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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

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Amazon's world domination is great for consumers, bad for everyone else

The company wants to control everything bought, sold, and processed -- including mobile payments and even your local babysitter.

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Vigilance is the only cure for comment spam

A new report from Imperva reveals a small but persistent minority is responsible for most comment spam.

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Bing, algorithms claim United States is doomed in World Cup

The collective wisdom of Microsoft's Bing and other predictive algorithms say that the United States will be an early exit from the World Cup soccer tournament, which kicks off this week.

Evernote slammed by denial of service attack

The attack temporarily shut down Evernote, which now has over 100 million users

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Hands-on with Irista, Canon's new online photo storage service

Looking for a new home for your photos? Canon has a service you might be interested in, but only for up to 10GB of storage for now.

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Verizon threatens to sue Netflix in war of words over video quality

Verizon objects to a Netflix message that blames the ISP for video streaming issues.

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Flickr to dump Facebook, Google logins in favor of Yahoo accounts by end of June

In March, Yahoo said it was coming and now it has. Flickr will soon stop accepting Facebook and Google logins.