Juan Carlos PerezNews Editor, IDG News Service

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Juan Carlos Perez is a News Editor at IDG News Service, a wire service that covers the technology industry for all of the online and print magazines published globally by International Data Group.

Chrome browser gets tuned for gaming

Google on Tuesday released a Chrome upgrade that improves how the browser renders 3D applications, including mouse-controlled games.

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Browser plug-in and website warn about data harvesting by Facebook apps

Secure.me has launched a website and a browser plug-in designed to make Facebook users aware of the personal information that gets harvested by third-party applications.

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Consumer Watchdog challenges Google-FTC privacy settlement

The nonprofit consumer advocacy group is dialing up its criticism of the proposed privacy settlement between the Federal Trade Commission and Google.

Hulu gives its site a major makeover

Hulu has redesigned its streaming video site to simplify content discovery and make it more appealing.

Ustream preps iPhone app for live-streaming video to Facebook profiles

Facebook users will be able to broadcast live iPhone video on their Timelines using an app from Ustream.

Twitter co-founders seek to shake up Web publishing with Medium

Twitter co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone have unveiled a preview of Medium, which they describe as a new Web publishing platform.

Google to buy travel brand Frommer's

Google plans to buy the travel guide publisher Frommer's, as well as other travel publishing assets, from John Wiley & Sons, as the search company continues beefing up its original content.

FTC gives final approval to Facebook privacy settlement

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has approved a settlement with Facebook related to charges that the social networking leader deceived consumers regarding the privacy of their data.

Four high-level Facebook officials resign in the past week

Facebook has confirmed that four high-ranking managers are moving on from the company, news that will fuel speculation that the social networking giant may suffer a talent drain in the wake of its IPO.

Google to pay $22.5 million fine over Safari privacy violations

Google will pay a historic fine to settle U.S. government charges that it violated privacy laws when it tracked via cookies users of Apple's Safari browser.

Google upgrades Gmail video chat with Hangouts

Google will begin replacing Gmail's existing video chat system with a new, better one based on the Hangouts feature from its Google+ social networking.