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Facebook will no longer change your privacy settings when you die

Facebook will no longer limit who can view the accounts of its deceased members. Until now, Facebook would change the privacy settings on a deceased person's account — known as a "memorial account" — so that only their friends could view the page. But going forward, Facebook will leave privacy …

With Vodafone deal final, Verizon Wireless is now just Verizon

For those of you who have been continuously confounded by the distinction between Verizon Communications(s vz) and Verizon Wireless, your days of …

Google Acquires Spider.io To Help Spot And Stop Online Ad Fraud

London-based Spider.io has been acquired by Google, the company’s DoubleClick advertising blog announced today (via Re/Code). Spider.io is a startup that specialized in weeding out fraudulent clicks around online ads. The three-year old company has tech that will help Google identify bad behavior …

Better late than never? 101-year-old man running for Congress in Florida

A 101-year-old Florida man is vying to be possibly the world’s oldest freshman.<p>Centenarian Joe Newman is trying to start a career in politics by running as a write-in candidate for Florida’s 16th Congressional District.<p>The candidate, who is not running as either a Democrat or a Republican, told Fox …

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Jimmy Fallon<p>Norm Macdonald Backpedals on #MeToo Comments, Addresses Fallon Cancellation on Howard Stern<p><i>The Tonight Show</i> Cancellation of Norm …

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Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuits Exploding in U.S. Courts

U.S. news<p>Same-sex marriage proponents are gathering steam.<p>Recent high profile rulings on gay marriage tell only part of the story about the avalanche of lawsuits working their way through state and federal courts, challenging laws that ban or restrict same-sex marriages.<p>Cases are now pending in all …

Utah, Colorado move to increase smoking age to 21

Two Western states with some of the nation's lowest smoking rates are considering cracking down even more by raising the tobacco age to 21.<p>Utah and Colorado lawmakers both voted favorably on proposals Thursday to treat tobacco like alcohol and take it away from 18- to 20-year-olds, a move inspired …

Oregon won't defend gay marriage ban in lawsuit

Attorney general of Oregon joins Democratic AGs in at least five other states.<p>PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's attorney general will not defend the state's ban on gay marriage, arguing it cannot withstand a federal constitutional challenge.<p>Ellen Rosenblum joins fellow Democratic attorneys general in …

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Banks Balk at Marijuana Money Despite U.S. Guidelines

Business News<p>The Obama administration has sent a message to the nation's bankers: Even though the sale of marijuana is a federal crime, they can provide service to this new industry without fear of prosecution, but only if the bankers follow a detailed list of guidelines.<p>Many praised the move as …