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  • Oklahoma Girl Scout sets cookie sales record at over 18,000 boxes March 25, 2014

    A nearly 30-year-old record for Girl Scout cookie sales has been crumbled by Oklahoma City scout Katie Francis, who has so far sold 18,107 boxes by asking anyone who crossed her path to buy some of the sweets. "There's three ingredients to selling cookies: There's lots of time, lots of commitment,...
  • Woman wins $2 million in Powerball drawing after playing the numbers she found in her fortune cookie March 10, 2014

    A 75-year-old New York woman found her fortune in a cookie. Emma Duvoll won $2 million in a recent Powerball drawing after playing the numbers found in her fortune cookie. The retired Bronx resident bought the lottery ticket after dining at a Chinese restaurant in Greenwich Village. The Daily News reports that...
  • Watch: How to make Ginger bread cookies at home this Christmas December 24, 2013

    As Christmas is just a day away, here's an easy recipe for those perfect Christmas treats. Here is an easy way to make the sinful Ginger bread cookies at home. ...
  • This is hilarious! Comedian bakes iPhone cookies to fool cops, live tweets as the stunt backfires December 12, 2013

    You think you've seen everything. Apparently not. Comedian Randy Liedtke baked a batch of cookies that looked like iPhones in the hope of baiting a cop into pulling him over for talking on a phone while driving. But the stunt totally backfired as he live tweeted the entire thing. "Baked...
  • Twitter to now serve ads based on users' browsing history December 6, 2013

    San Francisco: Twitter will begin showing ads to users based on their browsing history, it said on Thursday, becoming the latest Internet company to employ the controversial but increasingly widespread tracking technology. Twitter's new advertising feature allows marketers to use cookies small files planted in Web surfers' computers that contain...
  • How technology reveals the kind of shopper you are November 30, 2013

    Washington: Advances in technology have never made finding deals this holiday season so easy or so creepy. Marketers and mobile app developers have developed creative new ways to help shoppers find what they want for less. But these inventive techniques also allow for more aggressive tracking of consumer behaviour, whether...
  • Twitter begins cookiebased ad targeting July 4, 2013

    San Francisco: Twitter Inc said Wednesday it would begin showing individually targeted ads using cookies, an effective online tracking technology that has also fuelled concerns about internet privacy. Twitter is only the latest Web company to use cookies, which have been deployed for years by firms like Google Inc, Facebook Inc,...
  • US Presidential poll: Michelle, Ann woo voters with cookies November 3, 2012

    The final days of the US election campaigns can get a little salty. However, at restaurants in the nation's capital, election season has been pretty sweet. Chefs have been cooking up candidateinspired dishes, and putting them headtohead. At Occidental Grill, diners receive one of Ann Romney's M&M cookies, one of Michelle Obama's...
  • Google to pay $ 22.5 mn fine for violating privacy August 10, 2012

    Washington: Internet giant Google has agreed to pay $ 22.5 million as fine to settle charges that it violated the default privacy norms of the Apple's web browser, Safari, the US Federal regulators have said. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) had charged that it misrepresented to users of Safari that it would...
  • Facebook tracks sites its users visit: Report November 20, 2011

    New York: Facebook has reportedly admitted tracking which sites its users visit even after they log off, thanks to plugins and cookies. Facebook, which has more than 800 million active users, also keeps close track of where millions of nonmembers of the social networking site go on the web, even...
  • Lawmakers call undeletable cookies "unacceptable" September 28, 2011

    Washington: Two leading lawmakers on privacy a Republican and Democrat have asked the Federal Trade Commission to look into MSN.com and Hulu.com's installation of cookies onto users' computers that cannot be deleted. In a letter dated on Monday, Representatives Joe Barton and Ed Markey asked FTC Chairman Jon...
  • Chocolate chip cookies: The diet way! January 30, 2009

    If losing weight and staying fit is on your agenda this year, then chocoyummies like chocolate chip cookies is completely out of question. But what if we tell you that you can have all the goodness of chocolate chip cookies, and reduce calories to almost nothing, would you change your...
  • South Korea bans Chinese melaminetainted cookies September 26, 2008

    Seoul (South Korea): South Korea has banned imports of Chinesemade food products containing powdered milk following the discovery of biscuits tainted with melamine, the latest country hit by a widening food scare over the industrial chemical. Seoul's main food watchdog Korea Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) said it slapped the import...
  • Chennai goes gaga over gingerhouse December 22, 2006

    Chennai: Who says you can find gingerbread houses only in fairytales? If you are in Chennai this Christmas, come to see (and taste too) a 9.5 feet tall gingerbread house. Prepared especially for the Christmas occasion by Hotel Courtyard Marriott, the ginger bread house is for people looking for a...