Zach MinersU.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

Zach Miners covers social networking, search, and general technology news for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.

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Yahoo dethrones Google as default Firefox search tool

Yahoo said the five-year deal will widen its reach, but it's unclear by how much.

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Uber's rider-controlled Spotify jams could cost drivers

Drivers using their own phones could be charged for the Spotify music they play over speakers in Uber cars.

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Now you can search every tweet that was ever sent

Twitter's search now indexes all publicly posted tweets since 2006

WhatsApp adding end-to-end encryption to message service

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Even Mark Zuckerberg, in theory, can't read your messages

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Facebook: You post it, we can see it, and that's that

Facebook may protect users from other Facebook members, but it refuses to give users control over what information the company can keep.

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Pandora says its 'like' data keeps it relevant against Spotify, Apple

The company is eyeing other investments in the Internet of Things, Pandora says.

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FTC chair wants clearer disclosures to protect privacy

Many consumers are in the dark on how their data is used, the regulator said

Your control of your personal info is all but dead, Pew respondents fear

Many said they've lost control over how their personal data is used, according to a Pew survey.

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Yahoo acquires video ad platform BrightRoll for $640 million

The deal will make Yahoo's video ad platform the largest in the U.S., it says

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Instagram brings editing tools and more of your friends to the foreground

Photo captions and locations can now be edited after posting

Half a billion people now use Messenger, after Facebook forced them into it

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Several months after requiring the app, some users still lament the change

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AT&T extends network to Mexico with $2.5 billion lusacell acquisition

The deal is aimed at creating a unified network between the U.S. and Mexico

Facebook gives users more ways to filter their feeds

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Users can now see how prominently certain friends or pages appear in their feeds

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Facebook will be mostly video in 5 years, Zuckerberg says

Video will appear more prominently in users' feeds over time, the CEO said

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Rated or Hated? The secret to getting a good score from your Uber driver

Keeping your driver waiting and not giving a tip could get you docked one or more stars