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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.


SocialRank focuses on data mining followers instead of content pulls in all of your followers from Twitter and Instagram, giving you control to see who your followers really are, segment them and do things with them.

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Instagram surges past Twitter to become 2nd biggest social network

Instagram hit a milestone this week, logging more than 400 million monthly users, solidly surpassing rival Twitter.

A new version of the sophisticated Duqu malware is used for spying

Senate panel drops provision requiring tech industry to report terrorist activity

The Senate Intelligence Committee dropped a plan that would have required Internet companies to report on vaguely defined terrorist activity on their platforms, a move that was strongly opposed by the industry and civil rights groups....

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New social network aims to find news tech pros really care about

Exclusive social sharing site Quibb gives technology professionals a space to connect with likeminded users to find, share and comment on industry-specific content.

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Kim Dotcom's extradition hearing begins

A hearing for the extradition to the U.S. of Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom began Monday in Auckland, New Zealand, with a number of civil rights activists, including Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig, opposing the hand over.

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Review: 6 Chrome extensions let you track your Gmail

Want to know if that important email was actually read -- or ignored? These six Chrome extensions let you track your Gmail.

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Windows 10 fails to significantly boost Bing usage

Search queries on Microsoft's Bing in the U.S. last month increased by 1%, a slow start to what a company manager predicted would be a big boost delivered by Windows 10.

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Facebook moves beyond the 'like' button

Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of Facebook, said the social network is working on enabling uses to hit a button and express more than just a simple "like."

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Comcast Business pushes into the national services market

Hires talent, acquires assets, teams with other provides to reach beyond its core footprint

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