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Cable stocks fall after Obama backs Net Neutrality

NEW YORK (AP) — Cable company stocks fell sharply Monday after President Obama called for the Federal Communications Commission to reclassify …

LinkedIn is being sued for making it too easy to use your former co-workers as references

Four people have started a class action lawsuit (pdf) against LinkedIn over its “reference search” function that allows anyone with a premium account access a list of references for anyone with an account—including other account holders who have worked for the same employer at the same time.<p>It’s …

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Here's How Mark Zuckerberg Poached PayPal's President To Run Facebook Messenger

But that's exactly what Facebook cofounder Mark Zuckerberg gave David Marcus — then PayPal's CEO — when he invited him over for dinner last May, according to Wired's Jessi Hempel.<p>Zuckerberg was looking for someone to lead Facebook Messenger — and its team of less than 100 — which had already lost …

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Nigeria school blast kills dozens

A suicide bomb attack killed 47 people and injured 79 others as students gathered for Monday morning assembly at their school in north-east Nigeria, police have said.<p>“There was an explosion detonated by a suicide bomber,” national police spokesman Emmanuel Ojukwu said, referring to the attack in …

McConnell, Cruz blast Obama's net neutrality proposals

Two high-profile Republicans blasted President Barack Obama's net neutrality proposals on Monday.<p>Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell urged the Federal Communications Commission to dismiss the president's plan, saying it favors "more heavy-handed regulation that will stifle innovation."<p>"The …

Ferguson Protesters Anticipate Bad News In Michael Brown Case

FERGUSON, Mo. -- Demonstrators calling for the arrest of Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in August, are anticipating that the officer will not be charged. Many of them are predicting widespread protests if the grand jury reviewing the case decides to …

Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed with the latest developments

President Obama is cautiously optimistic. Both Texas nurses are getting better. Texas Health Presbyterian admits fault. A hospitalized cameraman is Ebola-free. And the U.S. Ebola czar starts his new job.<p>With multiple developments underway, here's the latest on the Ebola outbreak:<p><b>U.S.</b> …

Never say never: why TV networks are suddenly ready to unbundle

I got a lot of flack when I suggested in May that a network like AMC may be in a good position to unbundle from cable, and charge consumers for a …

Snapchat nude photos, videos reportedly leaked online

Hackers on Sunday posted photos and videos of Snapchat users, some of them underage, following through with a threat issued on Friday.<p>Roughly 13 gigabytes worth of pictures and videos from a site called Snapsaved.com were posted onto a 4chan discussion forum, according to UK publication The …