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Web's gatekeepers embrace DRM for next HTML5 standard

Universal content protection methods make sense, but the EFF argues that embracing DRM goes against the philosophy of the open Web.

How to deactivate your Pinterest account

You can leave Pinterest any time you like, but you can't leave completely.

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When 10 seconds don't do -- Snapchat now lets photos stay for a day

Snapchat is giving photos and videos captured with its app some longevity.

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4 important lessons learned from the Silk Road smackdown

The takedown of the Net's most notorious website has all the makings of a Hollywood movie, but it also offers some key lessons about Bitcoins, online security, and more.

Bing it on! Yale professor calls shenanigans over Microsoft's search superiority claims

A Yale professor brought it to Microsoft's BingItOn.com search superiority claims with the help of 1,000 online workers and is calling shenanigans.

Facebook offers 'free' Wi-Fi in exchange for check-ins

More hotels, shops and other businesses will soon be offering free Wi-Fi to customers if they agree in return to "check-in" at the business from their Facebook account.

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How to delete your Google+ account

Have no place in your digital life for yet another social network? You can clear away your Google+ account in just a few clicks.

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How to delete your Instagram account

Here's how to say good-bye to sepia filters and walk away from Instagram, leaving no trace behind.

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Security company dives deep into the 'Dark Web' for stolen data

Alex Holden, founder of security company Hold Security, is in the business of bringing companies bad news.

SkyDrive expands OCR scanning, talks up data-saving 'smart files'

SkyDrive can now turn your pictures into words and soon, it'll save a lot of space on your hard drive, too.

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What kind of ads would you 'like'? Facebook wants to know

Facebook's news feed algorithms will start placing more emphasis on feedback from people rather than marketers.

How to delete your Twitter account

You're done with the hashtags and retweets, and it's time to go for good.

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How to ease the transition to a new email account

You can make the process fairly painless by following these simple tips.

15 percent of Americans find the Internet irrelevant and hard to use

The information superhighway is not for everyone. Fifteen percent of adults still don't use the Internet, primarily because it's not relevant to them or it's too difficult to use, a recent Pew survey said.

'Viceroi' algorithm improves detection of click fraud

A group of researchers have devised an algorithm they say could help advertising networks better detect fraudulent clicks.