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Sony and the rise of state-sponsored hacking

North Korea has been blamed for one of the most destructive cyberattacks on a company in US history. It's just the latest in a string of hacks sanctioned and funded by governments.

By December 20, 2014

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AT&T says 'sponsored data' does not violate Net neutrality

AT&T's top exec in Washington denies the company's new "sponsored data" service will hurt consumers, amid claims from digital rights advocates that it violates FCC Net neutrality rules.

By January 9, 2014

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AT&T dials up toll-free 'Sponsored Data' as CES starts

Long-talked about, AT&T is the first of the carriers to pull the trigger on the 1-800 equivalent of data that wouldn't count against customers' caps.

By January 6, 2014

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Wow. Such fast. Dogecoin to sponsor Nascar racer

Enthusiastic Dogecoin-toting Reddit users pooled together a chunk of cryptocurrency change to sponsor a Nascar driver at Talladega Superspeedway.

By March 26, 2014

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Facebook wins final approval for 'Sponsored Stories' settlement

The social network pays out $20 million and adds more user controls to settle a lawsuit over a feature that publicized users' "likes" on advertisements without permission or compensation.

By August 26, 2013

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Facebook to sunset Sponsored Stories by April

The controversial type of ad unit, which was the focus of a class action lawsuit, will soon be no more.

By January 9, 2014

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Google's sponsored products could cost you more money

A study from the Financial Times claims that products appearing at the top of a Google search are pricier than those that show up lower in the results.

By November 25, 2013

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NFL, Facebook ink ad deal on game clips, report says

The NFL and Facebook will share revenue generated from the video ads, which will show up in news feeds, according to The Wall Street Journal.

By December 24, 2014

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Men think they can fix a computer (but can't), study says

A study suggests that men are especially keen to let it be known they know how to fix a computer, but their actual knowledge may not match their bravado.

By November 17, 2014

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Watch man trounce a Ferrari on his 207 mph rocket bike

That's right. Swiss François Gissy put a rocket on his bicycle, got up to an insane speed and left a Ferrari in the dust. And you can watch.

By November 10, 2014