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Latest Google Chrome Update Finally Fixes One Of The Most Frustrating Issues

Google added one awesome feature with the latest Chrome 56, fixing one of the browser's most annoying issues. Say hello to scroll anchoring and buh-bye to frustrating page jumps and accidental clicks.

Internet April 12, 2017

FCC Chair Aims For Quick Reversal Of Net Neutrality Rules: Is It Time To Review Our Internet Usage?

FCC is reportedly aiming for an April repeal of net neutrality rules as ISPs ease the worries about privacy breaches. Is it time to review the way we use the internet?

Internet April 9, 2017

Facebook Strengthens Efforts To Combat False News By Teaching Users How To Spot It

Facebook announces a new educational tool teaching users how to spot false news and help stop the spread of misinformation. Here are 10 tips from the popular social media platform.

Internet April 7, 2017

11-Year-Old Hangs Himself As A Result Of A Social Media Prank, A Dark Mark On Potential Dangers Of Social Media

An investigation is now underway after a social media prank that resulted in the suicide and death of an 11-year-old boy. Tysen Benz’s death leaves a dark mark on social media companies' suicide prevention efforts.

Internet April 9, 2017

Comcast Prepares Wireless Phone Service: Unlimited Plans To Cost $45 Or $65, Exclusive To Comcast Subscribers

Comcast has just unveiled Xfinity Mobile, it’s official entry into the competitive wireless phone service market. Its unlimited data plans, while not too bad, have a few caveats.

Internet April 6, 2017

Expanded YouTube Partner Program Holds Off On Revenue-Making Ads Until 10,000 Views

YouTube is holding off money-making advertisements on videos until the 10,000 views mark is reached. The company is continuously working on ways to protect creators and advertisers.

Internet April 7, 2017

US Government Wants To Know Who's Behind Anti-Trump Twitter Account: Twitter Fires Back With Lawsuit

The Department of Homeland Security demanded to know the identities of the people behind the ALT_USCIS, a Twitter account that has criticized Trump's immigration policies. Twitter refused and then fired back with a lawsuit.

Internet April 6, 2017

Google Home: Next-Gen Smart Speaker May Also Work As Wi-Fi Extender

The next-gen Google Home smart speaker could come with a Wi-Fi router and mesh networking ability. Google may add these features in a bid to outsell Amazon's Echo, which has dominated the market till now.

Internet April 6, 2017

AT&T Will Throw In Free HBO If You Sign Up For Its Unlimited Plus Plan

AT&T is giving its customers a sweet deal. Beginning April 6, those who’ll sign up for its Unlimited Plus plan will get free HBO access.

Internet April 6, 2017

YouTube TV Goes Live: How To Sign Up And What You Need To Know Before You Do

YouTube TV is now live, and here's how to sign up for the streaming service. However, before you do, you might want to read up on a few caveats.

Internet April 6, 2017

Facebook Battles Revenge Porn With New Tools To Prevent Spreading: Here's How It Works

Revenge porn is one of the nastiest plagues of the mobile era, but companies are taking steps to counter it. Facebook just announced new tools to curb the spread of revenge porn, so here's what you need to know.

Internet April 5, 2017

Amazon Cash Lets You Shop Online Without A Debit Or Credit Card, Just Paper Money: Here's How

Thanks to Amazon Cash, you can now shop online without a debit or credit card, and all you need is paper money. Here's how and everything you need to know.

Internet April 4, 2017

Verizon Takes An 'Oath' For Yahoo-AOL Merger, Internet Explodes With Funny Comments

The whole internet was shaken when Verizon announced its acquisition of Yahoo. Now the internet universe is once more in frenzy, and this time, it's over the merged Yahoo and AOL divisions' name Oath.

Internet April 5, 2017

Netflix Offline Viewing Now Available On Windows 10: Download Your Shows On PC

Netflix offline viewing landed earlier this year for iOS and Android, and now it's expanding its reach. Users can now download their favorite Netflix movies and TV shows on Windows 10 PCs as well.

Internet April 4, 2017

Rakuten Teams Up With Blackstorm Labs To Launch HTML5 Games Platform RGames

U.S. company Blackstorm Labs is weaving its HTML5 magic together with Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten. The two have launched a social gaming platform called RGames.

