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Yahoo turns on encryption between data centers

You still have to manually flip the security switch for some sites like Yahoo News and Yahoo Sports

Three essential tools for solving the worst Wi-Fi headaches

Wi-Fi is great, except when it's not. Here are three tools that will make your wireless life easier.

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Internet via lasers, drones: How Zuckerberg will bring the 'Net to all

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg introduces the Connectivity Lab, which will develop the tech to bring the Internet (and Facebook) to the rest of the world.

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Basecamp falls to blackmail-fueled denial of service attack

Your data is safe - you just can't access it.

$5 discounts fail to lure Time Warner customers to broadband data caps

Hardly any customers took a discount in exchange for limited data.

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Bypassing content filters: How to see the web they don't want you to see

Maybe it's your own digital content, geo-blocked overseas. Maybe it's something you're not supposed to see. These tools could get you to it, but proceed with caution.

Price, power, privacy: why trust issues should influence your tech purchases

Vendors say they're selling products you can trust. Should you buy their promises, as well as their products?

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Wind River updates VxWorks OS to join 'Internet of things'

VxWorks features a modular architecture and the option to run a 20KB micro-kernel.

China boosts cybersecurity efforts, strives to become 'Internet power'

A new Chinese government committee will focus on improving the nation's online censorship systems as well as its security.

Nearly all US adults are online for Web's 25th anniversary

Pew reports that 53 percent of Americans say the Internet would be "very hard" to give up.