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Mozilla tests a true stealth mode for Firefox

A new tool in prebeta is designed to block browser tracking across sites.

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That ad blocker you love? It's costing publishers a pretty penny

Websites will lose almost $22 billion this year thanks to the ubiquitous tools.

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8 free tools that teach kids how to code

It’s never too soon to teach kids to code. After all, they are already growing up surrounded by technology and are naturals when it comes to tablets, smartphones and computers. Here are eight websites and apps you can use to get your...

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Microsoft levels up web version of Outlook for business customers

Enterprise users who rely on the web interface for Microsoft Outlook email will be getting an upgrade with new features Microsoft announced Tuesday.

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FREE COURSE: Hack yourself first (before the bad guys do)

In partnership with tech training provider Pluralsight, Computerworld offers a free online course. Learn how to think like a hacker, and use some of the tools they do, to find the security holes in your websites before a breach...

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Attention Amazon shoppers: ''Thank you, drive through''

Kiss your local grocery store goodbye, reports suggest Amazon is entering the perishable food business, planning to marry online shopping with the efficiency of a fast food burger joint. If traditional grocers aren't worried, they...

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YouTube cofounder endorses paid version

YouTube is preparing to launch an ad-free subscription service, perhaps by year-end.

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New York eases limits on Uber's growth

It's probably safe to say goodbye to "de Blasio" mode in Uber's app in New York.

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Downbeat: Apple Music not a hit with watchdogs, senators, and bloggers

Yesterday wasn't a good day for Apple's streaming music service. A consumer watchdog group, a U.S. senator, and a popular blogger weren't praising Apple Music, they were, in effect, burying it...

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The average mobile YouTube session is now 40 minutes, Google says

On mobile devices, the average length of a viewing session on YouTube is now more than 40 minutes, Google reported. That's double what it was last year, Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat said during the company's quarterly earnings...

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How a B2B company got its tech groove back

Upgrading a bunch of legacy systems meant winning back market share for an industrial supply company. Here are some lessons it learned.

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Prepare for a future without Internet Explorer

IE is on its way out, so it's time for IT and Web services creators to make the switch to the modern Web.

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Is it Google's job to fix society?

Why does everyone want a search engine company to correct what's wrong with humanity?

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Google fine-tunes spam-catching tools

Google reduced spam reaching inboxes to a fraction of a percent, but in the process sometimes misclassifies bulk-mailed messages like monthly statements and ticket receipts.

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The curious case of Google Street View's missing streets

As Google expands Street View into ever more exotic places, it appears to have a problem in many of the towns and cities where the service has been available for years.

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The surprising genius of Apple's Beats 1 radio

When regular old radio is streamed online at Apple scale, something amazing happens.

Longtime Microsoft partner Yahoo tests search with Google

Yahoo is keeping its options open and testing search with a number of partners.

Facebook tests a new way to show video - and make money from it

Called Suggested Videos, a new feed will appear first on iOS, showing both partner content and ads.

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