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Google is sifting through the photos and commentary on its blossoming social network so its Internet search results can include more personal information.
The pace of innovation in the information-technology sector of our economy is so fast that defining the various markets and competitors at any given point in time is quite challenging. The Internet is allowing new innovations and emerging companies to thrive like never before, and in the blink of an eye, we could see the next game changer become a household name. Nowhere is this more prevalent than in the consumer-technology space.
Newly unearthed private photos of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg may be a letdown if you were expecting raucous party scenes like the ones in "The Social Network" movie.
Price gouging on prescription drugs already in short supply would become a federal crime under legislation about to be introduced.
The U.S. Justice Department approved Google's acquisition of online advertising service Admeld after concluding the deal wouldn't diminish competition in one of the Internet's most lucrative marketing niches.
Immigration services scams are getting so sophisticated that people now advertise on websites that perfectly mimic those of official government agencies, federal officials said as they rolled out a nationwide awareness campaign meant to combat such practices.
In a Nov. 29 Q&A accompanying a story on Facebook's privacy settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Facebook will allow independent auditors to review the social network's privacy practices for the next two years. Facebook agreed to be reviewed every other year over a 20-year period.
On Facebook, people talk about births and deaths. They share party shots, ultrasound scans and deliver news about serious illnesses in a way that was unimaginable just a few years ago.
Facebook is settling with the Federal Trade Commission over charges it deceived consumers with its privacy settings to get people to share more personal information than they originally agreed to.