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New web privacy system could revolutionize the safety of surfing
Researchers from UCL, Stanford Engineering, Google, Chalmers and Mozilla Research have built a new system that protects Internet users' privacy whilst increasing the flexibility for web developers to build web applications that combine data from different web sites, dramatically improving the safety of surfing the web. The system, 'Confinement with Origin Web Labels,' works with Mozilla's Firefox and the open-source version of Google's Chrome web browsers and prevents malicious code in a web site from leaking sensitive information to unauthorised parties.
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7 web design trends that are outdated
Business 2 Community
Trends come and go, whether you're talking about fashion, music, or web design. When it comes to having a great website, it's important to keep it up to date with the latest design. Even looking at a website that seemed amazing a few years ago, it can now seem dated and out of step with today's best sites. Worse yet, it might not even function properly on the mobile devices more of us are using for browsing on the go.
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Google's 'Physical Web' project looks to inject Internet of Things with more search
ZD Net
A new open standards project by Google called 'Physical Web' aims to make the experience of navigating the Internet of Things (IoT) in the future much like searching the web today. If predictions from Gartner and Cisco are right, there will be somewhere between 20 billion to 50 billion active IoT devices on earth by 2020, with consumers able to interact with a significant proportion of those via their smartphones or wearables devices.
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The evolution of Internet speak
"I can't even right now, I'm literally dying." Anyone who uses the Internet will recognize that ubiquitous expression. "I can't even" gives the sense that one is overwhelmed with emotion, unable to handle the situation he's facing. According to Know Your Meme, the first instance of the saying appeared online in 2005, when Urban Dictionary user JJFADS submitted the phrase.

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Coca-Cola is adding Wi-Fi to its vending machines
Digital Trends
How about some free Internet browsing with your ice cold beverage? Coca-Cola and British Telecom are teaming up to test out Wi-Fi-enabled vending machines in South Africa, hoping to bring invaluable online access to some of the poorest communities in the world. The scheme will start in two locations to begin with before rolling out further if it proves a success. Web access can make a huge difference to education, healthcare and innovation within a community and both companies behind the project want to improve the opportunities available to local people.

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Why every media website redesign looks the same
Website redesigns from some of the most-visited media destinations on the Internet may be leaving users with a bit of déjà vu since many are sporting the same visual elements. "It's sort of the same way that all cars look more or less the same. There's only so many ways you can design a doorknob to where it's going to be effective," said Brad Frost, a web designer that has worked on the websites for TechCrunch and Entertainment Weekly.

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Facebook's targeted ads expand to the web
The New Yorker
In the past few years, Facebook has focussed far less on pushing its theories about social influence and far more on providing advertisers with metrics showing that its ads work. Last year, the company bought an advertising platform called Atlas, which tracks the effectiveness of online ads. In a blog post introducing the advertising program for third-party sites, Erik Johnson, the head of Atlas, wrote of "bridging the gap between online impressions and offline purchases" — in other words, showing a return on advertisers' investments.
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Evernote Web redesign: Web app turns into new holistic business tool, workplace
Ecumenical News
Evernote is on a quest to reinvent itself and stand out from the multitude of apps as it introduces several new features including Work Chat, Premium Plus and a new Evernote Web redesign. The re-imagining of the Evernote Web provides an app that guides the creative minds to content that they want and they need without distractions. The program is in beta stage and the full version will be available later this fall.
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Apple's iPhone 6 uptake greater in apps vs. the web
There are at least three analytical firms that are tracking the uptake of Apple's iPhone 6s and comparing them to previous models. Getting a read on how well the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are doing versus the iPhone 5 and 5s may give one a sense of how many Apple iPhones could have been sold but there are pitfalls when using the data.
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Chinese web censors struggle with Hong Kong protest
The New York Times
As protesters in Hong Kong continue to defy the authorities with their demands for greater democracy, mainland China's politically minded web users have been trying to outmaneuver the invisible army of Internet guardians working to scour social media of photos and news about the continuing demonstrations. They have been posting pro-democracy remarks on nonpolitical websites and uploading selfies of their shaved heads to express solidarity with the protesters. But there were signs that China's formidable censorship machine was struggling to keep up with savvy commenters who found ways to thumb their noses at the authorities.
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