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    Dell.com Resets All Customer Passwords After Cyber-Attack

    Dell said on Wednesday that it reset passwords for all accounts on its Dell.com online electronics store on November 14, five days after it discovered and stopped hackers who were attempting to steal customer data. The computer maker did not tell customers about the attack when it forced the password resets, according to a person familiar […]

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    Google News to Fund New Ideas for Quality Journalism in Asia-Pacific

    Google News has launched a new innovation challenge to help scribes and publishers in the Asia-Pacific region produce quality journalism in the digital age. The Asia-Pacific Google News Initiative (GNI) Innovation Challenge will fund selected projects up to $300,000 (roughly Rs. 2.13 crores) and finance up to 70 percent of the total project cost, that inject new […]

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    Google News May Shut Down in EU Over ‘Link Tax’

    Google may shut down its Google News service in the European Union (EU) if a proposed “link tax” for using news stories comes into force in member countries, The Guardian reported. According to the new copyright directive, adopted by the European Parliament on September 12, tech giants must pay for work of artists and journalists […]

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    Sprint Is Throttling Microsoft’s Skype Service, Study Finds

    Sprint Corp. has been slowing traffic to Microsoft Corp.’s Internet-based video chat service Skype, according to new findings from an ongoing study by Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts. More than 100,000 consumers have used the researchers’ Wehe smartphone app to test Internet connections. Information from those tests are aggregated and analysed by the researchers […]

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    Web Creator Berners-Lee Launches Contract for Better Internet

    Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, has launched a campaign to persuade governments, companies and individuals to sign a “Contract for the Web” set of principles designed to defend a free and open Internet. Berners-Lee, who hatched the Web in 1989, said a sense of optimism about the Internet had been damaged by abuses […]