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Huge DDoS attack hits Cloudflare: What does it mean for Internet security?

Hackers carried out a massive Denial of Service (DDoS) attack against a Cloudflare client on Monday. The attack hit a record-breaking 400Gbps and Cloudflare security experts warned that this attack is the "start of ugly things to come."

Internet February 12, 2014

Beware! Facebook may be scamming you with 'Promote Your Page' Likes

The chicken is out of the coop. Facebook could be scamming its business users with its advertising for Likes option.

Internet February 13, 2014

The Mask malware gets unmasked by Kaspersky

Kaspersky has unraveled the anatomy of the most complex cyber espionage malware to date, the Careto or The Mask. It has been running since 2007 and has targeted individuals, companies, and governments across the globe.

Internet February 12, 2014

Yahoo teams up with Yelp to beef local search results

Yahoo has entered into a partnership with Yelp to improve its local search results.

Internet February 9, 2014

Fraud Alert: NBC Sochi hack report is fake, says security expert

Errata Security's Robert Graham has accused NBC of broadcasting a fraudulent report on hacking at Sochi. Graham calls the report "wrong in every respect."

Internet February 8, 2014

Pinterest launches revamped mobile site to appeal to growing userbase

The mobile site of Pinterest got a refresh and now looks like the social network's mobile applications.

Internet February 8, 2014

Google reminisces about its first data center 15 years later

The first Google data center was much more humble than the massive operation Google runs now. Some of Google's first employees reminisced about the first data center 15 years later.

Internet February 6, 2014

Facebook honors dad's request to see deceased son's Look Back video

Facebook agreed to create a Look Back video for a man whose son died in 2012. The young man's dad, John Berlin, posted a video on YouTube asking Facebook to share his son's Look Back video.

Internet February 6, 2014

Hackers attack Sochi journalist's phones within minutes

Sochi attendees beware--at least one journalist has already reported that his smartphone was hacked within minutes of his arrival in Sochi.

Internet February 5, 2014

Google blinks, ends EU antitrust spat

Despite Google's best efforts, the search engine giant's rivals are not happy with the EU's decision to settle the antitrust spat with the company.

Internet February 5, 2014

Mobile data traffic will increase at least 10-fold by 2018

A new study by Cisco indicates that mobile data traffic will increase at least 10-fold by 2018. Millions of more 3G and 4G LTE-enabled devices will also be in use.

Internet February 5, 2014

Doodle 4 Google 2014: If I Could Invent One Thing to Make the World a Better Place...

The 2014 Doodle 4 Google contest is officially open. Young artists are encouraged to keep their creative juices flowing and submit their works before March 20.

Internet February 5, 2014

Dems introduce bills to protect net neutrality, all eyes on FCC

The Democrats submitted a bill in Congress and Senate to establish status quo on FCC's open Internet rule after it was struck down by a court decision recently.

Internet February 4, 2014

Twitter eCommerce mock ups leaked

Twitter eCommerce could become a real thing in 2014. Mock ups of Twitter eCommerce leaked on Fancy.com recently.

Internet February 4, 2014

Facebook turns 10 tomorrow: What a ride it's been

Facebook, one of the world's most popular social networks, will turn 10 on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. CEO Mark Zuckerberg calls it an "incredible journey."

Internet February 3, 2014

Apple releases iPhone video tribute to 30 years of the Mac

Apple celebrates 30 years of the Mac with a video tribute captured by hundreds of iPhone 5S handsets.

Internet February 3, 2014

Happy Birthday Facebook, you're 10: The journey so far

Facebook turns 10 today. Is it heading for doomsday or will it retain its swagger in the social network world for the next 10 years?

Internet February 4, 2014

Yahoo plans return to search engine roots with a vengeance

Yahoo reportedly wants to regain control over its search engine business and catch up with Google and Bing through projects such as Fast Break and Curveball.

Internet February 1, 2014

Yahoo investigating email account hacking attempt

Accounts of several Yahoo Mail users were left compromised because of a hacking attempt.

Internet January 31, 2014

Hacker extorts $50k worth rare Twitter handle @N from California developer: Here's what really happened

A hacker nearly got away with one of the most well played trickery in a long time.

Internet January 30, 2014

GoDaddy and PayPal defend security systems after @N Twitter hack

GoDaddy and PayPal's security systems are thrown into question after a hacker steals $50,000 @N Twitter handle.

Internet January 30, 2014

Angry hackers deface Angry Birds website following spying claims

Hackers have defaced the website of Angry Birds following news that the mobile app can be tapped by spy agencies to gather personal information of users.

