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Security Software Aims To Trick Hackers Security Software Aims To Trick Hackers

Hacker attacks are increasing and Web sites need new defenses to protect their data. That’s where Mykonos comes in, a security company that protects Web sites from attacks by wasting a hacker’s time instead of using an easily breakable wall. …

Google’s Chromebooks For Education A Success So Far Google’s Chromebooks For Education A Success So Far

This may finally be the year when classroom’s get a major technology upgrade. Apple’s already had success with their iPad-optimized textbooks and now Google’s announced their huge success with providing Chromebooks in order to bring classrooms into the 21st Century. …

FairSearch Adds E-Commerce, Advertising Firms To Coalition FairSearch Adds E-Commerce, Advertising Firms To Coalition

In 2010, a group of travel sites banded together to form the FairSearch Coalition, with the main goal of seeing Google’s acquisition of ITA Software blocked. It didn’t work, but the coalition is still going strong, fighting to see antitrust …

Google+ Harvests Technology To Make Information Easy Google+ Harvests Technology To Make Information Easy

Fifteen years ago nobody knew who Google was and today you’d be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t. Google are the search people, right? Exactly but Google has gone far beyond just search. Today they are a technology company …

Autocomplete Type Attribute Can Increase Conversions, Says Google Autocomplete Type Attribute Can Increase Conversions, Says Google

Google announced that Chrome is now supporting an experimental “autocomplete type” attribute for form fields that enable developers to unambiguously label text and select fields with common data types, like “full-name” or “street-address”. “With this attribute, web developers can drive …

Facebook and Twitter Users: The FBI Is Watching You Facebook and Twitter Users: The FBI Is Watching You
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The FBI is shopping around for a contractor to do some snooping for them on social media websites like Facebook and Twitter. In a document called “Social Media Application” (pdf) released on January 19, it was revealed that the Strategic …

Google Maps Now Offers Better Biking Directions Google Maps Now Offers Better Biking Directions
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Google warmed the hearts of hipsters and bicycle enthusiasts alike back in March of last year when they introduced the biking directions feature on Google Maps that would allow bikers to coordinate the best bike-ready route on a map. Today, …

Google Privacy Search Marks Google Relevancy Fail Google Privacy Search Marks Google Relevancy Fail
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While researching an article I wrote this morning about Google’s privacy changes and their implications, I couldn’t help but notice a huge fail on Google’s part in terms of relevancy. It seemed worth sharing. You would think a search for …

Earn Facebook Credits By Eating Taco Bell with Plink Earn Facebook Credits By Eating Taco Bell with Plink
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Attention Cityville, Mafia Wars, and Bejeweled players, I bet you’d like to earn Facebook Credits by doing something you probably do all the time. A new loyalty service called Plink allows you to dine your way to Facebook currency riches. …

Bank of America Rolls Out Discount Service Bank of America Rolls Out Discount Service

Bank of America is the latest to jump on the trend of offering consumers deals through online discounts. Reuters reports that Bank of America rolled out its new Groupon-like service Wednesday that allows consumers to receive deals from retailers based …

NFL Allowing Players To Tweet During Pro Bowl NFL Allowing Players To Tweet During Pro Bowl

According to CNBC’s Darren Rovell, NFL players will be allowed to tweet during the Pro Bowl game in special areas on the sidelines. BREAKING: NFL will allow players to in-game tweet during Sunday’s Pro Bowl. There will be 1 designated …

Bill C-11: SOPA’s Canadian Hellspawn Bill C-11: SOPA’s Canadian Hellspawn
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Blocked websites. Infinite copyrights. Draconian entertainment industries. Judicial targeting of “pirate” sites. Users’ loss of Internet access. If you’ve followed the news of the metastatic Stop Online Piracy Act in the United States, you’re probably familiar with the above dystopian …

Google Privacy Changes: What Do They Mean To You? Google Privacy Changes: What Do They Mean To You?
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Google announced this week that it is rolling out a new, main privacy policy that covers the majority of its products. The company is consolidating over 60 privacy notices into the main privacy policy. It’s keeping a few separate for …

Anonymous Leaks Romania’s Nuclear Department Database Anonymous Leaks Romania’s Nuclear Department Database
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As Romania is engulfed in massive protests over their government’s perceived incompetence, a branch of Anonymous has leaked the nation’s National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering database online. Anonymous has posted a video in support of Romania’s protests. There …

Airbnb Hits 5 Million Nights Booked, More Than 19,000 Cities Represented Airbnb Hits 5 Million Nights Booked, More Than 19,000 Cities Represented

Airbnb has really taken off, according to some statistics released by the company on Thursday. The company, which allows people to rent out private spaces to travelers, call themselves the “community marketplace for unique spaces.” The most striking figure that …

Get Paid To Watch TV Get Paid To Watch TV

A new app for iPhone offers to pay you for watching TV. I’ll wait til you stop hyperventilating. Available now at the App Store, Viggle is a free app. Once you install the app, you tap the screen and the …

Intel Buys RealNetwork Patents Intel Buys RealNetwork Patents
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Intel has agreed to purchase a collection of almost 200 patents and 170 patent application from the RealNetwork. This $120 million deal also includes Real’s next-generation video codec software. RealNetworks President and CEO Thomas Nielsen claims: “Selling these patents to …

ACTA Signed By European Union ACTA Signed By European Union
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ACTA, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, has just been signed in by the European Union. ACTA, for those who don’t know, is kind of like SOPA’s big brother. It’s a multi-national trade agreement that seeks to protect copyright through a brutish …

Groupons & SmartDigital Unite In Chicago Groupons & SmartDigital Unite In Chicago

Groupons and a small tech firm called SmartDigital have partnered up to offer on-sight deals to consumers in the Chicago area. The deals will be location-based so the offers you see will be unique to your surroundings. The initiative will …

Facebook: Thousands of Journalists Use Subscribe Feature Facebook: Thousands of Journalists Use Subscribe Feature

Facebook wants to be all things to everyone. You like Google+ because of the ability to create circles and separate out the elements of your life? Facebook saw that and emulated it quickly with Lists. You like Twitter because people …

Twitter Hack Week Is Underway Twitter Hack Week Is Underway

Innovative minds are currently working to improve upon a service you know and love so dearly. Twitter’s first Hack Week of 2012 is underway. Twitter began these Hack Weeks back in 2010. Here’s how they described the work that would …

Google Webmaster Office Hours Hangout on Thursday at 10:30 am EST Google Webmaster Office Hours Hangout on Thursday at 10:30 am EST

Short notice, everyone, but Google Webmaster Trends Analyst Pierre Far has announced his first 2012 webmaster office hours hangout, and it’s happening at 10:30 am Thursday morning. From his Google+ post: When: Thursday 26 January 2012 at 3:30pm UK time. …

SAT Fraud and Entrepreneurs SAT Fraud and Entrepreneurs

New York State’s Kenneth LaValle, chairman of the New York Senate Higher Education Committee is proposing legislation that would make any kind of fraud on the SAT’s a felony. The action comes after impostors allegedly posed as students and took …

Anonymous Protests Irish SOPA, Sees Results Anonymous Protests Irish SOPA, Sees Results

Anonymous is targeting Irish government Web sites over their own version of SOPA. The country is looking to bring into law their own version of SOPA before the end of January. The law would allow Irish courts to block access …