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Google backs project to slash Internet costs worldwide

The search giant said Monday it has helped found a global coalition backed by Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee that hopes to dramatically cut the cost of Internet access.

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Banksy YouTube vid features Islamist rebels hunting down Dumbo the elephant

The new "Rebel rocket attack" vid is both disturbing and hilarious. Therefore, it's art.

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Gender gap is widening online

Women are coming online later and less frequently than men around the world, according to a new report by the Broadband Commission Working Group on broadband and gender.

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Shutdown affects government sites, but Weather.gov remains up as storm looms

As a tropical storm and possible hurricane bears down on the Gulf Coast of the U.S., the National Weather Service's website was churning out weather alerts Friday, despite a partial U.S. government shutdown that has affected citizens' access to other online resources.

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.

Spotify turns to street artists' work to inspire its employees

Spotify hired local street artists to give the walls of its New York City offices a cutting-edge, local flare.

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Feds seize hefty Bitcoin haul during Silk Road smackdown

The most notorious website on the Net just got taken down -- hard.

Google to host star-studded, globe-trotting YouTube Music Awards on November 3

Move over MTV: The YouTube Music Awards are muscling in an the awards scene with help from Lady Gaga, Eminem, and Arcade Fire.

Ad injectors replace website ads on major sites, study says

Rogue web plug-ins that inject their own content over the top of legitimate ads are still in widespread use by unscrupulous advertisers, and several major networks are keeping them in business, according to a recent study.

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Google's Hummingbird algorithm continues poaching pageviews

Google celebrates its 15th anniversary of search with the rollout of its "Hummingbird" search algorithm, which alongside better filters, is designed to put Google and not the Web as the answer to your queries.

Sudan comes back online after 24-hour Internet blackout

Service was restored around 1 p.m. local time Thursday, according to an analysis performed by Renesys, an Internet performance management company.

Bug alert: Inserting images in Gmail messages could get you banned

Beware Gmail users: Inserting images into the body of an email message can get you temporarily banned from your account.

Study: Internet sales tax software will be costly to implement

Opponents of a proposed Internet sales tax requirement contend that it would cost tens of thousands of dollars to set up along with ongoing maintenance costs.

Sudan loses Internet access, government may be to blame

Connectivity to one of three major international ISPs in Sudan has been restored, following reports that the government may be responsible for cutting off the country's access amid riots over the lifting of fuel subsidies.

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California law allows minors to remove embarrassing pics, posts

A California law enacted Monday gives California minors the right to ask a Web site to remove whatever content they choose, and restricts those sites from advertising certain items to minors.