Karen Datko

Karen Datko

A veteran of three decades in the newspaper business, I moved to online writing and editing in 2007, specializing in personal finance. I'm frugal but not cheap, have zero debt and paid off my mortgage in 11 years. I live with my two dogs in Havre, Mont.

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Facebook Wants to Listen to What You Hear

A new optional feature of the Facebook smartphone app turns on your phone’s microphone so Facebook can identify and share the music or TV show you’re listening to or viewing.

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New data from Netflix shows a noticeable drop in speed for customers who stream movies through Verizon FiOS and Comcast, at the same time the speed from other Internet service providers has improved or held steady.