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Millions of Fake Instagram Users Disappear in Purge

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The photo and video sharing service is deleting fake and spam accounts, resulting in sharp drops in the number of followers listed for top celebrities and brands.

Uber Driver in Boston Area Charged With Rape

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The man is accused of picking up a young woman in Boston on Dec. 6 while presenting himself as the driver for a ride-sharing service.

The Lesson of the Sony Hack: We Should All Jump to the Erasable Internet

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The hack at Sony underscores the need for more secure online communication systems. That is, if people are willing to use them.

Iowa Pursues a Virtual Driver’s License App

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Iowa's plan to introduce a smartphone app for electronic driver's licenses comes with a host of data security and privacy challenges.

Uber Pledges to Strengthen Background Checks for Drivers

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The popular ride-hailing start-up said it would add more tools and safety programs to improve the company's screening of its drivers.

Throwback BlackBerry Classic Hits the Right Keys

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After some miscues and failed experiments, BlackBerry is getting back on track with the BlackBerry Classic, a throwback device that combines modern amenities with the keyboard and power features its users love.

Game Consoles are Using More Electricity Than Ever

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The latest gaming consoles can do more than ever. So it shouldn't be much of a surprise that their electrical consumption is going up as well.

Dutch Regulator Investigates Facebook’s Privacy Policy

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Facebook is in the crosshairs of the Dutch privacy regulator, which is investigating the social network’s revamped privacy policy to see if it complies with the country's tough data protection rules.

T-Mobile Allows Subscribers to Hold on to Unused Mobile Data

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T-Mobile USA said on Tuesday that it would allow customers to roll their unused mobile Internet data into the next month's phone bill.

Europe’s Internet Use Surges

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The number of Europeans who regularly use the Internet has doubled, to 65 percent of the 28-bloc’s 500 million inhabitants, since 2006, though there remains large differences in Internet usage within the 28-member bloc.

Daily Report: Robots Grow Smarter, Testing American Workers

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Concern about technology — the printing press, the steam engine or the computer — supplanting humans is not new. But this time may be different.

Dozens More Companies Sign Up for Apple Pay

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The new companies who recently agreed to work with the service include SunTrust, USAA and Staples. Ten more banks, including TD Bank North America and Commerce Bank, will back the new form of payment on Tuesday.

Chinese Internet Companies Gain Ground in Global Advertising Competition

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China, the No. 2 market for digital advertising, has become so important to marketers that Alibaba and Baidu, two Chinese companies that operate almost entirely within their home country, have become two of the largest ad sellers in the world.

Uber Responds to Senator Franken’s Privacy Concerns

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The hail-a-ride start-up responds to concerns that it does not handle its rider data seriously enough.

Lawyers in iPod Trial Await Jury Decision

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A class-action suit nearly a decade in the making has finally headed to the jury room in a federal court in Oakland, Calif.

Tech and Media Companies Back Microsoft in Privacy Case

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A broad array of organizations in technology, media and other fields — including Apple, Amazon, National Public Radio and Fox News — rallied behind Microsoft's effort to block American authorities from seizing a customer's emails stored in Ireland.

Xiaomi Releases Financial Data Showing Its Growing Strength

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It will take a while for the Chinese phone maker to catch up to Apple and Samsung.

Big Data Companies Turn Focus to Support, and Away From Proprietary Software

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Aspiring big data software companies find themselves training, advising and building pilot projects for their customers — acting far more as services companies than they hope to be eventually.

Uber Stumbles Over Standoff in Australia

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With the police cordoning off part of Sydney, Australia, over a hostage-taking on Monday, many who were stranded in the area were forced to pay roughly four times the normal Uber rate, according to complaints on social media.

Jeff Bezos’ Lemonade Shop

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The expansion of Amazon Prime benefits, as well as the company’s many other projects, appears to be fueled in part by fattened margins on physical books.

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