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Most internet anonymity software leaks users' details

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are legal and increasingly popular for individuals wanting to circumvent censorship, avoid mass surveillance or access geographically limited services like Netflix and BBC iPlayer. Used by ...

dateJun 29, 2015 in Internet
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I always feel like somebody's watching me…

What power can individuals have over their data when their every move online is being tracked? Researchers at the Cambridge Computer Laboratory are building new systems that shift the power back to individual users, and could ...

dateJun 25, 2015 in Internet
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Facebook reveals new security tool

Facebook announced Tuesday it has been using a new security tool to help detect and remove malicious software for users of the world's biggest social network.

dateJun 23, 2015 in Internet
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Tech firms, activists press US on encryption

Some 140 tech companies, civil liberties and privacy activists urged the White House Tuesday to pull back efforts to weaken encryption or include law enforcement "backdoors" on technology products.

dateMay 19, 2015 in Internet
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Spotify deals with random shuffle and us mortals

How do we mortals perceive random sequences? An entry in the question-and-answer site Quora focused on a question involving a music-streaming service Spotify. That question signifies how we perceive what is and what is not ...

Google offers mail payment service in the UK

(Phys.org) —You already are accustomed to attaching lots of items in your emails. Pictures. Portfolios. Contracts. Resumes. White papers. For those in the UK there's something else as well. You can not only send a friend ...

Paperspace computer aims to resolve hardware distractions

A promotional video for Paperspace made its point quickly. A woman sitting at a computer sighed as she pressed down on the keys impatiently, as the straight-faced announcer noted computers can be such a pain. What if we told ...

Is Tor still secure after Silk Road?

The Silk Road trial has concluded, with Ross Ulbricht found guilty of running the anonymous online marketplace for illegal goods. But questions remain over how the FBI found its way through Tor, the software that allows anonymous, ...

OpenStreetMap adds A to B directions

(Phys.org)—The people who run OpenStreetMap.org (the foundation) have announced that A to B directions have been added to the open source web site. While acknowledging that adding directions has been done by many other ...

HTTP/2, HPACK specs approved, headed to RFC Editor

Wednesday's news about HTTP2, which promises to deliver Web pages to browsers more efficiently, is news enough: It's Done. Mark Nottingham, chair of the IETF HTTP Working Group and a member of the W3C Technical Architecture ...

Voice search: Google has numbers on who, why, where
Stanford Libraries unearths the earliest US website
Spotify to replace Sony streaming music service
Facebook has URL for users running Tor-enabled browsers
BitTorrent embarks on web browser Project Maelstrom
WikiGalaxy turns Wikipedia into a galaxy of stars
Google updates hair-pulling CAPTCHA with tick box
Microsoft, NORAD track Santa and Google watches him too

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