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This is our web-based news category. We post news, reviews, tips and tricks, and tutorials about Internet services in here. This includes news about popular Internet companies and services such as Twitter, Dropbox, Yahoo or Evernote, reviews of Internet services that let you do “things” online, and tutorials and tools that provide you with the knowledge and means to make the most out of the Internet.

The majority of articles listed here are Internet service news, announcements of changes for instance, or new services that have just been released and are ready for use.

But Internet also covers P2P and file sharing and hosting news, reviews, and tutorials. Here you find Bittorrent news for instance, information about the place no one talks about, the Usenet, or news about file hosts such as Rapidshare or Mega.

legal illegal eu piracy

A piracy study that the EU commissioned in 2013 has been kept hidden for years, likely because it did not find statistical proven evidence that piracy impacts legitimate purchases. Estimating displacement rates of copyrighted content in the EU resurfaced only recently, and has been published online so that it is accessible by anyone. You can […]

vivaldi downloads panel

Vivaldi Technologies AS released Vivaldi 1.12, a new version of the company's web browser, to the public on September 20, 2017. Vivaldi 1.12 ships with three new features that improve the usability of the browser, and add functionality to it. The new version is already available via the browser's automatic update functionality, and also on […]

cloudflare edge pass

If you connect to the Tor network or VPN services regularly, you may have noticed an increase in CloudFlare captcha challenges whenever you are connected to these networks. Depending on which sites you visit, to which network you are connected, and how the site is configured, you may need to solve captchas quite often, and […]

amazon browsing history

Amazon stores your browsing history when you are on the shopping site, and may use the information to display item suggestions to you. If you have been to Amazon before, chance is that the shopping site displays suggestions to you whenever you visit the site again. It happens that Amazon displays suggestions to you that […]

microsoft edge double search bar

Reports are coming in that Microsoft Edge started to show two search bars instead of one search bar on the browser's new tab page. Windows 10 users who run Microsoft Edge on the operating system may get two search bars on the New Tab page after installing the recent updates. Systems affected by this display […]

edge 330 million devices

While Microsoft Edge sits pretty steady between 4% and 5% of the overall usage share on desktop computer systems, usage has actually doubled in a year's time according to Microsoft. A recent tweet fired off from the official Microsoft Edge Dev account suggests that Edge is used on 330 million devices each month. That's more […]

The new Firefox and Chrome extension uBO Scope observes traffic to compute a privacy exposure score. The browser extension works with any WebExtensions-based content blocker, or no blocker at all, and displays the score when you are visiting sites on the Internet. The main idea behind the extension is to measure your privacy exposure. The […]

Google published a timeline recently on the Google Security blog which highlights the timeline for dropping support for Symantec-issued certificates in Chrome. The company plans to drop full support in Chrome 70, but will distrust certificates that were issued before June 1, 2016 as early as March 15, 2018 (Chrome 66). The core of the […]

vivaldi 1.12 image inspector

The next release version of the web browser Vivaldi, Vivaldi 1.12, comes with a new Image Inspector feature built-in natively. If you want to know more about an image, you have two main options when it comes to images posted on sites. Maybe information is listed on the web page the image is embedded on. […]

twitter night mode

Twitter's Night Mode feature changes the default color scheme of the social messaging site from light to dark to improve the service at night or early in the morning. The feature has been available in the Twitter application on Android and iOS since last year, and is currently being rolled out to all desktop users. […]

winscp 5.11

The new version of the popular file transfer client WinSCP for Windows, WinSCP 5.11, is a major update that brings faster transfers, better multi-monitor support and OneDrive support among other things. WinSCP is a file transfer software program that supports SFTP, SCP, FTP and WebDav connections. It is mainly being used to connect a local […]

duckduckgo traffic

When Snowden revealed the massive spying program of the NSA back in 2013, Internet users started to turn to privacy focused search engines. Search engines like DuckDuckGo or Startpage saw a jump in user traffic after the leaking of the data. While still just a tiny fraction of the traffic that the behemoth Google Search […]

deepl translator

DeepL Translator is a new free online translation service that works similarly to popular services like Google Translate or Bing Translate. All you do is type or paste text that you want translated into the form on the DeepL website, and to pick the desired target language to get a translated copy of it. One […]

dropbox conflicted copy resolver

Conflicted Copy Resolver is a new online tool by the creators of Boxcryptor and Whisply that scans Dropbox storage for conflicts; resolving conflicts will free up space on Dropbox. Conflicts may occur during the synchronization process or when multiple people edit files at the same time. If two users edit the same file at the […]

browser-extension enumeration attack

Security researchers have discovered flaws in the extensions systems of all modern browsers that attackers may exploit to enumerate all installed browser extensions. The attack affects all modern browsers. The researchers confirmed it in Chromium-based browsers, and believe that it affects other browsers like Firefox or Edge which use the same extensions system as well. […]

chrome pin site windows 10 taskbar

If you want quick access to your favorite websites on Windows 10, you may add links to them to the Windows 10 taskbar to launch them with a tap or click on the icon. While some browsers provide you with built-in tools to pin sites to the Windows 10 taskbar, others don't. Chrome and Microsoft […]

crashplan for home shutdown

CrashPlan CEO Joe Payne announced today plans to shut down the company's consumer backup service CrashPlan for Home entirely. According to the announcement, CrashPlan for Home subscriptions are not offered anymore already, and renewals have been disabled as well. Existing customer subscriptions are honored by the company, and an additional 60 days of service is […]

terms of service didnt read

Terms of Service; Didn't Read is a free online service and browser extension that provides you with terms of service summaries. Whenever you sign up for an online service, or install most software programs or applications on your devices, you agree to the terms of service of the developer, company or manufacturer. The vast majority […]