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Quoted: on Anonymous getting cop’s name wrong in Michael Brown killing

"I was surprised because what I was seeing was suggestive but not definitive. Anonymous tends to care about its image quite a bit, and if they were wrong, it would be really bad." — Gabriella Coleman, who teaches at Read More →

Facebook insider leaving for new “adventuring”

Influential Facebook executive Sam Lessin is leaving the social networking giant, saying he plans to spend some time “kite-surfing, skiing, and general adventuring / possibly some trouble making.” Lessin has been vice president of product at Facebook since the company Read More →

Intel announces product deal with rapper 50 Cent

Eager to get its chips into a broader array of gadgets - while also generating a bit of nice publicity - Santa Clara chipmaker Intel on Friday announced a fitness-audio product collaboration with rapper Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, pictured here. The Read More →

Off topic: Airline passengers’ pants, beer-label decider, space junk, dear shoebox

"Orange Jumpsuit: Did not pay for own flight" and other types of airline passengers. The king of beer has a lot of power — over beer labels in the United States. A video explainer of how Read More →

Twitter to review its harassment policies after Robin Williams’ daughter leaves

Twitter, which has faced criticism for its handling of online harassment, has removed "a number of accounts" related to the abuse of Zelda Williams, the daughter of comedian Robin Williams, the company said. “We will not tolerate abuse of this nature Read More →

Apple bans use of toxic chemicals in iPhones, iPads

Two things that you definitely won’t find in the new iPhone: benzene and n-hexane. Responding to pressure from labor and environmental advocacy groups, Apple announced Wednesday that it will forbid the use of the two potentially hazard chemicals in the final Read More →

Tesla: We have to respect the integrity of CEQA

A story by the Los Angeles Times floats the idea that Tesla is seeking exemptions from the California's landmark environmental legislation, known as CEQA. Reporter Marc Lifsher says that California would exempt Tesla from some of its toughest Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Again, we've got your tech news links right here. Cisco shares are down more than 2.5 percent, a day after the San Jose networking giant reported quarterly earnings that beat expectations but also said it's cutting 6,000 jobs. Intel is Read More →

Twitter adds a new feature for the “blue-checkmark” crowd …

More perks for the elite:  Twitter is adding a new feature for famous people that will let them know when another famous person has followed them on Twitter. It’s part of a strategy to encourage celebrities, "thought leaders" and other influential Read More →

Who cares about net neutrality, and what did they say?

We've written that the FCC received more than 1 million public comments on its proposed net neutrality plan. (The plan that critics say wouldn't actually preserve net neutrality, or the principle of equal treatment of online traffic.) Now there are Read More →
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