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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Backlash over Facebook's 'listening' feature is a problem of trust

An online petition against the feature had 500,000 backers by Friday

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IBM patents technique for killing fraud, using click patterns

A new technology would pick up on suspicious changes in people's online activity

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Top executives fly the coop at Twitter, Foursquare

A top engineer at Twitter, and two business executives at Foursquare, are leaving

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Wearables get the runway treatment at Augmented World fashion show

Not every wearable device has to look as clunky as Google's Glass. A fashion show at the Augmented World Expo in Santa Clara, Calif., this week showed off the glamorous side of wearable tech.

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How augmented reality wants to help you shop

At this week's Augmented World Expo, some companies are showing off how 3D imaging techniques can be used to help sell products.

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Facebook tries to limit over-sharing

The company said it would be de-emphaizing certain posts from outside apps

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Google preps mobile YouTube management app for creators

It's part of an effort by Google to keep independent YouTube creators satisfied

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How to sort your Facebook feed by time on mobile

Facebook provides a way to sort your friends’ posts by chronology in its mobile apps. This video tip shows you how to access it.

How bickering and greed neutered the 'Do Not Track' privacy initiative

The lack of a standard has hamstrung the browser privacy tool.

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Popular on Twitter? Your Klout score might soon get you a discount on a TV

Lithium is showing off how it plans to make use of its Klout acquisition. And the plan includes helping retailers tap into Twitter users with high Klout scores to promote their products.

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Swarm 'Portal' beacon to provide retailers insight on in-store activity

The device picks up heat signals from shoppers to give retailers foot traffic patterns

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DuckDuckGo, the search engine that doesn't track you, makes terrific overhaul official

The privacy-themed search engine got a slew of new tools

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Wearables and design will be big at Google I/O

Best practices around design, specifically for wearables, will be a focus at next month's developers' show.

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Google looks to unite work and pleasure by acquiring Divide

Divide consolidates work and personal apps on people's own mobile devices

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Google Maps adds elevation data for cyclists braving the hills

Maps on the desktop now shows elevation gains through a new graphical display