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ACLU: Orwellian Citizen Score, China's credit score system, is a warning for Americans

In China, every citizen is being assigned a credit score that drops if a person buys and plays video games, posts political comments online “without prior permission" or if social media friend does so.

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Windows 10 users back away from the Edge

Microsoft's new Edge browser has been largely ignored by U.S. users of Windows 10, an online measurement company said.

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Civil rights groups want changes to Facebook's real-name policy

A large group of human rights, digital rights, LGBTQ, and women’s rights advocates, has said that Facebook's system "disregards the circumstances of users in non-Western countries, exposes its users to danger, disrespects the...

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5 things that Twitter's CEO needs to do now

Jack Dorsey is back as CEO at Twitter. So what should Twitter's CEO focus on? Analysts take on what they generally agree should be his top five tasks.

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Dorsey gets Twitter CEO post, Bain appointed COO

Twitter has made co-founder Jack Dorsey its new CEO, ending months of speculation and handing him the tough task of turning around the company's sluggish user growth.

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Facebook, Eutelsat satellite capacity to deliver Internet to Africa

As part of its push to deliver free basic Internet services to developing countries, Facebook has teamed with Eutelsat to rent the entire capacity of the AMOS-6 broadband satellite to deliver connectivity to Africa.

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Are Apple and Facebook bad for democracy?

Apple and Facebook are asserting themselves as gatekeepers of necessary information to the public. Can we trust them?

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Good-bye, Google as we know it. Hello, Alphabet

After the market close Friday, Google officially will become Alphabet and will trade publicly as such on Monday. Google will become a business unit running under the Alphabet umbrella and will focus on core Internet-related...

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Amazon joins the on-demand economy, using independent contractors for deliveries is using independent contractors for its Flex delivery program to ferry packages to customers, adopting a staffing method that has already attracted controversy and lawsuits.

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Facebook crashes for 2nd time in a week

Facebook crashed again on Monday, the second time in less than a week and the third time in three weeks

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Where are all the good Web developers?

If you’re having trouble finding them, ask yourself: Am I a bad client, or am I looking in the wrong place?

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Review: RethinkDB rethinks real-time Web apps

RethinkDB's NoSQL document store delivers high-speed change notifications for super-responsive apps. India

Facebook gives a makeover

Facebook is giving its worldwide Internet connection project,, a makeover that includes more security and granular control, along with a new name.

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Google improves voice search

Google said it has built a better neural network that is making its voice search work faster and better in noisy environments.

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Cookie handling in browsers can break HTTPS security

Man-in-the-middle attackers can inject cookies over HTTP connections in order to extract information from encrypted HTTPS traffic.

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North America has used up its new IPv4 addresses

North America has finally run out of new addresses based on IPv4, the numbering system that got the Internet where it is today but is running out of space for the coming era of networking.

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Facebook goes down and Twitter lights up

Facebook crashed for at least 10 minutes today and then struggled to fully come back online.

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360-degree videos bring Facebook one step closer to a VR News Feed

For everyone immersed in Facebook's News Feed instead of work, it's now more immersive than ever thanks to 360-degree videos.

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