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|441:|| comScore: July Search Share, Google Down, Yahoo Up, Bing Stable|
"The new numbers only measure 'explicit' searches, in which a user types a term in a search window and clicks 'search.'"
|Aug 17, 2010|
|442:|| Nielsen Says Microsoft's Bing Takes Number 2 Slot In August US Search|
"MSN/Windows Live/Bing's share has grown from 10.7pct in August 2009 to 13.9pct (a delta increase of 3.2pct or a relative increase of 30pct)."
|Sept 14, 2010|
|443:|| Proposals For a Global 'Internet Treaty' Are Put Forward|
"The draft law has been likened to the Space Treaty, signed in 1967, which stated that space exploration should be carried out for the benefit of all nations, and guaranteed 'free access to all areas of celestial bodies'."
|Sept 21, 2010|
|444:|| SORBS Problem Blocks Legitimate Email|
"To make matters worse, the database problem coincided with a denial-of-service attack that made it hard for people to reach the SORBS website."
|Oct 8, 2010|
|445:|| 'Free Public WiFi', The Zombie Network|
"...when a user selects it, he or she isn't connecting to a router or hot spot, but rather directly to someone else's computer in the area."
|Oct 12, 2010|
|446:|| DDos Blackmail: Pay Up Or Your Server Goes Down|
"What would you do?"
|Oct 20, 2010|
|447:|| Tim Berners Lee: A Call for Continued Open Standards and Neutrality|
"Why should you care? Because the Web is yours. It is a public resource on which you, your business, your community and your government depend."
|Nov 23, 2010|
|448:|| Browser History File Hijack |
"Our study shows that popular Web 2.0 applications like mashups, aggregators, and sophisticated ad targeting are rife with different kinds of privacy-violating flows,"
|Dec 2, 2010|
|449:|| GNU Founder Warns of Loss of Data Control In The Cloud|
"Google's new cloud computing ChromeOS looks like a plan "to push people into careless computing" by forcing them to store their data in the cloud rather than on machines directly under their control,"
|Dec 14, 2010|
|450:|| vBulletin Issues Warning : Google reCAPTCHA System Cracked|
"Despite denials from Google, a security researcher continues to assert that the Search King's reCAPTCHA system for protecting Web sites from spammers can be successfully exploited by Internet junk mail panderers.[br][br]Researcher Jonathan Wilkins published a paper recently that included an analysis of reCAPTCHA's security. In automated attacks he conducted against the system, he reported he had an alarming success rate of 17.5 percent.[br][br]vBulletin issues the following warning to those running vBulletin with reCAPTCHA system:[br]"[i]It has become apparent from our customers and customers of other BB Systems that there is a targeted effort being made to spam forums world-wide. Unfortunately as part of that effort it appears that ReCaptcha may have been cracked...[/i]"
|Jan 11, 2011|
|451:|| U.S.: New Do Not Track Privacy Bill Introduced|
The bill is the first in this session to specifically tackle the creation of a do-not-track system, according to a spokesman for Ms. Speier. In December, the FTC issued a report recommending the creation of a do-not-track system and suggested that lawmakers use the report as a template for legislation.
Since the FTCs recommendation, Mozilla Corp. has said it will include a do-not-track feature in an upcoming version of its Firefox Web browser. But so far, no tracking companies have publicly stated that they will participate in a do-not-track system.
|Feb 14, 2011|
|452:|| Microsoft and Google Together Sue GeoTag Inc Over Patent|
Google and Microsoft have joined forces to take down a Texas company's geotagging patent that they claim has been used in lawsuits against more than 300 entities, many of which are customers of the two companies. Microsoft and Google want to protect Google Maps and Bing Maps against this kind of activity.[br][br]The complaint, filed in Delaware on March 1, 2011, asks for declaration of invalidity of the patent asserted, judgment that Google's and Microsoft's customers do not infringe any valid claim of the patent, and "a preliminary and permanent injunction precluding GeoTag (and affiliated persons and entities) from suing for infringement or otherwise asserting infringement of the (patent in question) against customers of (Microsoft's and Google's) Mapping Services for store locators or other locators on websites."
|Mar 3, 2011|
|453:|| Skype Launches Ads Service On Skype|
Today we announce something new, the launch of advertising in Skype, which will appear in the Home tab in Skype starting this week.[br][br]Ads will appear in the US, UK and Germany and advertising sales for Skype are initially focused in those markets. [br][br]
|Mar 7, 2011|
|454:|| New Rules On Cookies to Come Into Effect in Europe|
|Mar 8, 2011|
|455:|| Microsoft Takes Down Rustock Botnet - Removes 39% of Email Spam|
How about some good news? The Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit has dismantled a huge and complex botnet called Rustock, an operation given the credit (or blame) for 39% of all email spam. [br][br]Writing on the TechNet blog, Richard Boscovich, Senior Attorney for the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit explained the complex of legal and technical action that lead to this success.
