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A hairdresser blow-dries a wig on a mannequin.

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A hairdresser blow-dries a wig on a mannequin.

White House Correspondents’ Dinner: Brazilian Blowouts Here

As if the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner hadn’t already given rise to a cultural and commercial circus reaching well beyond the ballroom of the Washington Hilton, the marketers at Google have staked out a place of distinction at...

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif during a joint press conference  on March 9, 2014 in Tehran.

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif during a joint press conference on March 9, 2014 in Tehran.

Zarif’s Facebook Fame Proves Fickle

Iran’s poetry-quoting Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is finding that Facebook friends can be fickle. Last year, Zarif, who has 858,000 fans, was lauded for his Facebook diplomacy, sharing his insights and even itinerary of his overseas online as nuclear...

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Mark Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive officer of Facebook Inc., adjusts his jacket while arriving at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 19, 2013.

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Mark Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive officer of Facebook Inc., adjusts his jacket while arriving at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 19, 2013.

Facebook at 10, Where Friends Unfriend and Shares Fetch $62

Making friends is easy, it turns out. Keeping them can be challenging sometimes. Real world friends can turn virtually unfriendly. These are among the conclusions to be drawn from Facebook, which is turning 10 tomorrow and going for  more than...

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Sean Eldridge at the State University of New York in New Paltz, N.Y. on May 30, 2013.

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Sean Eldridge at the State University of New York in New Paltz, N.Y. on May 30, 2013.

Steyer, Google’s Schmidt investing in Facebook Spouse’s House Race

Tom Steyer, the billionaire former hedge fund manager opposed to the Keystone XL pipeline, and Google Inc. executive chairman Eric Schmidt are aiding the House campaign of New York’s Sean Eldridge, a Democratic venture capitalist seeking to unseat Republican Rep....

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Liz Cheney during a campaign appearance in Casper, Wyo., on July 17, 2013.

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Liz Cheney during a campaign appearance in Casper, Wyo., on July 17, 2013.

Cheney’s Exit: A Family Matter?

Updated at 9:15, 9:24 and 10:27 am EST Liz Cheney, the former vice president’s daughter who mounted a party-splitting campaign for Senate in Wyoming, says she is abandoning the race for “family health” reasons. To the outward world, the family...

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An Iranian man looks at a Facebook page bearing portraits of Argentinian football star Lionel Messi and Brazilian model Fernanda Lima, a presenter at the World Cup draw, at his office in Tehean on Dec. 9, 2013.

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An Iranian man looks at a Facebook page bearing portraits of Argentinian football star Lionel Messi and Brazilian model Fernanda Lima, a presenter at the World Cup draw, at his office in Tehean on Dec. 9, 2013.

Facebook Tehran-Style: Never Saying You’re Sorry to the French

Last month, after French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius put the brakes on a nuclear deal among Iran and world powers in Geneva, many Iranians vented their anger online, leaving both humorous and abusive comments on his Facebook page. Iranian state...

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U.S. army soldiers at Outpost Monti in Kunar province.

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U.S. army soldiers at Outpost Monti in Kunar province.

‘Loose Tweets Sink Fleets?’ – En Garde

While the nation’s leading Internet communicators ask the government to exercise some restraint in surveillance, the government is asking members of the military to watch their own communications. Loose lips may sink ships, the U.S. Central Comand says, but “loose...

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Mark Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive officer of Facebook Inc., center, rides on the Senate subway with Senator Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat from Minnesota, left, following a meeting with members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 19, 2013.

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Mark Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive officer of Facebook Inc., center, rides on the Senate subway with Senator Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat from Minnesota, left, following a meeting with members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 19, 2013.

Internet vs. Government: Google et al

The biggest names in online communications are aligning in a bid to rein in unfettered government surveillance. “It is time for the world’s governments to address the practices and laws regulating government surveillance of individuals and access to their information,”...

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