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Posts Tagged ‘ Internet ’

Facebook Overhauls News Feed To Prioritize ‘Meaningful’ Posts

January 12th 2018

Facebook has vowed to prioritize “meaningful interaction” among users with a dramatic overhaul of its News Feed, which it says will now focus more on posts from users’ family and friends and less on viral videos. “We want to make sure that our products are not just fun, but are good for people,” Facebook...
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Experts Warn Of Second Wave Of Ransomware Hacks

May 15th 2017

Thousands of new cases from the global ransomware cyberattack were reported Monday in Asia, although there were no immediate reports of major breakdowns. Security experts had warned of fresh fallout from Friday’s attack when people returned to work on Monday and restart their computers. Many workers, especially in Asia, had already left their offices...
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John Oliver Takes On Net Neutrality Part II [VIDEO]

May 8th 2017

John Oliver fight for equal access to online information once again and informed us on how under serious threat it is under Trump Administration. Oliver encourages internet commenters to voice their displeasure to the FCC by crashing www.gofccyourself.com. “The Internet is the repository of all human knowledge — and goats singing Taylor Swift songs”
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Marines Investigated For Sharing Nude Photos Of Female Service Members

March 6th 2017

Members of the U.S. Marines Corps are being investigated for allegedly sharing naked photos of female service members, veterans, and other women in a closed group on Facebook. Some of the photographs were taken without the women’s knowledge before being shared to some 30,000 members of the group, the Associated Press reported, citing internal...
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Yahoo To Be Renamed Altaba, CEO Mayer To Resign [VIDEO]

January 10th 2017

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will leave the company’s board after the proposed sale of the internet pioneer’s core web properties to Verizon, according to a filing Monday. Five other directors also will go. The move was not a surprise, as the new company will essentially be an investment company holding the remaining Yahoo assets,...
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DDoS Cyber Attack Takes Out Netflix, Spotify on East Coast

October 21st 2016

Internet users on the east coast of the United States felt the burn Friday morning after a large-scale distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on Dyn, an internet performance service company. The attack made it difficult for users to access popular sites like Spotify, Netflix, Twitter, Amazon, and Reddit, starting around 7:10 a.m. ET....
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Stewart Is Back To Shame Congress Over #WorstResponders [VIDEO]

December 8th 2015

Jon Stewart returned to The Daily Show for the first time since passing the torch to new host Trevor Noah in August to provide an update on a cause he has been supporting for years: Funding healthcare for 9/11 first responders. Stewart popped up in the second half of the show (“Are you lost?”...
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Americans Are Expected To Spend $3 Billion On Cyber Monday [VIDEO]

November 30th 2015

Americans could spend more than ever on Cyber Monday this year. In fact, sales could be up as much as 12% from last year to $3 billion, according to Adobe’s Digital Index. While sales on the day are forecasted to top $3 billion, online Black Friday sales may not be much less. The day...
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Controversial Cybersecurity CISA Bill Passes [VIDEO]

October 28th 2015

The Senate approved the Cyber security Information Sharing Act in a 74 to 21 vote on Tuesday despite accusations that the legislation allows for more government spying powers. The bill would encourage companies to share security intelligence with the Department of Homeland Security and other government agencies. The terms are somewhat vague and there...
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FBI Investigating Fantasy Sports [VIDEO]

October 15th 2015

The Justice Department and FBI are looking into the structure of fantasy sports to determine if the business model violates federal law. The move comes after recent controversies involving fantasy sports sites FanDuel and DraftKings, which were accused of rigging their systems to help employees earn big winnings. FBI agents have begun talking to...
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LinkedIn to Pay $13M in ‘Spam’ Lawsuit [VIDEO]

October 7th 2015

LinkedIn has agreed to pay $13 million in a settlement for a class-action lawsuit alleging the social network sent emails to members’ contacts without their consent. The settlement applies to LinkedIn members who used the “Add Connections” feature between Sept. 17, 2011 and Oct. 31, 2014, which allowed people to import their email contacts...
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Facebook to Launch Satellite in 2016 [VIDEO]

October 6th 2015

Facebook is planning to launch a satellite to bring Internet access to remote parts of Africa, Mark Zuckerberg announced Monday. The social network is teaming up with French-based provider Eutelsat and aims to launch the first satellite in 2016. The initiative is part of its Internet.org project, which critics have said gives the social...
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John Oliver on Online Harassment [VIDEO]

June 22nd 2015

Online harassment is a major problem, especially for women. In most states current laws on the books are not sufficient to protect people from threats including those of violence. If only we’d been warned about this in the early days of the internet. Thanks AOL!
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Supreme Court rules in favor of poster in Facebook threats case [VIDEO]

June 1st 2015

The Supreme Court ruled 7 to 2 to reverse a lower court’s conviction of a man accused of making violent threats on Facebook. The court said jurors were incorrectly instructed to simply determine whether a reasonable person would interpret the posts as a threat, but that they did not have to take the man’s...
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Ooopsy! North Korea’s Internet is Now Down [VIDEO]