Internet April 4, 2017

Major Tech Companies Including Facebook, Mozilla, And Others Launch $14 Million News Integrity Initiative

Major tech companies have formed together and launched a $14 million initiative to come up with an answer to fake news. That answer is the News Integrity Initiative, and it aims to bolster the public’s news literacy.

Internet April 3, 2017

Anonymous No More: Facebook Stories Shows Who’s Reading

Facebook rolled out its new Snapchat-like feature Stories on March 28. Anonymous snoopers better be careful because this feature displays the people who viewed posts.

Internet April 3, 2017

Chicago Police On The Hunt For Other Suspects In Rape Case Streamed Live On Facebook

Chicago police are already looking for other suspects in a sexual assault case that was streamed over Facebook Live. One offender, a 14-year-old boy, has already been charged and arrested, reports say.

Internet April 3, 2017

Kodi Faces Major Crackdown In The UK As Premier League Continues Its Anti-Piracy Campaign

Kodi gets swept up in a major anti-piracy campaign in the UK that will block service for its streaming application. ISPs will lend a hand.

Internet April 2, 2017

Comcast Clears The Air Over Sale Of Customers' Browsing History

Comcast has cleared the air over the controversy surrounding sale of customers' browsing histories. The company affirmed it would not share sensitive web data without opt-in consent from consumers.

Internet April 1, 2017

Twitter Drops The Egg As Default Avatar: Here's Why You Should Care

Twitter has replaced the default avatar on the social network, replacing the egg with a gray person-shaped figure. One of the reasons behind the decision, according to Twitter, was because the egg has been associated with abusive accounts.

Internet April 1, 2017

Want To Get Paid For Watching Netflix? You Could, If You're Good With Translating Subtitles

Netflix is looking for talented collaborators around the world to help translate subtitles in various languages. The Netflix Hermes program is now seeking candidates to help with subtitles, so here's what you need to know.

Internet March 31, 2017

Twitter Relaxes Character Limit For Replies: Is It A Good Or Bad Move?

Twitter has relaxed its 140-character limit further by removing ‘@’ replies from the count. The change is welcome but some argue that the new change could spell trouble.

Internet April 2, 2017

Twitter Removes And Exempts ‘@’ Replies From 140-Character Limit: Here’s How It Works

Twitter is finally removing '@' mentions from a tweet’s total word count, freeing up more space for users to take advantage of. Rolling out to all platforms, the new changes include a 'Replying to' feature, a less messy Twitter canoe.

Internet March 31, 2017

Cards Against Humanity Creator Retaliates Against Internet Privacy Resolution By Threatening To Purchase Congress’s Browsing History

The creator of Cards Against Humanity has threatened to buy the browsing history of Congress members in light of a resolution to roll back internet privacy rules passes. Purchasing such information might not be that easy or even legal, however.

Internet March 31, 2017

Facebook Launches Personal Fundraiser Tools To Help Users Raise Money, But It's Pretty Limited For Now

Facebook has announced the launch of personal fundraisers on its platform, allowing users to raise money for a number of personal causes. Things are pretty limited for now, however, so here's the deal.

Internet March 30, 2017

Congress Repeals Internet Privacy Rules: ISPs Can Now Sell Your Data Without User Permission

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to repeal privacy rules passed by the FCC last year. The rollback will introduce the right of internet service providers to sell internet browsing data sans any permission or consent from consumers.

Internet March 29, 2017

Facebook Launches Stories, Camera Effects And New Direct Inbox To Be More Like Snapchat

Facebook has officially launched Stories on its core app as well, along with some other new tricks borrowed from Snapchat. The Facebook mobile app is also getting a new camera experience and a special Direct inbox.

Internet March 28, 2017

Comcast Planning Major Expansion Of Its Streaming TV Services

Comcast intends to expand its reach and could launch a new service called Xfinity Instant TV for its subscribers. Xfinity Instant TV is reportedly targeted at those unwilling to subscribe to Comcast's traditional cable TV plans.

Internet March 28, 2017

Airlines Offer Free Wi-Fi, Better Connectivity For Smartphones As Laptop Ban Hits US-Bound Flights

Turkish and Gulf airlines have began touting free Wi-Fi for their flyers' smartphones after a recent laptop ban in U.S.-bound planes. The restrictions apply to flights from 10 airports in eight Muslim-majority nations.

