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What Europe's new 'right to be forgotten' online means

Would something like this ever happen in the U.S.? Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales doesn't think so.

Viewing a Web page isn't copyright infringement, top EU court rules

The case could have made infringers out of millions of ordinary Internet users across the EU

Kickstarter loosens the rules for green-lighting crowdfunding projects

The site's new Launch Now feature means an algorithm and not human moderators will review crowdfunding proposals as part of an overall effort to get projects up on Kickstarter more quickly.

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Microsoft partners with ESPN on touch-friendly World Cup site

Microsoft launches an "essentials" site to introduce casual fans to the madness that is the World Cup soocer tournament.

Flaws in popular SEO plug-in put WordPress websites at risk

Users of the 'All in One SEO Pack' plug-in should update as soon as possible, security researchers from Sucuri warn

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Amazon 'not optimistic' about ending book standoff with Hachette any time soon

Amazon recommends buying affected titles from its third-party sellers or competitors

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Cookies open Wordpress accounts to easy hijacking

If you use WordPress.com, don't log in to your account over an open Wi-Fi connection. You might regret it.

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EBay flaw could be used to hijack accounts, researcher says

The auction site hasn't patched the flaw after four days, so the researcher decided to go public

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Change your passwords, eBay users: The site was hacked

Customer names, addresses, phone numbers, and birth dates were swiped from eBay in a cyberattack, but financial information is reportedly safe.

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DuckDuckGo, the search engine that doesn't track you, makes terrific overhaul official

The privacy-themed search engine got a slew of new tools

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Bitly gets hacked, prompts password reset for all accounts

Website publishers will have to reauthorize Twitter and Facebook sharing as well.

Google, Amazon and other online giants warn FCC on net neutrality

Weaker net neutrality rules will pose a 'grave threat' to the Internet, major tech firms say.

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Microsoft's Bing now searches, finds Xbox Music

Microsoft has connected its Bing search engine to Xbox Music, allowing a quick and easy way to find your favorite tunes.

Adblock Plus works out kinks in Safari extension

The browser extension is mostly on par with ones for Chrome and Opera

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DuckDuckGo, the search engine that doesn't track you, finally challenges Google

Watch out Google: DuckDuckGo can compete on more than privacy now.