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It may be a tad late for spring cleaning, but Instagram redesigned profile pages on the web to cut down on the clutter. On both mobile and desktop, profile pages, hashtag collections and your home feed are all getting tweaks to make things a bit neater. Desktop profiles, for example, nix the rotat...

June 9th 2015 at 4:28pm 0 Comments
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The Syrian government's digital supporters aren't letting up on their attacks against the US. Officials have confirmed that hackers linking themselves to the Syrian Electronic Army both defaced the US Army's website and steered visitors to a page championing the regime. The military rejects the...

June 8th 2015 at 8:28pm 0 Comments
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You probably don't think of your personal media server as a target for hackers and spies, but Plex isn't taking any chances. The company has started handing out free SSL security certificates to everyone using a media server, giving you an encrypted connection while you're picking a movie to watch...

June 8th 2015 at 6:51am 0 Comments
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There's no question that Amazon is hurting independent bookstores. It's hard to compete with the convenience of quick shipping. If you live in the UK, though, a Chrome extension uses the online retailer's listings to give you a local option during the hunt for a new book. The add-on is called Book...

June 5th 2015 at 4:19pm 0 Comments
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Most massively multiplayer online games take place in epic fantasy worlds or the distant future, but one of the latest sensations takes place on a much, much smaller scale. Agar.io pits thousands of players against each other in a web-based petri dish, where each gamer represents a cell. Your only...

June 1st 2015 at 4:04am 0 Comments
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The FBI might want to continue brushing up on its internet skills. The agency's online division forgot to renew the web domain it uses to host seized websites, leading to a "black hat SEO" marketer taking over sites like Megaupload and temporarily filling them with malware- and scam-laden ads. Law...

June 1st 2015 at 1:01am 0 Comments
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That rumor of Google adding a "buy" button to shopping ads? It's true. The company's Omid Kordestani has confirmed to Recode that this super-quick purchasing option is "imminent." He didn't describe how it would work in detail, but the leak described "Shop on Google" search ads that take you to...

May 27th 2015 at 9:27pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft's face-based age detection is still a little wonky (I'm thankfully younger than what you see above), but the company is clearly enamored with it -- you'll now find it in Bing image searches. All you have to do is look for a person and, in most cases, roll over the picture to find a #HowO...

May 27th 2015 at 11:58am 0 Comments
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High school is teenage tribalism, which is why the Lip Service kids aren't going to hang with the Forever 21 set in the lunch hall. Now, however, Hot Topic has realized that it's got plenty in common with ThinkGeek, and has decided to swallow the niche retailer in a deal worth $122 million. Hot To...

May 27th 2015 at 8:51am 0 Comments
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You might need to keep a closer eye than usual on your tax-related info. The Internal Revenue Service is warning that intruders stole tax data for 100,000 people between February and May by taking advantage of a flaw in the agency's transcript website. The evildoers successfully circumvented a sec...

May 26th 2015 at 6:14pm 0 Comments
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Outside of one or two exceptions, most Firefox OS devices have been aimed squarely at the budget crowd -- at folks who would otherwise have to entirely forego smartphoness or tablets. However, Mozilla is ready to switch things up. The organization has unveiled a new strategy, Ignite, that should l...

May 24th 2015 at 7:11am 0 Comments
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It's been a long time coming, but Firefox for iOS is nearly here... in a manner of speaking. Mozilla has revealed that it's about to conduct a "limited" beta test of the web browser, and has already posted source code for early testers. The organization would like to have an open beta that gives e...

May 23rd 2015 at 9:05pm 0 Comments