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Facebook Launches 'Town Hall' For Contacting Government Reps, Adds Local Election Reminders 15 comments
Microsoft Yanks Docs.com Search After Complaints of Exposed Sensitive Files 52 comments
UK Broadband Customers Set To Receive Millions In Compensation For Bad Service 16 comments
'Why The US Senate's Vote To Throw Out ISP Privacy Laws Isn't All Bad' 104 comments
Venezuelan Developers Are Using Bitcoin, Rare Pepe Trading Cards To Fight Against a Dismal Economy 89 comments
Judge: eBay Can't Be Sued Over Seller Accused of Patent Infringement 35 comments
Google Reducing Trust In Symantec Certificates Following Numerous Slip-Ups 77 comments
YouTube Loses Major Advertisers Over Offensive Videos 252 comments
SixXS IPv6 Tunnel Provider Is Shutting Down 54 comments
LastPass Bugs Allow Malicious Websites To Steal Passwords 126 comments
W3C Erects DRM As Web Standard 255 comments
'Dig Once' Bill Could Bring Fiber Internet To Much of the US 172 comments
Cord-Cutting Isn't Nearly as Significant as Cable Providers Make It Out To Be 142 comments
Google Contemplating Removing Chrome 'Close Other Tabs' and 'Close Tabs to the Right' Options 263 comments
Reddit To Transform Into a Social Network With New Profile Pages 130 comments
Why American Farmers Are Hacking Their Tractors With Ukrainian Firmware 497 comments
Microsoft's Edge Was Most Hacked Browser At Pwn2Own 2017, While Chrome Remained Unhackable 147 comments
Microsoft Outlook, Skype, OneDrive Hit By Another Authentication Issue 48 comments
After Years Waiting For Google Fiber, KC Residents Get Cancellation Emails 64 comments
NY Bill Would Require Removal of Inaccurate, Irrelevant Or Excessive Statements 155 comments
Bruce Schneier Calls for IoT Legislation, Argues The Internet Is Becoming One Giant Robot 84 comments
Could We Eliminate Spam With DMARC? 124 comments
YouTube To Discontinue Video Annotations Because They Never Worked On Mobile 61 comments
Netflix Replacing Star Ratings With Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down 97 comments
Firefox Goes PulseAudio Only, Leaves ALSA Users With No Sound 322 comments
Google Releases Open Source 'Guetzli' JPEG Encoder 83 comments
Slashdot Asks: Is the Internet Killing Old and New Art Forms or Helping Them Grow? 110 comments
Court Orders ISP To Hand Identities Behind 5,300 IP Addresses To Copyright Trolls 41 comments
You Can Now Send, Request Money In Gmail On Android 38 comments
NYC Sues Verizon For Breaking Promise To Make FiOS Available To All Residents 73 comments
Facebook and Instagram Ban Developers From Using Data For Surveillance 63 comments
Online Job Sites May Block Older Workers 207 comments
'We Didn't Lose Control Of Our Personal Data -- It Was Stolen From Us By People Farmers' 147 comments
Tim Berners-Lee Warns About the Web's Three Biggest Threats 91 comments
How Seven Movie Studios Forced A Pirated Movie Site Offline 136 comments
Will WebAssembly Replace JavaScript? 235 comments
Blogger Wins Libel Damages Over Columnist's Tweets 115 comments
Africa Gets Its Own Web Address 89 comments
Google Launches Official Gmail Add-On Program 32 comments
Chrome 57 Arrives With CSS Grid Layout and API Improvements 87 comments
Google's reCAPTCHA Turns 'Invisible,' Will Separate Bots From People Without Challenges 160 comments
EU Court Sets Limit On 'Right To Be Forgotten' In Company Registers 28 comments
Nearly 200,000 Wi-Fi Cameras Are Open To Hacking 46 comments
Filmmakers Take Dutch State To Court Over Lost Piracy Revenue 97 comments
Ask Slashdot: Should You Use Password Managers? 415 comments
GOP Senators' New Bill Would Let ISPs Sell Your Web Browsing Data 300 comments
Firefox 52 Is The Last Version of Firefox For Windows XP and Vista 119 comments
Google AMP Is Rolling Out For 1 Billion People In Asia-Pacific Region 48 comments
The Dark Web Has Shrunk By 85% 107 comments
