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New York State works to clean up fake online reviews

Search-engine-optimization firms and individual businesses in New York State must now pay fines ranging from $2500 to just under $100,000, and must discontinue the practice of posting fake reviews.

Hands-on with Kidoodle.TV, a Netflix just for kids

For $5 a month, Kidoodle.TV can help you feel better about letting your kids watch so much darn TV.

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GoDaddy buys domain marketplace Afternic

GoDaddy's acquisitions are part of a broader strategy to better service small businesses, according to a GoDaddy PR representative.

Bing gets a Modern makeover and smarter search results

To fight Google, you must become Google, it seems.

Study: Net neutrality policies vary in EU countries

European Union member states have adopted a range of stances on net neutrality, and the Openforum Academy argues that the E.U. should look to the countries' examples as it attempts to move forward with new regulations.

Security company says Nasdaq waited two weeks to fix XSS flaw

A serious cross-site scripting vulnerability at Nasdaq's website could have been used to elicit personal details from website users. The flaw was fixed Monday, though Swiss-based High-Tech Bridge said Nasdaq waited two weeks before addressing the vulnerability.

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Who's actually writing your favorite celebrity's tweets?

Inside the world of social media ghostwriters.

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Exploring Google Search's tenuous relationship with pirated content

Mountain View says it filters copyright-infringing content from its autocomplete function, but not all search filters are created equal.

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How Yahoo could have improved its logo

Yahoo has a new logo, but we think the company could have done better.

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Time to fix Yahoo's new logo

We were underwhelmed by Yahoo's newly redesigned logo. But because we live to serve, we have a few ideas for livening things up.

Facebook and Yahoo join motions to disclose national security requests

Google and Microsoft already have filed such motions, saying they can't allay users' concerns about privacy without evidence.

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Policy, not tech, threatens the Internet's progress, Cerf warns

Google executive and "godfather" of the Internet Vint Cerf warns against heavy-handed policing of the web in response to threats such as cyber attacks.

Top-level domains to soon increase in number, diversity

Think all the good URLs are taken? Several new waves of top-level domains are on the way, ranging from .shop and .ltd to .dentist and .florist.

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Is eBay warming up to Bitcoin?

Auction giant eBay wants to know how you feel about Bitcoin.

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Must-see viral video of the moment: Ylvis 'The Fox'

Gangnam Style meets Sesame Street: "The Fox," a new video from a Norwegian comedy duo, has captured the hearts of the Internet.

Survey: Almost 90 percent of Internet users have taken steps to avoid surveillance

Hackers, criminals and advertisers are at the top of the list of groups people wish to avoid, according to the survey from the Pew Research Center's Internet Project and Carnegie Mellon University.