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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Obama orders chip-and-PIN in government credit cards

The move could push retailers and banks to better secure their own cards and systems

Snapchat rolling out non-'creepy' ads that still might get creepy

Snapchat has a fair amount of data that could be used to target its ads. Will the company use it?

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Neil Young's Pono music store has more than 600K songs 'ingested,' downloads are another matter

The hi-fi music upstart was promoted heavily this week at the Salesforce Dreamforce show

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Twitpic really is doomed after failed acquisition attempt

The photo hosting service will shut down Oct. 25, said founder Noah Everett.

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Google misses forecasts, while cost per click also dips

Challenges in the mobile market continue to be a factor, Google says.

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Q&A: Rapper Will.i.am dubs his Puls wearable a bracelet, not a smartwatch

Will.i.am explains the thinking behind his new feature-packed wearable device.

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Will.i.am's Puls is a beast of a wearable that makes calls without a phone

But it does need a data plan from AT&T in the U.S. or from O2 in the U.K.

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Tech workers now oppose settlement they reached in Silicon Valley hiring case

Google, Apple, Adobe and Intel stand accused of entering into no-hiring agreements

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Hillary Clinton: Social media is no match for real-world interactions

The former U.S. Secretary of State said face-to-face meetings are more valuable when it comes to solving society's greatest problems

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Q&A: How Yik Yak wants to weed out abuse and become the next Twitter

Yik Yak CEO Tyler Droll and Chief Operating Officer Brooks Buffington lay out their vision

Kmart hacked, exposing customers' card numbers

There is no evidence that personal information or debit-card PIN numbers were stolen, the company says.

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Uber's surge pricing earns it an 'F' from Better Business Bureau

Some customers claim they were charged the higher amount without notice from Uber.

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Judges spar with attorneys on national security data requests

A federal appeals court will rule on the constitutionality of National Security Letters

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Facebook's location-based ads pitch you on the store you just walked by

A new ad format lets businesses target users by geographic radius

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Twitter sues for right to reveal more about national security requests

The government's current laws violate Twitter's First Amendment rights, the company says.