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Leak: Secret Facebook rules on what violence, self-harm and child abuse can be posted

Internal Facebook documents advising moderators on what content is to be censored or allowed has leaked.

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Amazon successfully fights off pricebots

One big downside of the plethora of e-commerce shopping bots out there today is that they create the impression of a difference when there may not be one. If I may give my two cents’ worth, is a two-cent difference meaningful,...

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53% off Linksys Cable Modem for Comcast, Eliminate Rental Fees - Deal Alert

If you have broadband internet from Comcast or similar providers, you're probably paying a monthly fee to rent the cable modem. This one is certified by Comcast and compatible with other providers. This may pay for itself in no time.

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CW@50: Vint Cerf on his 'love affair' with tech and what’s coming next

In an interview marking Computerworld's first 50 years of covering the tech industry, internet pioneer Vint Cerf looks back at the last half century in tech and ponders what's ahead for IT.

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Google Assistant for iPhone: An enterprise perspective

Google hopes to exploit public perception that Siri isn’t such a great voice assistant by making its own voice assistant available on Apple’s platform. Time will tell if the plan works

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Walmart.com's transformation: Too little, much too late

BusinessWeek's look at how Jet.com is doing in its effort to transform Walmart.com leaves the impression that the biggest obstacle to Walmart.com being successful is Walmart itself.

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Does Twitter encourage a ‘no filter’ attitude?

How can Twitter get smarter?

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Apparel chains can fight back against Amazon, but it won't be easy

With recent reports that Amazon is preparing to make a major play in custom clothing — as well as apparel in general — clothing chains are panicking.

Asus router warnings on privacy and security

Before buying an Asus router, it would be wise to read Daniel Aleksandersen's review of the stock Asus firmware, especially the privacy issues regarding the included Trend Micro software.

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SpaceX's plan to blanket the world in internet

SpaceX's plan to launch over 4,000 satellites into orbit around Earth to achieve worldwide broadband isn't new, but now the company has a timeline.

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Mingis on Tech: The ongoing H-1B debate (and Facebook Live's fate)

It looks like some changes may be coming to the controversial H-1B visa program in the U.S. But the same can't be said for Facebook Live.

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Why online etiquette matters -- and why IT leaders should care

High-tech analyst Scott Steinberg, author of the book Netiquette Essentials, offers ideas for navigating social media networks with grace and discusses the crucial role CIOs play in promoting -- and enforcing -- good behavior online.

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Microsoft to cut update ties between Edge and Windows 10

Microsoft will sever the update ties between Windows 10 and its default browser, Edge to make it easier to refresh the browser more often than twice a year.

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Bookmarking some IP addresses now provides easy DNS debugging later

DNS is a world-wide system that translates the name of computers on the Internet into their underlying IP address. A problem with DNS can make an otherwise functional Internet connection appear to be broken. It's easy to test an...

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Appeals court won't rehear challenge to net neutrality rules

A U.S. appeals court has denied a request by broadband trade groups to rehear its decision last June to uphold the Federal Communications Commission's controversial 2015 net neutrality rules.

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How seven mesh routers deal with Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)

Wi-Fi protected setups are a security nightmare in routers. Here are seven new mesh router systems (Eero, Google Wifi, Netgear Orbi, Linksys Velop, Plume, Luma, Ubiquiti AmpliFi) and how they support WPS.

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FCC chairman plans to 'reverse the mistake' of net neutrality

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will vote May 18 to kick off a proceeding to "reverse the mistake" of the agency's 2-year-old net neutrality rules, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said.

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Filestack reverses the concept of the CDN to offer lightning fast file uploads globally

There’s no point having great download speeds if the data can’t make its way onto the internet quickly.

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Use LinkedIn a lot? Read its new privacy policy — carefully.

At the very least, it’s a reminder that social media embarrassments are forever.

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The real meaning of a merged channel strategy

There has been a wide range of thoughts about the meaning of physical store closings, coming from some major retail thinkers and various major media news outlets. But the underlying assumptions in almost all of these arguments are...

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