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.

Feds slap PayPal with $25 million fine over credit service

PayPal illegally signed up users without their consent, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said

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Anti-Islamic video could go back on YouTube after copyright ruling

The video, while controversial, cannot be removed on copyright grounds, judges ruled

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Facebook could cash in from Messenger games

Facebook is reportedly working with game developers to offer their apps in Messenger.

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Report: 'Buy' buttons coming soon to Google search results

The company will let consumers click to buy right from search results, the Wall Street Journal says.

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Bing joins Google in favoring mobile-friendly sites

The changes will prioritize mobile-optimized sites in Bing's search results

Reddit's new anti-harassment rules anger some users

They fear the changes will curtail free expression on the site, and questioned the company's motives.

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Facebook tackles 'myths' about, says it's no walled garden

The service for underserved markets is only successful if it lets users reach the broader web, the company said Wednesday

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Greenpeace fingers YouTube, Netflix as threat to greener Internet

Rising consumer data demands puts a strain on companies' energy needs, says Greenpeace

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Google says its self-driving cars have been in only 11 accidents over 1.7 million miles

Google says in all cases, there was only light damage and no injuries. And Google, apparently, was never at fault.

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Some Flickr users facing browser support woes

Users have reported problems downloading photos or posting comments

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Facebook study disputes the 'echo chamber' effect

Almost 30 percent of news articles shared by users cut across ideological lines, Facebook researchers say


Fitbit's IPO filing shows a strong pulse

Sales of the company's devices more than doubled between 2013 and 2014


Lyft turns to Verizon for an edge against Uber

Lyft's app will now come preloaded on select Verizon Android smartphones.

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Intel increases its hiring among women, minorities

Intel's also investing $5 million in an education program in Oakland, California.

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New app can unearth video gems on Periscope

With Stream, users can watch popular videos on Periscope.