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Facebook Tweaks Android Phones To Build New ‘Home’

By Michael Liedtke and Barbara Ortutay MENLO PARK, California (AP) – With its new “Home” on Android gadgets, Facebook is trying to prove that a company doesn’t have to make a smartphone or operating system to define how people interact with mobile technology. The audacious move will provide further insights into how pervasive Facebook has [...]

In Death, Facebook Photos Could Fade Away Forever

By Lauren Gambino BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) – A grieving Oregon mother who battled Facebook for full access to her deceased son’s account has been pushing for years for something that would prevent others from losing photos, messages and other memories – as she did. “Everybody’s going to face this kind of a situation at some [...]

Hackers Use US Alert System For Zombie Warnings

By Jeff Karoub and Matthew Brown DETROIT, Mich. (AP) – Warnings about the zombie apocalypse may seem pretty amusing, but officials say they’re dead serious about figuring out who hacked into the U.S. public warning system to broadcast such messages in a handful of states. So far, people in California, Michigan, Montana and New Mexico [...]

Blog Focuses On Champaign Buildings

By Mary Schenk CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) – When T.J. Blakeman goes for a walk in downtown Champaign, he sees not just the buildings as they are, he sees what they were. The man who is a city planner by day and preserver of history in his off hours recently launched a blog about those buildings [...]

Black Boxes In Cars Raise Privacy Concerns

By Joan Lowy WASHINGTON (AP) – Many motorists do not know it, but it is likely that every time they get behind the wheel, there’s a snitch along for the ride. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration proposed long-delayed regulations requiring auto manufacturers to include event data recorders – better known as “black boxes” – [...]