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Thursday, July 19,2012

YouTube adds face blurring tool to protect anonymity

Google has incorporated a neat face blurring feature into YouTube in the hope of protecting the anonymity of protests in videos posted to the site.
Thursday, July 19,2012

Hacking duo charged with DDoSing Amazon, then bragging about it

Federal prosecutors have charged two men with using a computer botnet to launch crippling Web attacks on Amazon, eBay, and Priceline, and then bragging about them in online hacker forums.
Wednesday, July 18,2012

AT&T matches Verizon, unveils shared data plans

AT&T launched its own "Mobile Share" plans today, matching Verizon Wireless' push to get more people to share their data plans with family members.
Tuesday, July 17,2012

Mozilla releases Firefox 14, more secure with OS X Lion full-screen support

Browser security is now more important than ever for computer users, so it's no surprise that it's one of the key features in Firefox 14, which made its debut on Tuesday.
Tuesday, July 17,2012

Facebook User Satisfaction Plummets, Google Shines, Says Survey

Facebook users are less satisfied with the social network than ever, while Google users are much happier, according to a new survey from the American Consumer Satisfaction Index (ASCI).
Monday, July 16,2012

Marissa Mayer, top Google executive, selected as next CEO of Yahoo

Marissa Mayer, an executive at Google who ran its Search product, will be the next CEO of Yahoo, The New York Times reports. While the news comes as a bit of a surprise — some speculated that the company would tap Ross Levinsohn for the role — Mayer comes to Yahoo with a long list of credentials. Mayer was the first female hired at Google and was among the first employees to join the company. She was considered a top executive at the company near the level of Schmidt, Page, and Brin — though during last year's reorganization at Google she was pushed by Page from search to local.
Monday, July 16,2012

Pirate Bay blocks did little to curb file-sharing

Despite court cases in the Netherlands and the U.K. forcing ISPs to place blocks on their systems to prevent customer access to The Pirate Bay, the blocks may ultimately prove futile, according to data seen by the BBC and others.
Friday, July 13,2012

Digg, Once Worth $164 Million, Sold To Betaworks For $500K

Good news, MySpace: You’ve just been eclipsed as the biggest bust of the social media era.
Friday, July 13,2012

Viacom Pulls TV Episodes Offline Amidst DirecTV Spat

Fights between cable operators and TV networks are nothing new, but an ongoing fight between DirecTV and Viacom has spilled over to the Web, with Viacom pulling Internet access to many of its shows.
Friday, July 13,2012

Facebook analyzes relationships and chats to flag up sexual predators

Facebook automatically scans posts and chat logs for criminal activity, using big data processing techniques similar to those used in targeting advertising to determine the most vulnerable users, according to a new Reuters report that explores combating pedophilia in social media. The social network's scanning tools use factors such as mutual friends, past interaction, distance and age difference — alongside simple phrase searches — to flag potentially nefarious conversations for human moderators. They also rely on archives of previous conversations that are known to have led to sexual assaults, identifying patterns and searching for similar ones.
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