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Google’s New Privacy Policy Will Limit The Use Of Cookies

Google has announced a timeline for implementing new privacy standards that will limit third-party use of a digital tool known as cookies. Cookies track users’ internet activity and allow digital publishers to target advertising. Tech firms have faced pressure to increase privacy protections amid mounting data breaches. But analysts say the move gives Google more […]

Google Search Results Now Include ebooks Available from Local Libraries

Google has added a new feature to Search that will show you if your local library has the ebook you’re looking for in stock. If you didn’t know that you could borrow ebooks, it’s true that you can, many libraries across the US have a digital collection that you can borrow from. With this functionality, […]

Spotify Letting Artists Offer Merchandise through Streaming Service

Spotify is allowing artists to promote and sell their merchandise through the streaming service for the first time. Band t-shirts, posters, and other merchandise will be offered to Spotify users through the artist’s page in the software itself, in what could be considered an olive branch from Spotify to Artists over reportedly-low royalty payments to  […] Visitors Exposed to Malware Attack visitors over the last few days may have been served with malware via the Yahoo ad network, according to Fox IT, a security firm in the Netherlands. Users visiting pages with the malicious ads were redirected to sites armed with code that exploits vulnerabilities in Java and installs a variety of different malware. In […]

AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, DoD to Explore Spectrum Sharing

AT&T today announced via its public policy blog that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with T-Mobile USA, Verizon Wireless, and the Department of Defense to explore the idea of sharing spectrum. The agreement follows recommendations made by the NTIA last year that the option be used as an alternative to new spectrum auctions. […]

Apple Will Shut Down Ping on September 30

After CEO Tim Cook admitting that music-based social network Ping had been one of Apple’s occasional missteps, saying “I think the customer voted” on it and that Apple doesn’t need its own social network, Apple has begun notifying users that Ping will no longer be available as of September 30 and is not accepting any […]

Wall Street Journal Offering Free Wi-Fi Hotspots in New York, San Francisco

Throughout the month of September, the Wall Street Journal is offering free Wi-Fi across more than 1,300 hotspots in New York and another 1,000 in San Francisco. The New York hotspots blanket the entirety of high-traffic neighborhoods like Times Square, West Village, and Washington Square Park. Popular locations such as Nob Hill and Fisherman’s Wharf […]

Rdio Catalog Now Over 18 Million Songs Due to Deals with TuneCore and CD Baby

Music streaming service Rdio has expanded its music catalog to over 18 million songs, with a large proportion of additional tracks coming from independent artists. The increase of over three million tunes stem from ‘landmark’ deals with music distributors TuneCore and CD Baby, both of which are considered “two of the best distribution tools out […]

Twitter Tightens Rules on Third-Party Apps

Twitter has finally announced a tighter set of restrictions on its API for third-party applications. In an attempt to improve security and strengthen the company’s control over the service, the forthcoming API will require authentication for access to public information and impose a limit of 100,000 users for most Twitter client apps on various platforms. […]

Goggle Now Testing Putting Gmail on Main Search Page Results

Google’s Internet search engine Wil get more personal by highlighting information in users Gmail accounts on its main results page.  Users already can search within their e-mail accounts to find something they need, such as an order from or an airline reservation. The feature announced today marks Google’s latest attempt to deliver data that […]

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