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Zuckerberg rejects Gifts: Facebook service to be scrapped after less than 2 years

4 hours ago  by Zak Thomas
Zuckerberg rejects Gifts: Facebook service to be scrapped after less than 2 years
The service, which allows users to send gift cards from businesses like Starbucks and iTunes to each other, will be removed on 12 August, and staff have already been reassigned to other projects.

"Right to be forgotten" should not allow removal of accurate and lawful information say UK peers

6 hours ago  by Zak Thomas
"Right to be forgotten" should not allow removal of accurate and lawful information say UK peers
The Lords Home Affairs EU Sub-Committee, a UK cross political party team, say the judgment has resulted in material being removed on the basis of "vague, ambiguous and unhelpful" criteria.

Indian e-commerce rivalry heats up: Amazon and Flipkart announce big investments

7 hours ago  by Zak Thomas
Indian e-commerce rivalry heats up: Amazon and Flipkart announce big investments
Amazon has said it will invest a further $2 billion to advance its operations in India, a day after Flipkart, its Indian e-commerce rival, announced fresh investment of $1 billion.

Ramadan tweets top 215 million amid Gaza violence

8 hours ago  by Paul Cooper
Ramadan tweets top 215 million amid Gaza violence
Unprecedented numbers of Muslims around the world have been celebrating Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr in 140 characters, according to Twitter’s press office.

A closer look at Facebook’s valuation: Is it really worth more than Coca-Cola?

9 hours ago  by Omid Rahmat
A closer look at Facebook’s valuation: Is it really worth more than Coca-Cola?
We discuss the valuation of users in the light of Facebook's worth, and the true cost of doing business online.

Ex-Formula 1 boss Max Mosley sues Google UK over "Nazi-themed" sex party images

10 hours ago  by Zak Thomas
Ex-Formula 1 boss Max Mosley sues Google UK over "Nazi-themed" sex party images
Mr Mosley, 74, wants Google to block images first published in the dissolved British tabloid News of the World, which he successfully sued for £60,000 in 2008.

Cloud computing confusing consumers

12 hours ago  by Aatif Sulleyman
Cloud computing confusing consumers
ITProPortal will soon be publishing a series that will set about translating cloud jargon into something we all can understand. Tune in over the next couple of weeks for more.

Ofcom: How to protect your children online

12 hours ago  by Emily Garthwaite
Ofcom: How to protect your children online
UK communications regulator Ofcom has published a new report advising the government on safety measures to help safeguard younger web users.

Google confirms it reads your emails to "help you have fun," tracks hotel reservations

14 hours ago  by Brian Fagioli
Google confirms it reads your emails to "help you have fun," tracks hotel reservations
Google has announced that it wants to help users have a good time while on holiday. While that sounds great, the search giant is doing it in a creepy way - by reading your emails.

City of London places advertising banners on illegitimate sites

29 Jul 2014  by Jamie Hinks
City of London places advertising banners on illegitimate sites
It is warning customers to close the window on sites that are under investigation for breaching copyright and file sharing services form the brunt of those targeted.

OkCupid’s Facebook-style experimentation admission: A cynical stunt?

29 Jul 2014  by Mark Wilson
OkCupid’s Facebook-style experimentation admission: A cynical stunt?
The dating site OkCupid has freely admitted lying to its customers, but is there more to their coming clean than meets the eye?