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Historic Navy Carrier Sold ... for a Penny

USS Forrestal will become scrap metal after 4 decades of service

(Newser) - A supercarrier once hailed as the "biggest ship ever built" has been sold—for a price that must rank among the smallest ever: one penny, paid by the seller. All Star Metals now owns the historic USS Forrestal after the Pentagon paid it one cent to dismantle and recycle... More »

'Dating Site' Lifts 250K Facebook Profiles

Creators say their work explores online identity

(Newser) - A website calling itself a dating service managed to launch with a whopping 250,000 profiles—by scraping data from public Facebook profiles. Lovely-Faces.com took names, images, and locations from thousands of users and used an algorithm to place them in categories like “Easy Going,” “Smug,... More »

New Web Trend Sparks David vs. Goliath 2.0

Web giants mobilize to stop developers from 'scraping' their content

(Newser) - Some call it “scraping,” others call it “importing.” Either way, it’s a controversial process pitting independent software developers against the titans of the cyber world: Techies compile, or scrape, loads of data from search engines and social networking sites and pool the data on their... More »

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