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Facebook hits milestone - a billion people logged in on a single day, 1/7 of world population

NEW YORK — A billion people logged in to Facebook on a single day this week, marking the first time that many members used the world’s largest online social network in a 24-hour period. The number amounts to one-seventh of the Earth’s population.

Hackers say they’ve leaked massive database of Ashley Madison users to the Internet

LONDON — Hackers claim to have leaked a massive list of users from Ashley Madison, a matchmaking website for cheating spouses, saying its owners had refused to bow to their demands to close the site.

A message posted online said “Time’s Up!” and accused parent company Avid Life Media of deceit and incompetence.

“Now everyone gets to see their data,” the statement said.

High-tech cars helping blur traditional boundaries of auto, tech industries

PALO ALTO, Calif. — The office has all the trappings of a high-tech startup. There’s a giant beanbag in the foyer and erasable, white board walls for brainstorming. Someone’s pet dog lounges happily on the sunny balcony.

Welcome to the Palo Alto home of the Ford Motor Co., six miles from the headquarters of Google.

Google changing operating structure, it will be part of holding company called ‘Alphabet’

SAN FRANCISCO — One of tech’s biggest names, Google, is reorganizing under a new moniker — “Alphabet” — in a move underscoring its founders’ ambitions to pursue ventures far beyond the company’s Internet search core, from self-driving cars to cutting-edge medical research.