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HTML5 spec editor slams Google & gang's DRM bid

(PhysOrg.com) -- A draft proposal by Google, Microsoft and Netflix to introduce mechanisms for copy protection on web videos has generated strong opposition and a response that the proposal is "unethical." ...

Feb 25, 2012 report
5 / 5 (21) 13 | with audio podcast

Hotmail in hot water over password flaw, rushes fix

Hackers tried to get the best of Hotmail by figuring out how to reset Hotmail user passwords for e-mail accounts this month. Locking hotmail users out of their own accounts when trying to key in their passwords ...

Apr 28, 2012 report
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Google issues Maps APIs for tighter tabs on vehicles

(Phys.org)—Google has been branded and promoted to the point where two associated words-come to mind, "search" and "Maps." Over 800,000 developers worldwide use Google Maps APIs, according to the company, ...

Oct 21, 2012 report
3.4 / 5 (5) 0 | with audio podcast

Google searches get smarter (Update)

Google on Wednesday began making its search engine smarter, in what the Internet giant called a major upgrade that looks beyond query words to figure out what people are actually seeking online.

May 16, 2012
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Shoplifters hit up Chrome Store for Facebook data

(PhysOrg.com) -- A cash-for-Facebook’s-“likes” hustle hanging out in Google Chrome Web Store has been discovered by Kaspersky Lab. The researchers first discovered extensions leading to the ...

Mar 28, 2012 report
3.5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

SNOPA to employers seeking passwords: Access denied

(Phys.org) -- A Bill has been introduced in Washington to stop employers and schools from demanding access to people’s social network accounts. On Friday, Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) presented SNOPA, which ...

Apr 30, 2012 report
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