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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San Francisco DA pushes for chip payment cards in tech's backyard

Chip-and-PIN technology in credit and debit cards is designed to curb theft and fraud

Twitter Offers drops digital coupons into your feed

But the tool requires you to store payment information with Twitter.

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Google Fiber's gigabit-Internet service in Austin priced at $70 per month

The broadband service is already in Kansas City and Provo, Utah.

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Slack collaboration tool now lets employers tap workers' private chats

The company hopes to attract more businesses with the optional feature.

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Uber will rethink its privacy policies after public backlash

The company is working with a DC law firm to assess its policies.

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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