Zach MinersIDG News Service

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

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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.

Yahoo turns on encryption between data centers

You still have to manually flip the security switch for some sites like Yahoo News and Yahoo Sports

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Twitter looks to cash in on TV-related tweets overseas

Two acquisitions could help Twitter develop new advertising partnerships overseas, one expert said

Bing adds context to people, places with 'snapshot' feature

Microsoft's new Bing tool shows results in a panel with related information from various sources.

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Trial to proceed in Silicon Valley employee 'no poaching' case

A judge ruled that the evidence should be considered in a jury trial beginning May 27

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Why Zuckerberg prefers drones to Google's balloons

The Facebook chief explains some of his thinking behind Internet access delivered via drone and satellite

Microsoft changes course, won't access user data in theft probes

Instead, the company will refer the matter to law enforcement agencies.

Lawyers talk of settlement in Silicon Valley employee-poaching case

In a hearing, both sides cited progress made with a mediator