A partnership between Google and Twitter that began displaying tweets in Google search results on mobile devices has been expanded to the desktop.

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