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Orchestrating the Super Bowl

With the biggest football game of the year coming up, technologists have their hands full with providing a complete engaging experience to those in attendance. From device access to analytics, technology is being turned on its head...

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FCC redefines 'broadband' -- to HOWLS of rage from ISPs and GOP

Wow, is Tom Wheeler serious about promoting competition? Looks like it. Cue: much wailing and gnashing of teeth from cable and fiber ISPs (and Republicans). In IT Blogwatch, bloggers feel the need -- the need for speed...

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Reddit handed over user info for 58% of government requests

Reddit today went public with its first "transparency report,” telling users of its news and social networking site that it frequently turns down formal subpoenas and legal requests for information in users.

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Google misses with Q4 sales and earnings

Google disappointed Wall Street with its fourth quarter results, missing expectations for both sales and earnings, and growing its advertising business more slowly.

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Amazon returns to profit as holiday sales soar

Amazon reported a jump in sales for the last quarter -- and a return to profit.

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Hands on: Joomla tries a CMS for non-developers

Open-source CMS is now available as a hosting platform for new users. It offers a wide variety of options -- perhaps more than most newbies can handle.

FTC targets operator of revenge-porn site

Federal regulators are clamping down on a website whose operator allegedly deceived women into sending intimate photos of themselves and then charged them to have the images removed.

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Oracle Service Cloud gets more social

Access to an online customer's browsing history gives a fuller view of the experience.

The end for 1024-bit SSL certificates is near, as Mozilla kills a few more

Within weeks, Mozilla products including its Firefox browser will stop trusting an unknown number of SSL certificates issued using old root CA certificates with 1024-bit RSA keys.

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Facebook reports strong Q4 as mobile ad sales keep growing

Roughly 69 percent of Facebook's revenue for the quarter ended Dec. 31 came from mobile ads.

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'Parks And Recreation,' Facebook and The New Privacy

Tuesday's episode of Parks And Recreation raises an important question about Facebook and privacy.

Silk Road paid thousands in shake-downs from malicious hackers

When operating outside of the law, you can't rely on the police to protect your illegal enterprise from other criminals.

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Windows 10's Spartan browser will get extensions

Microsoft's Internet Explorer development team has confirmed there will be a browser extension system for Project Spartan, allowing developers to to extend functionality with software built directly into the browser.

Yahoo to spin off its stake in Alibaba

Yahoo will spin off its stake in Alibaba Group to form a new investment company.

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Facebook, Instagram restored after outage in many countries

Facebook said the problems were its fault

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Facebook DOWN. Instagram OFFLINE. Lizard Squad: "HELLO"

Reptilian hackers Lizard Squad's claim denied by Facebook: Facebook was down for an hour. Instagram was down, too. And so were a services that rely on Zuckerberg's authentication system -- such as Tinder. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers...

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Facebook testing a spare 'Lite' service for Android

Facebook is testing a stripped down version of its mobile app that requires far less data.


Wikileaks staffers are SHOCKED that FBI read their Gmail

Wikileaks really needs your donation -- to purchase an email server. Three Wikileaks staffers, working for an organization hated by the US government, led by a man critical of the both the US and Google, decided to use Google's Gmail...

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