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Facebook Data Debacle - Android

Facebook's data debacle is a wake-up call for Android users

Attention, Android users: Whether you use Facebook or not, now's the time to proactively assess how much access you're giving to different apps. Here's how to do it.

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Apple’s Siri: The only search engine you’ll need

Is Apple about to get into search? Probably not in the conventional sense, but Apple’s successful hire of Google’s John Giannandrea shows there’s a new kid in town.

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Mozilla touts Firefox Reality, browser built for AR/VR

The browser is available now in developer builds.

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Top web browsers 2018: Firefox's share slips post-Quantum

In the four months since its redesigned, re-engineered "Quantum" release, Firefox has shed rather than gained users, according to the latest data from Net Applications.

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Microsoft wants you on Edge, even if it has to trick you

Stealthily getting users to use its browser is ill-advised. Why not just make the thing better?

What were they thinking?

This outfit assigns email addresses to its employees in a very common way -- first initial, last name. So why is the new guy having so much trouble with his mail?

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Why email is the best social network

The #DeleteFacebook trend has users searching for a better social network. Guess what: You’re soaking in it.

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Mozilla takes advantage of Facebook woes to trumpet isolationist Firefox add-on

The browser maker is touting 'Facebook Container' as a way to wall off users' Facebook activities – a new bid to attract the privacy conscious.

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Firefox to ape Chrome and add anti-ad filter in 2018

Mozilla, in a new 2018 roadmap, plans to follow Google's lead by adding an ad filter to its Firefox browser this fall.

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Blockchain and cryptocurrency may soon underpin cloud storage

Emerging now: P2P networks that use blockchain to manage cloud storage based on the sharing of excess drive and network capacity on PCs and in data centers. Those who share capacity get free storage – and can be paid in cryptocurrency....

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The new social media imperative: Distance yourself

As Facebook just learned, a social network’s reputation can sour in an instant. Here’s how to save your own.

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Will net neutrality repeal kill the next YouTube?

How the repeal of net neutrality could throttle digital startups and IoT

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Is your business ready for Apple’s Siri voice search?

Are you ready for a new and deeply polarized search experience in which if your brand isn’t the first one Siri finds, you’ll be invisible?

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Why Cambridge Analytica means it’s time for an Apple social network

The Cambridge Analytica/Facebook crisis shows that Apple’s principled approach to user privacy will become more important as the full implications of connected intelligence are better understood.

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How to use Skype for Business

Hosting a meeting, showing a presentation or holding a Q&A with Skype for Business is easy; attending someone else's meeting is even easier. Here's how to do it.

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What's in the latest Firefox update? New tab page customization

With Firefox 59, Mozilla is now inviting corporate IT admins to participate in an invitation-only beta of Firefox Quantum for Enterprise.

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What's in the latest Chrome update?

Chrome 65 for Windows, macOS and Linux fixes 45 vulnerabilities and delivers security and developer improvements and enhancements users won't see.

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Google's Chromium browser explained

Chrome is the most popular browser in the world, but there would be no Chrome without Chromium, the open source project that underpins it. Here's what Chromium is, where you can download it and how it shapes your online experience....

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