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Not Bad for 15 Months: Yahoo's Ex-COO Gets $58M Severance Package

Not Bad for 15 Months: Yahoo's Ex-COO Gets $58M Severance Package
Henrique de Castro, Yahoo's Chief Operating Officer for all of a whopping 15 months, was paid a severance package of $58 million, calling into question CEO Marissa Mayer's hiring of him in the first place.
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Getting High on Their Own Supply: Apple, Samsung Can't Put Down Their Phones, Even in Court

Getting High on Their Own Supply: Apple, Samsung Can't Put Down Their Phones, Even in Court
These people really love what they do – both plaintiffs and defendants in the Apple/Samsung patent fight are having a hard time putting their phones down. And the judge is getting increasingly frustrated.
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Ocean of Liquid Water Found Under Icy Surface of Saturn Moon

Ocean of Liquid Water Found Under Icy Surface of Saturn Moon
Under the surface of Saturn's tiny little moon lies a vast ocean. Scientists have confirmed the body of water on Enceladus, and claim that the subsurface ocean would be "a very attractive potential place to look for life."
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Absent Net Neutrality, Inequality Increases

Absent Net Neutrality, Inequality Increases
A primer on how eroding net neutrality with directly – and immediately – affect inequality.
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Hackers Nab Personal Information off Yahoo Email Accounts

Hackers Nab Personal Information off Yahoo Email Accounts
Hackers grabbed personal information of Yahoo email accounts, then used that to gather data on the account owners and their contacts. Yahoo has not released just how many users were affected.
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Apple Forced to Pay Back Kids' In-App Buying Sprees

Apple Forced to Pay Back Kids' In-App Buying Sprees
Following thousands of complaints, Apple has agreed to pay back at least $32.5 million for spending sprees children went on while playing their favorite games on Apple's various mobile devices. In-app purchases were not adequately marked as real-life, and too easy for the kids to click and buy, say the parents lodging the complaints.
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You Find Your Own Date, Though: Twitter, Comcast Agreement Allows Users to Access Movies, TV Shows

You Find Your Own Date, Though: Twitter, Comcast Agreement Allows Users to Access Movies, TV Shows
An agreement between Comcast and Twitter will allow access to movies and TV shows via the microblogging site. Comcast customers would even be able to press record on their DVRs from afar directly from the web.
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Thin Blue Line: New Social Media Site Exclusively for Police to Debut in October

Thin Blue Line: New Social Media Site Exclusively for Police to Debut in October
The final stages are near completion for the launch of a law enforcement social media network designed exclusively for the men and women in blue. Created by former NYC police commissioner and LA Police Chief Bill Bratton, BlueLine is being touted as a site where officers can share their expertise, insight and information securely through video, instant messaging, videoconferencing and screen share capabilities.
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Terry Collins
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Robert McChesney: How Capitalism Is Turning the Internet Against Democracy

Robert McChesney: How Capitalism Is Turning the Internet Against Democracy
Robert McChesney discusses a host of internet issues in this Majority Report interview.
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Former FCC Member: Broadband in State of Emergency, One Third of US Lacks Access

Former FCC Member: Broadband in State of Emergency, One Third of US Lacks Access
A former Federal Communications Commission member says that America's "communities of the ignored" — people with disabilities, minority and diversity groups, rural farmers and villagers, the inner city poor, and Native Americans — are facing stark obstacles in participating online in a world that progressively requires online participation.
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Ben Resnik
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