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Facebook Announces Plans To Sell More User Data To Advertisers

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 3:01pm

Facebook will share users' Web browsing habits with advertisers in order to help the latter target their ads more effectively. At the same time, Facebook announced a feature that allows users to see why targeted ads are coming their way.

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Facebook Ad Targeting Will Use Even More Of Your Data

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 12:14pm

It will start drawing on Web browsing data to determine what ads users see, while allowing them to edit their own data profiles. Privacy advocates say the changes put too much burden on consumers.

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How Dame Shirley Jumped Over Tech's Gender Gap In The 1960s

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 7:09am

Dame Stephanie "Steve" Shirley founded one of the U.K.'s first software startups, run almost entirely by women. The industry still has gender inequality, but Shirley showed alternatives were possible.

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Fear Index Rate Reflects Investor Boredom

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 4:12am

An economic indicator commonly called the "Fear Index" is hitting lows not seen since before the financial crisis. Our Planet Money team investigates.

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Paula Deen Is Back In The Kitchen With Web Show

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 4:12am

The former Food Network host has been lying low since she admitted to using racial slurs, and revealing that she has diabetes. The Paula Deen Network is a digital subscription channel.

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Study: Climate Change Is A Growing Threat To Corn Production

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 4:12am

Volatile weather has led to supply and price shocks that have rippled through 16 industries dependent on corn. From the meat industry to the ethanol industry, prices are higher for consumers.

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'Lego Movie' Caught In Amazon's Battle With Warner Home Video

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 4:12am

In much the same way it's fighting with publisher Hachette, Amazon is battling with Warner Home Video over terms for its DVD releases. Amazon is denying advance orders of The Lego Movie.

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How Well Do Tech Companies Protect Your Data From Snooping?

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 2:20am

We looked at 15 top companies and services that handle your email or store your data every day to see what steps they take to keep it from prying eyes. See how they stack up.

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Uber's Rapid Growth Pits Innovation Against Existing Laws

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 2:15am

The fast-growing startup is operating in more than 100 cities around the world. But Uber, which is valued at $17 billion, faces opposition from traditional taxis and regulators.

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Fight Over Calif. Oyster Company Splits Chefs And Land Defenders

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 2:09am

Drakes Bay Oyster Company is resisting the expiration of its lease in Marin County, Calif. The debate may reach the Supreme Court, and it's dividing residents of the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Suicide Rate In U.S. And Europe Climbed During Great Recession

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 7:45pm

Scientists can't prove a causal link, but the disturbing correlation in the data deserves a closer look, researchers say. Some countries seemed more resilient than others.

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