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How DuckDuckGo Rode A Wave Of Post-Snowden Anxiety To Massive Growth

Two years after the NSA surveillance story broke, DuckDuckGo hasn’t stopped growing.<p>When it first launched, DuckDuckGo seemed like it couldn’t possibly be serious. A tiny, Philadelphia-based search engine going up against Google? Indeed, its early growth was glacial, despite offering itself as a …

Privacy

NASA now has a humanoid robot working aboard the International Space Station

While we have not quite figured out interstellar travel yet, nor built any fully armed and operational off-Earth battle stations, we have gotten closer to the sci-fi trope of robots that can help out humans in space. NASA now has an award-winning robot on board the International Space Station.<p>The …

Space Exploration

Ebay sells Craigslist stake back to Craigslist

(Reuters) - EBay Inc (EBAY.O) said it has sold its 28.4 percent stake in Craigslist Inc back to the online classified advertising company.<p>A sign hangs outside the offices of online marketplace eBay in Toronto April 5, 2015. REUTERS/Chris Helgren<p>Under a confidential settlement agreement, all …

Fortune.com

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Pinterest Hires Former Facebooker Scott Goodson As Head Of Core Experience

Former Facebook and Apple engineer Scott Goodson is joining Pinterest to run the company’s mobile platform and web teams, focusing on improving the app’s performance across various devices.<p>Hires like this, of course, bring fresh blood and ideas to a growing startup like Pinterest that is rapidly …

Social Media

Twitter tests pages that collect tweets about places and products

Twitter started life as a way to let your friends know what you were doing and thinking. But everyday the glorified status update service evolves in an attempt to be all things to all people and, more importantly for its bottom line, all companies. Twitter is experimenting with pages dedicated to …

Apple and Twitter’s big new initiatives put humans before technology

Major new services will rely on conscious selection to provide the best user experience<p>Curation. It’s the thing that lies at the heart of Apple’s new Music and News services, and it will soon serve as the fulcrum for Twitter’s Project Lightning initiative. Today’s web user is beleaguered by an …

Feds make it even harder for telemarketers to annoy you

Federal regulators just made it harder for telemarketers to interrupt your family dinners and jam your mobile phone with unwanted text messages by passing strict new rules that will give consumers more ways to opt out and block unwanted messages and prerecorded, automated robocalls.<p>The Federal …

Net Neutrality

Google will soon accept requests to remove revenge porn from search results

Google is taking a firm stance on revenge porn by announcing that they’ll honor requests for removal related to naked or “sexually explicit” photos of a person shared without their consent.<p>In the coming weeks the company will post a web form where people can request to have content of this nature …