Developer Proclaims Death of Cyberfox Web Browser 52 comments
WikiLeaks CIA Files: The 6 Biggest Spying Secrets Revealed By the Release of 'Vault 7' 457 comments
For the First Time, More US Households Have Netflix Than a DVR 70 comments
Microsoft Says It Is Working On Fix After Users Report Skype, Outlook, Xbox Live Outages 23 comments
Mozilla Firefox 52 Released As ESR Branch, Will Receive Security Updates Until 2018 91 comments
Ask Slashdot: Best File System For the Ages? 475 comments
University of California, Berkeley, To Delete Publicly Available Educational Content 337 comments
Sprint 'Betting Big On Trump,' Could Merge With T-Mobile Or Comcast 89 comments
FBI Dismisses Child Porn Case Rather Than Reveal Their Tor Browser Exploit 244 comments
Streaming TV Sites Now Have More Subscribers Than Cable TV 47 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Would You Handle A Bogus Copyright Infringement Notice? 206 comments
After 19 Years, DMOZ Will Close, Announces AOL 60 comments
Google Open Sources Encrypted Email Extension For Chrome 44 comments
Free Software Foundation Challenges Tim Berners-Lee On DRM 207 comments
Snapchat Wanted $150K To Not Run NRA Ads On Gun Control Group Videos 377 comments
Mike Pence Used His AOL Email For Indiana State Business -- and It Got Hacked 445 comments
One Bitcoin Is Now Worth More Than One Ounce of Gold 208 comments
AI Scientists Gather to Plot Doomsday Scenarios 126 comments
An Incorrect Command Entered By Employee Triggered Disruptions To S3 Storage Service, Knocking Down Dozens of Websites, Amazon Says 169 comments
A Norwegian Website Is Making Readers Pass a Quiz Before Commenting 185 comments
Netflix Uses AI in Its New Codec To Compress Video Scene By Scene 67 comments
Google Chrome Users On Apple MacOS Get Enhanced Safe Browsing Protection 55 comments
Marissa Mayer Is Giving Yahoo Employees Her Annual Bonus To Make Up For Massive Hacks 108 comments
Yahoo Says Forged Cookie Attack Accessed About 32 Million Accounts 30 comments
Researcher Breaks ReCAPTCHA Using Google's Speech Recognition API 22 comments
IBM Gets a Patent On 'Out-of-Office' Email Messages -- In 2017 65 comments
White House Supports Renewal of Spy Law Without Reforms 61 comments
Spotify Is Testing a Lossless Subscription Tier For $15 to $20 Per Month 77 comments
Severe SQL Injection Flaw Discovered In WordPress Plugin With Over 1 Million Installs 61 comments
YouTube Unveils YouTube TV, Its Live TV Streaming Service 95 comments
Amazon's Cloud Service Has Outage, Disrupting Sites 161 comments
FCC Chairman Calls Net Neutrality a 'Mistake' 319 comments
One Billion Hours of YouTube Are Watched Every Day 72 comments
Mozilla Acquires Pocket and Its More Than 10 Million Users 82 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Are You Responding To Cloudbleed? 82 comments
FCC To Halt Rule That Protects Your Private Data From Security Breaches 119 comments
Cloudflare Leaks Sensitive User Data Across the Web 87 comments
Study Reveals Bot-On-Bot Editing Wars Raging On Wikipedia's Pages 98 comments
Website Builder Wix Acquires Art Community DeviantArt For $36 Million 63 comments
FCC Votes To Lift Net Neutrality Transparency Rules For Smaller Internet Providers 115 comments
Google Releases an AI Tool For Publishers To Spot and Weed Out Toxic Comments 195 comments
Judge Blocks California Law Limiting Publication of Actor's Ages 125 comments
College Senior Turns His Honda Civic Into a Self-Driving Car Using Free Hardware, Software 132 comments
'We Won't Block Pirate Bay,' Swedish Telecoms Giant Says 27 comments
Wyden To Introduce Bill To Prohibit Warrantless Phone Searches At Border 193 comments
Netflix Just Announced a User Focused Security Application 43 comments
GlobalSign Supports Billions of Device Identities In an Effort To Secure the IoT 28 comments
How is The New York Times Really Doing? 408 comments
The Death of the Click 129 comments
