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How a gang of crooks hijacked your web browser

If you’ve had a “forced-redirect” ad hijack your web browsing today and wanted to curse out some of the cretins responsible by name, you can now do so. And the name is as tacky as you might expect: Zirconium.The identification comes in a report by the ad-security firm Confiant that unpacks how this group of con artists staged a massive ad-fraud campaign last year that included creating 28...

U.S. Investigating AT&T and Verizon Over Wireless Collusion Claim

The Justice Department has opened an antitrust investigation into potential coordination by AT&T, Verizon and a telecommunications standards organization to hinder consumers from easily switching wireless carriers, according to six people with knowledge of the inquiry.In February, the Justice Department issued demands to AT&T, Verizon and the G.S.M.A., a mobile industry standards-setting...

Chrome 66 rolling out on Mac, Windows, Linux w/ media autoplay restrictions, password export

Chrome 66 is rolling out today on Mac, Windows, and Linux with a number of user-facing features and policy changes that have been in development for the past several months. This includes new media autoplay behavior, blocking third-party software, and other security changes.In January with version 64, Chrome allowed users to mute audio on a site-by-site basis in order to make the playback...

Gmail.com redesign leaks, looks pretty incredible

Red alert, people! Gmail is being redesigned. Google sent out an email to G Suite administrators warning them a "fresh, clean look" would be coming to Gmail.com soon. Shortly after the email went out, leaked pictures of the design were posted to Android Authority and The Verge, so we have a ton of pictures to obsess over. So let's dive in. The existing Gmail for Web design is one of...

Windows 10 Spring Creators Update - Act fast if you want to DELAY this big upgrade

Windows 10 fans will be able to download the Spring Creators Update, the next big software upgrade for Microsoft’s OS, in the next few weeks.The Windows 10 update will be the first of two upgrades that Microsoft have planned for its flagship OS this year.However, if you want to hold fire and wait for any launch issues to be ironed out before you upgrade then you can defer downloading the...

'Phat' PS3 Owners Have Until April 15 to Claim $65

It's been nearly 12 years since Sony first unveiled the PlayStation 3 to the masses. The original console was surprisingly heavy and very bulky, which resulted in it being called the "phat" PS3. It also included the ability to install an alternative operating system (Linux or Unix-based) alongside the main PS3 software. That was nice of Sony, but ultimately became a decision they would...