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Proposed 'social media ID, please' law draws outrage

President Obama's proposal for foreign travelers is so bad, say critics, it must have been hatched by Donald Trump

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Nginx web server upgrade focuses on web security, JavaScript configuration

Nginx Plus Release 10 adds a web app firewall, IP transparency, and support for the nginScript configuration and control language

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The hidden cause of slow Internet and how to fix it

The culprit is a TCP-related phenomenon known as 'bufferbloat'

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Poorly configured DNSSEC servers at root of DDoS attacks

Admins need to ensure that their DNSSEC domains are properly set up -- which can be easier said than done

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Twitter suspends 360,000 accounts for terrorist ties

The social network has suspended 235,000 in last six months alone, with rate of daily suspensions up 80%

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FCC won't back down on broadband users' privacy

Broadband providers argue they have consumers' interests at heart as they continue their fight against regulation as common carriers

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Microsoft's new plan to save Edge: reward points

The company will award redeemable points for 'active' hours spent in Windows 10's default browser

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US says transfer of internet governance will go ahead on Oct. 1

Oversight of the internet’s domain name system functions will be transferred to a multistakeholder body despite fierce opposition from some lawmakers and advocacy groups

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City-funded broadband just lost a big fight in court

A U.S. appeals court has struck down an FCC decision meant to protect municipal networks

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Bitfinex asks users to share losses of bitcoin theft

The digital currency exchange is bringing the website back online in phases

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Bitcoin exchange Bitfinex apparently loses $63 million to hackers

Bitfinex reported the hack Tuesday and is working with law enforcement

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Privacy Shield certifications begin trickling in

Although several companies say they have self-certified under the Privacy Shield framework, the U.S. Department of Commerce did not immediately list their compliance

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ISP groups appeal net neutrality court defeat

Broadband providers want a court of appeals to rehear their challenge to net neutrality after a three-judge panel upheld the rules in June

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Clinton tech agenda takes the Silicon Valley line

The Democratic nominee’s tech policy vision is exhaustive and detailed, aimed at spurring innovation

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Verizon's Yahoo deal creates tracking powerhouse, privacy groups warn

Verizon's recent acquisitions help it track consumers online and on their mobile devices

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How businesses can use Pokemon Go to succeed

Step 1: Play the game so you'll understand the opportunities -- and potential customers

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Verizon must pay even if Mozilla walks from Yahoo search deal

Verizon, which plans to buy Yahoo for $4.8 billion, will be on the hook to Mozilla for more than $1 billion through 2019.

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Yahoo abandons fight, sells internet business to Verizon for $4.8B

After the sale Yahoo will be left with cash, investments in Alibaba and Yahoo Japan, and some patents

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