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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.

Yahoo looks to freshen its image with a new logo

Yahoo's ongoing attempt to reinvent itself now includes a new logo.

Open-source project links Bitcoin with publishers

Ankur Nandwani wanted to pay for content, but not for a subscription, so he designed Bitmonet, a way to pay quickly for one-off access to sites with paywalls.

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Yahoo closes its China portal after gradual phase-out

After seeing its popularity decline, Yahoo's Internet portal in China has formally closed down, in a sign that e-commerce giant Alibaba Group is transitioning away from the brand.

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Trojan entices Craigslist users with fake software freebie

A malicious app is apparently being used to distribute mobile spyware on the popular via the free classifieds site.

Australian Sex Party gets no love from Google's AdWords

The Australian Sex Party, a political organization, has a hard time getting some love from Google.

Google patents 'scroogling,' but it's not all about ads

Mere months after Microsoft launched a blistering ad campaign ripping apart Google's targeted ads, the US Patent Office awards Google a patent for just that.

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