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Fraudulent Web traffic makes up 51% of all US web traffic in Q3

Fraudulent Web traffic makes up 51% of all US web traffic in Q3

A company called Solve Media has issued its quarterly update on the traffic generated on the web from fraudulent sources. The report is called the Quarterly Bot Traffic Market Advisory. The latest report looks at Q3 2013.

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Wikipedia sets off on new path

Wikipedia sets off on new path

If you use the Internet, at one time or another, you've probably used Wikipedia even if you didn't realize it. For instance, if you ask Siri on your iPhone a question it often it pulls little tidbits of information from Wikipedia and other software platforms do the same thing. The problem with Wikipedia is that many of its entries are questionable and the staff of volunteers who maintain the site is on the decline.

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ICANN unveils first ever generic top-level domains in non-Latin characters

ICANN unveils first ever generic top-level domains in non-Latin characters

New generic top-level domains have been announced today by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, more commonly called ICANN, with a world's first-ever: non-Latin character options. While none of them are yet available, a total of four additional options in three languages have been added, building upon the current, .com, .org, .net, and more offerings.

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Yahoo reclaims top web property spot from Google in ComScore US report

Yahoo reclaims top web property spot from Google in ComScore US report

For the first time in over two years, Yahoo came in at number on on ComScore's list of Top 50 US Web Properties. The list, which was just released today, is a bit of a surprise, as Yahoo hasn't claimed the top position since May 2011. While initial speculation made it seem like the acquisition of Tumblr had something to do with this boost, that is not the case.

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Feedly Pro arrives with search, Evernote support, and more

Feedly Pro arrives with search, Evernote support, and more

As with many free services, there's often a paid option to along with them that offers a handful of new features and benefits that aren't available otherwise to the free users. Feedly has so far offered a free version of its RSS reader, but today the company has unwrapped a paid version that gives users several new features for just a few dollars per month.

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Federal agents reportedly demanding passwords from websites

Federal agents reportedly demanding passwords from websites

Right when you thought this whole NSA and PRISM debacle was just slightly slowing down a bit, things are picking back up, thanks to a new report. According to multiple anonymous sources, it's said that federal government officials are demanding websites to hand over user passwords in order to monitor individual users even more.

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Flipboard magazines hit the web with new “Big Ideas” category

Flipboard magazines hit the web with new “Big Ideas” category

You might remember back in May when Flipboard introduced custom magazines that allowed users to curate different kinds of content into one magazine and share it with the world. That feature as now hit the web, allowing users to read these custom-curated magazines from any browser on any device with an internet connection.

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Google Reader data to be deleted later this month, export yours now

Google Reader data to be deleted later this month, export yours now

The day came and went. Google Reader officially shut down yesterday, but while you can no longer use the RSS news reader, you can still export all of your feeds to import into another RSS service. Google is allowing users to export and save a backup of their Google Reader data up until July 15. At that point, Google will delete all Google Reader data.

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Evernote Web Clipper extension for Chrome gets Gmail update

Evernote Web Clipper extension for Chrome gets Gmail update

Note-taking addicts and Evernote lovers alike have had access to the Evernote Web Clipper tool for awhile now, which allows individuals to clip items from the web for easy saving to their account. That tool just got a little more useful, however, with an addition to its Web Clipper for Chrome extension: clipping within Gmail.

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Google Fiber used to throw MLB game’s first pitch from 1,800 miles away

Google Fiber used to throw MLB game’s first pitch from 1,800 miles away

Kansas City resident Nick LeGrande, who is 13 years old, threw out the ceremonial first pitch before an Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees game earlier this week. What made it so special is that the pitch was thrown from 1,800 miles away using a combination between a robotic pitching machine and Google Fiber.

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Points electronic sign connects to internet for street smarts

Points electronic sign connects to internet for street smarts

It seems like everything is getting the "smart" prefix tacked onto it. We now have smart TVs, smart watches, smartphones, etc. Now, street signs are getting the treatment. A new sign technology called Points includes an LED panel that can display text, and it connects to the internet to show real-time information on the sign's display.

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Raspberry Pi used to circumvent China’s internet firewall

Raspberry Pi used to circumvent China’s internet firewall

The Raspberry Pi has seen a lot of different uses, and it's one of the most popular DIY toys for electronic hobbyists. In a Reddit thread where users post about all of their different uses for the credit card-sized circuit board, one user in particular has an interesting use: circumventing China's internet firewall to get censor-less WiFi.

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