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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Twitter tests videos that play automatically

Users of the company's iOS apps in the U.S. may start seeing the videos.

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Twitch hit by possible data breach, resets user passwords

Twitch is recommending users also change their passwords on other sites

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Facebook Messenger as a platform? It's a gamble

Facebook is reportedly going to announce at its F8 conference that Messenger will be open to third party developers

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Leaked US antitrust report on Google adds weight to rivals' complaints

Google inflated rankings for its own services and scraped other companies' content, the report says

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Yahoo exits China, closing R&D center

The company reportedly is laying off between 200 and 300 workers

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Feds fine Verizon $3.4 million over 911 service outage issues

750,000 California residents were unable to call 911 during an outage last year, the FCC said

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Marketers can now target the 92 million expats on Facebook

Facebook's ad technology now lets marketers target expats specifically

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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.