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Scientists warn we may be creating a 'digital dark age'

Unlike in previous decades, no physical record exists these days for much of the digital material we own. Your old CDs, for example, will not last …

Magnetism

12 Hacks for Using Google Calendars

Are you a fan of Google Calendars, but want to know how to use it to your best advantage? Take a look at these 12 hacks for using Google Calendars …

How advertising cookies let observers follow you across the web

Back in December, documents revealed the NSA had been using Google's ad-tracking cookies to follow browsers across the web, effectively coopting ad networks into surveillance networks. A new paper from computer scientists at Princeton breaks down exactly how easy it is, even without the resources …

Information Security

Fact and Fiction: The Truth About Browser Cookies

Browser cookies are one of those technical bits of web browsing that almost everyone has some awareness of. They're also probably one of the most …

Cockatoos wreak havoc on Australia's beleaguered internet

Improvements to the sluggish internet are slowed by beaked vandals.<p>Australia ranks higher than most countries when it comes to health care, financial …

4 Simple SEO Tips for Real Estate Websites

Deck: If you’re launching a new real estate business site, follow these basic tips for getting started.Archive: offAdd to Features Package for the …

SEO

Sell more properties with these real estate website design tips - The Garage

Your website is more than just a piece of digital real estate. Properly built and maintained, a site can help you bring in more clients, more sales …

WordPress real estate websites that work

Let’s say you’re a real estate agent, property manager or property wholesaler and you decide you need a website. You want something more than an …

How to launch a website: Gearing up for success

Websites are an asset. They’re like an employee who never sleeps. You can use a website to promote your business to new customers. You can use a …

Web Design

Internet providers could easily snoop on your smart home

We’ve mostly moved past the point where our Internet of Things devices leak private information to anyone watching via unsecured connections, but that doesn’t mean you can stop being afraid. <i>Never, ever stop being afraid</i>. To top up your paranoia reserves, a new study finds that internet providers …

Smart Homes

Google made a tiny error and it broke half the internet in Japan

When an ISP makes a tiny mistake, the outcome could have immense repercussions – and this is precisely what happened in Japan last week.<p>Last Friday, half the internet in the country suddenly shut down after the Big G accidentally botched a Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) around noon local time. The …

Internet

StumbleUpon

SpaceX Just Laid out a Plan to Give Everyone Internet Access

A Worldwide Network<p>The fact that you’re able to read this article means you are one of the more than 3.77 billion people in the world that has access …

Elon Musk

Why You Really Need to Stop Using Public Wi-Fi

In today’s busy world, convenience seems to outweigh consequence, especially with how people use their mobile devices. Using free public Wi-Fi networks, for example, comes with any number of serious security risks, yet surveys show that the overwhelming majority of Americans do it anyway. In a …

Wi-Fi

Now sites can fingerprint you online even when you use multiple browsers | Ars Technica

Online tracking gets more accurate and harder to evade.<p>Researchers have recently developed the first reliable technique for websites to track …

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Fast web stressing you out? Try the slow web

Customize your time online by taking stock of what you want.<p>Remember when all that mattered about the internet was how fast it could go? I do — those …

Productivity

Hacked in 98 seconds: Expert's camera rapidly infected by IoT malware

A security expert who hooked up an internet-connected surveillance camera for research purposes reported via Twitter on Friday that the device was …

3 tips from a Calgary tech expert that will keep you safer online

Breach information compiled, password vaults and a DNS tool to make surfing safer<p>A Calgary technology consultant says three simple tips can beef up …

Security

So you want to work for the internet? What I learned interviewing with the gatekeepers of the web

I wasn’t the only one to check my router on the morning of Friday, Oct. 21. The internet was down, and our digital infrastructure was reportedly …

DNSChanger Exploit Targets Routers Through Web Browsers

Proofpoint recently discovered a variant of the DNSChanger exploit kit (EK), which is commonly used in malvertising campaigns. The latest version …

Are your passwords truly safe?

No one is hack-proof, but here's how to up your odds.<p>If your email has ever been hacked or, worse yet, your banking login has been compromised, you …

Snapchat Hacks: 35 Tricks and Features You Probably Didn’t Know About

We call them Snapchat hacks because many of the app’s best features are either hidden or just not intuitive. We’re looking at you, Tint Brush. But if …

iOS

29 Hidden Chrome Features That Will Make Your Life Easier

Chrome has a ton of hidden little tricks that you may not know about.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from …

Google

Google is working to safeguard Chrome from quantum computers

Using software called the New Hope algorithm<p>Google is working on safeguarding Chrome against the potential threat of quantum computers, the company announced today. It's doing so by implementingpost-quantum cryptography in an experimental version of the browser. While there exist hardware defenses …

Quantum Mechanics

30 Insanely Useful Websites You Probably Don’t Know About

The Internet never ceases to amaze; it’s simultaneously the best resource for learning, the biggest tool for relieving boredom, and – ahem – the best …

Lifehacks

A 10-year-old hacked Instagram so Facebook gave him $10,000

Before he even reached the age requirement to make a Facebook account, a 10-year-old found a major flaw in Instagram, earning him a cool $10,000 from …

StumbleUpon

CERN Just Dropped 300 Terabytes of Raw Collider Data to the Internet

Yesterday, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) dropped a staggering amount of raw data from the Large Hadron Collider on the …

Big Data