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Yahoo Will Follow Google in Offering End-to-End Email Encryption

Yahoo Will Follow Google in Offering End-to-End Email Encryption

Yahoo users may have benefited most from the “Snowden effect.” The tech company was a laggard when it came to security practices until the NSA leaker’s disclosures made clear the extent to which weak security practices by tech companies are being exploited by talented hackers. It’s since hired a respected security ...

Google and Barnes & Noble Team Up for Same-Day Book Delivery

Google and Barnes & Noble Team Up for Same-Day Book Delivery

Google and Barnes & Noble are joining forces to tackle their mutual rival Amazon, zeroing in on a service that Amazon has long dominated: the fast, cheap delivery of books. Starting on Thursday, book buyers in Manhattan, West Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area will be able to get same-day deliveries from local ...

Google Now Factors Site Security Into Search Rankings

Google Now Factors Site Security Into Search Rankings

There really isn't such a thing as being too secure online, and Google is trying something new to get more website owners thinking about keeping their users' information safe. After a few months of experimentation, the search giant now considers how secure a site is when it decides how prominently it gets placed in search ...

Google Maps Now Lets You Explore the Moon and Mars

Google Maps Now Lets You Explore the Moon and Mars

It'll be a long time (if ever) before someone sets foot on the moon again, but you can now go on a few lunar excursions of your own without leaving the comfort of Google Maps. Just pop into the 'Earth' view and keep zooming out -- once you've reached escape velocity and can see our little blue dot framed by stars, a tap on ...

Google and YouTube Acquire Mobile Ad Company ‘Directr’

Google and YouTube Acquire Mobile Ad Company ‘Directr’

In its latest effort to boost advertising by small businesses, Google said its YouTube unit had acquired Directr, a mobile-video app used by small businesses to create marketing videos. No purchase price was disclosed. Directr offers a mobile app for Apple’s iOS platform that makes it easy for small businesses to shoot, ...

Google Acquires Emu, A Messaging and Personal Assistant App

Google Acquires Emu, A Messaging and Personal Assistant App

Google has acquired Emu, a new mobile messaging application that just exited beta earlier this year. Emu was at heart an IM client, but it differentiated itself from the crowded market with smart features that incorporated a virtual assistant not unlike Siri to automate tasks based on your conversations – meaning you ...

Gmail Just Made the ‘Unsubscribe’ Button a Lot Easier to Find

Gmail Just Made the ‘Unsubscribe’ Button a Lot Easier to Find

Google on Wednesday released a neat feature for those who like to reduce the number of emails they receive. In short, Gmail will now surface the Unsubscribe link in certain emails to the top, beside the sender’s email address. This doesn’t work for all types of email. Naturally, it only works for those that include an ...

The Best Chrome Extensions to Make Your Browsing Better Than Ever

The Best Chrome Extensions to Make Your Browsing Better Than Ever

Earlier this week, we asked you to share with us that one, special Chrome extension that you just can't bear to live without. As it turns out, for most of you, that one is actually more like eight. So to help, we've pared it down to the absolute cream of the Chrome extension crop. Here are 18 tried and true Chrome ...

Shelly Palmer Talks About Online Security and Privacy on Good Day Wake Up

Shelly Palmer Talks About Online Security and Privacy on Good Day Wake Up

Shelly Palmer chats with Juliet Huddy and Ben Simmoneau on Fox 5's Good Day Wake Up about online security and privacy. ...

Panda 4.0: Winners, Losers, Impact On Marketing Measurement

Panda 4.0: Winners, Losers, Impact On Marketing Measurement

I was bitten by the soccer bug during this year’s World Cup, so I decided to purchase an authentic jersey to show my support for my favorite team. Having seen ads from Macy’s about soccer merchandise, I chose to purchase the jersey from the Macys.com site, but first checked out the possibility of getting a discount. ...