Zach MinersIDG News Service

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

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Khan Academy to offer free SAT prep

The tools were co-designed with the authors of the new SAT test, which will go back to a 1,600-point scale.

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No Internet? Facebook could fix that with drones

Facebook is in talks to buy unmanned aircraft maker Titan Aerospace, a report said

Bitcoin bank Flexcoin shuts down after massive theft

'We at Flexcoin have not lost anything," the site said last week. That changed rather dramatically earlier two days ago.

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Meetup site down after hacker sought to extort $300 from CEO

A series of DDoS attacks have crippled the site and its mobile apps

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Class-action suit charges Mt. Gox with fraud, seeking the return of users' bitcoins

The exchange committed fraud by not properly handling a hacking attack, the suit alleges

15 percent of Internet users think the Web is bad for society, Pew says

A Pew survey shows widespread use of the Internet despite some resentment

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Lawmaker seeks to ban Bitcoin in U.S.

Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia cited the danger of crime as a key factor.

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New York City makes room for Breather: Airbnb for work

Breather's app lets iPhone users unlock private rooms for work and conferencing.

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Bitcoins, other digital currencies stolen in massive 'Pony' botnet attack

Criminals use botnet to rip off 700,000 credentials, also breaking into 85 virtual wallets which stored Bitcoins.

PCWorld News

Zuckerberg wants Facebook to be the world's Internet on-ramp

He uses his Mobile World Congress keynote to talk about the Internet.org project

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Facebook rethinks the fate of your posts after you die

Changes to Facebook's policy do away with previous visibility restrictions.

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LinkedIn gives users the blocking feature they sought

A new function will let users block certain inquiries or individuals and remove them from a user's network.

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Sidecar tests trending feature to let you know where the cool kids are headed

Trend Spot would show users of the ride-sharing app which locations are trending in a particular city.

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Gmail adding prominent 'Unsubscribe' option to marketing emails

An 'unsubscribe' link would appear prominently at the header of some emails

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Facebook wants to live in the moment with WhatsApp

Facebook sees opportunity in real-time conversations carried out using WhatsApp