Techdirt Asks Judge To Dismiss Another Lawsuit By That Guy Who Didn't Invent Email 82 comments
Software Goes Through Beta Testing. Should Online College Courses? 70 comments
Congressman Calls For Probe Into Trump's Unsecured Android Phone 507 comments
Mozilla Thunderbird Finally Makes Its Way Back Into Debian's Repos 47 comments
Mozilla Will Deprecate XUL Add-ons Before the End of 2017 225 comments
Breakthrough in Alphabet's Balloon-Based Internet Project Means It Might Actually Wor 82 comments
PewDiePie Calls Out the 'Old-School Media' For Spiteful Dishonesty 920 comments
Swedish Court Rules: 'Block the Pirate Bay For Next 3 Years' 60 comments
CloudFlare Puts Pirate Sites on New IP Addresses, Avoids Cogent Blockade 88 comments
JavaScript Attack Breaks ASLR On 22 CPU Architectures 157 comments
How Algorithms May Affect You 85 comments
Apple Will Fight 'Right To Repair' Legislation 310 comments
Is IoT a Reason To Learn C? 374 comments
Disney, YouTube Cut Ties With PewDiePie, Top YouTube Submitter, Over Anti-Semitic Videos 363 comments
Facebook To Autoplay Videos With Sound On By Default 116 comments
US National Weather Service Suffered 'Catastrophic' Outage; Website Stopped Sending Forecasts, Warnings 100 comments
Playboy Is Featuring Naked Women Again -- After Dropping Nudity a Year Ago Due To the Internet 259 comments
Ransomware Insurance Is Coming 86 comments
Chrome's Sandbox Feature Infringes On Three Patents So Google Must Now Pay $20 Million 104 comments
34 'Highly Toxic Users' Wrote 9% of the Personal Attacks On Wikipedia 174 comments
Twitter Announces (More) Hate-Speech Fighting Tools (Again) 341 comments
PayPal's 'Policy Update' Includes Price Hikes 141 comments
TeraHertz Transmitter Can Push 100Gbps+ Wireless Speeds Via a Single Channel 53 comments
Senators Push Trump Administration For Clarity On Privacy Act Exclusions 136 comments
Spammer Faces Decades In Prison For Sending More Than 1 Million Spam Emails 146 comments
The Man Who Broke Ticketmaster 120 comments
Internet Backbone Provider Cogent Blocks Pirate Bay and Other 'Pirate' Sites 186 comments
Most of the Web Really Sucks If You Have a Slow Connection 325 comments
Attacks On WordPress Sites Intensify As Hackers Deface Over 1.5 Million Pages 119 comments
Tor's Ooniprobe, Now Available On Android and iOS, Helps People Track Internet Censorship 27 comments
Wikipedia Bans Daily Mail As 'Unreliable' Source 405 comments
Police Arrest Five Men For Selling Kodi Boxes 'Fully Loaded' With Illegal Streaming Apps 105 comments
Comcast Should Stop Claiming It Has 'Fastest Internet,' Ad Board Rules 36 comments
Why Has Cameroon Blocked the Internet? 87 comments
Apple Seeks To Position Metal as Part of New 3D Graphics Standard For Web 170 comments
72% of 'Anonymous' Browsing History Can Be Attached To the Real User 67 comments
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Makes 375,000 Images Available For Free 42 comments
World of Warcraft Gold Can Now Be Used To Buy Other Blizzard Games 69 comments
Movie Industry Wants Irish ISPs To Block Pirate Movie Streaming Portals 55 comments
Dozens of Popular iOS Apps Vulnerable To Intercept of TLS-Protected Data 53 comments
DRM Company Denuvo Forgets To Secure Its Server, Leaks Two Years Of Emails 77 comments
Anonymous Takes Down 10,613 Dark Web Portals 120 comments
Massive Study Links IP Addresses Per Capita To GDP 64 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Do You Deal With Aggressive Forum Users? 477 comments
FCC Rescinds Claim That AT&T, Verizon Violated Net Neutrality 197 comments
IMDb Is Shutting Down Its Long-Running, Popular Message Boards After 16 Years 168 comments
Reddit Bans Far-Right Groups Altright and Alternativeright 899 comments
New York Sues Charter Over Slow Internet Speeds 69 comments
2.5 Million Xbox and PlayStation Gamers' Details Have Been Leaked From Piracy Forums 36 comments
EU Announces Deal To End All Wireless Roaming Charges 113 comments
