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Shutdown affects government sites, but Weather.gov remains up as storm looms

As a tropical storm and possible hurricane bears down on the Gulf Coast of the U.S., the National Weather Service's website was churning out weather alerts Friday, despite a partial U.S. government shutdown that has affected citizens' access to other online resources.

Web's gatekeepers embrace DRM for next HTML5 standard

Universal content protection methods make sense, but the EFF argues that embracing DRM goes against the philosophy of the open Web.

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Web hosting firms at risk from critical vulnerability in WHMCS billing and support system

The developers of WHMCS, a popular client management, billing and support application for Web hosting providers, released emergency security updates Thursday to patch a critical vulnerability that was publicly disclosed.

4 simpler alternatives to Google Analytics

Google doesn’t have a monopoly on monitoring website traffic. Here are four other analytics tools worth checking out.

Feds seize hefty Bitcoin haul during Silk Road smackdown

The most notorious website on the Net just got taken down -- hard.

Google to host star-studded, globe-trotting YouTube Music Awards on November 3

Move over MTV: The YouTube Music Awards are muscling in an the awards scene with help from Lady Gaga, Eminem, and Arcade Fire.

Former Microsoft privacy adviser: 'I don't trust Microsoft now'

A former Microsoft privacy adviser says he was unaware that Microsoft assisted the National Security Agency.

What to do when your free cloud storage fills up

Giving away scads of free cloud storage is all the rage these days, but when you've hit your limit, your options are few, and the answers from cloud services, murky.

15 percent of Americans find the Internet irrelevant and hard to use

The information superhighway is not for everyone. Fifteen percent of adults still don't use the Internet, primarily because it's not relevant to them or it's too difficult to use, a recent Pew survey said.

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California law allows minors to remove embarrassing pics, posts

A California law enacted Monday gives California minors the right to ask a Web site to remove whatever content they choose, and restricts those sites from advertising certain items to minors.