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Twitter rolls out new privacy tools as it ditches Do Not Track and expands data sharing

Twitter's keeping more data about you, for longer, but offering more granular privacy tools in return.

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Watch: Vint Cerf on inventing the Internet, defending Al Gore

In this far-ranging interview from 2001, "Father of the Internet" Vinton Cerf recalls having to "shove TCP down people's throats" and lobby for government permission to commercialize the 'Net.

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Google may build ad-blocking into Chrome

Google is likely to introduce an ad blocking feature that could be turned on by default in desktop and mobile versions of its Chrome browser, according to a news report.

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Mingis on Tech: How IT can prep for robots and avoid cloud migration woes

Here's how IT can get ready for the coming robotics revolution at work -- and avoid messing up a big move to the cloud.

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Anyone can command these live streaming bots via chat room

Bay area start-up, Let's Robot, is letting anyone control it's robotic fleet using commands entered in a Twitch chat room.

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24% off NETGEAR CM700 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem 1.4Gbps Certified for XFINITY, Time Warner, Charter, and More - Deal Alert

The NETGEAR CM700 High Speed Cable Modem provides a connection to high-speed cable Internet with speeds up to 1.4 Gbps. It is CableLabs certified DOCSIS 3.0 that is 32X faster than 2.0 devices. A Gigabit Ethernet port provides faster...

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Twitter Lite is a faster, smaller Twitter built for the mobile web

Twitter launched Thursday 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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What is serverless computing?

In this animation, Network World explains some of the concepts of serverless computing, and how it represents the next phase of cloud computing for Internet of Things applications and products.

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Mobile connectivity issues plague many enterprises

A new survey indicates that mobile network connectivity problems top the list of complaints for mobile-related trouble tickets at enterprises. Network World's Keith Shaw chats via Skype with NetMotion Software CEO Christopher Kenessey...

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Twitter stops counting usernames in replies toward the 140-character limit

This change is coming to Twitter’s iOS and Android apps as well as Twitter on the web.

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Facebook goes full Snapchat with disappearing Stories

Camera filters, selfie masks, and direct messaging are coming to the main Facebook app. Good luck, Snapchat.

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Lose yourself in the Infinity Room, a mixed-media art project at SXSW

This piece by artist Refik Anadol takes it to infinity.

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Google Home stops spouting Disney ads after user outcry

Google Home users got a surprise Thursday when their virtual assistants cheerily mentioned that the live-action remake of “Beauty and the Beast” is opening in theaters this weekend. The ad has since been pulled.

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Network World Pi Day Challenge

Network World editors Keith Shaw and Brandon Butler compete against each other to see who can recite more digits of Pi in honor of Pi Day. Which editor wins and gets to put a pie in the face of the loser?

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Pi Day Challenge: Live on March 14!

To celebrate the 2017 Pi Day, Network World editors Brandon Butler and Keith Shaw are preparing for the Network World Pi Day Challenge. Who can recite more digits of Pi? The winner gets to put a pie into the face of the loser....

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Beefed-up Twitter abuse tools let you silence those notorious eggs

Twitter is adding more features to its anti-abuse tools as the fight against trolls heats up.

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PORTAL uses patented technologies that steers your devices to exclusive fast channels that avoid speed-sucking range-crushing congestion. The result is consistently fast reliable internet, lag-free gaming and smooth ultraHD video...

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33% off NETGEAR N300 Wi-Fi Router with High Power 5dBi External Antennas - Deal Alert

This router delivers high-performance wireless speeds of up to 300 Mbps and provides the best value for your Internet needs in your second home, apartment, dormitory, or a drop-in replacement of your legacy router.

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