HTTPS Adoption Has Reached the Tipping Point 85 comments
Facebook Changes Feed To Promote Posts That Aren't Fake, Sensational, Or Spam 194 comments
GitLab.com Melts Down After Wrong Directory Deleted, Backups Fail 356 comments
Secret Rules Make It Pretty Easy For the FBI To Spy On Journalists 189 comments
Roku Owners: Comcast Is About To Sell You Cable TV Without the Cable Box 108 comments
Woman Built House From the Ground Up Using Nothing But YouTube Tutorials 315 comments
Google Quietly Makes 'Optional' Web DRM Mandatory In Chrome 95 comments
Former Fed Employee Fined $5,000 For Installing Bitcoin Software On Server 80 comments
Google Removes Plugin Controls From Chrome, Reports Claim 106 comments
Sony Warns It Will Take $1 Billion Writedown, Blames Slowing DVD Sales 157 comments
Running For Congress, Brianna Wu Criticizes The FBI's GamerGate Report 760 comments
Google Earnings Reveal $3.6 Billion Lost On 'Moonshots' In 2016 92 comments
Apple Is Moving Its Entire International iTunes Business To Ireland 114 comments
Mark Zuckerberg Drops Lawsuits To Force Hundreds of Hawaiians To Sell Him Land 75 comments
Customer Feedback Surveys Could Be Considered Harmful 196 comments
Facebook Dumps Personalized 'Trending Topics' After Backlash 40 comments
Chrome Now Reloads Pages 28% Faster 124 comments
'The Future of Advertising is Fewer, Better Ads' 244 comments
New Zealand To Bring Ultrafast Internet To 85 Percent Of Population 147 comments
Google Bans 200 Publishers From Its Ad Network 161 comments
Gmail Will Soon Block JavaScript File Attachments 53 comments
Dropbox Kept Files Around For Years Due To 'Delete' Bug 73 comments
Trump's FCC Chairman Pick Ajit Pai Vows To Close Broadband 'Digital Divide' 292 comments
Chrome To Introduce Timer To Throttle Background Pages 122 comments
Researchers Discover Massive Networks of Fake Twitter Accounts 91 comments
Firefox 51 Arrives With HTTP Warning, WebGL 2 and FLAC Support 130 comments
Vivaldi CEO: Stop Your Anti-Competitive Practices With Edge, Microsoft! 261 comments
Yahoo Sale To Verizon Delayed After Hack Disclosures 12 comments
AT&T Offering Day Pass For International Travelers 101 comments
Mozilla Releases New Open Source 'Internet Health Report' 69 comments
The 32-Bit Dog Ate 16 Million Kids' CS Homework 161 comments
Army Bug Bounty Researcher Compromises US Defense Department's Internal Network 49 comments
The SHA-1 End Times Have Arrived 50 comments
CBS, Paramount Settle Lawsuit Over 'Star Trek' Fan Film 146 comments
Jay Z's Tidal Music Streaming Service Is Fraudulently Inflating Subscriber Numbers, Report Says 32 comments
Despite Glitches, AT&T's DirecTV Now Hits 200,000 Subscribers in Its First Month 25 comments
Facebook Has a Team That Handles Mark Zuckerberg's Page 55 comments
Netflix Calls Out HBO For Not Letting Subscribers Binge On New Shows 59 comments
5G Internet is the 'Beginning of the Fourth Industrial Revolution' 142 comments
ProtonMail Adds Tor Onion Site To Fight Risk Of State Censorship 26 comments
Netflix's Subscriber Boom Shows the World is Accepting Internet TV 148 comments
Mozilla's New Logo Reminds Us that It Is, In Fact, a Web Firm 185 comments
Dutch Developer Added Backdoor To Websites He Built, Phished Over 20,000 Users 123 comments
Verizon Looking To Buy Comcast or Charter, Says Report 82 comments
Windows 10 Privacy Changes Appease Watchdogs, But Still No Data 'Off-Switch' 211 comments
Thousands Of Cubans Now Have Internet Access 70 comments
Facebook No Longer Clearly Labels Edited Posts 53 comments
Trump's Cyber Security Advisor Rudy Giuliani Runs Ancient, Utterly Hackable Website 280 comments
Virginia 'Broadband Deployment Act' Would Kill Municipal Broadband Deployment 200 comments
Nintendo Switch Will Launch On March 3rd For $299, Won't Feature Region-Locking Software 167 comments
Fingerprinting Methods Identify Users Across Different Browsers On the Same PC 88 comments
Cassettes Are Back, and Booming 564 comments
