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Labor Department accuses Google of underpaying women

The U.S. Department of Labor says Google discriminates against female employees in pay at a level that's even worse than the tech industry as a whole, The Guardian reported on Friday.

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NordVPN has discounted their popular VPN software 72%. Use our link and see the discount applied when you click "buy now".

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Why smart stores don't check out

Amazon, Starbucks and Apple want you to walk into their stores, pick up your items, then walk right out. But there's a problem.

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Twitter pulls lawsuit after feds back down

Twitter has withdrawn a lawsuit it filed on Thursday against the U.S. government after the U.S. Customs and Border Protection withdrew a demand that it reveal details about a Twitter account that is critical of the agency.

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Want to make money from YouTube? Just get 10k views first

YouTube is changing its rules, requiring creators to get 10,000 views before they start making money from videos posted to the platform.

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FCC said to have a plan for rollback of net neutrality rules

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has disclosed preliminary plans to roll back some of the net neutrality provisions in the U.S., which could be put to vote as soon as May or June, according to news reports.

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Twitter sues U.S. government for demanding it unmask an 'alt' account

Twitter is suing the Department of Homeland Security and alleging the government is misusing an investigative tool as part of a witch-hunt to uncover who's behind a Twitter account critical of the immigration service.

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Apache Struts 2 exploit allows ransomware on servers

Attackers are exploiting a vulnerability patched last month in the Apache Struts web development framework to install ransomware on servers.

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Did Congress just accidentally help keep your browsing history more private?

By eliminating restrictions of ISPs selling their customers browsing history, Congress may have inadvertently helped push us towards a more secure future.

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YouTube TV is here -- but is it something people want?

YouTube has launched its TV subscription services that should rival traditional cable services. But it still has some shortcomings.

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Twitter debuts a Lite version for emerging markets

Twitter launched a "Lite" version of its service that runs from the browser on a smartphone, in a bid to attract customers in emerging markets, who have flaky Internet connections or are wary of spending too much on data.

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Google bets on another Asia-Pacific submarine cable

Google is investing in another massive undersea fiber-optic cable as a part of its plans to build out network connectivity around the world. The project, called Indigo, will connect Jakarta, Singapore, Perth and Sydney to one another....

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Facebook loses appeal over New York search warrants

Facebook’s appeal against 381 warrants for information from the accounts of its users was rejected by a New York court on the grounds that earlier orders refusing to quash the warrants issued in a criminal proceeding could not be...

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Amazon to refund parents over kids' in-app purchases, says FTC

Parents with children who ran up bills, sometimes huge, through in-app purchases stand to get some or all of that money back. Amazon could have to hand out more than $70 million in refunds to affected consumers, according to the U.S....

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After Congress revokes Internet privacy rules, downloads double of VPN-equipped Opera browser

Opera Software today boasted that the number of new U.S. users of its namesake browser more than doubled after Congress voted to repeal online privacy protections.

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Good-bye Internet pioneers. Hello, Oath?

After its acquisition of Yahoo wraps up, Verizon plans to place AOL and Yahoo under the umbrella of a new company, called Oath.

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Web inventor Berners-Lee adds Turing Award to prize collection

Sir Tim Berners Lee, among the most decorated of technology professionals for his invention of the world wide web, has been honored with the 50th edition of the A.M. Turing Award (a.k.a., the Nobel Prize of Computing).

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Politicians' web browsing history targeted after privacy vote

Two GoFundMe campaigns have raised more than $290,000 in an effort to buy the web browsing histories of U.S. politicians after Congress voted to allow broadband providers to sell customers' personal information without their...

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You are not very incognito in incognito mode

Browsers offer an incognito or private browsing mode for their users. If you are concerned about online privacy, you should know what incognito mode does and doesn't do to protect it.

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After political Twitter bot revelation, are companies at risk?

With reports of Russia using social media and bots to push fake news to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election, questions are arising over how these same tactics could be used against an enterprise.

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