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Social network acted like a jerk, faces FTC complaint

A social network labeled people as jerks and charged them to contact customer service and change their profiles, the agency says

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Meet California's first Bitcoin ATM

In this video report, we'll see a demo of how a machine built by Las Vegas-based Robocoin lets you buy Bitcoins with cash or sell them from your digital wallet.

California’s first bitcoin ATM launches in Silicon Valley

Coinage President Cary Peters, operator of California’s first bitcoin ATM, shows us how it works in this video.

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Google's Project Loon balloon goes around the world in 22 days

Jules Verne would be impressed, but it's only one step toward an attempt to provide Internet access to remote areas.

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Report: More ads are coming to Twitter--a lot more

You can expect to see as many as 15 new kids of ads in the near future, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Yahoo turns on encryption between data centers

You still have to manually flip the security switch for some sites like Yahoo News and Yahoo Sports

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Judge orders Mt. Gox's Karpeles to US for questioning

Karpeles must answer questions on April 17, a Texas judge ruled.

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10 April Fools' tech gags so bizarre they might almost be true (but they aren't, sorry)

Most April Fools' Day jokes barely merit a groan, but these ten are worth a smile.

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Online mall Square Market latest to accept bitcoin

Sellers will still be credited with U.S. dollars to reduce exposure

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Yahoo may try to draw YouTube's most popular acts with a video site of its own

YahooTube? may be looking at ways to bring established YouTube stars to a new video service of its own.

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Now you can buy a computer-powered rifle on the Internet with Bitcoins

Texas-based TrackingPoint is now accepting Bitcoin for weapons purchases. It's not the first time you could buy guns with Bitcoin, but it might be the first time you could do it legally.

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Mt. Gox creditors want to force Karpeles to testify in the US

The plaintiffs have rejected an offer to question the Mt. Gox CEO in Taiwan amid bankruptcy proceedings

IRS will tax Bitcoin as property, rather than as currency

Investors welcomed the news, but it could also mean additional record-keeping for people who spend bitcoins like cash.

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Small bitcoin exchange, Vircurex, teeters after large withdrawals

Vircurex had been trying to pay back losses incurred last year

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Report: Turkey cuts off a key Twitter workaround by blocking Google DNS

There's now one less way to connect to Twitter from within Turkey, but the social network isn't yet blocked entirely.

Twitter kills its music app, which never got much play

The app, which let people follow artists and play songs, will be removed from Apple's app store Friday