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Big Years for Instagram and Pinterest Bust Up the Social Networking Charts

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Where the world market for social networks might have seemed boringly static a year ago, much has changed since then. Specifically, some relatively young sites are making a serious dent, according to some research and analysis by Experian Marketing Services. Pinterest is now the third most-visited social network, Google+ is...
Big Years for Instagram and Pinterest Bust Up the Social Networking Charts

Make room for your grandparents. The Silver Surfer population is growing according to latest research

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If you’re thinking about marketing for the Web, make sure you remember the older generation as the latest research from Pew Internet & American Life Project and Forrester shows that more than half of all US adults over 65 are using the Internet or email and 49% of digital seniors...
Make room for your grandparents. The Silver Surfer population is growing according to latest research

Following FTC fines, UK iPhone users sue Google for bypassing Safari privacy settings

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Back in August, Google agreed to pay a record $22.5M FTC fine following an investigation into concerns it bypassed mobile Safari security settings in order to install tracking cookies without user consent. Now, twelve iPhone users in the UK are launching a lawsuit against Google seeking compensation related to the...
Following FTC fines, UK iPhone users sue Google for bypassing Safari privacy settings

US falls behind in social-media race, expert says

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The U.S. government is losing a race in cyberspace -- a social-networking race for the hearts and minds of Internet users, a computer security expert said Wednesday....
US falls behind in social-media race, expert says

Smackdown: UFC plans to drag individual ‘streaming pirates’ to court for copyright violation

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is preparing itself for a new fight in its ongoing battle against Internet piracy. The organisation’s supremo Dana White has been vocal in his stance on Internet piracy, but his organisation is taking its efforts to the next level with plans to sue individual Internet...
Smackdown: UFC plans to drag individual ‘streaming pirates’ to court for copyright violation

Senator rips self-regulatory do-not-track efforts

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The U.S. online advertising industry has not lived up to a promise to stop the online tracking of Internet users who ask advertisers to do so, a senior U.S. senator said Wednesday....
Senator rips self-regulatory do-not-track efforts

Encrypted Google search coming to a browser near you

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Google has begun rolling out an encrypted version of its search engine in an effort to protect Internet users from having their searches sniffed by others on their network. The new version of Google is SSL encrypted and located at https://www.google.com. Like many of Google's other changes, it's being...
Encrypted Google search coming to a browser near you

Taking online discussions up a notch

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With Potluck, co-founder Josh Miller and crew want to take the idea of egalitarian Internet chatter even further. FORTUNE -- The way 22-year-old Josh Miller sees it, there's no shortage of ways for Internet users to blog or make comments. But a place to hold high-quality discourse? That's harder to...
Taking online discussions up a notch

US-CERT tells users to disable Java in browsers after exploit

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Internet users should consider disabling Java in their browsers because of an exploit that can allow remote attackers to execute code on a vulnerable system, the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) recommended late Thursday....
US-CERT tells users to disable Java in browsers after exploit

Crunchyroll rolls out in Brazil to reach one of the world's largest anime fan bases

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Crunchyroll is officially launching in Brazil, the anime and Asian content company announced today. This means that Brazilian Internet users will now be able to stream content with Portuguese subtitles. One of Crunchyroll’s main assets is its ability to make Japanese anime series available on its multi-platform site very shortly after...
Crunchyroll rolls out in Brazil to reach one of the world's largest anime fan bases

Broadband competition fears may lead DOJ to block Verizon spectrum deal

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The Justice Department is "holding up" Verizon Wireless' deal to buy spectrum from cable companies, over concerns that the deal and related swaps will leave many US residents with only one option for broadband Internet service, the Wall Street Journal reported last night. Verizon last December announced an agreement to...
Broadband competition fears may lead DOJ to block Verizon spectrum deal
Google confirms Internet users in Iran are blocked

Defending the Internet: Alexis Ohanian and Eli Pariser discuss keeping the Web open

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Today at Social Media Week headquarters in NYC, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and The Filter Bubble author Eli Pariser took to the stage to discus how Internet users can work together to create a more open Web. As you’ll see in the video below, Ohanian explains that the Internet is...
Defending the Internet: Alexis Ohanian and Eli Pariser discuss keeping the Web open

Proposed Chinese Law May Force Sina Weibo To Implement Real-Name Registration

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Chinese economics magazine Caijing reported today (link via Google Translate) that the National People’s Congress is considering a new law that would require Internet users who wish to register services to use their real names. While the Chinese government says the legislation will “safeguard” Internet users from defamation, fraud and...
Proposed Chinese Law May Force Sina Weibo To Implement Real-Name Registration

