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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Facebook brings payments to Messenger app

Users can link their debit card and send money through the app, which Facebook makes users use for person-to-person chatting.

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Twitter adds tool to report tweets to the police

The tool gives users an emailed summary report they can forward to law enforcement.

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What, me worry? Despite Snowden leaks, Americans' use of the 'Net largely unchanged

In light of broad government snooping, many people aren't even aware of privacy tools like Tor or encryption

Twitter bans revenge porn and stolen nude photos

Users posting such content will have their accounts locked, the company said.

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Facebook will face class action lawsuit over unrefunded purchases by children

The suit was first filed by two children and their parents in 2012.

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Man claiming half ownership of Facebook is now a fugitive

Paul D. Ceglia was arrested in 2012 for allegedly defrauding Facebook

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Google CFO Patrick Pichette to retire

Pichette worked at Google for nearly 7 years and before that, Bell Canada

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Facebook letting advertisers take a deeper look at users' posts

Facebook will provide a new pipeline of data to select marketers, the company says.

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Google is developing a virtual reality version of Android, report says

The OS would power other virtual reality apps, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Cryptocurrency software bundled with BitTorrent triggers complaints

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After updating BitTorrent's uTorrent, some users reported that mining software had appeared on their PCs without their consent

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ISIS supporters operated at least 46,000 Twitter accounts, study finds

Between 46,000 and 70,000 accounts were supportive of ISIS late last year, researchers say

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Google's new car insurance site lets you compare rates

It's currently only available to California residents, but coverage is expanding, Google says

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Facebook wants to get better at detecting fake profiles

It's a real problem for the social networking giant, and one Facebook hopes to solve.

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Five things we learned about Etsy from its IPO filing

Most of its members in the U.S. are women, and many consider their stores a business

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Judge says $415 million settlement in Silicon Valley hiring case is 'substantial'

Workers alleged 'no-poach' agreements between Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe drove down their wages