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Amid cyberattacks, ISPs try to clean up the internet

If your computer’s been hacked, Dale Drew might know about it. His company, Level 3 Communications, is a major internet backbone provider that is routinely on the lookout for cyberattacks on the network level. From what they can...

Turns out the correct button to click on was 'Send'

This pilot fish is certain he types in the right password for his online banking -- but the bank software denies access and locks the account. Good thing there are self-service ways to resolve this, right?

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Verizon plans 5G trial service in 11 cities this year

Verizon said Wednesday it will launch pre-commercial 5G service in 11 markets around the U.S. by the middle of this year, joining rival AT&T in aggressively deploying the future technology.

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Indiana joins Idaho in claiming DHS tried to hack their election systems

Indiana claims DHS scanned the state's electoral system tens of thousands of times without permission.

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LinkedIn will help people in India train for semi-skilled jobs

Microsoft has launched Project Sangam, a cloud service integrated with LinkedIn that will help train and generate employment for middle and low-skilled workers.

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Verizon knocks $350M from Yahoo deal after breaches

Verizon Communications will pay $350 million less for Yahoo after two major data breaches reported by the struggling internet pioneer.

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Facing sexism charges, Uber says Eric Holder will investigate

Uber Technologies scrambled to counter the sexism charges raised by a former employee, and said it would appoint former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to the panel that would investigate allegations that the company mishandled an...

How DO we keep prices so low? Oh, that's how...

Pilot fish is trying to order from an ecommerce site and hits a snag: A web form has a seriously incomplete picklist on an absolutely essential field. Time to call tech support, right?

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True privacy online is not viable

You can hide from casual observers, but a motivated person will see through your attempts at anonymization.

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Uber to investigate female engineer’s ‘abhorrent’ sexual harassment claims

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has ordered an 'urgent investigation.'

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New Zealand High Court clears Kim Dotcom extradition to U.S.

Megaupload website founder Kim Dotcom and three associates were on Monday cleared by a court in New Zealand to be extradited to the U.S. where he faces a variety of charges including copyright infringement and racketeering.

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Uber orders probe into employee's charge of sexual harassment

Uber ordered an urgent investigation after a former engineer triggered an uproar on social media, alleging sexual harassment, politics and discrimination at the ride-hailing company.

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Facebook’s latest goal is to connect (and save) the world

In a blog post Thursday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg laid out an agenda that envisions creating a global community to make the world a better place.

Project Loon: Coming soon(ish) to an area probably not near you

The people over at Google's Project Loon have figured out a way to make the internet-connecting balloons more viable.

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Get 72% off NordVPN Virtual Private Network Service For a Limited Time - Deal Alert

NordVPN has discounted their popular VPN software 72%. Use our link and see the discount applied when you click "buy now".

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You just might find your next job on Facebook

Facebook is rolling out features that will help companies post job openings and applications directly on the social network.

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Looking for a job? Facebook's got you covered

Facebook is now making it easy for employers to post jobs to Facebook, and equally easy for potential hires to apply.

Just this once, maybe proofreading IS a good idea

Pilot fish works on the IT help desk at a hospital run by a religious organization, but he helpfully proofreads the hospital's intranet, too. The biggest repeat offer when it comes to typos: Food Services.

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