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An incredibly shrinking Firefox faces endangered species status

Mozilla's Firefox is in danger of hitting the endangered species list for browsers if current trends continue.

Google, Yahoo offer online tools to keep address books current

Google and Yahoo are both embracing the card format to help users better organize the contact information they store online.

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Facebook wants to get faster at finding fake profiles

Facebook is working to improve how it detects fake profiles, particularly those by people claiming to be someone.

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One year later, we're no closer to finding MtGox's missing millions

Few people marked the recent anniversary of one of the biggest catastrophes to hit bitcoin -- the day MtGox went bust.

Time to FREAK out? How to tell if you're vulnerable

Not everyone is vulnerable to the FREAK flaw researchers disclosed on Tuesday. Here's how to tell if you are.

Alibaba pushes into U.S. cloud market, signaling global ambitions

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group is making a push into the U.S. cloud computing market.

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Update: Serious FREAK flaw could undermine the Web's encryption

Experts are warning of a serious security flaw that has gone undetected for years and can weaken encrypted connections between computers and websites, undermining security across the Internet.

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Extra! Extra! Twitter CFO floats idea of a newspaper-like 'daily edition'

A newspaper-themed form of Twitter that curates newsy tweets to provide a summary of the days' events could come as a future feature or as a separate app.

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Google debunks reports of change to search rankings

Despite headlines popping up on the Internet, Google has no immediate plans to change the way it ranks its search results, giving more weight to facts instead of links.

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Privacy coalition finds Obama proposal lacking

The Obama administration's consumer privacy bill of rights gives people too little control over their personal data and companies too much, according to a coalition of 14 privacy and digital rights groups.

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Internet.org hopes to reach 100 countries in a year, up from six now

Internet.org, which already offers free Internet service in six countries, has ambitious plans to connect to 100 countries.

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Google will stop patching Chrome on Android 4.0 next month

Google plans to stop serving updates to Chrome for Android on devices running "Ice Cream Sandwich" in mid-April.

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FCC a 'referee,' not a regulator, of the Internet, Wheeler says

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler on Tuesday defended the commission's recent vote in support of net neutrality.

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Google's Schmidt meets EU competition chief to discuss antitrust woes

Google chairman Eric Schmidt and other company officials have met with the EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager to discuss the ongoing antitrust investigation into Google's search practices.

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Mozilla previews 64-bit Firefox for Windows, tentatively slates stable release for mid-May

Mozilla on Monday announced its first developer preview of a 64-bit Windows version of Firefox

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Google 'Nexus' wireless plan plan is a GO -- MVNO PDQ?

Google wants to be a wireless carrier in the U.S., it says. SVP of products Sundar Pichai announced the move at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers ponder the "Nexus" of wireless plans...

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Google scores a win in SOPA-tinged Mississippi case

A federal judge has put the brakes on i probe of Google in Mississippi, where the movie industry was accused of conspiring with the state's attorney general to revive the Stop Online Piracy Act.

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Google sees success with balloon, airplane Internet

Google's ambitious efforts to bring balloon and aircraft-borne connectivity to underserved areas of the globe are pushing past some key milestones, and the company expects a public launch in a few years.

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