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How to configure Dropbox's two-step authentication

Two-step authentication is all the rage these days, after high-profile security breaches. File-syncing service Dropbox is offering a preview build that lets users enable the feature, and Dan Moren shows you how to set it up.

Consumer Watchdog challenges Google-FTC privacy settlement

The nonprofit consumer advocacy group is dialing up its criticism of the proposed privacy settlement between the Federal Trade Commission and Google.

Hulu gives its site a major makeover

Hulu has redesigned its streaming video site to simplify content discovery and make it more appealing.

Twitter's developer crackdown offers App.net a chance to rethink microblogging

Twitter on Thursday issued its strictest crackdown yet on how third-party developers can leverage the service's API. That move may hasten the growth of upstart App.net.

Pinterest goes all-in with mobile, releasing iPad and iPhone apps

Looking to get in on the booming mobile market, social network Pinterest has unveiled iOS and Android mobile apps for its pinboard service.

Google to buy travel brand Frommer's

Google plans to buy the travel guide publisher Frommer's, as well as other travel publishing assets, from John Wiley & Sons, as the search company continues beefing up its original content.

TechHive: Google refines mobile search with quick answers

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Some new additions to Google's mobile search tool will make it easier to get at certain kinds of information quickly.

Google to pay $22.5 million fine over Safari privacy violations

Google will pay a historic fine to settle U.S. government charges that it violated privacy laws when it tracked via cookies users of Apple's Safari browser.

Bing lets you ask your Facebook friends as you search

Microsoft announced Monday that when users do a search, they can tag their Facebook friends by name and get their recommendations on the search.

Yahoo's Levinsohn leaves, as expected, after Mayer gets top job

Ross Levinsohn, who served as Yahoo's interim CEO for about two months until the company hired former Google executive Marissa Mayer on July 16, will leave the company Tuesday.

Fraudsters tempt Olympic fans with bogus streaming websites

The Olympic Games in London have sparked interest from fraudsters, with a raft of sites supposedly offering live video streams of events, according to a security vendor.

Phishing websites reach all-time high

The number of phishing websites detected reached an all-time high earlier this year, a sign that making fake websites spoofing real ones is still a lucrative trade for cybercriminals.

Bing and Google deepen social integration in search

Microsoft and Google are each taking steps to extend the social networking capabilities in their search services.

Will Marissa Mayer bring new life to Yahoo as CEO?

Yahoo's appointment of longtime Google executive Marissa Mayer as its new CEO is a bet on a strong, competent leader, though one without experience in the company's core businesses, according to analysts.

Yahoo picks Google's Marissa Mayer as CEO

Yahoo has picked Google's Marissa Mayer as its new CEO, replacing Scott Thompson, the former PayPal president who left the Yahoo post less than six months into the job.