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  • Opinion: Twitter Missives Stalking or Free Speech?

    Twitter messages are the subject of a legal case that raises the question of whether public postings on the social networking service can amount to stalking if they are deemed threatening to another person.

  • Opinion: Google's War Against Scraper Sites Continues

    Google appears to be getting ready to launch another offensive against website scrapers.

  • Opinion: Video Game Featured in Film About Bionic Body Parts

    A new documentary accompanying this week's launch of a critically acclaimed video game pushes the idea that bionic body parts that are better than real ones will be available by 2027.

  • Opinion: Google+, Day 19: Sharing Photos and Videos in Google+

    30 Days With Google+: Day 19

  • Opinion: Half of American Adults Use Social Networks, says Pew

    Nearly two-thirds of online adults in the U.S. use social networking sites, and they're generally pleased with the experience, according to a new survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. And perhaps more telling of just how pervasive Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ (and, OK, Myspace too) have become in our day-to-day lives, half of all U.S. adults now use social networks.

  • Opinion: How To Protect Yourself From Supercookies

    Everybody loves cookies, those little packets of code that websites leave in your browser. We love them because they make Web browsing more convenient by saving our usernames, passwords and other unique data from one session to the next. Marketing companies love them because they uniquely identify visitors and can be combined with traffic logs to compile a profile of your interests and browsing habits.

  • Opinion: Learn to Program With Code Academy

    Did you ever want to be a huge nerd your whole life, but didn't know where to start? Don't have the shelf space for the O'Reilly books, or found the various "in a nutshell" books too dry? I think Code Academy has an offer you can't refuse.

  • Opinion: Google+, Day 18: Hanging Out on Google+ Hangouts

    One of the main features of Google+ is the ability to engage in group video chat sessions called Hangouts. I can see some interesting uses for Hangouts both personally and professionally, so for today's 30 Days With Google+ I am exploring how Hangouts work.

  • Opinion: Google Maps Adds Voice Search to Chrome Desktop

    If you talk to your desktop PC, it's probably for all the wrong reasons--usually to hurl expletives at the machine for not working properly. Well, users of the desktop version of Google Chrome now have a more productive reason to get chatty with their computers. Google has added voice search for Google Maps to Chrome, offering users a (sometimes) faster way to get directions.

  • Opinion: Google Street-View Trikes Take to the Rainforest

    Google will leave nothing un-photo-documented. They’ve been everywhere: on the roads of the seven continents, the sea, the stars, and the moon. Now they’re getting off the beaten path and riding their Street-View equipped tricycles into the Amazonian rainforest.

  • Opinion: Google+, Day 17: Sorting Circles by "Relevance" Is Flaky

    Over the course of the 30 Days With Google+ series I have steadily acquired more people following me in Google+. Many of those users I know and interact with, and many of them are perfect strangers. I'd like to be able to easily identify the ones I know and add them to my Circles, but the "Relevance" filter in Google+ leaves a little something to be desired.

  • Opinion: Feds Crack Down on Illegally Streamed Sporting Events

    A 19-year-old New York man was arrested yesterday by agents of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HIS) directorate for allegedly streaming live sporting events over the Internet illegally.

  • Opinion: Check Out The (Surprisingly Good) Portal Fan Film

    The Portal videogames by Valve are one of my favorite series of all time. After completing the groundbreaking first game I remember walking around thinking of where I would shoot portals to expedite my route. The long-awaited sequel that came out earlier this year exceeded lofty expectations and left fans wanting even more.

  • Opinion: Facebook's New Privacy Settings And Your Business

    Facebook announced Tuesday that it will be introducing a handful of privacy changes to their 750 million users. AllthingsD reports that the new privacy features will go into effect on August 25, initially to only one percent of all Facebook users.

  • Opinion: Google+ Policy on Names Runs Afoul of Tech Writer

    Google+ is taking its "real names" policy seriously. So seriously, in fact, that it threatened to suspend sex and tech writer Violet Blue's account. Google’s only problem is that Blue’s real name is Violet Blue.

  • Opinion: Facebook Changes Aimed at Improved Privacy

    Facebook Tuesday announced changes to its user interface that are designed to improve user privacy and make the social network's privacy options easier to find.

  • Opinion: Virginia Quake Sends Social Networks Into Overdrive

    "I feel the earth... move.. under my feet... I feel the sky tumbling down, a-tumbling down.."

  • Opinion: Fox's 8-Day Content Delay Encourages Piracy

    Fox recently decided to stop releasing free online streams of its TV shows on Hulu the day after they air--instead, Fox is delaying free streaming for eight days. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this choice by the network has resulted in an increase in over-100-percent increase in piracy.

  • Opinion: Is Cloud-Based Backup Safe?

    Melissa has her doubts about backing up online. "With hackers now able to hack into government and large holding companies' computers, wouldn't I also be at risk?"

  • Opinion: Google+ Mimics Twitter with Celebrity Verification

    Google’s growing social networking service is taking a page from Twitter by verifying accounts belonging to public figures and celebrities.



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