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Web inventor Berners-Lee adds Turing Award to prize collection

Berners-Lee was awarded the $1 million 'Nobel Prize of Computing' for inventing the web and coming up with the first browser

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Senator: Russia used 'thousands' of internet trolls during US election

Disinformation campaign was designed to raise questions about the US political process, experts say

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Want privacy? Congress says you'll have to pay for it

What to expect after the repeal of FCC broadband privacy rules: Hackers, VPNs, and a privacy tax, for starters

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Congress has sold off your privacy—and U.S. security

Allowing ISPs to sell your data isn’t only about eroding online privacy. It’s also dangerous to U.S. national interests

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US House votes to undo broadband privacy rules

The Trump administration is expected to sign the resolution into law

9 ways developers can help rebuild trust on the Internet

Google to Symantec: We don't trust you anymore

Admins need to consider whether they still want to use Symantec after its repeated mistakes with issuing TLS certificates

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How much can a fiber carry? Facebook and Nokia are pushing it

Facebook and Nokia have found a way to push a lot more data through a submarine cable across the Atlantic, which could help the social network keep up with the growth of video and virtual reality.

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Future of tech policy murky under Trump administration

Insiders praise administration's focus on infrastructure and deregulation, but worries linger over immigration policies

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Google pulls virtual assistant ad after user outcry

It turns out people don't want to hear about 'Beauty and the Beast' when they ask for their daily agenda

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Twitter accounts hacked, Twitter Counter steps forward as culprit

It's the second time in four months that Twitter Counter has allowed hackers to post messages to high-profile Twitter accounts

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The NSA's foreign surveillance: 5 things to know

A contentious piece of U.S. law giving the National Security Agency broad authority to spy on people overseas expires at the end of the year.

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It's time to turn on HTTPS: the benefits are well worth the effort

HTTPS websites get a speed boost, better search engine rankings, and fewer browser warnings

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Mayer to quit as CEO of new holding company after Yahoo sale to Verizon

It's still not clear whether Mayer will move to Verizon, along with operating business

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All hope of broadband privacy bites the dust

The FCC and Congress are working hard to ensure nothing stands in the way of ISPs profiting off your personal data

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Senators push FCC to keep its net neutrality rules

Critics tell the Republican-led agency to put 'consumers first'

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Firefox 52 bans plug-ins, supports 'game changer' standard

Mozilla trumpets support for WebAssembly, technology that speeds up web apps

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WordPress fixes XSS, CSRF flaws in latest core update

WordPress has a new security update for its content management platform. Don't wait for attackers to launch attacks before updating to version 4.7.3

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Chrome for MacOS to block rogue ad injections and settings changes

The Google Safe Browsing service has been expanded to detect more threats on MacOS

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FCC halts data security regulations for broadband providers

The rules required providers to take 'reasonable' measures to secure consumer data

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13 reasons not to use Chrome

Chrome may be the world’s most popular browser, but it isn’t necessarily the best one

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