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Waze joins Facebook and Google in making sure AMBER Alerts reach as many people as possible

It’s important for AMBER Alerts to reach as many people as possible. A study found that 74 percent of children who die after being abducted are killed within three hours. Looking out for these children could mean the difference between finding them alive or dead. That’s what makes things like Waze’s announcement that it will display AMBER Alerts [...]

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Google Wants to Become a Wireless Carrier, But It’s Not What You Think

We’ve long heard whisperings that Google wanted to become a wireless carrier, and over the weekend, a Google executive confirmed those rumors. Intriguing! Just imagine Google Fiber—but for mobile. However, Google’s not trying to compete with the Verizons and AT&Ts of the world. Think of it more like Nexus for networks. Read more… Continue Reading [...]

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Thanks For the Net Neutrality, Oligarchs

"Net neutrality" will be the law of the land following the Federal Communications Commission’s vote to reclassify broadband Internet services as public utilities. Please take some time this week to thank the outspoken citizens who made this possible. These heroes of the open Internet are regular folk, just like you and me, with names like [...]

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Facebook now allows its users, not a drop-down menu, to define their genders

Facebook might not allow drag queens or Native Americans to use their real names on its service, but it looks like the company isn’t totally insensitive to its users’ various cultures. The company revealed yesterday that it will no longer define genders via the drop-down list that appeared whenever someone made or updated their Facebook profile [...]

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SF’s real income inequality issue isn’t hipsters priced out of homes — It’s the homeless

As the tech boom continues to bring more and more attention to San Francisco’s socioeconomic issues, a well-trod narrative has emerged: Tech companies have brought more and more upper-middle class workers to the Bay Area where housing — affordable or otherwise — has been limited by geographic and legislative pressures. Inevitably, already-high housing prices go up, while [...]

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Poetic justice: Revenge porn operator wants stories about his misdeeds to disappear from Google

Craig Brittain, the man behind a now-defunct revenge porn site, is finding out what it’s like to have private information and images proliferate on the Web without his consent. So now he’s asking Google to remove links to several pages — which include the press release announcing his settlement with the FTC and reports on his site’s downfall [...]

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Lincoln hijacks Cadillac’s ‘Dare Greatly’ tagline

Filed under: Marketing/Advertising, Cadillac, Lincoln, Luxury Lincoln piggybacked on Cadillac’s “Dare Greatly” tagline in Internet search results. A day after Cadillac began its new ad campaign during the Oscars, typing the tagline into Google returned Cadillac and Lincoln as the first paid results. Continue reading Lincoln hijacks Cadillac’s ‘Dare Greatly’ tagline Lincoln hijacks Cadillac’s ‘Dare [...]

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Googlifier

The other Steve Wozniak has created this ridiculous Chrome extension which does its best to identify faces on every web page, and replace their peepers (and occasionally other orifices) with googly eyes. Guaranteed minutes of fun! Hat Tip Link Price: Free Continue Reading from the Source

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