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Experts worry governments, 'commercial pressures' will undermine online freedom

What keeps Internet experts up at night? Pew Research Center's latest study gives us a glimpse.

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Privacy group files FTC complaint over Facebook's 'emotional contagion' study

EPIC contends that Facebook 'purposefully messed with people's minds' when it manipulated their news feeds to measure emotional responses

How to delete or disable your Facebook account

Need some time away from Facebook? Sick of its privacy issues? You can deactivate—or outright delete—your account if you know where to look.

How to quit Facebook

If you're ready to part ways with the social network, you've got two options -- deactivate your Facebook account or delete it completely.

Clockwise Podcast: Facebook makes us sad

This week on the podcast born on the 10th of July, we discuss podcasting, Android Wear smartwatches, Apple's new pricing strategies, and Facebook toying with your emotions. Plus we fire up the barbecue grill for the long holiday weekend in the ol' U.S.A.! With guests Philip Michaels and Jon Phillips.

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Lights out for Yahoo's Shine site, Xobni email apps, other products

There's a lot of house-cleaning going on at Yahoo headquarters.

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Google's Smarty Pins turns Maps into a game that tests your trivia and geography skills

Think you know your way around the world? Find out if you've got smarty pins with Google's new game.

Facebook’s News Feed experiment: Not the end of the world

The network constantly tweaks the content it shows you, which makes its emotional manipulation expected if not acceptable.

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Yahoo looks to Community to help build an audience for Yahoo Screen

Yahoo's online video site figures to get a boost from the company's decision to create 13 new episodes of the canceled cult TV show.

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Newegg will take your Bitcoin now

The online electronics retailer has started accepting cryptocurrency as payment for more than 10.5 million products.

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More app install ads are coming to your Twitter Timeline

First they came for your Facebook News Feed, and now mobile app install ads are going to be all up in your Twitter Timeline.

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Farewell, Orkut: Google shuts down its first social network

Orkut was popular in Brazil, but never gained traction in the U.S.

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Facebook researcher: 'We care about the emotional impact of Facebook'

The researcher behind a controversial psychology experiment on Facebook users spoke out in defense of the project over the weekend.

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Facebook messed with users' emotions--for science!

A recently released research paper shows that the emotions others express on Facebook rub off on you—even with the absence of nonverbal social cues.

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Startup offers Netflix-like clothes rentals for women

Why buy when you can rent? That's the idea behind Le Tote, which offers a subscription rental service that lets you add new pieces to your wardrobe without having to buy them.