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Trending: The U.K., Twitter and opting in to porn

As the censorship world turns, we're seeing the U.K. cracking down on porn, and Twitter warning of racy and potentially offensive content and images. Last week, users of Twitter's mobile apps began to see potentially offensive tweets being flagged. We're now Read More →

S.F. startup Recovers gets kudos from White House

It may seem like an unusual path, experiencing a tornado in Massachusetts a couple of years ago to accepting an honor at the White House today. But Caitria O'Neill, CEO of San Francisco-based Recovers, was honored in Washington this morning Read More →

Happier creates a haters-free social networking site

Haters beware: A Boston start-up has created a negativity-free social network called Happier that’s devoted to everything in life that makes us happy. Rather than face the snarky wrath of critics wanting to one-up -- or put down -- your Read More →

Cisco announces $2.7 billion security-firm deal

Hoping to shore up its cyber-security business, San Jose networking giant Cisco Systems on Tuesday announced a $2.7 billion deal to buy Maryland-based Sourcefire, whose products are designed to fend off a wide variety of hack attacks. "The notion of the Read More →

Quoted: on dating, sex and — gasp — love in the age of texts and Facebook

"We don't have to talk to people or listen to what another person has to say. We decide how we want to encounter or whether we want to encounter other people. Technology gives us tools for controlling our relationships." — Read More →

Off topic: Baseball glove history, funerals and suicide, palms and fate, happy ages

The history of the baseball glove, which wasn't originally part of the game. In South Korea, fake funerals are meant to discourage suicide. In Japan, palm surgery is meant to change one's fate. Study, Read More →

Google settles privacy suit over search queries

Google has tentatively agreed to pay $8.5 million to settle a three-year-old class action lawsuit that claimed the Internet search company violated users’ privacy by leaking their search queries – which may include names or other identifying information – to Read More →

(In)security: Apple developers site hacked; SIM card flaw discovered

In this, the umpteenth episode of Security Scares: Apple was hacked. And a flaw in SIM cards could reportedly affect up to 750 million cell phones. • Apple admitted Sunday that its developers site was hacked last week, providing an explanation about Read More →

The market for electric bikes: $10.8 billion in 2020

A new report from Navigant Research finds that the e-bicycle market will grow from $8.4 billion in 2013 to $10.8 billion in 2020. E-bikes include electric bikes, scooters, and other forms of two-wheeled transport as commuting vehicles. Though a small Read More →

Trouble reading on that tiny iPhone? Apple experiments with XL screens for tablet, smartphone

Apple may be supersizing its iPad and iPhone,  exploring a larger variety of screen sizes to diversify the mobile device market. The Cupertino company said its Asian suppliers are testing a 13-inch iPad and smartphones measuring larger than four inches, Read More →
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