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Russian-speaking hackers breach 97 websites, many of them dating ones

Russian-speaking hackers have breached 97 websites, mostly dating-related, and stolen login credentials, putting hundreds of thousands of users at risk.

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Mark Zuckerberg had 1,000,000,000 sheeple on Facebook, Monday

For the first time, Facebook recorded more than a billion active users in a day: Monday saw about 15% of the world's population log in to watch cat videos, argue about politics, stalk ex-lovers, and publicly complain about bad...

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CEO out at Ashley Madison parent firm after massive hack

The CEO of embattled Avid Life Media, the firm that operates the infidelity website AshleyMadison.com, stepped down today.

Google to freeze some Adobe Flash content starting Sept. 1

Google will stop some Flash content from automatically playing starting Sept. 1, a move it decided on earlier this year to improve browser performance.

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Facebook hits milestone: 1 billion people logged in on Monday

When Facebook reported its second-quarter results in July, the company said it had an average of 968 million users logging in daily.

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Facebook aims to crack down on pirated videos

Facebook is improving its technology to better identify videos uploaded to its site without the permission of copyright holders.

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BitTorrent patches flaw that could amplify distributed denial-of-service attacks

BitTorrent fixed a vulnerability that would have allowed attackers to hijack BitTorrent applications -- used by hundreds of millions of users -- to amplify distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.

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Chrome muzzles auto-play audio

Chrome will soon automatically silence any auto-played audio until that tab is explicitly brought to the foreground.

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Facebook's M blends A.I. assists with human help

When it comes to questions asked online, which ones are best handled by a machine, and which ones require human intervention? Facebook thinks it can perform the triage with M, its new personal digital assistant.

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Yahoo woos mobile developers with new tools

Yahoo has updated its mobile development suite to give programmers more tools to build out their apps, including the introduction of real-time analytics, a way to embed advertisements, and connectivity to Tumblr.

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Update: Alleged Va. shooter uses social media to post video of killings

The man who allegedly shot and killed two journalists in Virginia while they were doing an on-air interview, posted video he took of the murders to Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

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Spam King pleads guilty to Facebook hack, email scheme

Sanford Wallace, the so-called Spam King, has pleaded guilty to fraud and criminal contempt in connection with misusing email, the U.S. Department of Justice says.

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How to drive a Web browser with R (and RSelenium)

RSelenium lets you do everything from submitting a simple Web form to testing a Web application in different browsers. Here's how to get started.

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Twitter shutdown of apps for deleted tweets could give politicians new control

By effectively shutting down apps that showed politicians' deleted tweets, Twitter is giving politicians more control over public speech, and at the cost of transparency, some digital media experts said.

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Microsoft tests SharePoint 2016 and enterprise cloud hybrid search

The beta software lets IT departments try out the latest features in SharePoint, while a new search feature lets users look up information across on-premises data and Office 365.

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How Facebook engineers conquer elusive app memory leaks

Facebook reveals techniques it used to reduced the number of elusive memory errors that would crash its iOS app

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Google now displaying tweets in desktop search

A partnership between Google and Twitter that began displaying tweets in Google search results on mobile devices has been expanded to the desktop.

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Mozilla waves add-on model white flag

Mozilla is planning major changes to one of Firefox's strengths -- its deep ecosystem of add-ons -- that will make it easier for developers to port Google Chrome extensions.

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