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Facebook Nude-Painting Case Can Face Trial In France

By Philippe Sotto | Feb 13
If you post a 19th-century nude painting on Facebook, is it art or impermissible nudity? That question is now cleared for trial in France, after an appeals court there ruled that an aggrieved user can sue the social network over the issue.

Disappearing Act: Twitter Reports Flatlining User Growth

PERSONAL TECH | By Michael Liedtke | Feb 14
Twitter set out to build a virtual town square bustling with billions of people. But it's starting to look more like a novelty stand as the masses flock to other services that strike a more personal chord.

Neanderthal DNA May Influence Modern Depression Risk

SCIENCE | By Malcolm Ritter | Feb 14
Researchers found evidence that one bit of Neanderthal DNA can boost the risk of tobacco addiction, while others can slightly raise or lower the risk of being diagnosed with depression.

Head Of Google In Europe Grilled By UK Lawmakers

PERSONAL TECH | By Danica Kirka | Feb 13
A British parliamentary committee has grilled Google's president of European operations, questioning in blunt terms whether the Internet giant had paid its fair share of taxes

Facebook Nude-Painting Case Can Face Trial In France

PERSONAL TECH | By Philippe Sotto | Feb 13
If you post a 19th-century nude painting on Facebook, is it art or impermissible nudity? That question is now cleared for trial in France, after an appeals court there ruled that an aggrieved user can sue the social network over the issue.

Amazon Debuts Series Based On New Yorker Magazine

PERSONAL TECH | By David Bauder | Feb 13
Makers of "The New Yorker Presents" achieved the small miracle of capturing the magazine's rhythm and pioneering a "60 Minutes"-style newsmagazine with the work done by documentarians instead of news reporters.