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Epson printers perpetually rebooting after Google code change

Epson printers have been caught in a continual reboot loop after Google made a change to one of its cloud services. The crashes have affected scores of owners of the internet-connected printers. Epson has confirmed it's working on a fix.

Love in the time of Trump: Dating sites for politically passionate

Los Angeles - The encounter had seemed promising enough, but the couple brought together by an online dating site failed to connect because of one glaring, irreconcilable difference: He was a Donald Trump supporter, she was not.

Aleppo 'Twitter girl' safe after family flees army advance

Aleppo - A seven-year-old Syrian girl whose Twitter account from Aleppo gained international attention has fled her home amid heavy fighting, but she and her family are safe for now, her father told AFP Tuesday.

State-owned Russian bank VTB says sites hit by cyberattack

Moscow - State-controlled Russian bank VTB said Monday that its websites had been hit by a cyberattack but insisted its systems were still working "as normal".

Fake news detector helps solve Facebook's problem, gets blocked

A new browser extension that flags up fake news on Facebook can offer "helpful reminders" that not everything on the social network is genuine. After enjoying a short success, Facebook has blocked the tool, seemingly embarrassed by its results.

Russia says foreign spies plotted huge cyberattack

Moscow - Russia on Friday said it had uncovered plans by foreign intelligence services to carry out massive cyberattacks this month targeting the country's financial system.

The Internet of Things will change web searches

Kingston - A new report from computer scientists explains how the Internet of Things will affect search engines and other aspects of the on-line experience.

Global police smash huge online crime network

Den Haag - In one of the biggest takedowns to date, police across the globe have smashed a massive criminal network providing online services including malware attacks that infected half a million computers worldwide, Europol said Thursday.

Israeli firm can steal phone data in seconds

Petach Tikva - It only takes a few seconds for an employee of one of the world's leading hacking companies to take a locked smartphone and pull the data from it.

Censorship tool built as Facebook eyes China: report

San Francisco - Facebook has built a tool for geographically censoring posts at the leading social network as it seeks a path back into China, The New York Times reports.

Trump is 'just the president', says defiant fugitive Snowden

Stockholm - Former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden on Monday downplayed the importance of President-elect Donald Trump and again defended his decision to leak documents showing massive surveillance of US citizens' communications.

Apple abandoning outdated AirPort routers to focus on new tech

Apple is set to abandon its range of AirPort Wi-Fi routers in pursuit of more profitable businesses. The company is struggling to sell the devices which have always been viewed critically compared to their rivals. It is now reallocating its engineers.

Net neutrality: Battles are being won, but the war's still raging

Net neutrality has been a key topic this year. Breakthroughs have been made in the U.S. and EU that help to safeguard the Internet's neutrality but there are ongoing concerns. In this article, we'll look at net neutrality in the U.S., EU and Canada.

Watch your self-ie! India tops ranking for selfie deaths

New Delhi - Next time you're at the Taj Mahal, find yourself standing on a precarious cliff or see an approaching train, maybe just enjoy the moment rather than trying to capture the perfect selfie.

Russia starts blocking LinkedIn network

Moscow - Russian internet providers on Thursday started blocking the LinkedIn professional networking site after a state watchdog found it broke a law on personal data storage."The social networking site LinkedIn has been added to a register of violators...

Fake US election news outshone real on Facebook

San Francisco - Fake election news got more attention than did real stories on Facebook during the final months of the US presidential campaign, according to an analysis by BuzzFeed News.

Google's Play Music has gotten an upgrade

Google is quietly running an excellent streaming service in Play Music. Earlier this week, a big update made it even better.

Prince estate sues Jay Z streaming service

New York - Prince's estate has sued the Tidal streaming service of rap mogul Jay Z, demanding it take down most of the catalog of the late pop icon.

WhatsApp suspends giving Facebook European user data

San Francisco - WhatsApp has temporarily suspended giving parent company Facebook information about users in Europe for ad targeting, responding to concerns there over privacy, a source close to the matter said.

US mayor resigns after racist Michelle Obama post

Washington - A mayor from West Virginia has resigned amid a furor over a racist Facebook post that described First Lady Michelle Obama as an "ape in heels," US media said.

Hot Docs Podcast Festival will highlight the beauty of podcasts

Podcasts are a vital part of Internet culture, and their reach only continues to grow. Toronto’s Hot Docs Podcast Festival, running from Nov 18-20 will look to highlight all that this exciting, adaptable form of media has to offer.

Facebook was reportedly scared of suppressing right-wing sites

Facebook has repeatedly insisted that the fake news stories which spread across its social network during the presidential election did not impact the results.

Online freedom hit by pressure on social media, apps

Washington - Internet freedom declined for a sixth consecutive year in 2016 as governments around the world cracked down on social media and messaging applications used to express dissent, a watchdog group said Monday.

Zuckerberg among Facebook users mistakenly declared 'dead'

San Francisco - Facebook accidentally declared its founder Mark Zuckerberg and many other users dead on Friday, acknowledging after fixing the problem that it had committed a "terrible error.

Zuckerberg sure fake news on Facebook didn't sway election

San Francisco - Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg rejected the idea that bogus stories shared at the social network paved a path of victory for President-elect Donald Trump.

The Internet is in love with commercial of dog on trampoline

After an intense U.S. presidential election, a commercial has been cheering up people around the world. The ad is of a dog jumping around on a trampoline.

Yahoo reveals more details about massive hack

San Francisco - Yahoo provided more details on Wednesday about an epic hack of its services, including that the culprits may have planted software "cookies" for ongoing access to users' accounts.In revelations that could jeopardize the company's pending $4.

Google goes after Safe Browsing 'repeat offenders'

Google has announced it is rolling out an update to its Safe Browsing technology that will filter out "repeat offender" sites. The company said it had observed webpages using flaws in Safe Browsing's implementation to continue displaying harmful material.

Russian hackers target cash before politics

Moscow - Just as the scandal over alleged Russian hacking of the US Democratic Party erupted in June, police in Russia were rounding up a group known as Lurk.

Ecuador to question Assange on rape allegations

Stockholm - Julian Assange will be questioned next week over longstanding rape accusations, Sweden's public prosecutor's office announced Monday, saying an Ecuadorian prosecutor would visit the WikiLeaks founder in the embassy where he has been holed up since 2012...
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