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Christina is a contributor to media outlets such as,,, Auto Trader and The Minneapolis Star Tribune. She writes about a myriad of topics including technology, the automotive industry and health and fitness. Her talents outside of writing include photography, getting people to talk (although that certainly helps with writing) and gardening.

Facebook's Potential For Putting User Data to Work Off Network Stirs Debate

Facebook's business calls for serving up highly relevant ads, so it should be no surprise that it might plan an advertising network that displays ads outside of its platform.

Facebook Spam Filter Catches Some By Surprise

If Facebook's algorithms determine a comment you make is "low value," they can refuse to post it.

Facebook Users Share and 'Like' Too Much, Report Says

Consumer Reports projected its findings after questioning Facebook, security experts, privacy lawyers, app developers, and victims of security and privacy abuse as well as surveying 2,002 online households, including 1,340 that use Facebook.

Facebook Messenger Gets More Transparent

Now you can see if someone has read your text message and it's easier to tell if someone is typing and where they're located.

Facebook Acquisition Points to Future of More Phone Tracking

The Glancee purchase is another move to beef up the online social network's mobile offering and follows close on the heels of its $1 billion purchase of Instagram.

10 Fantastic Websites You Need Now

From tips for shopping or gambling to business and travel resources and reality checks while browsing, here is a roundup of great sites that are largely under the radar (until now).

Facebook 'Likes' Could Get You Fired, and Legal Options are a Challenge

Several plaintiffs found out the hard way that their Facebook activity is not necessarily protected speech.

Google Posts FCC Report about Street View

The investigation -- which ended with a fine -- raises ongoing questions about who at Google knew what about its payload data gathering from wireless networks.

CISPA: 4 Viewpoints You Should Hear

Parties with strong opinions are weighing in on the controversial Cyber Information and Security Protection Act making its way through Congress, raising a plethora of questions along the way.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus, LG Viper Now on Sprint Shelves

Sprint offers the Galaxy Nexus for $200 with a two-year contract and the LG Viper for $100 with a new two-year contract and mail-in rebate.

Google Doodle Commemorates Earth Day

The doodle shows a leafy version of Google's name on top of a patch of dirt that grows red, blue, and yellow flowers as you watch.

Samsung Galaxy S III Listing Spotted on Amazon Germany

The unreleased phone makes another sneak appearance ahead of its scheduled May 3 unveiling -- but specs differ in each unauthorized sighting.

MegaUpload Case Not a Slam Dunk, Judge Says

The judge says a discussion about wiping MegaUpload’s database could be premature, and a more relevant question is why the U.S. hasn't formally served MegaUpload with criminal charges.