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Private Browsing Settings Aren’t as Private as You Think

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Let’s be honest: There’s probably a few things you’ve been looking at online that you don’t want anyone to know about

Whether you’re secretly searching for a gift for someone who uses your computer, planning a surprise event or just looking at websites you’d prefer to keep to yourself, there are plenty of reasons to want to keep your web history in the shadows.

There a few different ways of doing this, and they all…

Hostels Embrace Airbnb in Effort to Escape Rising Booking Fees

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At the Pacific Tradewinds Hostel in San Francisco, owner Darren Overby has found an unlikely ally in his efforts to keep his hostel’s operating costs down: Airbnb

Though the website is primarily associated with apartment rentals (and considered by many as a scourge to budget travel operators in general), Airbnb has become a refuge of sorts for hostel owners seeking to avoid the rising fees of websites like Hostelworld.com and Hostelbookers.com. After Hostelworld’s parent bought Hostelbookers

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The Vine Movement to Call Out Trolls

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When there’s a lot of interaction on a given social network, it’s a good sign that users are paying attention to each other’s content. But high rates of engagement can often give way to disagreement and discord.

People who cross the line with vindictive comments are labeled “trolls,” meaning they stir up trouble, spark arguments and irritate others across the web. Trolls are a special breed, and they can be a pain to deal with on any social network.

How Kevin Systrom Controls Every Ad on Instagram

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ASPEN — Photo-sharing network Instagram still hasn’t fully rolled out its strategy for selling ads on the service. But CEO and cofounder Kevin Systrom has revealed that he has an unusual and unprecedented amount of control over photo ads before they go up on the service.

“I’m looking at every ad,” Systrom told the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference at the Aspen Institute on Tuesday. “We implemented that early on.” He added that he had the power to reject or suggest changes to the content

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Mapping the Most Important Supreme Court Decisions Since 1946

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A group of protesters opposed to Hobby Lobby’s exemption from covering contraceptives for employees protests the Supreme Court’s decision

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Every year, the Supreme Court is in the spotlight for two weeks at the end of June as it delivers rulings on its most pressing and potentially influential cases

In just the past three years, SCOTUS upheld the Affordable Care Act, struck down the Defense of Marriage Act and part of the Voting Rights Act, and allowed…

Mapping the Most Important Supreme Court Decisions Since 1946

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A group of protesters opposed to Hobby Lobby’s exemption from covering contraceptives for employees protests the Supreme Court’s decision

Image: Flickr, American Life League

Every year, the Supreme Court is in the spotlight for two weeks at the end of June as it delivers rulings on its most pressing and potentially influential cases

In just the past three years, SCOTUS upheld the Affordable Care Act, struck down the Defense of Marriage Act and part of the Voting Rights Act, and allowed…

Jaguar Concept Windshield Shows Off Augmented Reality in the Car

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The self-driving car trend is gradually picking up momentum, but there are other game-changing innovations coming to the auto industry that have nothing to do with surrendering control of your car to a robot

Jaguar Land Rover’s new Virtual Windscreen concept wants to provide drivers with an interactive virtual display on the car’s windshield, delivering a kind of augmented-reality experience.

The concept system’s features, as shown…

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How a Paralyzed Man Moved His Fingers With His Mind

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Ian Burkhart had barely finished his freshman year of college when he broke his neck.

Standing on top of a cliff in North Carolina’s Outer Banks, which overlooked an orange sandbar jutting into the Atlantic Ocean, he dove hands-first toward the deceptively shallow water below

“It happened so fast. There was this loud snap,” he says

The impact with the sandbar broke his vertebrae at what’s called the C5 level, paralyzing his body from the elbows down. He spent the next four months recovering….

The Top 10 Reasons You’re Still Clinging to Facebook

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Top 10 Reasons for Clinging to Facebook

Facebook has us hooked, and most of us aren’t saying goodbye anytime soon.

The thought of deleting your Facebook account permanently has probably crossed your mind. But whether it’s FOMO or wanting to keep in touch with others, something holds us back and we’re unable to escape the social media giant

Here are the top 10 reasons why we’re still clinging to Facebook

1. Facebook is one of the best ways to stay in touch.

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