Zach MinersIDG News Service

Zach Miners covers social networking, search and general technology news for IDG News Service

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Yahoo sales sag with mixed results in ads

The company reported an increase in search revenue, with flat results in display.

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Twitter brings the data back home by acquiring Gnip

Twitter is acquiring longtime data analysis provider Gnip

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Google's Titan drone purchase about more than Internet access

Titan's team will work both with Project Loon and the Google Maps teams

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Report: Google to buy drone maker Titan Aerospace, previously wooed by Facebook

New Mexico-based Titan's aircraft are designed to stay aloft for years and can provide voice and data services

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Google said to be eyeing a boost to encrypted sites in search results

The move, in early discussions, would add a layer of security for Web users.

Facebook's government request report adds Instagram -- duck face and all

Facebook received about 12,600 US law enforcement requests in the second half of 2013

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FTC clears Facebook's WhatsApp deal, but warns on data collection

The FTC opened the way for Facebook to complete its WhatsApp acquisition, but urged caution in how they deal with user data. And if they don't...

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Google amps up fight against malicious apps with enhanced Android security

A small number of people could see warnings with the new system, Google said.

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Why more businesses are unfriending Facebook

Eat24 isn't the only one. Other businesses that advertise on Facebook show signs of growing frustration.

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Star software designer Greg Christie reportedly leaving Apple

Christie's team will now report to Apple designer Jony Ive, The Wall Street Journal said

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Shareholders slam Facebook over 'incongruent' PAC contributions on gay rights, online piracy

Contributions have gone to politicians who have opposed gay rights issues, shareholders say

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Uber now delivers packages with Rush courier service

The delivery service is initially available in parts of Manhattan.

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5-year-old hacks Xbox, becomes Microsoft 'security researcher'

The boy got in via a glitch in the password verification screen

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Google amends terms to clarify that data is analyzed for ads

The company seeks to add greater clarity around its scanning of data such as email content

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Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich resigns amid controversy over anti-gay marriage support

The announcement comes after days of backlash, following a controversial donation Eich made.