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Brace for an Internet traffic explosion in 2017, Cisco says

Cisco's Visual Networking Index predicts global IP traffic will rise at a dramatic compound annual growth rate 23 percent between 2012 to 2017.

Internet freedom group blasts proposed HTML5 standards

The Electronic Frontier Foundation says that stringent digital rights management technology will be harmful to online freedom.

Cybercriminals go back to the USSR

The top-level domain name for the former Soviet Union becomes a magnet for denizens of online underworld.

Gmail tip: Don't forget to check your spam filter

Gmail's pretty good at filtering out the junk, but it's not perfect. Here's why you should do some routine "filter maintenance."

Face-off: Does Spotlight need better Web search?

Microsoft is integrating Bing results into Windows 8.1 searches. Should Apple expand Spotlight in OS X and iOS to better integrate Web search, too?

on macworld.com

Muslim activists: Fight extreme materials online with counter messages

Moderate Muslims and other people concerned with online radicalization efforts need to counter the extremist propaganda young Muslims are getting on the Web with more positive messages, members of the U.S. Islamic community said.

on techhive.com

Liberty Reserve indicted for $6 billion in money laundering

The U.S. Department of Justice has indicted online payment processor Liberty Reserve for laundering $6 billion in a series of global transactions, which the agency charges may be the largest international money-laundering prosecution in history.

New Buzzfeed/CNN YouTube channel opens opportunity for numerous video montages

Viral content factory Buzzfeed has announced a partnership with cable network turned foodie vacation outlet CNN to create a new Youtube channel: the aptly-dubbed CNNBuzzfeed.

on techhive.com

Best free stuff, 2013 edition: The media buff

Here are the 13 best free tools for the media buff.

on techhive.com

Best free stuff, 2013 edition: The geeky foodie

Here are the six best free tools for the geeky foodie.

Reports: FTC examining Google's display ads

The Federal Trade Commission has reportedly launched an investigation into Google's display ad business amid complaints from rivals that the company is abusing its power in how it sells online-graphical and video ads.

Web suffered 9000 service outages in last five months

Outage Analyzer tracks Internet service and found that there have been 1413 full outages worldwide and nearly 8000 partial outages in the last five months.

Google Conversational Search

Google improves desktop voice search in new Chrome update

Google introduced its new Conversational Search feature with the Chrome 27 update, heralding a new age of asking the computer silly questions.

on techhive.com

Amazon's Kindle Worlds to publish officially licensed (but probably still insane) fan fiction

Amazon has announced that it is jumping into the officially licensed fan fiction business with its new Kindle Worlds publishing platform.

on techhive.com

Yahoo returns to list of most valuable brands

Yahoo again ranks as one of the world's 100 most valuable brands.