Russian Internet Market Booms As Access Spreads

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How many Internet users are there in Russia? How big are the Russian Internet advertising and e-commerce markets? If you lie awake at night wondering, you’re not alone. Trying to get a handle on this market is not easy, such as are the language and cultural barriers. There’s a lot...
Russian Internet Market Booms As Access Spreads
Funding Daily: Kids these days, with their Walkmans & their Bitcoins

Tech groups question new do-not-track bill

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New legislation in the U.S. Senate that would allow Internet users to tell companies to stop tracking them is unnecessary and could slow e-commerce growth, some tech groups said....
Tech groups question new do-not-track bill

Reddit Writes A Law: First Draft Of The Free Internet Act Emerges

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As we noted last month, the community at Reddit responded to the whole SOPA mess by deciding that they should collaborate to write their own piece of legislation that protects internet freedoms. The first draft of the Free Internet Act is now available as an open Google doc, where there...
Reddit Writes A Law: First Draft Of The Free Internet Act Emerges

Kim Dotcom: If I Was President of the United States....

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For five days in a row Kim Dotcom’s tweets directed at Barrack Obama were the most retweeted mentions of the U.S. President, a sign that Dotcom’s vendetta against the forces that shuttered Megaupload is clearly being noticed. And the Megaupload founder is not planning to go silent anytime soon. He’s...
Kim Dotcom: If I Was President of the United States....

Windows XP, Internet Explorer 6, Office 2003 enter their final support year

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But still: where did the lighter fluid come from? Windows XP drops out of extended support on April 8, 2014. As of April 9, 2014, there will be no more security updates or other fixes made for the ancient operating system. Joining it are Internet Explorer 6, Office 2003,...
Windows XP, Internet Explorer 6, Office 2003 enter their final support year

Alleged UK File-Sharers Better Armed and Ready To Fight Ben Dover

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Starting next month, Golden Eye International (GEIL) will start sending out letters to Internet account holders they accuse of downloading and sharing various adult movies produced by UK porn outfit Ben Dover. Despite protestations to the contrary, the exercise amounts to an ACS:Law-style scheme to extract cash settlements from Internet...
Alleged UK File-Sharers Better Armed and Ready To Fight Ben Dover

First Tim Cook, now Mark Zuckerberg is spotted visiting China

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Facebook’s own Mark Zuckerberg has taken a jaunt to China, apparently for fun, but we suspect also for business. The level of his celebrity has made it so that wherever he goes, he is followed. Mark and American-Chinese girlfriend Priscilla Chan were spotted and snapped pottering around Shanghai. Recently Apple’s Tim...
First Tim Cook, now Mark Zuckerberg is spotted visiting China

Samsung admits to astroturf attacks HTC in Taiwan

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The Taiwan Fair Trade Commission is reportedly investigating astroturfing attacks launched by Samsung denigrating HTC devices. The investigation was launched after a website accused the manufacturing giant of "evil marketing" when it was discovered to have used anonymous internet users to criticize the devices by the rival company....    ...
Samsung admits to astroturf attacks HTC in Taiwan
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Google Chrome/OS to use new rendering engine 'Blink' based of predecessor Webkit

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In a surprise announcement made at the Chromium Blog today, Google has announced that Chrome OS, Chrome, and Opera, will be using a new rendering engine titled ‘Blink’. Blink is based of the current rendering engine WebKit. Google states the change as “not an easy decision” , but due to the ‘slow down of innovation’,...
Google Chrome/OS to use new rendering engine 'Blink' based of predecessor Webkit

Proposed Licensing For Newspaper Snippets Could Threaten Users Of Blogs, Facebook And Twitter In Germany

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A few months ago we wrote about a really bad idea that was being floated in Germany: making companies like Google pay for the use of news snippets in services such as Google News. Unfortunately, that idea has now been turned into a concrete proposal for a new law; remarkably,...
Proposed Licensing For Newspaper Snippets Could Threaten Users Of Blogs, Facebook And Twitter In Germany
Google's land grab extends to the 'next billion'

Facebook: More than 400 billion Open Graph actions have now been shared

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Today ahead of its event at SXSW, Facebook’s platform team has shared a number of new stats, including that more than 400 billion Open Graph actions have been shared “back to Facebook” as of this month. This 400 billion figure is a somewhat unusual metric, given how vague it really is....
Facebook: More than 400 billion Open Graph actions have now been shared

VeriSign admits multiple hacks in 2010, keeps details under wraps

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VeriSign, the company responsible for guiding most of the world's Internet users to the correct websites and once the largest encryption certificate issuing authority, was successfully hacked several times in 2010....
VeriSign admits multiple hacks in 2010, keeps details under wraps

Twitter CEO on censorship: We have no choice but to follow laws

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Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has spoken out to clarify details around the company’s new censorship policy, claiming that the microblogging service has no choice but to introduce the measures if it is to operate in certain countries. The move, which has already been welcomed by the government of Thailand and...
Twitter CEO on censorship: We have no choice but to follow laws
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