Internet January 31, 2014

Twitter revolutionizes news with CNN partnership

Twitter announced a news partnership with CNN and Dataminr, which will make it easier for journalists to recognize breaking news on Twitter.

Internet January 30, 2014

Build with Chrome lets you build your imagination, one lego brick at a time

Lego and Google have launched "Build with Chrome" on Tuesday. As of reporting, there have been no reports of lower productivity in offices worldwide.

Internet January 29, 2014

ICANN bombards us with new gTLDs

ICANN is set to shower us with several new generic top-level domain names or gTLDs.

Internet January 29, 2014

As broadband speed grows, so do Web attacks, warns Akamai

The State of the Internet report by Akamai delves into the growth in broadband speed.

Internet January 29, 2014

Wikipedia Voice Intro Project (WikiVIP) launched to preserve voice recordings of celebrities

The newly launched Wikipedia Voice Intro Project or WikiVIP will store voices of well-known personalities for posterity.

Internet January 27, 2014

Google apologizes for Gmail outage...and so does Yahoo

Google has issued an apology for the Gmail outage on Friday. Yahoo says, "Me, too."

Internet January 26, 2014

Gmail users experience brief outage and Yahoo's celebrating

Gmail and other Google services were down for a brief while on Friday, unlike Yahoo Mail, which was down for almost a week last month. Nonetheless, it didn't stop Yahoo from taking a dig at Google.

Internet January 24, 2014

Worst passwords of 2013: Are you dumb enough to use them?

SplashData has just released its annual list of the worst passwords, and offers tips on how to come up with less hackable ones.

Internet January 22, 2014

Facebook Doomsday: Princeton researchers predict 80 percent users will quit by 2017

The latest study from Princeton using epidemiological models reveal that the popularity of Facebook has begun to wane, and may see a dramatic 80 percent drop in peak user base between 2015 and 2017. These models were validated by Google Trends results and an analysis of the life cycle of MySpace.

Internet January 22, 2014

Facebook scammers make profit from your Likes: Here's how

Cyber crooks posted a picture of a girl battling cancer on Facebook to farm for likes. Here's the twist - the photo is already a few years old and the girl, already cancer-free.

Internet January 22, 2014

Germany probing 16 mn hacked email accounts

At least 16 million email accounts in Germany were found to have their security compromised, according to an investigation by the Federal Office for Information Security.

Internet January 22, 2014

Syrian Electronic Army bullies Microsoft again by defacing Office Blogs

The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) continues its onslaught on Microsoft, this time hacking into the redesigned Office Blogs and impudently tweeting photos of the blog's CMS and defaced homepage.

Internet January 21, 2014

Whatever you do, please don't use these dumb passwords

The top two dumbest passwords of 2013 are "123456" and "password" respectively. You're good if you're not using either of them.

Internet January 21, 2014

Sina Weibo took a very sharp hit in 2013: Why?

Top Chinese microblogging site Sina Weibo lost 9 percent of its total user base in 2013. That's unnerving.

Internet January 20, 2014

Here's why the court's decision to kill Net neutrality could be scarier than horror movie Carrie

The federal appeals court's decision that shot down Net neutrality could have dire implications for both businesses and individuals. A Reddit user has created a chart to demonstrate the nightmare we could possibly be heading into. A nightmare scarier than 2013's most popular horror movie Carrie.

Internet January 20, 2014

Google employees are now getting security guards

Google has hired security guards to look out for the safety of its employees based in San Francisco's Mission District.

Internet January 20, 2014

Target data breach malware had zero percent detection rate, was created by Russian teenager

A Russian teenager is said to be behind the Target data breach. The malware apparently had zero percent detection rate, which allowed it to steal the personal information of credit cards of Target's customers.

Internet January 20, 2014

Spotify feels heat from Rdio, drops Web listening time limit for free accounts

On-demand music subscription service Spotify said it will remove the cap for ad-free songs for those using the company's advertising-backed free service on desktops and laptops.

Internet January 20, 2014

Net neutrality is dead but FCC isn't worried: Why?

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is committed to exhausting all means to ensure that the Internet will remain open and free.

Internet January 17, 2014

Facebook Trending feature wants to become your go-to source for news (and just about everything else)

World's largest social networking site Facebook has announced a new feature called 'Trending' that will show popular topics of ongoing conversations.

Internet January 17, 2014

Syrian Electronic Army pwned Microsoft employee email accounts and it's not over yet

Microsoft has confirmed that a "small number" of employee email accounts were compromised by the Syrian Electronic Army.

Internet January 16, 2014

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