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Google becomes first foreign internet company to launch service in Cuba

Google servers inside Cuba are now live on the Internet, marking a major milestone in the country's communications evolution and promising faster access to Google's services for Cuban users.

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German court upholds WhatsApp-Facebook data transfer ban

Facebook must obtain the permission of German users of WhatsApp before processing their personal data, a German court confirmed on Tuesday.

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LinkedIn passes the 500 million registered user mark

On the heels of rapid improvements across much of the platform LinkedIn now has 500 million registered users on board, one analyst says it could double or triple its reach under Microsoft.

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How to stop websites from asking for your location in Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Opera, Safari

Browsers can supply your location when you permit it. If you have no plans of ever permitting it here's how to turn that feature off.

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Google will try to combat fake news using search and user feedback

Google says it's actively looking for, and trying to bury, fake news in its search results, using feedback mechanisms in autocompleted searches and Featured Snippets.

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FCC chairman to announce plans to repeal net neutrality

The chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission is expected to announce plans to repeal the agency's 2015 net neutrality rules on Wednesday.

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Why we need the FTC to police ISP privacy practices

The move to scrap the FCC's rules for ISPs leaves the industry without any federal oversight and puts internet privacy at risk.

Venafi CEO: Symantec-Google certificates spat underscores machine identity risk

As Google raises doubts about trusting Symantec certificates, Venafi's CEO tells Computerworld UK that for some, machine identity is an underestimated security threat

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Apple is reportedly looking to put broadband-beaming satellites into orbit

According to a new report, Apple hired two former Google satellite execs and held talks with Boeing about partnering in a satellite project.

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Microsoft fine-tunes WebAssembly for Edge browser

By tweaking when the Chakra JavaScript engine parses WebAssembly functions, the Edge browser provides faster web app performance

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Digital marketing and data tools prove valuable for brick and mortar, too

Now is the age of digital marketing, but that doesn't mean brick-and-mortar businesses can't keep up. Here are some tools that can be used by both online and offline businesses.

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US FCC ends price caps on many business data lines

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has voted to deregulate the providers of the business data lines connecting broadband service to many small businesses, schools, hospitals, and ATM machines.

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How and why to own your branded search results

Let's put keyword research on hold for a minute and talk about branded search.

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6 HTML tweaks that can boost your search visibility

You've built a great looking website, but how do you attract visitors? These simple HTML tweaks will help.

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Google reportedly plans ad blocking feature for Chrome browser

Google makes a lot of money from online advertisements. In what appears to be a surprising move at first glance, the company is likely to introduce an ad blocking feature that could be turned on by default in desktop and mobile...

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PR nightmares that were disasters waiting to happen

The recent Pepsi, United, Fox and Facebook PR crises could have been predicted if corporate morals and business strategies were better known and frankly, higher quality. The issue is not that these companies have communications...

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New FCC web portal opens for 5G experimenters

Got a fantastic, futuristic wireless application you need to try out, but you need an FCC license to start testing? It’s about to get easier to get a program experimental license, thanks to a new web portal announced days ago by the...

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Privacy for everybody means privacy for pedophiles

The so-called Playpen cases – which arose from the FBI running a child porn website as a sting operation – has prompted an intense debate over the Fourth Amendment’s protections from “unreasonable” search and seizure.

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