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Heartbleed bug hit list, Why you need to change your password now

An encryption flaw called the Heartbleed bug is already being called one of the biggest security threats the Internet has ever seen. The bug has affected many popular websites and services — ones you might use every day, like Gmail and Facebook — and could...

Twitter Ban :The Turkish media experiment

Countries who seek to gain control over their people through the internet have their own agendas. They are in search of larger governmental control or even censorship online. — Marietje Schaake, European Parliament Member, Feb 2014 Politics, claimed the German chancellor Otto von Bismarck, is...

How Facebook will have to radically transform itself in order to justify buying WhatsApp

There has been endless high-quality discussion about why Facebook was willing to pay more than what half of the S&P 500 companies are worth for WhatsApp. My biased distillation of the consensus is, basically, Facebook wanted to keep WhatsApp out of the clutches of Google, and the sale...

Twitter Hate Speech Map Pinpoints Racist, Homophobic Hotspots Across U.S.

he most hateful tweeters in the United States tend to live in the eastern half of the country, according to a new map that pinpoints hate speech from Twitter across country. The map, created by geography students at Humboldt State University in California, looks at...

Interruption-driven Content Consumption

Where you sit defines what you know I recently moved my desk from a plum spot near the windows with lots of natural light to the other side of the newsroom. I did this for a couple of reasons, but first, let me explain why...

Google’s EU Antitrust Settlement Offer Won’t Suit Rivals

Google Inc. (GOOG)’s offer to settle an antitrust probe with the European Union by labeling its own services more clearly in Web search results is a “non-starter” for a group of competitors such as Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) and Foundem. The companies and at least 10...

Beauty companies in the rat race for new domain extensions

Due to the saturation of the number of registered domain names and to better organise the Internet, ICANN [1] has decided to create three new types of extensions (actually, top level domain or TLD): “geographical” extensions (paris, .london…); “generic” extensions corresponding to trademarks (.brand); “generic” extensions...

Africa hungry for homegrown online content

(CNN) — Things have never been more exciting in Africa than they are now. The continent’s rising economy and burgeoning tech space is all anyone can talk about. At a recent South by Southwest panel, “Africa or Bust! Content, Monetization, Opportunity,” it was made clear...

Africa is land of opportunity for Microsoft

When Microsoft announced recently that it was starting a big push to grow its market in Africa, it cited the continent’s big growth opportunities, calling Africa a “game changer in the global economy.” Similarly, IBM, Google, Intel, Hewlett-Packard and other tech companies in recent years...

‘We Are Losing the Fight for Internet Freedom’

By: John Eggerton Continuing to sound the alarm about international efforts to sssert “command and control,” FCC commissioner Robert McDowell plans to tell Congress that aggressive action is needed to stem that tide. “We are losing the fight for Internet freedom,” he plans to tell...