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Twitter rolls back abuse fix few hours after protests

Twitter rolled back a new fix aimed to prevent abuse a few hours after it met with protests, reflecting that the company is still scrambling to find solutions to the problem of harassment on its service, but is willing to make changes...

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Google lets users get social with Maps

Google is moving to make Maps more than just about getting to your destination. Maps is getting social.

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The look of a Facebook imposter

How false friends creep into your facebook community

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Why Twitter's new anti-harassment tools will fail

Twitter's new policies won't solve the harassment problem, and they'll ruin engagement, too.

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Privacy groups say FBI hacking operation went too far

Privacy advocates are claiming in court that an FBI hacking operation to take down a child pornography site was unconstitutional and violated international law.

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Why the trolls are eating away at Twitter’s bottom line

Twitter has to do something to stop sinking. Here's one idea.

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Google's myriad messaging apps: Which are best for you?

With 12 overlapping apps and services to choose from, Google's communication offerings can be overwhelming. Here's how to understand the options and choose the best ones for you.

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Facebook shareholders would have uphill climb ousting Zuckerberg from board

A move by a watchdog group and a small group of shareholders to oust Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg from his post as chairman would be an uphill battle that would be unlikely to succeed and could hurt the company, analysts said.

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How to make websites more accessible if you are colorblind or dyslexic

Many people have disabilities that can make online access a significant challenge. Here are a few simple steps that can help improve website accessibility for the colorblind and dyslexic.

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Twitter fights back, again, against online trolls

Twitter is extending its campaign to curb trolls and abuse on its social network, building on efforts it rolled out last fall.

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Irish court hears case challenging transatlantic data transfers

Max Schrems' 2013 complaint to the Irish data protection commissioner over Facebook's handling of his personal information put him in an unusual position on Tuesday: He's a co-defendant, alongside Facebook, in a case before the High...

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Democratic senators push to save net neutrality rules under Trump

Democratic senators have promised to fight any move by President Donald Trump's administration to gut the FCC's net neutrality rules.

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Cisco faces a tougher collaboration rival in updated Prysm

Cisco Systems made a splash last month with the Spark Board, a meeting-room screen that acts like a giant iPad. But other vendors are streamlining meetings too. Prysm is beefing up its rival to the Spark Board this week.

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President Bannon Chrome Extension is a security problem, not a joke

Pretending that Steve Bannon is really the President was funny when Saturday Night Live did it on their opening bit. Then today, Business Insider wrote about a Google Chrome extension that replaces every mention of "Trump" with "Steve...

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Mozilla to nail Firefox's NPAPI coffin in four weeks

Mozilla next month will bar plug-ins built using a decades-old technology from Firefox, ending a years-long effort to make the browser more secure.

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Hacker takes out dark web hosting service using well-known exploit

A major hosting service for sites on the dark web has apparently been hacked, resulting in scores of hidden sites, including those offering child pornography, going offline.

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French to fight fake news with backing from Google, Facebook

News organizations operating in France will open up a new fact-checking service, CrossCheck, at the end of this month. Their initial focus will be on covering the forthcoming French elections, but with a number of international...

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Court orders Google to produce emails stored abroad

A federal court in Pennsylvania has ordered Google to comply with search warrants and produce emails stored abroad, in a decision that is in sharp contrast to that of an appeals court in a similar case involving Microsoft.

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Why Google was told to hand over emails stored overseas to the FBI

Google was told by a U.S. judge to hand over emails stored on international servers to the FBI. Microsoft, however, won a similar case last year, where they did not have to comply with FBI requests. So why the change?

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Facebook just got a lot better at knowing exactly what is in your photos

Facebook has updated its image processing software so it can better identify exactly what is in the photos you post.

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