Facebook launches new ‘Place Tips’ tool

Some Facebook users headed to a restaurant, museum or other places may notice a new feature pop up today on their smartphones. Competing with other location-search apps such as Foursquare and Yelp, the new tool called "Place Tips" shows users Read More →

LinkedIn shares tips to land your dream job based on user data

Social networking company LinkedIn released this morning a list of top job-seeking tips. The company, which is based in Mountain View, cited user data from March to August 2014. Here are some of the tips: 1. Be ready when opportunity comes knocking: Read More →

Facebook says outage was self-inflicted, denies cyberattack

Facebook denied hackers brought down its website Monday night, saying instead an internal change sparked the outage. "This was not the result of a third-party attack but instead occurred after we introduced a change that affected our configuration systems," a company Read More →

Quoted: on Internet companies as hate-speech ‘accomplices’

"The big operators, and we know who they are, can no longer close their eyes if they are considered accomplices of what they host." — Francois Hollande, president of France, said Tuesday the government will draft a law that Read More →

Facebook touts its worth: $227 billion to global economy, millions of jobs created

A new study commissioned by Facebook has produced some impressive numbers. An impact of $227 billion on the global economy in 2014, $100 billion of it in the United States. More than 4 million jobs enabled, with 1.1 million of those Read More →

Report cites new hacker tricks in 2014

Cyber crooks and other mischief-makers on the Internet pretty much had a field day in 2014, often with the unwitting help of computer users, according to Cisco Systems' annual report on web-related security problems. The bad guys used several crafty Read More →
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