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Facebook, armed with data, helps others show mobile ads

Facebook's mobile advertising network is now open for business

FTC warns of using big data to exclude consumers

The agency will enforce existing laws related to privacy and discrimination, the FTC's chairwoman says


Dropbox reports a steady rise in government data requests

The firm received 268 requests during the first half of 2014

Google's Project Wing building drone delivery service

Google's unmanned flying vehicles could one day deliver retail items to people's homes

Baidu partners with U.N. to tackle e-waste in China

Baidu and the United Nations Development Programme have opened a joint lab

Philadelphia uses Salesforce.com for upgraded 311 system

Community portals, social media analysis and better insight into problem resolution are on tap for Philly residents

Microsoft makes Bing search more chatty

A new feature lets people simplify how they phrase their questions

'Canvas fingerprinting' tracking is sneaky but easy to halt

At least two browser extensions can stop the tracking method, which was in wide use earlier this year

Stealthy Web tracking tools pose increasing privacy risks to users

The use of such tracking tools may be unknown to most users, according to a research paper

Yahoo buys Flurry to make more money from mobile apps

The deal could help Yahoo better target ads on mobile devices

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