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'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

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Uber buys deCarta to improve mapping and arrival estimates

Uber is acquiring deCarta to improve the mapping technology in its app

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Twitter CFO floats idea of newspaper-like 'daily edition'

Finding new ways to curate tweets is high on Twitter's agenda.

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Google scores a win in SOPA-tinged Mississippi case

Google contends the case was cooked up with help from the Motion Picture Association of America

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Tinder's paid version charges older people more

Tinder Premium will also remove yet-to-launch ads. But the service will also charge more for, well, more mature users.

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Personal data on 50,000 Uber drivers exposed in breach

An investigation revealed a database had been accessed last May, the company said Friday.

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Google's future campus looks like a sci-fi utopia

Plans call for moveable lightweight structures and translucent canopies

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They're official: 'Ride-share' and 'unboxing' added to Oxford dictionary

The new terms arived in the venerable dictionary's latest quarterly update.

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Twitter adds more reporting tools to curb abuse and improve safety

Twitter has made it easier to report impersonation, self-harm and leaked private information.

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Facebook improves tool for suicide prevention

Facebook is adding better information to users who might need help.

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Zuckerberg to hold public Facebook Q&A in Barcelona

The CEO could answer questions about Internet.org and new WhatsApp features

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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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