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Diaspora Co-Founder Ilya Zhtiomirskiy Found Dead
 Co-Founder, 22, 
 Found Dead 

Diaspora Co-Founder, 22, Found Dead

Ilya Zhitomirskiy may have committed suicide

(Newser) - A programmer and online privacy advocate some hailed as an "anti-Mark Zuckerberg" has been found dead at the age of 22. Ilya Zhitomirskiy, one of four friends from New York University who founded open-source social network Diaspora, was found dead on Saturday by police in San Francisco responding to...

Facebook Rival Diaspora Offers Peek at New Site

Creators release code for developers, put emphasis on privacy

(Newser) - Developers have been given a preview of a site that aims to be a privacy-conscious rival to Facebook. The team behind open-source social networking project Diaspora have released the project's source code. "This is now a community project and development is open to anyone with the technical expertise who...

Facebook Squirms Over 'Privacy Panic' Huddle

Meet part of usual 'open culture,' say nervous execs

(Newser) - Facebook officials are scrambling to downplay an emergency meeting reportedly held to address mounting public fury as the company mines users' private information to boost profits. Senators have called on Facebook officials to rethink the latest privacy breaches, hordes of users are deleting their accounts and European Internet experts have...

Angry Facebook Users Search for the Exit

Open-source Facebook rival gathers steam

(Newser) - The newest and hottest Facebook trend is quitting Facebook. Some of the site's 400 million users—including several high-profile technology pundits—have been deleting their accounts, citing privacy concerns. The social networking site doesn't release statistics on how many people scuttle their accounts, but Google searches on how to quit...

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