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10 sites with stunning visual data that will change your world view

We all know what a picture's worth. These websites use graphics to display everything from Twitter traffic to births and deaths, in ways that truly drive home what words alone cannot.

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Zuckerberg: Basic Internet should be as universal as 911 service

Certain Internet services should be provided for free like some phone services, according to Facebook's CEO.

No-IP regains control of some domains seized by Microsoft

But a spokeswoman said one of its main domains used for its services isn't available

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Lights out for Yahoo's Shine site, Xobni email apps, other products

There's a lot of house-cleaning going on at Yahoo headquarters.

Microsoft accidentally borks legit websites while hunting malware in No-IP takeover

No-IP claims Microsoft doesn't appear to be very good at DNS

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Newegg will take your Bitcoin now

The online electronics retailer has started accepting cryptocurrency as payment for more than 10.5 million products.

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Google starts removing 'right to be forgotten' search results

European Google users may now see a warning when they search for a name

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Watch the web get hacked in real time on this mesmerizing map

This is what hack attacks look like: A real-time map of worldwide activity drives home the scope of security threats far more vividly than mere words ever could.

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Google launches invite-only domain registration service

Private registration is included in service, which will go up against GoDaddy

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Disconnect's new browser plugin translates complex privacy policies into simple icons

The Privacy Icons browser add-on translates websites' privacy policies into nine easy-to-grasp categories

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Flipora's StumbleUpon rival now senses your mood

Flipora launches its second revision of its recommendation engine, complete with thousands of new interests. But it also wants your data, too.

China cuts access to Dropbox

The move follows the country's blocking of Google services in late May

Popular websites still vulnerable to OpenSSL hijacking attack

A known critical vulnerability in OpenSSL can be exploited on over 20,000 of Internet's top 155,000 SSL sites, a researcher from Qualys said

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Stuck at work? Google lets you follow the World Cup on the sly

We can't all blow off work to watch soccer all day. Google has a few tools that let you stay informed yet discreet.

CloudFlare offers free protection against denial-of-service attacks to public interest sites

Project Galileo will help political and artistic websites resist censorship attempts that use distributed denial-of-service techniques