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How to control trolls with Google+

Not all social networks are equal when it comes to defeating trolls, haters and spammers. Here's why Google+ has the best anti-troll system and how to use it.

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Neil Young's Pono music store has more than 600K songs 'ingested'

Neil Young says he is making progress toward filling his online Pono store with millions of high-fidelity music files. He's mum, though, on when people can start downloading and listening.

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New Web flaw enables powerful social engineering attacks

A new type of Web vulnerability can trick users into downloading malicious executable files that are not actually hosted where they appear to be.

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Six browser plug-ins that protect your privacy

Privacy is a real concern for users these days. We review six browser plug-ins that offer privacy protection -- and a way to avoid ads.

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Hackers strike defense companies through real-time ad bidding

Hackers have embraced a major change in how online ads are sold and are now using advanced ad-targeting capabilities to precisely deliver malware.

Twitpic is shutting down -- really -- after a failed acquisition

Image hosting company Twitpic will, in fact, shut down on Oct. 25, the firm said Thursday -- a surprising development since it previously said an acquisition would save it from death.

Drupal releases patch for serious SQL injection flaw

Drupal has released a patch for a highly critical flaw in its content management system that could allow rogue code to run.

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Google misses forecasts, while cost per click also dips

Google missed analyst forecasts for both earnings and income in the third quarter, while the amount it makes when users click on ads also dipped.

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Here's a bird’s eye view of Ebola epidemic

Data-publishing platform Silk has created a world map depicting the spread of the Ebola epidemic worldwide.

Facebook doubles reward for bug reports in ad code

Facebook is doubling the rewards it will pay for security vulnerabilities related to code that runs its advertising system.

Browser makers spell out anti-POODLE plans

The top three browser makers announced yesterday how they will deal with the design flaw in SSL 3.0 after researchers revealed that their "POODLE" attack method can steal encrypted information and pilfer browser session cookies.

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Renault to roll out Salesforce globally to put it ‘in the driver's seat of change'

Renault will use a combination of three Salesforce products to link dealerships with customer information for better service.

YouTube served malicious ads

Malicious advertisements, some of which were displayed on YouTube, redirected more than 113,000 people in the U.S. to harmful websites in just a month, Trend Micro said Tuesday.

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Google adds online chat to Apps support options

Apps admins will be able to communicate with Google tech support staffers via online chat, complementing other existing options, including phone calls.

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Salesforce.com gives mobile app development a 'Lightning' strike

The next generation of the Salesforce1 platform is announced at Dreamforce

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Google's biggest search competitor? Amazon

Google sees Amazon.com as its biggest search competitor, ahead of traditional rivals like Yahoo and Bing.

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Would an anonymous app from Facebook be creepy or smart?

Facebook is preparing to launch a mobile app that would enable users to interact online anonymously, a move analysts said could be good or scary.

Salesforce unveils Wave, its play in cloud analytics

Wave uses a search-like medium along with extensive visualizations.

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