Internet March 27, 2017

Google Guts Gchat, To Be Permanently Replaced By Hangouts On June 26

Google has announced that it is officially killing Gchat on June 26, at which point users will be automatically transitioned to Hangouts. Rending Gchat away from its roster of services signals Google’s push to focus on Hangouts moving forward.

Internet March 25, 2017

Lawmakers Make A Move To Overturn Obama-Era Internet Privacy Rules: What This Means For Internet Users

Republicans in the U.S. Senate just voted to repeal the Obama-era FCC internet privacy protection ruling concerning Internet Service Providers. What can this mean for their consumers’ privacy?

Internet March 24, 2017

AT&T And Verizon Pull Ads Off YouTube Over Videos Promoting Terrorism And Hate

AT&T and Verizon have decided to remove their ads from YouTube over videos promoting hateful speech and terrorism. Google pledged to give advertisers more control over ad placement, but apparently it didn't move fast enough.

Internet March 23, 2017

Hush, Mind-Blown, Broccoli: All These And More As New Emojis Gets Revealed

Unicode has unveiled Emoji 5.0, a list of potential emojis. The new emojis will launch sometime mid-2017.

Internet March 23, 2017

Google Introduces New Advertising Safeguards, Pledges To Pull Ads From Racist, Sexist, And Offensive Videos, Sites

With Google facing mounting uproar from brands over their ads’ presence on offensive videos, the web company has now introduced stricter policies that’ll more efficiently pull ads from offensive videos. No set date, however, has been offered for full implementation.

Internet March 22, 2017

Reddit To Get Profile Pages Soon: Doomed To Become A Facebook, Twitter Clone?

Reddit is changing in a big but familiar way with the new profile pages, making it reminiscent of social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter.

Internet March 22, 2017

New Li-Fi Type Reportedly 100 Times Faster Than Wi-Fi, Never Overloaded

In a major breakthrough to bring faster internet, researchers at the Eindhoven University of Technology have come up with a wireless network based on infrared rays with speed 100 times faster than any Wi-Fi. It is maintenance-free and does not need power at all.

Internet March 24, 2017

Kickass Torrents Still Kickin' Despite Torrent Sites' Woes: 'Happy Torrents Day' Coming This Month

Kickass Torrents survived its shutdown last year and is still among the most resilient torrent sites. The team is ready to celebrate again and is now gearing up for the sixth annual 'Happy Torrents Day,' set for later this month.

Internet March 20, 2017

Netflix Originals Could Be Optimized For Small Screens With Mobile-Specific Cuts

Netflix plans to explore the possibility of having mobile-specific cuts of its original movies and TV shows. This move could allow for a better experience in watching Netflix on mobile, even on smaller screens like smartphones.

Internet March 17, 2017

German Minister Seeks Fines On Social Media Sites That Fail To Wipe Out Hate Speech

A justice minister in Germany proposes a bill that could possibly fine social networks as high as $53 million if they will not take action on illegal hate messages made through their platforms.

Internet March 17, 2017

New Gmail Phishing Scam Making Rounds: Don't Fall For This Attachment

A Gmail phishing scam has been tricking users into giving up their credentials, using an attachment as bait. Here's what this scam entails and how to avoid it.

Internet March 16, 2017

Twitter Accounts Hacked Over Turkey Dealings, Pushing 'Nazi Germany' And 'Nazi Holland' (Netherlands) Messages

Hundreds of Twitter accounts were hacked on March 15, posting rogue tweets with the hashtags #NaziHollanda and #NaziAlmanya. The tweets come as Turkey's relations with the Netherlands and Germany keep deteriorating after Turkish President Erdogan accused both countries of Nazi practices.

Internet March 15, 2017

New York City Upset With Verizon, Sues The Carrier: Here's Why

New York City officials filed a lawsuit against Verizon claiming that the company failed to fulfill the terms of an agreement signed with the city nine years ago. Company officials, however, denied these charges made against them.

Internet March 14, 2017

Facebook Updates Policy To Ban Devs From Using Data For Surveillance

Facebook has updated its platform policy to ban developers from accessing its data for surveillance purposes, which is a result of working with the ACLU for the past several months.

Internet March 13, 2017

Forksy Is The Chatbot That Understands Natural Language To Easily Track Users Food In Conversations

Users can easily count calories using this bot called Forksy, which allows users to text exactly what they ate to make logging simpler than ever.

Internet March 13, 2017

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