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Lesson learned: Facebook's new friend-finding feature is optional

Facebook has tried friend-finding using your phone’s location before, but it's making the feature opt-in this time around.

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Blame Heartbleed: HealthCare.gov requires users to change their passwords

It's been a tough go for HealthCare.gov users. Now you can add "Heartbleed" to the list of concerns surrounding the site.

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Eat24 receives honorary strain of weed, because of course

Whoa, crazy promotion, man. Chill out while I explain it 'cause it's gonna, like, blow your mind.

Uber pledges commitment to safety with new $1 fee on UberX fares

The on-demand transit app will tack on $1 to UberX rides to support the costs of background checks, insurance, and other safety measures.

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Nextdoor partners with San Francisco to mobilize neighbors during a disaster

The city's Department of Emergency Management will provide real-time emergency info to Nextdoor's neighborhood networks, so neighbors can help each other

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Lyft's calling cards: Pink mustaches, fist bumps, and now charity work

The sharing economy is getting a bad reputation. Lyft wants to show off its softer, friendlier side with the new Lyft for Good program.

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Time Warner and Comcast push hassle-free, automatic Wi-Fi 2.0 hotspots

Hotspot 2.0 technology lets users automatically connect to any hotspot after a single login.

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San Francisco wants to end Airbnb abuses with proposed rules

New regulations would require San Francisco Airbnb host to register with the city and limit rentals to 90 days a year.

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How to remotely log out of Gmail

If you've left Gmail logged in on another computer, there's a quick and easy fix.

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Airbnb's latest crisis: Homes used as brothels

The sharing economy company is dealing with the usual hospitality problems, and that includes prostitution.

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Google updates terms of service to reflect its scanning of users' emails

The company clarifies that emails are automatically scanned to provide users with tailored advertising and better search results

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Tests confirm Heartbleed bug can expose server's private key

CloudFlare said its challenge shows how dangerous is the OpenSSL bug.

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Instagram goes down, prevents the masses from posting photos from brunch

The popular photo sharing service went down for a time Saturday, but is now back up and running. Hooray!

44 percent of Twitter users have never tweeted, says report

Never sent a tweet from your Twitter account? You're not alone. Far from it.

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Hands-on: Meet Ballistic, a full first-person shooter that runs right in your browser

Not going to lie—this still seems a bit like wizardry. Ballistic is a full-fledged first-person shooter that runs within your browser window. And looks good while doing so.

Facebook's government request report adds Instagram -- duck face and all

Facebook received about 12,600 US law enforcement requests in the second half of 2013