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Microsoft's new Zo chatbot dodges politics, doesn't always make sense

The bot takes another shot at imitating a young woman on the internet

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How to survive the death of Flash

What should an enterprise ban Flash, phase it out, or accept that it will remain as legacy software for the foreseeable future? Here’s a guide

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Flash is down but not out in the latest version of Chrome

Don't believe reports that Chrome 55, released over the weekend, 'kills' Flash. But it is a significant step in the ongoing battle against Flash

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What happens when a country cracks down on fake news? Ask China

Year after year, China has arrested internet users for posting fake online rumors

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The new Mirai malware strain has gone beyond Deutsche Telekom

Hackers attacked routers in the United Kingdom, Brazil, Iran, Thailand, and other countries

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How Trump will attack the FCC's net neutrality rules

Repealing the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's less than 2-year-old net neutrality rules appears to be a top tech priority for President-elect Donald Trump, but it may not be an easy road.

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5 things to know about fake news on Facebook, Google

How big is the problem and what can or should be done about it?

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Facebook working with fact-checkers to weed out fake news

The social networking site will make it easier for users to report fake stories

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Say good-bye to net neutrality

The Open Internet now rests in the hands of a GOP that has been openly hostile to net neutrality rules

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ISPs ordered to block LinkedIn in Russia

Russia's telecommunications regulator has ordered LinkedIn be blocked following a court ruling that it breached Russian privacy law


Facebook privacy settings: How to control your ad preferences

Facebook targets ads based on your activity. You can check--and change--what it thinks your interests are in Ad Preferences.

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Snapchat parent reportedly headed for an IPO

The initial public offering could value the company at up to $25 billion

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Google, Facebook will not place ads on sites distributing fake news

Some have voiced concern that the moves could increase the power of the internet companies


How to download and save a Facebook video

Facebook doesn’t officially provide links to videos for you to save. But all you have to do is trick your browser into thinking you’re browsing Facebook on your phone.


Google punishes web backsliders in Chrome

Browser will warn users of bad sites for at least 30 days to deal with repeat offenders

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U.K. bank suspends online payments after fraud hits 20,000 accounts

Almost one in three of Tesco Bank's checking accounts saw suspicious transactions

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Google Fiber claims a small victory amid a larger defeat

FCC refutes AT&T’s argument that pro-Google Fiber rules are invalid, but does little to shake the incumbent’s hold on the broadband market

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A second Privacy Shield legal challenge increases threat to EU-US data flows

A French digital rights group is seeking to annul the European Commission decision implementing Privacy Shield

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