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Porn bigwig extradited to Germany for tax evasion

The man behind PornHub, YouPorn, and Brazzers was arrested in Belgium and extradited to Germany for allegedly not keeping clean on his taxes.

By December 16, 2012


5 social network predictions for 2012

It's not all Facebook, Facebook, Facebook.

By December 28, 2011


MoveOn to Facebook: We caught you red-handed

The activist group heats up its feud with the social network by alleging that it had once planned to make its controversial "Beacon" advertising more privacy-friendly, but then decided not to.

By November 26, 2007


Facebook responds to MoveOn criticism of ad program

The social-networking site issues a statement saying its "Beacon" advertisements are innovative, not invasive.

By November 20, 2007


Verizon defends Net neutrality plan with Google

Verizon's Tom Tauke lashes out at critics who have attacked the company's announcement with Google, calling the complaints misguided and based on mischaracterizations of the joint proposal.

By August 23, 2010


Activist groups launch new Facebook privacy offensive

MoveOn.org and the Electronic Frontier Foundation are both campaigning against new modifications at Facebook that once again change the policies that govern users' privacy.

By April 30, 2010


Facebook's impending fight with D.C. (FAQ)

Four senators have petitioned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg highlighting concerns about handling of user data. Here's how this new scrutiny could shape the immediate and long-term future of Facebook.

By April 30, 2010


Crowdsourcing start-up aims to change the world

A new organization launching Tuesday aims to crowdsource millions of 99-cent gifts to fund hundreds of science and technology start-ups that could help solve the world's biggest problems.

By April 5, 2010


Facebook details new privacy settings

All Facebook users will soon be required to configure their privacy settings, though the company encourages people to keep some information public.

By December 9, 2009


Facebook Beacon has poked its last

As part of the terms of a class action settlement against the ill-fated advertising experiment, Facebook will finally shut it down--and create a $9.5 million "settlement fund" to create an independent online privacy foundation.

By September 18, 2009