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Founder of ‘Russia’s Facebook’ Says Government Demanded Ukraine Protestors’ Data

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The founder of the Russian social network Vkontakte (dubbed the “Russian Facebook” by Western media) says his country’s Federal Security Service demanded the personal information of Ukraine’s Euromaidan organizers — and he refused to hand it over.

“On December 13, 2013 the FSB demanded from us to turn over the personal data of organizers of the Euromaidan protesters,” Pavel Durov wrote in a post (English translation) on his VKontakte page on…

Now You Can Buy Microsoft Office 365 for $6.99 a Month

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Microsoft began selling Office 365 Personal on Tuesday, a variant of its productivity suite that delivers all the apps for only $6.99 per month. (The full Home version sells for $9.99 per month.)

The tradeoff is in the number of your devices that can be running Office. The Personal version allows you to install Office on only a single PC or Mac, plus one tablet. So if, like many households, that combo constitutes the entirety of your large-screen computing devices, Office 365 Personal makes…

‘Mad Men’ Recap: Still Seeking Satisfaction When ‘Having It All’ Isn’t Enough

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“Are you ready? Because I want you to pay attention. This is the beginning of something.”

Those three sentences delivered by Freddy Rumsen direct-to-camera lead off a potential ad campaign pitch for Accutron watches. But ultimately, Freddy’s speech marks the beginning of the end for AMC’s beloved and highly-stylized period drama, Mad Men.

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Downloading Pirated Content Is Now Illegal in the Netherlands

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Downloading pirated content such as copyrighted movies or music is now illegal in the Netherlands, the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice announced on Thursdayreports.

Until now, downloading copyrighted material in the Netherlands was permitted for personal use, effectively allowing Dutch citizens to download pirated content freely. The announcement comes after the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that a Dutch law that makes no distinction between personal copies made from legal…

Colbert Was CBS’ ‘Late Show’ Guy Since 2012 — And Yes, He’ll Keep the Name

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Stephen Colbert will end The Colbert Report when his contract expires at the end of 2014, take a break, and start gearing up to take over The Late Show most likely in the fall of 2015 — capping an informal succession plan that’s been in motion going back as far as December 2012, Mashable has learned.

And there’s no need to switch to an Americanized pronunciation of his name: Colbert won’t go back to KOHL-bert, but will keep the soft-ending kohl-BAYR, which he took on back in college. It was…

8 Personal Fitness Tools to Get You Ready for Beach Season

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If you’re planning to hit the beach this summer, now is the time to start working out. That could mean losing weight, bulking up or just supercharging the fitness goals you’ve been working on all winter long

But if you’re just getting started, or picking up after giving up on a past resolution, you’ll want to pick a fitness program that will stick. After all, you only have so much time and energy each day — you’ll want to be as efficient as possible.

8 Personal Fitness Tools to Get You Ready for Beach Season

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If you’re planning to hit the beach this summer, now is the time to start working out. That could mean losing weight, bulking up or just supercharging the fitness goals you’ve been working on all winter long

But if you’re just getting started, or picking up after giving up on a past resolution, you’ll want to pick a fitness program that will stick. After all, you only have so much time and energy each day — you’ll want to be as efficient as possible.

The 20 Most Socially Progressive Countries in the World

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The Social Progress Imperative, a U.S.-based non-profit that focuses on advancing global progress, released a new index last week that ranked 132 countries based on a variety of indicators, including basic human needs, foundations of well-being and opportunity.

According to the Social Progress Index (SPI) 2014, the most socially progressive country is New Zealand in terms of personal rights and freedom, Internet access and school enrollment. It was followed by Switzerland, Iceland, the…

How Social Media Can Serve Your Business

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Though most of us use social media as a way to keep up with friends or take photos of what we’re eating, it’s increasing its value and importance in many other fields. Specifically, social media and technology are helping businesses become more productive and do things that might once have been unimaginable.

It gives the little guys a chance to compete with Fortune 500 companies, and customers the ability to find everyone in between. If your company is looking for a change, but has yet…

I, Cortana: How Microsoft’s Answer to Siri Was Born

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I’ve just told my new personal assistant that she sucks. She responds very calmly, telling me that my outburst may result in “early-onset rampancy” before giving me the silent treatment.

She’s not really my personal assistant, of course, and she doesn’t actually suck. Her name is Cortana, Microsoft‘s new voice-enabled virtual assistant for Windows Phone, and I’ve been trying to stump her with some offbeat requests.

Generally, she’s been…