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Google.com 'partially dangerous,' according to Google

Google's homepage at google.com is unsafe, according to the search giant's own safe browsing search tool. Google's Transparency Report named its own homepage as a domain that could be hosting malware and "deceptive content" used by hackers.

Twitter launches algorithmic timeline — Despite denying it exists

Twitter has begun to roll out a new version of its timeline that displays tweets algorithmically instead of in the traditional reverse-chronological order. The feature will be disabled by default, to the relief of many vexed users.

Google goes to war against fake download buttons

A common trick used by advertisers and scammers is to design fake software download buttons to display alongside websites with legitimate links. Google has announced it will start to protect users against these deceptive buttons with a Chrome update.

Facebook ready for global rollout of new 'Like' button

According to reports, Facebook is on the verge of launching its new Reactions feature across the world. A revised form of the 'Like' button, Reactions lets users express emotions including "Love", "Wow", "Angry" , "Sad" and "Haha".

The next version of Google Chrome could be up to 26% faster

Google is claiming some impressive performance improvements for the next version of its Chrome browser, due in a few weeks. The use of a new compression engine known as Brotli could let some webpages load as much as 26 percent faster.

Adobe begins to kill Flash, renames developer software to Animate

Adobe has announced it is renaming its Flash Professional software used to produce Flash content to Animate CC. The change reflects the steady decline in usage of Flash and the rise of technologies like HTML5, already supported by the program.

Google Chrome can now save up to 70 percent of your mobile data

The Android version of Google's popular Chrome browser now features an enhanced Data Saver mode which can reduce mobile data usage by as much as 70 percent. It is supposed to improve performance on slow networks and lower bills.

Amazon adds two-factor authentication for stronger security

With Black Friday nearly upon us, shoppers on Amazon will be able to enjoy some extra security protection this holiday season as the company has finally introduced two-factor authentication support to its website.

Facebook '2G Tuesdays' let employees taste the Indian Internet

Facebook is embarking on a new initiative that will see its employees' Internet connections throttled to 2G speeds on Tuesdays, giving them a better sense of how the site is used in developing markets like India.

Millions of websites at risk of hacking from critical Joomla bug

The Joomla bug, one of the most popular website management systems, could allow hackers to control millions of sites by remotely executing code that would provide access to admin control panels. The critical vulnerability was patched earlier this week.

Facebook bug lets users see view counts for every post and page

Some users of Facebook's mobile site are being shown view counts next to every post on the social network, letting them see just how many times their own content has been seen as well as how popular friends' posts are.

Google aims to make phones load websites 'instantaneously'

Google has announced the start of an ambitious project to make web pages load faster on mobile devices while still protecting ad revenue for the content publishers. Accelerated Mobile Pages is launching as a tech preview from today.

Peeple website and social media accounts mysteriously disappear

Over the past few days, an app called Peeple has been stealing headlines and attracting a storm of controversy online for its advocacy of allowing people to rate each other without any opt-out. Today, the app's websites mysteriously disappeared.

Apple redesigns the Windows logo, says its just a normal window

The appearance of a rather customised Windows logo on one of Apple's official support pages has suggested the company is looking for some humour at the expense of Microsoft. It could also be mocking one of the software giant's most successful products.

Bizarre bug sees 'Google.com' sold for $12 to ordinary man

A bizarre bug in Google's domain registration system resulted in an ordinary person being able to purchase 'Google.com' for $12 earlier this week. Google hasn't commented on what made the transaction possible and access was quickly revoked.

Twitter experimenting with native polls in tweets

Twitter has confirmed it is working on adding native support for polls in tweets. Voters will be able to click option buttons embedded in the tweet to cast their ballot. The feature is currently being tested with a limited number of users.

Op-Ed: iOS 9 ad-blocking one week on: Developer pulls app from sale

Last week, Apple opened the gates to ad blockers on iOS. Since then, the new genre of apps has dominated App Store charts but also created waves of controversy. One developer has withdrawn his app from sale, describing the situation as a "kind of war."

A day after iOS 9 goes live, ad blockers claim App Store charts

With iOS 9, Apple is allowing iPhone and iPad users to install ad blockers for the first time. In a clear indication of the demand for these products, the genre has risen to the very top of the App Store charts just two days after iOS 9's launch.

Apps and websites caught collecting personal data from children

A group of privacy advocates has found many apps and websites aimed specifically at children collect personal information and then share it with third parties. Others run marketing campaigns or prompt children to sign-up to mailing lists.

Google to kill Adobe Flash in Chrome from next month

Google has said that it is going to continue contributing to the slow death of Adobe Flash next month by updating Chrome so that it freezes all Flash media by default. The company says performance and battery life will be improved as a result.

AT&T found injecting adverts onto webpages through Wi-Fi hotspots

Mobile carrier AT&T has been found to be injecting extra advertisements into webpages when users connect to its free Wi-Fi hotspots. The company employs a variety of techniques to ensure that the adverts are always displayed.

Google launches YouTube Gaming to compete against Twitch

Google has launched its new version of YouTube dedicated to gamers. The website and app will make it easy for players to watch and broadcast the games they love most, throwing YouTube into direct competition with the Twitch streaming service.

Facebook announces plans to revamp Events and Notes

Facebook has unveiled plans to reinvent its "Events" feature after realising it is used for public gatherings as often as the private ones it is designed for. The little-used Notes is also being completely revamped to rival platforms like Medium.

Torrent network could let single hacker bring down major websites

A vulnerability has been found in several widely used torrent applications that could allow a single undetectable hacker to use the software as a tool for executing devastating DDoS attacks against major websites, throwing them offline.

YouTube begins rollout of new transparent, smoother video player

Google has begun to update the main YouTube website design to use a new transparent video player that has less intrusive controls than before. The change is the first of several planned additions this year.

Twitter forces all of its users to have a plain background image

Twitter has unexpectedly removed custom background images on all user profiles without any explanation of why it has made the change. Stumped users from across the world have been left staring at a blank white space where their image once was.

Microsoft Edge crushes Google Chrome in new benchmark results

Microsoft has released some more benchmark results for its Edge web browser in which it appears to destroy Google Chrome, performing as much as 112% better. The Windows 10 browser is shaping up to be the fastest around and will be the default from launch.

Thousands flock to 'sin-free Facebook'

A special "sin-free" social networking site has drawn 100,000 members in a month of operating. Created by a group of Brazilian Evangelical Christians, swearing and erotic content is banned and blessings, prayers and inspirational quotes encouraged.

Amazon's reviews system is now intelligent and able to learn

Amazon has launched a refreshed reviews and ratings system which will make the overall customer consensus on a product clearer. The intelligent system will be able to give ratings priority depending on certain factors, creating a better average.

Website for cheaters explodes in South Korea

Seoul - Ashley Madison is a cheating website that allows people to have affairs behind their partners' backs. It was once closed down in South Korea, but it's back.
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