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EU prepares to end geoblocking in online sales

Whether they're delivered in parcels or in data packets, goods and services should be available to all European Union citizens wherever they live.

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Facebook's plan to disrupt cellular gets big-name support

Several of the world's largest cellular carriers, representing almost 1.3 billion subscribers, have pledged support to a Facebook project that aims to dramatically reduce the cost of building and expanding wireless data networks.

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French tax police raid Google’s Paris office

French police have raided Google's Paris office as part of an investigation into the company's tax affairs.

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Why the Facebook Trending Topics controversy won’t go away

We are still realizing how much Facebook could be steering popular opinion. Even if there is no bias, Facebook still dominates the discussion.

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Facebook denies bias in Trending Topics, but still promises changes

Facebook on Monday once again denied any evidence of ‘systematic political bias’ in the selection or prominence of stories included in its Trending Topics feature, but promised changes in its processes in any case to minimize errors...

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Angry advertisers hope to seal fate of online ad fraud

Certified Against Fraud is the brainchild of the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG), of which the ANA is one of the founders. It plans to award seals to advertising buyers, sellers, and intermediaries that meet its anti-fraud...

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SWIFT asks customers to help it end a string of bank frauds

Financial transaction network SWIFT called on its customers Friday to help it end a string of high-profile banking frauds perpetrated using its network.

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This is why you need Google Spaces

Google's newest social app is called Google Spaces. Here's why you should use it, and how.

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Microsoft tweaks IE11-Edge interoperability in Windows 10

Microsoft will introduce changes in this summer's Windows 10 Anniversary Update to simplify switching from IE11 to Edge, and back.

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Federal judge rejects Mozilla's demand to see bug in Tor browser

A federal judge has rejected a request by Mozilla that the U.S. government provide it with information about a vulnerability in the Tor browser, which is based on Mozilla's Firefox.

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Google challenges French 'right to be forgotten' fine

Google is appealing a fine from the French data protection authority for failing to implement the so-called right to be forgotten as ordered.

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LinkedIn zombie hack returns for your braaains

LinkedIn was hacked way back in 2012, but the leak of passwords four years ago wasn't the end of the story. Another 117 million have turned up, and many of those old passwords still seem to be valid...

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No IoT without IPv6

Does your company foresee making big bucks from the Internet of Things? It won’t be happening without widespread adoption of IPv6 first.

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Google dives into the future with a focus on A.I.

With much of what Google announced during the first day of its I/O developer conference focused on helping users answer questions before they even think of them, artificial intelligence is proving critical for the company's strategy.

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Got privacy? If you use Twitter or a smartphone, maybe not so much

The notion of online privacy has been greatly diminished in recent years, and just this week two new studies confirm what to many minds is already a dismal picture.

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Google takes the wraps off Allo and Duo

Google announced two new communications apps, Allo and Duo, at Google I/O, the company’s 10th annual developer conference.

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Face recognition app FindFace may make you want to take down all your online photos

FindFace has a 70% accuracy for identifying strangers and could be a game-changer for law enforcement.

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A hacker is selling 167 million LinkedIn user records

A hacker is trying to sell a database dump containing account records for 167 million LinkedIn users.

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