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'Joke Tweet' gets cybersecurity expert barred from United flight

A prominent cybersecurity researcher ran afoul of United Airlines last week after he joked on Twitter that the airline's onboard computer systems could be hacked. The airline was not amused.

This new Twitter feature has a lot of people upset

Today, the world caught wind of a new plan by Twitter to enable all users to receive direct messages from anybody, regardless of whether or not you're following them.

Google announces plans to change how results are displayed

Google announced Thursday an official update to how website URLs will be displayed in a search results page. Google regularly tests variations in the design of its search results. Once it discovers something that works it makes a formal update.

Tips: Which browsers are the most secure?

Back in the early days of Internet browsing, the choices for the browser you could use were limited to Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Netscape.

Why no one should ever even think about buying Twitter followers

The practice of buying Twitter followers has been around for about as long as Twitter has been in existence. As you’d expect, it continues today.

Google changing its search algorithm — big companies could pay

A number of the world's biggest brands are about to be punished by Google's latest update to its search results algorithm — unless they quickly make their sites more mobile-friendly.

What you need to know about LinkedIn's new app

LinkedIn is one of the most important social media networks for B2B professionals, and on Monday the social company announced its entry into the social media management space with a new app called Elevate.

Here's how companies really resist negative comments online

With news stories freely accessible to read online all the time, consumers can easily learn about all the latest events at companies. But what if the latest isn't actually very positive?

Hackers attack two Belgian media groups

Brussels - Hackers launched attacks Monday against the Belgian media groups Rossel and IPM, targeting the websites of newspapers in Belgium and France, officials said.

Op-Ed: The onslaught of ad blockers is killing websites and the Internet

The vast majority of websites rely on revenue from adverts displayed on their pages to be able to operate. Yet many consumers install ad blockers that hide them from sight, preventing websites from getting much needed money - and the trend is growing.

Op-Ed: The importance of social media in promoting website content

In a world where social media increasingly decides what internet users see and do and with SEO becoming less reliable, it is more important than ever for websites to use the technology effectively to communicate with users and market their own material.

Nearly all consumers don't feel safe with new domains

A new survey of 10,000 people has found that the vast majority are not comfortable with the new top-level domain names now available to use online. Many have concerns about how safe the new domains are and what content they are used for.

President of Ecuador: '¡Heil Hitler!'

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa tweeted "Heil Hitler" on Thursday in response to an opposition politician's tweet about his regime.

ICANN investigates inappropiate usage of .sucks domain name

ICANN is investigating a Canadian domain registrar that is using the ".sucks" domain to get sums of up to $2,500 from celebrities and brands who are eager to protect themselves from the domain being used to negatively portray their company.

Op-Ed: Can Facebook find app success with video-sharing platform Riff?

Facebook's innovation centre,Facebook Labs, has struggled with developing truly innovative products over the years, but can its most recent attempt Riff gain traction in the rapidly growing video sharing market?

YouTube Kids app accused of deceptive, excessive advertising

Consumer groups have expressed outrage at Google's new YouTube Kids app, which critics accuse of excessive and deceptive advertising practices.

Op-Ed: The top 10 sub-reddits all journalists should be checking out now

At 5.2 billion pageviews monthly, reddit is one of the most popular websites in the world. Journalists and news junkies can get the latest headlines from various reddit communities, from tech stories to sports highlights to offbeat news.

Hostess is getting slammed for this brilliantly dumb tweet

The snack food company Hostess has caused a stir with a seemingly tone-deaf tweet that celebrated the start of the baseball season with a blatant reference to football.

Op-Ed: Privacy is not dead, it is crowd-sourced

Which is the biggest threat to privacy: spying or sharing? Outrage at government programs may miss the real culprit responsible for killing privacy as we once knew it.
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