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 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

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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.