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Another uh-oh for Facebook and its users. The company says in late May, a software bug accidentally made private posts from 14 million users public, for 10 days. After the glitch was discovered, it took five days for Facebook to reverse it. According to Cheddar, the company has started alerting users who were impacted.
No, you're not crazy - your Starbucks is getting more expensive. The coffee giant has quietly raised prices on all sizes of its brewed coffee between 10 and 20 cents in most of its 8,000 U.S. stores. That cup of joe will now cost you roughly $2. Starbucks says the price increases are in line with the general rate of inflation in the dine-out industry.
LinkedIn wants you to locate a job near your home. The site is launching a new feature called "your commute" to allow users to check out office locations and commute times before making any career decisions. LinkedIn says the feature is meant to help its 500 million users find exactly the right place to work next.