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Netflix launches Android, iPhone speed test apps

Netflix’s Fast.com broadband speed test tool is now making the jump to mobile devices as a standalone app for iOS and Android. Like the barebones website launched in May, the apps provide a quick and simple way for any Internet…

Australia stuffs up online census, blames DDoS attack

On Tuesday night, Australian residents were required to fill out the national census, which is held every five years to collect a range of demographic information. This year's census was the first that allowed Australians to fill out the form…

Facebook has figured out how to circumvent ad blockers

Online advertising is a controversial yet necessary evil that both publishers and end-users must contend with. Ads provide the revenue that most websites and online services require to operate. Without money coming in, publications and service providers can’t pay their…

The digital identity dilemma

On the one hand, the problem seems obvious. We all need some kind of consistent digital identity (think virtual ID “card”) that can identify and authenticate us not only to all our devices, but to all our online services, commerce…

Tumblr to flip the switch on blog ads this week

Wow, that didn’t take long. Just one day after Verizon revealed it would be acquiring Yahoo for $4.83 billion, Tumblr quietly announced intentions to introduce ads across its more than 300 million blogs (Yahoo, as you may recall, purchased the…
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