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Google updates its job finder with salary estimates and more

Google's added several new capabilities to its job searching tool as it aims to better rival services such as LinkedIn. The search engine's built-in job finder launched earlier this week and is now being improved with salary estimates and location ranges.

Google Wifi gets site blocker to help kids stay safe online

Google's announced it's adding a new safety feature to its family-friendly Wifi router. Site Blocking helps children stay safe online by allowing you to restrict access to approved sites. The feature knows over 8 million "non-kid-friendly" sites.

Rise in websites using your CPU to mine cryptocurrency

More websites are including cryptocurrency miners that use your device's CPU to generate digital coins. After a miner was found on The Pirate Bay last month, more torrent sites have added scripts. Hackers are also adding miners to websites they hijack.

Digital rights management leads EFF to resign from W3C

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has announced it's resigning from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the standards body responsible for deciding what gets added to web browsers, after the organisation decided to standardise DRM controls.

50 percent of web users 'would not revisit' pages with popup ads

Google has published research detailing how annoying ads impact browsing habits. The company said 50 percent of web users will not return to a site that uses intrusive popup ads. Google intends to help sites migrate to more effective alternative formats.

Facebook's News Feed to penalise slow-loading websites

Facebook has announced it's tweaking its News Feed algorithms so faster loading webpages rank above slower alternatives. The company said it's based on research that users want content to appear quickly but the change could unduly penalise some sites.

Adobe Flash to be laid to rest in 2020

Adobe has announced it's to end support for its outdated and insecure Flash Player browser plugin by 2020. The long-anticipated decision will force websites and apps that still rely on Flash to transition to new modern standards based on open technology.

Google Chrome bug lets sites secretly record from your webcam

A bug in Google Chrome could allow malicious webpages to surreptitiously record video without your knowledge. The warning comes from a security researcher who discovered a way to bypass Chrome's usual indication that a recording is active.

Instagram finally lets you upload images from your computer

Instagram is rolling out the ability to upload photos without using a smartphone. It's now possible to add new images from the company's website, a change that will please users who've wanted the ability for years. It expands the service's appeal.

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.

North Korea just revealed its Internet, contains only 28 websites

North Korea has accidentally exposed the server powering its ".kp" websites. It has just 28 registered domains, showing the tight restrictions applied to the Internet in the country. They include a social networking site and education information.

Torrentz, one of the world's largest torrent sites, shuts down

One of the world's largest torrent sites has closed down without warning. Torrentz announced it is ceasing its operations in a message on its homepage, making it significantly harder for people to find torrents and pirate content illegally.

Safari joins Chrome and Edge in blocking Flash content by default

Apple has announced it is joining other major browsers in blocking Adobe Flash content by default in Safari. The change will be made with the next release of Safari and is designed to accelerate the rate of adoption of newer technologies.

Web hosting firm 'deletes part of Internet', loses customer sites

A web hosting company has accidentally deleted some of the customer websites it is responsible for, pulling a part of the Internet offline in the process. UK-based 123-reg admitted that many of its 1.7 million customers currently have inaccessible sites.

Man 'deletes his entire company' with a single line of code

A man has managed to delete his entire company after accidentally running a command on his servers. The command removed every file stored on the servers that previously held customer websites the company was responsible for hosting.

Facebook's plan to give free Internet to the poor banned in India

Facebook's Free Basics program, a plan to give people in developing countries free access to the Internet, has been banned in India amid concerns that it violates net neutrality regulations. Facebook has come under fire for prioritizing content types.

Brave web browser has automatic ad block, built by ex-Mozilla CEO

Brendan Eich, founder and ex-CEO of Mozilla, has announced a new web browser for desktop and mobile devices that blocks adverts by default, replacing annoying and intrusive ones with ads more applicable to the user.

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.

Anonymous 'OpDeathEaters' to combat child sex abusers online

High-profile hacktivist group Anonymous have announced that they are planning an action day to expose child abusers and those who cover them, freely publishing the information to inform the public of the scope of abuse.

Serious eBay flaw exposes customers to malicious website risk

A dangerous flaw that has exposed eBay customers to malicious websites has been affecting the site since at February 2014.

Op-Ed: How the Internet has changed the world

Over the last decade, a massive paradigm shift has occurred with regards to the way we collect, analyze and distribute news and information.

Signs of economic growth good news for small business

Recent reports of falling unemployment, increased production and a rise in the GDP have many cautiously optimistic the U.S. economy is on the road to recovery, which is especially good news for small businesses.

Anonymous targets, brings down Israeli Secret Service website

The hactivist group Anonymous has escalated their #OpSaveGaza campaign attacks, claiming to have hacked numerous Israeli government websites, including Mossad.com, the official website of the Israeli Intelligence Agency.

Top tips for faster websites

In today's tech industry, optimizing a website via responsive web design is seen as essential to achieve top speed and performance. Another important factor that impacts on speed relates to hosting.

Largest STD online community/dating website and its new app Special

The largest online community and dating website for people with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) has announced a new iOS app. Launched in 2001, PositiveSingles.com is for people who live with STDs like HIV, Herpes (HSV), or HPV.

UK website launched for May film Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return

The Royal Blog of Oz, the "Wizard of Oz"/L. Frank Baum blog of Dorothy and Ozma Productions, owned by Jared Davis and others in the Oz community recently reported that the United Kingdom website for Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return has launched.

Study: LinkedIn, Pinterest more popular than Twitter

More U.S. adults use LinkedIn and Pinterest than Twitter, according to a new Pew Research Center study which surveyed more than 1,000 Internet users.

California shuts down 10 fake healthcare websites

Sacramento - Adding to concerns over the botched rollout of Obamacare, authorities in California have shut down 10 fake Obamacare websites.

Op-Ed: Mobile shopping replacing desktops and laptops

These days, a small business that has no Internet presence won’t get far with savvy online shoppers. But what if you’ve got a great website that doesn’t convert well to mobile devices?

Spain to make providers of 'pirated' Web content walk the plank

Madrid - Well, not walk the plank exactly, but tough new laws are to be introduced in Spain and were set for approval in Parliament on Friday. The new laws call for six years in prison for linking to "pirated", copyright-protected material from webpages.
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Screenshot of North Korea internet page  via Reddit
Screenshot of North Korea internet page, via Reddit
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Torrentz s homepage after its sudden closure announcement
Torrentz's homepage after its sudden closure announcement
Torrentz
Screenshot of North Korea internet page  via Reddit
Screenshot of North Korea internet page, via Reddit
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