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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Google more than doubles free music storage in the cloud

Google Play Music users can now upload up to 50,000 songs for free, more than doubling what they could previously.

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Uber's loyalty deal with Starwood Hotels could boost global growth

Uber hopes to attract Starwood customers through the program

Reddit bans nude photos, sex videos posted without consent

The new rule goes into effect in a couple weeks

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YouTube Kids has 'no minefields for parents,' group says

'Family friendly' ads for the app will undergo a rigorous review process, Google says

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Russia reportedly opens antitrust suit against Google

The Federal Anti-Monopoly Service of Russia has begun an inquiry into Google's business practices, according to the company.

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Yahoo courts developers at its first mobile conference

Attendees at Yahoo's mobile developer conference had good things to say about its new tools

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Facebook sees challenges to sharing threat data with US

The company's new data exchange is catching on, but its prospects for sharing with the goverment are less clear

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Yahoo its own reasons to help mobile developers

The company holds its first-ever mobile developer conference this week

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Twitter improves security for shared accounts

TweetDeck users can give others access to an account without providing the account password.

Yelp sues positive review provider Revleap

Revleap says it can get businesses good reviews on Yelp

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Google to shut down Helpouts live video service

Helpouts, launched in 2013, never caught on

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Facebook fixes flaw that could have let hackers delete photos

Facebook paid an outside developer $12,500 for discovering the flaw, which could have been catastrophic for the social network.

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Twitter acquires Niche, a social-media talent scout

Niche helps online stars on services like Vine to find advertisers

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Jeb Bush's email dump puts constituents' personal data online

The emails posted on a Bush website included personal data such as Social Security numbers.

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Newsweek Twitter hack is a sign of the times

Account compromises are likely to continue unless businesses get smarter about security