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Microsoft is closing the social network you forgot it ever launched

So.cl, the little-known and probably much-forgotten social network project from Microsoft Research’s FUSE Labs division, is closing down. The service was launched in late 2011 as a social community where the objective was “collaborative consumption, not communication.” Initially for students, So.cl opened up to anyone once it had gotten going and subsequently ...

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Researcher finds bug that allowed free Uber rides

Uber has patched a bug in its code that allowed a researcher — and anyone else who might’ve discovered the problem — to hail Uber rides without paying for them. Anand Prakash, a security researcher, discovered the bug in August and received permission from Uber to test it in the U.S. ...

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Snapchat stock finishes up 44% on first day

Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, had a great day in its debut on the New York Stock Exchange. After pricing the IPO at $17 per share yesterday, the stock opened at $24. It then closed the day at $24.51, a 44% premium to the people who bought it yesterday. But like with all ...

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Email privacy could be a quick win for Trump and Congress

One clear message President Donald Trump has sent about his administration is that he is willing to challenge the Republican majority in Congress. In fact, Trump made news by criticizing a rule change supported by Congressional Republicans, after which Republicans quickly retracted their plans. Mr. Trump’s emphasis on making deals ...

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