What Does the Inside of the Internet Look Like? [Video]

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What does the inside of Tinder, Snapchat, YouTube, and Instagram look like? We went inside and found out. Documentary footage. 100% real. [PistolShrimps]

Free eBooks: The Essentials of Information Security Kit: Includes a Free PC Security Handbook – 2nd Edition eBook

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For today’s free ebooks, we have a kit which includes 4 resources: The Essentials of Information Security brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Information Security related decisions. -How to Transform Employee Worst Practices Into IT Security Best Practices -PC Security Handbook – 2nd Edition […]

Deleted Tweets Archive Deleted

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A site that republished deleted tweets from public figures has stopped its service after a cease and desist demand from Twitter. PostGhost was told it fundamentally violated the terms and conditions of the Twitter API. The service was designed to highlight tweets that politicians and other celebrities had made and then removed. The theory was […]

The End of a Bitter Dispute: Netflix Comes To Comcast Cable Boxes

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Comcast says its next generation of cable boxes will include a Netflix streaming app. The deal appears to end a bitter dispute between the two companies over net neutrality issues. The streaming will be available through the X1 platform, which will include a unified search tool (covering Live TV, DVR recordings and On Demand content) […]

38 Fun and Little Known Facts About the Internet [Video]

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In this episode of the Mental Floss show, host Mike Rugnetta tells us all about 38 little known facts about the Internet, starting with the fact that Ray Bradbury was not a fan of Yahoo or the Internet in general. [Mental Floss]

How Big Companies Think Social Media Works [Comic]

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Periscope Users To Become Instant Moderators

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Periscope is to ask users to act as a “flash jury” to decide if comments are abusive. There’s no word on whether parent company Twitter will adopt the idea. The move is designed to deal with the problem of navigating the spectrum between clear-cut cases of abusive content, more debatable cases, and incidents where the […]

Tech Giants Crack Down On Illegal Hate Speech

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Four major tech firms have agreed to remove hate speech from social media and similar services within 24 hours of it being reported. The move, which comes in a European code of conduct, will only apply to content which breaks the law. That limitation means it could be a tricky subject deciding what material comes […]

Free eManual: Ransomware Hostage Rescue Manual for IT Pros

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For today’s free eBook, get the Ransomware Hostage Rescue Manual for IT Pros for free! Being in IT I’m sure you know someone who’s been hit with ransomware or you have been though it yourself. Wouldn’t it be great to have a manual of what to do when you get hit and how to prevent […]

Google Wants Emoji To Inspire Female Careers

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Google has proposed 13 new emoji characters to show both women and men in professional roles. It says the aim is “highlighting the diversity of women’s careers and empowering girls everywhere.” A recent update to Unicode, the standardized system for computerized characters including emoji, allowed for an easier way for customizing existing emojis of humans […]

10-Year-Old Claims $10,000 Instagram Bug Bounty

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A 10-year-old has tipped off Facebook about a flaw that made it possible to delete any comment on Instagram. The Finnish boy has earned a $10,000 bounty despite not officially being old enough to have an Instagram account. While Facebook hasn’t revealed the full details of the  flaw, it has said it was in a […]

Bitcoin Creator May Have Unmasked Himself

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The identity of Bitcoin creator “Satoshi Nakamoto” may have been revealed. Australian businessman Craig Wright claims to be the man behind the mask. While several key figures in the Bitcoin community say they believe Wright’s claim, others have demanded more evidence. The problem is that definitive proof may be difficult or even impossible given the […]