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More Internet Opinion

  • Opinion: Does the UK need an internet porn filter?

    BT has just enabled its porn filter, and Virgin will do the same later in 2014. But is ISP filtering the right way to go? We also look at how Google and Microsoft are blocking certain searches.

  • Opinion: Blocked! User outrage spurs Twitter to reverse policy change

    Twitter quietly changed its blocking policy on Thursday, but the ensuing user outrage caused the company to quickly backtrack and apologize for the change.

  • Opinion: Why Snapchat will never be worth $3 billion

    It was the number that ricocheted across the Internet, a number so large it couldn't be real: 3 billion. Dollars. In cash. Facebook reportedly offered that tidy sum for Snapchat, the disappearing-message app that has become tech's most sought-after startup.

  • Opinion: How to change your email address without losing your friends

    Mohammad Anwar has to change his email address. He asked for advice on handling the transition.

  • Opinion: How to report spam and other violations on Facebook

    Facebook can be a source of amusement--and annoyance. Spam. Obnoxious faux-inspirational quotes. Ill-informed political opinions. Personalized ads that are totally irrelevant to you. Luckily for you, Facebook makes it easy to block posts that bug you and report them if necessary.

  • Opinion: Google Chrome experiment takes you on a stunning tour of Tolkien's Middle-earth

    Google is continuing its HTML-based journey through imaginary lands. After a trip to the land of Oz in February, Google is now taking us for a tour of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth with a new Chrome experiment. The immersive "A Journey through Middle-earth" lets you wander across important locales from Tolkien's "The Hobbit," including Trollshaw Forest, Rivendell, and Dol Guldur.

  • Opinion: Hands-on with Firefox's revamped 'Australis' interface

    We got our first peek at Australis, Mozilla's upcoming interface overhaul, in April 2012. Since then, pieces of Australis pieces have slowly worked their way into the latest versions of Firefox, like the new-look downloads arrow. Earlier this week, however, Mozilla finally brought the bulk of the new Australis aesthetic into the nightly preview builds of the popular open source browser.

  • Opinion: Bugs and Fixes: Firefox 25 fixes security holes and adds web audio

    Securing browsers is a full-time occupation, and someone (likely a small army of them) was busy at Mozilla before releasing Firefox 25 on October 29th. The bugs fixed relate to Javascript PDF usage, spoofing the address bar, image decoding, the offline cache, and various memory hazards (e.g. null pointers, non-deallocated blocks). Version 25 also adds a much needed gaming feature: Web Audio. The JavaScript interface to HTML 5 audio is now fully supported.

  • Opinion: Stop the Shockwave Flash Chrome crash

    M A Hameed has a Chrome problem. Web pages suddenly die in Chrome with "Shockwave flash has crashed" messages.

  • Opinion: Juggle multiple Twitter accounts in Google Chrome

    I'm not what you would call a heavy Twitter user (I've lost weight! Kidding, kidding...), but I do have two accounts I like to check daily. And doing that in my browser is quite the hassle, as it means signing out of one account, signing into the other, and on and on. If I had three, four, or even more accounts, it would really be a nightmare.

  • Opinion: The future of video games will be in your browser

    I've had it with interminable game downloads--and you can keep your fancy new Xbox, PlayStation, and Wii consoles. The future of PC gaming is in the browser, and it'll be here sooner than you expect.

  • Opinion: Block online spoilers with Unspoiler for Google Chrome

    The Web can be a dangerous place for the spoiler-averse. You can't so much as look at Facebook, Twitter, blogs, or news sites without learning what happened to Walter White, who bought it on "Game of Thrones," and so on.

  • Opinion: How to stay private now that anyone can find you on Facebook

    Facebook is tweaking your privacy settings again, but it's not quite as serious as it sounds--the change, which removes an option to hide your name in search results, was announced last December and has already been in effect for 90 percent of users. On Thursday, Facebook removed the option for the last users still hanging on.

  • Opinion: Level Money wants your wallet to turn its head and cough

    My current financial status is a little bit like Lost: I have a fair idea as to what is going on there--but I am not really digging it. I have dozens of fitness watches and activity trackers clamoring to measure my steps and calories, but no one is lining up to tally up my bills and accounts into some sort of sexy graph that easily displays data.

  • Opinion: Internet Free Trade Zone

    The Shanghai Free Trade Zone is now open for business. But how open is the FTZ's Internet access?

  • Opinion: Starting over: Tech tips and tricks for settling in a new city

    Last year, I moved to San Francisco. This year, I moved to New York City. I don't recommend making two major moves in the span of 12 months, but sometimes that's the way life goes.

  • Opinion: How to deactivate your Pinterest account

    You've pinned your last pin and you want to leave Pinterest. The good news is that Pinterest makes it easy to walk away. The bad news? You can only sort of leave.

  • Opinion: What does my phone know about me?

    Tech news in late September was dominated by the launch of two new iPhones. The playful iPhone 5c and the serious iPhone 5s – along with iOS 7 – puts more power in users’ hands than ever before. Should that worry us?

  • Opinion: How to ease the transition to a new email account

    Reader Greg is switching Internet service providers, meaning he's giving up the email address he's had from that provider for many years. He wants to know how he can simplify the transition to his new address.

  • Opinion: Restoring a "bricked" Apple TV

    Reader Drew Isaacs is unhappy with the latest Apple TV update. He writes:



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