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Tim Berners-Lee’s Reddit AMA summed in four comments

Tim Berners-Lee’s Reddit AMA summed in four comments

Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. As he mentioned today in his Reddit AMA session (that’s Ask Me Anything, a popular method of popular people speaking to the internet), TBL "coded it up on a NeXT", while it was Robert Cailliau who was "the first convert to it" and later "wrote some code for a Mac browser called "Samba". As the creator of the WWW, TBL is (arguably) one of the best people to go to when it comes to considerations for how it might be handled now and in the future - thusly we devour his insight.

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YouTube is down today, it’s not just you

YouTube is down today, it’s not just you

This morning YouTube went down at approximately 11AM CST, with reports coming in throughout the hour. At the moment it would not appear that collection pages are down, just pages with display information about the videos and the videos themselves. Users trying to access YouTube videos throughout the United States are seeing messages that include talk of "something went wrong" and the always classic "A team of highly trained monkeys has been dispatched to deal with this situation."

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Obama’s Cybersecurity Framework revealed (but is it enough?)

Obama’s Cybersecurity Framework revealed (but is it enough?)

President Obama has launched the new Cybersecurity Framework, the Whitehouse's guide for infrastructure providers like gas, electric, and water, as well as banks and power plants to fend off digital attacks. The handiwork of a year's collaboration between the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the private sector, the Framework consists of three components - the core, profiles, and tiers - designed to assess existing security levels, bring them (and employee understanding of them) up to a safer level, and then maintain those levels in future. However, there are already criticisms that the plan does not go far enough.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts hacking: Infinity Ward brings ban-hammer

Call of Duty: Ghosts hacking: Infinity Ward brings ban-hammer

For the PC version of Call of Duty: Ghosts, it would appear that Infinity Ward has had enough of the hacking nonsense that's been running rampant for weeks. To make certain the PC crowd understands what they'll be dealing with from this point forward, Infinity Ward has issued an announcement regarding 3rd party software. Any user found playing Call of Duty: Ghosts online with 3rd party software attached - cheating, that is - will be banned permanently.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts: Onslaught Review

Call of Duty: Ghosts: Onslaught Review

There's one whole heck of a lot of disagreement this season on how Call of Duty: Ghosts aught to be reviewed. While we didn't find it all that terrible, quite a few gamers out there disagreed with our assessment - heavily. Because of this - and because the cry against our review was so radically one-sided, we decided to take another look at the game, playing now for weeks on end to get in as deep as possible to see things from every gamer's perspective - and now comes along Onslaught, complete with a new weapon, four new maps, and none other than one of the most menacing horror movie villains of all time: Michael Myers.

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Yahoo mail hacked: measures being taken

Yahoo mail hacked: measures being taken

The email systems at Yahoo have been hacked this week and Yahoo has issued a warning to the public on how to make due with the situation. Starting with a bit on what the company is doing to protect users potentially affected, Yahoo goes on to issue a short statement on what users can do to protect themselves in the near future.

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Online sellers use tech to reduce returns

Online sellers use tech to reduce returns

One of the things that cost online retailers the most money are returns. Sellers like Amazon and others need easy return policies to entice customers to shop online. The problem is that some shoppers chronically return items and that is a big problem for the online industry.

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Amazon Pantry tipped to expand quick-ship foods and beverages

Amazon Pantry tipped to expand quick-ship foods and beverages

It would appear that Amazon is aiming to expand their grasp of the consumer goods universe with a program called Amazon Pantry. This service would expand Amazon's collection of goods shipped in low-cost packages beyond their already expansive set of foods and dry goods. Amazon is said to be going into more direct competition with the likes of Costco and Sam's Club with this effort.

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