|Mar 19, 2011|
|456:|| Salesforce Acquires Radian6 for $326 Million|
Salesforce.com on Wednesday said it acquired Radian6, a social media monitoring service, for $326 million in cash and stock.[br][br]The deal, which is expected to close in the quarter ending July 31, gives Salesforce technology to monitor, track and analyze social media across properties like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, youTube and other sites.
|Mar 30, 2011|
|457:|| New Techniques Can Track Net Location Within 690 Metres|
The new method zooms in through three stages to locate a target computer.
|Apr 9, 2011|
|458:|| Coreflood Botnet Shut Down|
"This was big money stolen on a large scale by foreign criminals. The FBI wanted to stop it and they did an incredibly good job at it," said Alan Paller, director of research at the SAN Institute, a nonprofit group that helps fight cyber crime.[br][br]The vast majority of the infected machines were in the United States, but the criminal gang was likely overseas.
|Apr 14, 2011|
|459:|| Amazon Cloud Outage Affected Major Sites|
We'd like to provide additional color on what were working on right now (please note that we always know more and understand issues better after we fully recover and dive deep into the post mortem).[br][br]A networking event early this morning triggered a large amount of re-mirroring of EBS [Elastic Block Storage] volumes in US-EAST-1. This re-mirroring created a shortage of capacity in one of the US-EAST-1 Availability Zones, which impacted new EBS volume creation as well as the pace with which we could re-mirror and recover affected EBS volumes.[br][br]Additionally, one of our internal control planes for EBS has become inundated such that it's difficult to create new EBS volumes and EBS backed instances. We are working as quickly as possible to add capacity to that one Availability Zone to speed up the re-mirroring, and working to restore the control plane issue.[br][br]We're starting to see progress on these efforts, but are not there yet. We will continue to provide updates when we have them.
|Apr 22, 2011|
|460:|| Top 30 Net Properties In Europe: Google, Microsoft and Facebook Lead The Pack|
Google Sites ranked as the top European web property in March, attracting 330.3 million unique visitors and reaching 90.8 percent of the total European Internet audience. Microsoft Sites ranked second with 272.8 million visitors (75.0 percent reach), followed by Facebook.com in third place with 234.6 million visitors (64.5 percent reach).
|May 4, 2011|
|461:|| Blocking Scrapers That Are Wasting Bandwidth|
Is there any way to protect my site from the scraper bots. They are eating my website bandwidth and I am very tired of this now. Almost 600% bandwidth is used by the spam bots in comparision of my real user viewed bandwidth.
|May 23, 2011|
|462:|| Facebook and Google Chiefs Warn on Over-Regulation Of The Net|
"People tell me on the one hand 'It's great you played such a big role in the Arab spring [uprisings], but it's also kind of scary because you enable all this sharing and collect information on people'," said Facebook's founder.[br][br]"But it's hard to have one without the other. You can't isolate some things you like about the internet and control other things that you don't."[br][br]Mr Schmidt echoed his sentiments: "Technology will move faster than governments, so don't legislate before you understand the consequences".
|May 26, 2011|
|463:|| Microsoft Skype Crashing: Quick Fix To Get Skype Running |
It seems that after the recent acquisition of Skype by Microsoft, it's now crashing and unusable.[br][br]A Quick fix is now available.
|May 26, 2011|
|464:|| U.S. Net Ad Revenue Grows To $7.3 Billion In Q1|
As further evidence of an industry-wide recovery, domestic Web ad revenues hit $7.3 billion during the first quarter of the year, according to new data from the Interactive Advertising Bureau and PricewaterhouseCoopers.[br][br]Year-over-year, that represented a robust 23% increase, as well as the highest first-quarter revenue level ever.
|May 27, 2011|
|465:|| IPv6 Global Test Day, Wednesday June 8, 2011|
Google, Facebook, Yahoo and several networking companies will on Wednesday carry out a massive test of IPv6, the new version of the internet protocol that allows 340 trillion trillion trillion IP addresses, rather than the 4.3 billion IP addresses possible with IPv4.
