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With Netflix deal, Comcast hangs 'Kick Me' sign on net neutrality

Now that Netflix is paying Comcast for sped-up streaming of its service, that tiered Internet that net neutrality advocates had warned us about appears to have arrived.

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Change that Kickstarter password -- crowdfunding website gets hit by hackers

Kickstarter alerted people with accounts on the site that hackers were able to access information like user names, email addresses, and encrypted passwords. But it says no credit card data was touched.

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Comcast's Time Warner Cable purchase is a merger of monopolies

The two biggest cable companies in the U.S. might be merging. But these companies are already Internet-access monopolies, which is the real problem. And the FCC is the only group that can solve it.

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Linking to a website doesn't infringe copyright, Europe's Court of Justice says

Hyperlinks do not infringe on copyrights, the Court of Justice of the European Union said

ICANN's cozy relationship with the U.S. must end, says European Union

Internet governance should be more global according to a new EU policy paper

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The Day We Fight Back: Online protest against NSA spying kicks off with a 'meh'

'The Day We Fight Back' doesn't match the furor of SOPA and PIPA protests, but you should still take notice.

Bitcoin Foundation blames Mt. Gox for Bitcoin's troubles

What Mt. Gox called a bug is actually an underlying problem, the group said

What's 1 bitcoin worth? Ask Bing

A new tool converts bitcoin to more than 50 currencies

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Syrian Electronic Army tries (and fails) to hijack Facebook

Some registration information for facebook.com was changed, but the domain was not redirected to an unauthorized server

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Adobe releases critical emergency update for Flash Player

The update patches a vulnerability for which an exploit was reported in the wild, the company said

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How to stream the Super Bowl to your computer, tablet, or smartphone

Can't be in front of a TV for Sunday's big game? Fox and Verizon have you covered.

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Amazon ponders jacking the price of Prime by $20 to $40

An Amazon Prime subscription could cost you $20 to $40 more per year sometime soon.

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Hackers transform Angry Birds website into 'Spying Birds' following NSA claims

The hackers placed an image with the message 'Spying Birds' on the site's home page

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These are the filthy words Google voice search doesn't want to hear

The words that don't get censored is the real shock.

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Yahoo reports another sales decline as ads sag

CEO Marissa Mayer cited the company's investments as laying a foundation for revenue growth.