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Verizon learned of massive Yahoo data breach just two days ago

Verizon, now finalizing its $4.8 billion purchase of Yahoo, only learned of the massive data breach at Yahoo two days ago.

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How to use Facebook Live for business

Video experts and social media marketers share their tips for how small businesses can attract and engage customers using Facebook’s live streaming service.

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The 10 nastiest social media marketing mishaps of 2016

There is not necessarily a right way to use social media for corporate marketing or branding, but there sure are many wrong ways. These 10 organizations provide real-world examples of how NOT to use social.

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Mozilla slowly grants multi-process Firefox to more users

Mozilla today upgraded Firefox to version 49 and is expanding the pool of users who receive the multiple process browser.

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Stanford researchers invent tech workaround to net neutrality fights

Engineers at Stanford University have invented a new technology that would give broadband customers more control over their pipes and, they say, possibly put an end to a stale net neutrality debate in the U.S.

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Twitter changes up rules for 140-character limit

Adding GIFs, photos, videos and other media is a way to expand the character limit without actually doing so.

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Facebook, Google gather questions for presidential debates

Technology and social media companies have been tapped to help the American public engage with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton during the three debates.

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EU threatens to open e-commerce antitrust investigations

The European Commission may open antitrust investigations into price restrictions and online sales bans in the e-commerce industry, it warned Thursday.

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FCC Chair's update on 5G wireless, robocalls, business data services & more

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's update on 5G wireless, robocalls, business data services & more to U.S. Senate committee

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Gmail outage for business users lasted over 12 hours

Gmail service for users of the Google for Work cloud-based productivity suite was down for over 12 hours on Wednesday, apparently affecting users in a number of countries including the U.S.

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Google may have to pay for news snippets under EU copyright reform

A proposed reform of European Union copyright law grants online news publishers additional rights that could lead to the closure of services such as Google News if strictly enforced.

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Fears about ICANN transition are overstated, US agency chief says

Concerns that the U.S. government's plan to end its oversight of the internet's domain name coordinating body would lead to new web censorship efforts are unfounded because of the current contract's limited scope, a U.S. official said....

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Internet naming system not US property, says congressional watchdog

The U.S. Government Accountability Office has said that the internet domain name system is unlikely to be government property, ahead of the planned transfer by month end of the oversight of key technical functions supporting the...

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Meetup brings people together IRL

After 9/11 Meetup founder Scott Heiferman saw an opportunity to use the internet to get people off the internet and connecting and sharing interests in real life.

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Twitter close to loosening grip on 140-character limit

Twitter will reportedly loosen the reins on its 140-character limit on tweets as soon as next week.

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Facebook privacy class action heads to Europe's top court -- sort of

A class-action-style lawsuit accusing Facebook of targeting advertising based on allegedly illegally processed personal data is heading for the European Union's highest court.

Tech companies want ICANN transition to happen as planned

The U.S. government's plan to end its oversight of the internet's domain name system should move forward as promised, despite last-minute efforts by some Republican lawmakers to derail the process, a coalition of tech companies and...

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UK police listened in to 9 percent more calls last year

The U.K. government has published a report on the staggering scale of surveillance in the country last year.

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