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Keep Your Job: Facebook "Likes" Aren’t Free Speech

Keep Your Job: Facebook "Likes" Aren’t Free Speech

Facebook is not constitutionally protected speech, according to a federal ruling, in a case where public employees were allegedly fired over “liking” their bosses’ political opponent on their profiles.
Kate Knibbs in Facebook



Turn Everything Into a Touchscreen

Turn Everything Into a Touchscreen

New touch-sensitive technology may turn everyday objects into touchscreens, revolutionizing home goods and gaming.
Kate Knibbs in Innovations & Inventions



Fixing Airport Security With Technology

Fixing Airport Security With Technology

The Transportation Security Administration is facing increasing scrutiny over its high- and low-tech security tactics, at a time when critics say a total overhaul is needed.
Kate Knibbs in Health & Safety



Why the U.S. Needs a Better Emergency Network

Why the U.S. Needs a Better Emergency Network

Phones come in handy in a crisis, as long as they work, and Japan is striving to build networks that work in the most extreme of conditions.
Kate Knibbs in Health & Safety



Media-Mind: Hulu Strong-Armed by the Dark Side

Media-Mind: Hulu Strong-Armed by the Dark Side

Hulu may require users to log in with their cable subscription information to watch content, as the cable industry leans on its advantages to keep customers from cutting the cord.
Joe Arico in Arts & Entertainment



Why Facebook Is More Dangerous Than You Think

Why Facebook Is More Dangerous Than You Think

Facebook is keeping tabs on users beyond what they may expect, Consumer Reports discovered, highlighting how people like insurers and burglars can exploit the activity feed.
Kate Knibbs in Facebook



Tween Girls: The Changing Face of Gaming

Tween Girls: The Changing Face of Gaming

More tween girls are turning to the Web to take quizzes and play social role-playing games, illustrating how a key demographic is paving the way for future gameplay.
Margaret Rock in Apps & Games



Is That Grandma on Facebook?

Is That Grandma on Facebook?

The oldest baby boomers will turn 65 this year, joining a growing senior citizen population learning to stay young at heart with the promise of social networks.
Margaret Rock in Twitter



Why Mobile Payments Are in Trouble

Why Mobile Payments Are in Trouble

Retailers, financial institutions, carriers and phone makers are banking on mobile payments, but the emerging industry could hit a significant roadblock: reluctant consumers, concerned about privacy and security.
Kat Ascharya in Mobile Payments



How Carriers Use Data to Control Customers

How Carriers Use Data to Control Customers

Two-thirds of Americans say they are unwilling to pay more than $50 per month for a mobile data plan, but eventually they’ll have to eat those words or change the way they use their smartphones.
Joe Arico in Mobile