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Hey, Internet domain overlords, stop playing games

Internet domain maintenance shouldn't have to be such a pain in the ass

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DMCA 'reform' harbors return of SOPA

Behind the music and movie lobbyists' latest efforts to rewrite the DMCA lurk the restrictive remains of SOPA and PIPA legislation

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Google aims to block Flash by default for Chrome users, except for 10 white-listed sites

HTML5 will be the primary experience in Chrome by the fourth quarter of this year

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FBI/Apple privacy fight left out a major player: the data carriers

In the conflict between government surveillance and individual privacy, it is not just the data on devices that is at stake. It is the data that travels to and from the devices

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4 big plans to fix internet security

Internet security is in crisis. These four proposals offer tangible solutions -- including one scheme to change the Internet's workings from top to bottom

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Privacy advocates want protections for US residents in foreign surveillance law

Congress should require warrants for agencies searching for US information in NSA databases, advocates say

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We can repair email -- but it’s going to hurt

The major service providers have the power to fix email, but it will break many other servers in the process

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Methods hackers use to attack DNS

At 2016 Interop, Cloudmark Engineering Director Angela Knox talks with Network World about several different ways that hackers go after DNS as part of other malicious attacks. Knox explains the methods for DNS ID hacking, spoofing,...

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Ethernet's future goes fast and slow

At the 2016 Interop show, David Chalupsky from the Ethernet Alliance chats with Network World about its six new data rates and 2016 Ethernet Roadmap. Chalupsky also explains why the networking standard is not only getting faster, but...

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OpenSSL patches two high-severity flaws

Versions 1.0.2h and 1.0.1t of the cryptographic library also patch several more bugs of lesser impact

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Opera pulls trigger on baked-in ad blocker

Opera becomes the first of the Top 5 browsers to integrate an ad blocker

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Craig Wright claims he is bitcoin inventor Satoshi Nakamoto

Australian entrepreneur Wright, first outed as Satoshi in December, has offered what he claims is digital proof of his double identity

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Microsoft to begin SHA-1 crypto shutoff with Windows 10's summer upgrade

IE11 and Edge will drop the lock icon for sites that secure traffic with SHA-1 certificates this summer and will block access by Feb. 14, 2017

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Microsoft's IE loses top browser spot to Google's Chrome

Firefox falls under 10 percent browser share for the first time since 2006

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Messaging apps must come together

Internet messaging has broken the rule of universal communication standards, and it needs to be fixed

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Take that, ISPs: FCC declares war on data caps

Charter's merger with Time Warner is headed for approval -- but with a 7-year ban on usage-based pricing, interconnect fees, and antistreaming contract provisions

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Comcast raises trial data caps to a terabyte but won't commit to nationwide rollout

That sounds like an enormous amount of data, but 4K video could eat that up quickly

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How to create your own Google Analytics dashboards

The Google Analytics suite can be overwhelming to new or inexperienced users. This jump-start video guide to GA details how to use one of its most important features: dashboards.

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