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Greenpeace concerned for detained activists

Greenpeace has expressed its concerns for activists being detained by Russia over an Arctic protest.<p>The activists have been charged with piracy, which carries a sentence of up to 15 years.<p>Al Jazeera's Barnaby Phillips reports from Amsterdam, where Greenpeace's headquarters are located.

Apple’s plastic iPhone experiment looks like it’s failing

Well that didn’t take long. Just 30 days after rolling out a cheaper, plastic-cased version of its flagship smartphone, Apple is reportedly backtracking.<p>Apple is cutting production of its new iPhone 5C in half, according to a report released by Chinese tech site C Technology (link in Chinese). The …

Mogul’s plan to kill Netflix: Unite cable companies to build a competitor

Cable giant Liberty Media issued a blunt warning at its investor day on Wednesday: US cable providers should band together to create a unified, national internet-streaming platform to rival Netflix.<p>Liberty Media, the $17 billion holding company controlled by Colorado-based billionaire John Malone …

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America: Zero Chance For A New Apple Store In Your Town

For anyone who lives hundreds of miles away from an Apple retail store, and who hopes a store will open in their city, don’t hold your breath. While Apple <i>did</i> make good on its promise to open “about 30″ Apple retail stores during fiscal 2013, just four of those stores opened within the United …

Facebook Removing Option To Be Unsearchable By Name, Highlighting Lack Of Universal Privacy Controls

“Who can look up your Timeline by name?” Anyone you haven’t blocked. Facebook is removing this privacy setting, notifying those who had hidden themselves that they’ll be searchable. It deleted the option from those who hadn’t used it in December, and is starting to push everyone to use privacy …

Now anyone can find you on Facebook

It may have been a long time coming, but those hidden in plain sight on Facebook are in for a rude awakening in the weeks ahead.<p>The social network said Thursday that it is, as promised 10 months ago, killing off a privacy setting that allowed members to prevent themselves from appearing in search …

Instagram No Longer Lets Users Disable Video Autoplay

Instagram announced earlier this month that it will begin serving in-feed advertising before the end of the year, and the Facebook-owned photo and video app has made a subtle, but important, change after it removed the option to switch off autoplay for videos on iOS. (The Android app retains an …

TV Commercials Can Now Trigger Facebook Ads 2 Seconds After They Air

Advertisers could in theory create a "road block" on your sofa — reaching you whether you're watching TV or ignoring the commercial breaks in favor of Facebook on a phone or tablet.<p>Optimal is working with a partner that is "watching" thousands of national and local TV channels at the same time, CEO …