|June 7, 2011|
|466:|| comScore Stats: The Web Is Contracting|
When you exclude just Facebook from the rest of the Web, consumption in terms of minutes of use shrank by nearly nine percent between March 2010 and March 2011, according to data from comScore. And, even when you include Facebook usage, total non-mobile Internet consumption still dropped three percent over the same period.
|July 2, 2011|
|467:|| comScore: U.S. Search Share June 2011, Google at 65 pct|
Google Sites led the explicit core search market in June with 65.5 percent of search queries conducted.
|July 14, 2011|
|468:|| US Legislation Approved Means ISPs Must Retain 1 Year Of Customer Data|
A last-minute rewrite of the bill expands the information that commercial internet providers are required to store to include customers' names, addresses, phone numbers, credit card numbers, bank account numbers and temporarily-assigned IP addresses.
|July 29, 2011|
|469:|| Groupon and Foursquare Reach Partnership For Real-Time Daily Deals|
Location-based check-in service Foursquare and local deals site Groupon are partnering up to offer real-time daily deals, Foursquare confirmed today. Several deals have already gone live in Chicago, and deals all over the U.S. and Canada should be live by Sunday.
|July 29, 2011|
|470:|| Amazon Launches AmazonLocal Daily Deals Trial|
Amazon.com is quietly launching its own deal-of-day discount offers in Chicago, a launch reported earlier by the Chicago Tribune. The Windy City, of course, is the corporate home of Groupon.[br][br]Amazon said it also has its AmazonLocal offering up and running in Seattle, Boise, the Los Angeles area and Palm Beach, Fla.
|Aug 2, 2011|
|471:|| Foursquare Launches Pages For Business|
Today we're making foursquare Pages self-serve. Any brand, organization, or publication can now create their own Page, gain followers, share Tips, check in, and reach their fans.
|Aug 3, 2011|
|472:|| comScore: U.S. Search, July 2011, Shows Slight Decline For Google and Gain For Yahoo|
Google's share of the U.S. search market declined to 65.1 percent last month from 65.5 percent in June, while Yahoo's rose to 16.1 percent from 15.9 percent, according to the Reston, Virginia-based ComScore. Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) was unchanged at 14.4 percent.
|Aug 10, 2011|
|473:|| Skype Acquires Mobile Group Messaging Company, GroupMe |
Skype today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire GroupMe, a provider of mobile group messaging services that helps users stay in touch and make decisions. GroupMe was founded in 2010 at the Techcrunch Disrupt Hackathon and is headquartered in New York, New York. Terms of the acquisition will not be disclosed.
|Aug 22, 2011|
|474:|| Have You Ever LOST Everything. How to Start Over?|
I've been playing the Internet business game since around 1995 and have had many ups and downs, but have had enough downs that I'm now in the position of having to start all over, completely from scratch. [br][br]The only assets I have is experience in a variety of areas ranging from Perl, PHP, Photoshop, WordPress and the usual suspects.
|Aug 25, 2011|
|475:|| Report: Americans Spend A Quarter of Their Online Time on Social Networks|
"Whether it's a brand icon inviting customers to connect with a company on LinkedIn, a news ticker promoting an anchor's Twitter handle or an advertisement asking a consumer to 'Like' a product on Facebook, people are constantly being drive to social media,"
|Sept 12, 2011|
|476:|| Demystifying SPF (Sender Policy Framework)|
WebmasterWorld Members mull over the latest SPF issues.
|Sept 16, 2011|
|477:|| SSL Encryption Broken By Hackers|
Researchers have discovered a serious weakness in virtually all websites protected by the secure sockets layer protocol that allows attackers to silently decrypt data that's passing between a webserver and an end-user browser.
|Sept 20, 2011|
|478:|| U.S. Net Neutrality Rules Take Effect November 20, 2011|
The regulations covering so-called Net neutrality, published in the Federal Register on Friday, are sure to trigger legal and congressional challenges.
|Sept 23, 2011|
|479:|| Adobe Acquires Typekit|
If you're one of our customers, this announcement means things will only get better. Typekit will remain a standalone product, as well as become a vital part of Adobe's Creative Cloud. Our team will stay together, and we're excited to start working on even easier ways to integrate web fonts into your workflow.
|Oct 4, 2011|
|480:|| comScore: U.S. Search Share For September Sees Google at 65pct|
September search share bounced back to 65.3 percent one month after a slower August in which the market leader totaled 64.8 percent of the search market, according to comScore.[br][br]Meanwhile, comScore said explicit core searches were up 8.6 percent for the third quarter, led by Google's core growth of 7.4 percent for Q3.
|Oct 12, 2011|