December 22nd 2014

North Korea is having major Internet problems, not that they had great internet before, but now they are totally in the dark. This just days after President Barack Obama promised a proportional response to the devastating hacks against Sony. The country, which the FBI accused last week of the cyberattack, is suffering a total...
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Google Closes in Spain Ahead of New Law

December 11th 2014

Google News will shut down in Spain on Dec. 16, due to a new intellectual-property law that requires Spanish publications to charge services such as Google News for displaying even a brief snippet from their publications. While the new regulation, dubbed locally as the Google Tax, did not specifiy how much the online search...
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Google Doodle – 25th Anniversary fall of the Berlin Wall [VIDEO]

November 9th 2014

Google Doodle on Sunday celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with an interactive video doodle.The Google doodle shows a video depicting the scenes as West Berliners greet their eastern counterparts on the night in 1989. The video also shows pieces of the fallen wall in various parts of the...
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FBI Arrests Alleged ‘Silk Road 2.0’ Operator Blake Benthall [VIDEO]

November 6th 2014

FBI agents arrested alleged “Silk Road 2.0” owner and operator Blake Benthall in San Francisco on Wednesday, the bureau’s New York field office announced Thursday. The FBI is accusing Benthall, 26, of running the online “black-market bazaar” where anonymous users can trade illegal goods and services. The hidden marketplace operates on what’s called the...
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Suspect arrested after photos of slain woman posted on 4chan [VIDEO]

November 6th 2014

Oregon authorities have arrested a man accused of killing his girlfriend in Washington state and posting gruesome pictures of her body online. David Michael Kalac, 33, was taken into custody near Portland late Wednesday by the Wilsonville Police Department. He was wanted on suspicion of second-degree murder. “Outside of a terrorist attack this is...
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Twitter acquires Twitpic domain and photo archive

October 27th 2014

Twitpic announced today that it has reached an agreement to be acquired by Twitter, saving millions of photos that were set to go up in smoke later today. In a blog post, founder Noah Everett said “we have reached an agreement with Twitter to give them the Twitpic domain and photo archive, thus keeping...
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Queen Elizabeth II sends her 1st tweet

October 24th 2014

UK’s Queen Elizabeth II sent her first-ever tweet on Friday, a message welcoming people to London’s Science Museum, from the UK monarchy’s account.
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1st Conviction in Fake Girl Sex Sting

October 21st 2014

An Australian man is believed to be the first convicted as a result of online sex sting operated through Sweetie, a fake 10-year-old Filipino girl. Scott Robert Hansen pleaded guilty to three charges related to child sex abuse in Brisbane District Court. He is one of the more than 1,000 men that have interacted...
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Internet trolls face up to two years in jail under new laws

October 20th 2014

Internet trolls could face up to two years in jail under new laws, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has said. He told the Mail on Sunday quadrupling the current maximum six-month term showed his determination to “take a stand against a baying cyber-mob”. Mr Grayling was speaking days after TV presenter Chloe Madeley suffered online...
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Stolen celebrity images prompt policy change at 4Chan

September 4th 2014

4Chan, the website where leaked celebrity nudes first surfaced has moved to comply with US laws on stolen content. Many of the images were initially shared on the /b/ discussion board of 4Chan which has been notorious for ignoring copyright laws. 4Chan has now said it will enact a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)...
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Time Warner Cable Suffers Massive Outage

August 27th 2014

Time Warner Cable says cable and Internet services were “largely restored,” after nationwide outages were reported early Wednesday morning.
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Russian Gangsters Stole 1.2B Passwords [VIDEO]

August 6th 2014

The cache includes 1.2 billion username and password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses. The discovery was made Tuesday by Milwaukee firm Hold Security and confirmed by a security expert at the request of the New York Times. The hackers targeted websites from the Fortune 500 to tiny ones, including some in...
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Apple: Buy or Sell ahead of tomorrows earning report?

July 21st 2014

Tech investors last week discovered business at Intel and IBM isn’t as slow as some feared, that Google’s plan for Internet domination is still humming along and that Yahoo’s core business — minus cash and its Alibaba stake — is probably only worth about $3 or $4 a share. This week, they’ll find out...
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FCC extends deadline on net neutrality comments

July 16th 2014

The FCC said Tuesday it will extend the deadline for public comments on its net neutrality proposal, due to trouble with its online commenting system.
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Supreme Court Decided Aero/Internet Broadcasting Is Infringing The Law

June 25th 2014

Aereo, the startup that threatened to upend traditional television broadcasting by capturing over-the-air TV signals and streaming them on the Internet, has been dealt a crushing defeat by the Supreme Court after justices ruled 6 to 3 that the online television service violated copyrights by streaming broadcast channels to customers. The decision is a...
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Google buying satellite maker Skybox for $500M

June 11th 2014

Google buying satellite maker Skybox for $500M Google is buying Skybox Imaging in a deal that could serve as a launching pad for the Internet company to send its own fleet of satellites to take aerial pictures and provide online access to remote areas of the world. The $500 million acquisition announced Tuesday initially...
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