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Mark Zuckerberg's Net Worth Up $3.7 Billion As Facebook Shares Soar Following Earnings

On Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg kicked off his company’s second quarter earnings call by explaining the social network’s opportunity for “big changes… in the world.” While the extent to which Facebook can alter global connections is up for debate, there is no doubt that the company’s …

Facebook Doled Out $67 Million in Stock for Parse

Here’s a hint of how much regard Facebook has for its platform.<p>On May 10, Facebook handed out two and a half million shares of Class A stock to …

Google Dedicated Today's Doodle To The Woman Who Took The First Picture Of DNA

But when Rosalind Franklin took an x-ray diffraction image of DNA in 1952, the scientist had captured more than a second of humanity. She created an image of the building block of humans.<p>This photo of DNA was referred to as Photo 51.<p>In her lifetime, Ms. Franklin received only token recognition of …

More than 80% of children lie about their age to use sites like Facebook

The UK advertising watchdog has criticised the lax age verification systems used by websites such as Facebook, after finding that more than 80% of …

Facebook security bug exposed 6 million users' personal information (update)

Today, Facebook announced a security bug that compromised the personal account information of six million users. In a post on the Facebook Security page, the site's White Hat team explained that some of the information the site uses to deliver friend recommendations was "inadvertently stored with …

Three Steps You Can Take to Protect Yourself From Online Spying

The recent PRISM scandal has validated both the general public's growing unease with federal law enforcement agencies, and many of the fringe …

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Instagram Seeks to Hire D.C. Outreach Manager

Instagram, the massively popular photo-sharing app owned by Facebook, wants to hire a Washington D.C.-based employee to work with “governments, …

Sports Twitter Is The Real Twitter

Even if it doesn't always feel that way.<p>This week, Twitter released a visualization of the relationships between 50,000 verified Twitter users. The result, zoomed out, was a this colorful blob. The result, zoomed in, was a fascinating map of the relationships of people deemed notable by Twitter. …

Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone to Facebook: Subscription Without Ads

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone today decided to offer some business advice for Facebook: launch a premium subscription service. For $10 a month, Stone figures the company could get rid of ads on its site for those willing to pay to go “premium.”<p>Stone starts off by saying that he joined Facebook …

The week in big data on Twitter, visualized

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>I decided to play around a little more with ScraperWiki this week to see what people were talking about when they talked about …

Twitter experiments with blue lines to thread tweets

Twitter is testing a new feature that ties replies to the original tweet using a thin, blue line.<p>The feature showed up on a version of Twitter's Android app, which was updated Wednesday. The latest update also adds a new notification indicator on the big "@" sign in the app, alerting a user to how …