Opera Neon Turns Your Web Browser Into a Mini Desktop 78 comments
Buggy Domain Validation Forces GoDaddy To Revoke SSL Certificates 33 comments
Microsoft Anti-Porn Workers Sue Over PTSD 305 comments
Google is Killing Its Solar-Powered Internet Drone Program 62 comments
Streaming TV is Beginning To Look a Lot Like Cable 209 comments
Monopoly May Replace Iconic Pieces With Emoji Faces and Hashtags 123 comments
The End of Yahoo: Marissa Mayer To Resign; Yahoo To Change Its Name To Altaba 401 comments
Verizon Purges Unlimited Data Customers, Targets Those Using 200GB 196 comments
Browser Autofill Profiles Can Be Abused For Phishing Attacks 112 comments
WikiLeaks Threatens To Publish Twitter Users' Personal Info 211 comments
Ultrasound Tracking Could Be Used To Deanonymize Tor Users 207 comments
Obama Administration Releases Searchable Archive of Social Media Posts 110 comments
Verizon Executive Says Company Unsure About Yahoo Deal 70 comments
Koolova Ransomware Decrypts For Free If You Read Two Articles About Ransomware 80 comments
2016 Saw A Massive Increase In Encrypted Web Traffic 91 comments
Creepy Site Claims To Reveal Torrenting Histories 211 comments
Has the Internet Killed Curly Quotes? 207 comments
Governments Shut Down the Internet More Than 50 Times in 2016 34 comments
Facebook Buys Data From Third-Party Brokers To Fill In User Profiles 116 comments
Wisconsin's Department of Natural Resources Site No Longer Says Humans Cause Climate Change 371 comments
Seattle Man Accused of Using Social Media To Set Up Fake Porn Agency 215 comments
Facebook Developing Copyright ID System To Stem Music Rights Infringement 42 comments
Republicans Propose Bill To Impose Fines For Live-Streaming From House Floor 157 comments
Czech Republic Sets Up Counter-Terrorism Unit To Counter Fake News Threat 119 comments
Nevada Website Bug Leaks Thousands of Medical Marijuana Dispensary Applications 55 comments
Ask Slashdot: Is Computing As Cool and Fun As It Once Was? 449 comments
Destructive KillDisk Malware Turns Into Ransomware 56 comments
Frequent Flyer Points Put at Risk By Website Flaws 19 comments
FDA Releases New Cybersecurity Guidelines For Medical Devices 40 comments
Uber Launches 'Uber Freight' Website To Prepare the World For Autonomous Delivery Trucks 92 comments
Millions of Websites Vulnerable Due To Security Bug In Popular PHP Script 104 comments
The Farmer Who Built Her Own Broadband 157 comments
How Social Isolation Is Killing Us 297 comments
BitTorrent Live's 'Cable Killer' P2P Video App Finally Hits iOS 37 comments
Mozilla Will Support Firefox For XP and Vista Until At Least September 2017 73 comments
YouTube Views Are Down Across the Board, Analysis Says 122 comments
US Government Begins Asking Foreign Travelers About Social Media 121 comments
Wikipedia Announces the Most Edited Articles of 2016 78 comments
Google's Free Wi-Fi in India Now Live in 100 Railway Stations; 15,000 New Users Connect to Web Everyday 46 comments
Firefox Takes the Next Step Towards Rolling Out Multi-Process To Everyone 154 comments
Hotbed of Cybercrime Activity Tracked Down To ISP In Region Where Russia Is Invading Ukraine 70 comments
Canada's CRTC Declares Broadband Internet Access a Basic Service 48 comments
Yahoo Email Scan Shows US Spy Push To Recast Constitutional Privacy 65 comments
A Ham Radio Software Company Has Been Blacklisting Users For Leaving Negative Reviews 177 comments
White Hat Security Group Hacks Marvel Twitter Accounts 27 comments
Slashdot Asks: Why Are Browsers So Slow? 766 comments
Using Multiple Social Networks May Lead To Depression and Anxiety, Says Study 119 comments
Russian Hackers Stole $5 Million Per Day From Advertisers With Bots and Fake Websites 93 comments
Mark Zuckerberg Demos Jarvis, His Own Home AI Assistant 100 comments
South Carolina Bill Wants To Put Porn Blocks On New Computers 351 comments
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