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Privacy Shield data transfer agreement now shelters 200 companies

There are now 200 companies standing behind Privacy Shield, the framework agreement allowing businesses to process the personal information of European Union citizens on servers in the U.S.

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Dropbox prompts certain users to change their passwords

Dropbox is asking users who signed up before mid-2012 to change their passwords if they haven’t done so since then.

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Proposed ‘social media ID, please' law draws outrage

A plan by the U.S. government to require some foreign travelers to provide their social media IDs on key travel documents is drawing outrage from group who call it un-American.

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Facebook, Google, Twitter lax on terrorists’ misuse of their sites, say UK MPs

A panel of U.K. lawmakers has described as “alarming” that social networking companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google's YouTube have teams of only a few hundred employees to monitor billions of accounts for extremist content.

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Why Dominos' virtual assistant struggles to understand your orders

Dominos CIO Kevin Vasconi is bullish on virtual assistant technology, but says that natural language processing and artificial intelligence technologies require more polish.

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12 companies that do ecommerce content marketing right

Great content marketing can impact online sales, but it's not easy to create. These dozen companies understand ecommerce content marketing, and their successes offer valuable lessons.

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How online businesses grow sales in the offline world

The efficiency of ecommerce sales with one-click checkout and third-party fulfillment can come at the cost of intimacy between you and your customer. Here’s how some online businesses are getting personal.

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Nginx web server upgrade focuses on web security, JavaScript configuration

Nginx Plus Release 10 adds a web app firewall, IP transparency, and support for the nginScript configuration and control language

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The world of yesterday, today and tomorrow

Looking back is a necessary part of looking ahead.

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The hidden cause of slow Internet and how to fix it

In 2010, Jim Gettys, a veteran computer programmer who currently works at Google, was at home uploading a large file to his work server. His kids came into his study and said, “Daddy, the Internet is slow today.” Wondering how his...

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10 UX best practices for ecommerce success

Experts in user experience and ecommerce share their top tips for how to get consumers to enjoy, stay and buy on your website.

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These are the lessons Trulia learned from building a chatbot

Bots are all the rage. Here's what real estate tech company Trulia learned from building one.

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4 tools that give marketing consultants peace of mind

The allure of the freedom to work on your own terms beckons many, but it takes a certain type of person to make it is a self-employed marketing consultant. If you want to forsake a cushy corporate marketing job and become a consultant...

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How to turn on Twitter's quality filters and silence trolls

Twitter has a solution for stopping trolls: A new timeline quality filter that discards nasty tweets in your notifications

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Judge rejects Uber’s settlement with drivers over employee classification

A federal judge in California has rejected a proposed settlement between Uber Technologies and drivers in Massachusetts and California, in lawsuits that claimed that they should be classified as employees with full benefits rather...

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Twitter suspends 360,000 accounts for terrorist ties

The social network today said it has suspended 235,000 accounts just since February for violating policies related to the promotion of terrorism.

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7 cool Internet of Things companies to watch

Industry watcher CB Insights earlier this month showed that venture capital funding of internet of things companies is actually on the decline after years of growth. But we've still seen enough fresh funding in the months since we...

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Microsoft's new plan to save Edge: reward points

Microsoft today made a play to boost its Edge browser with an awards program that gives users points for using the Windows 10 application.

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