Security

Report: NSA secretly exploited devastating Heartbleed bug for years (Update: NSA denies)

News of the Heartbleed bug has brought the Web to its knees, and Bloomberg says the NSA has been exploiting it for at least two years.

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How to remotely log out of Gmail

If you've left Gmail logged in on another computer, there's a quick and easy fix.

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Airbnb's latest crisis: Homes used as brothels

The sharing economy company is dealing with the usual hospitality problems, and that includes prostitution.

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Google updates terms of service to reflect its scanning of users' emails

The company clarifies that emails are automatically scanned to provide users with tailored advertising and better search results

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Tests confirm Heartbleed bug can expose server's private key

CloudFlare said its challenge shows how dangerous is the OpenSSL bug.

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Instagram goes down, prevents the masses from posting photos from brunch

The popular photo sharing service went down for a time Saturday, but is now back up and running. Hooray!

44 percent of Twitter users have never tweeted, says report

Never sent a tweet from your Twitter account? You're not alone. Far from it.

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Hands-on: Meet Ballistic, a full first-person shooter that runs right in your browser

Not going to lie—this still seems a bit like wizardry. Ballistic is a full-fledged first-person shooter that runs within your browser window. And looks good while doing so.

Facebook's government request report adds Instagram -- duck face and all

Facebook received about 12,600 US law enforcement requests in the second half of 2013

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Meet the new Twitter, same as the old Facebook

Twitter is snagging some of Facebook’s features, but risks losing its personality in the process.

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New Chrome for Android beta adds Chromecast support for web video, closed tab recovery

Along with a bunch of other features, Chrome Beta now has native Chromecast support for video.

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Heartbleed: What you need to know about the security fiasco in three minutes or less

If you're still unsure as to how the Heartbleed security hole affects you, here's a quick rundown of the issues.

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Facebook wants to free your News Feed from spam

The network is again tweaking its News Feed algorithm to show more of the stuff you want to see.

Turns out most people prefer to watch TV instead of tweet about it

New research indicates all that second-screen social activity might be overblown.

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No more in-app chat: Facebook moving messages to Messenger

Users will have to install Facebook’s separate Messenger app to keep the conversation going.

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Breather bets $25 is a fair price for an hour of peace

Breather makes finding a quiet place to work in Manhattan or Montreal as easy as ordering a car on Uber or a vacation rental on Airbnb.