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Share files with Dropbox

Email's great for sending small items, but when it comes to sharing large files, it's not quite up to task. In this Macworld Video tip, we explain how to set up a Dropbox account so that you can exchange files of all sizes with your friends and family.

LinkedIn open sources search engine

Joining its fellow social-networking companies in the public release of internal code, LinkedIn has opened sourced software obtained in October with its purchase of the IndexTank search-engine software provider.

Scammers use browser extensions to hijack Facebook accounts

Facebook spammers have started using rogue browser extensions to prolong the life of their scams, researchers from Web security vendor Websense warned.

SOPA hearing delayed, likely until early next year

A hearing to debate and amend the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the U.S. House of Representatives has been delayed, likely until 2012.

Share videos privately with Givit through Web, iOS

Givit is an online video sharing service that focuses on making it easy to share videos privately with friends and family. This week, the service announced an iOS app to augment its Web-based offering.

Game company Square Enix shuts fan site after hack

Japanese game developer Square Enix said Thursday that a server for a fan site with information on 1.8 million users had been hacked, but it was unclear if any data had been stolen.

AdBlock Plus defends decision to allow some ads

The developers of AdBlock Plus, an extension for Firefox that blocks advertising on websites, are trying to contain a brewing controversy over their decision to allow some non-flashy ads to be displayed by default.

House panel to move forward on Stop Online Piracy Act

A U.S. House of Representatives committee has scheduled a debate and vote on controversial copyright legislation, the Stop Online Piracy Act, as the bill's main sponsor offering an amendment meant to address some concerns with the bill.

Twitter reveals new design, revamped iPhone app

The social networking service on Thursday released Twitter 4.0 for iPhone and announced a new, unified design.

Cyber Monday sales break record, surpass $1.25 billion

Consumers took advantage of Cyber Monday deals, racking up $1.25 billion worth of online purchases on the first business day of the week following Thanksgiving.

Three out of ten Americans do most holiday shopping online

As shoppers took advantage of Cyber Monday deals, a new poll shows that nearly three out of 10 Americans will do most of their holiday shopping online.

Senate votes against measure to kill net neutrality rules

The U.S. Senate has voted against a Republican measure that would have overturned net neutrality rules passed by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission last year.

Adobe explains ditching Flash for mobile

Adobe says its decision to stop developing a mobile version of Flash will allow the company to increase its investment in HTLML 5 and to innovate with Flash in areas where it can "have the most impact."

Dropbox adds new file-sharing service for work groups

Dropbox for Teams starts at $795 annually for five users and offers 1TB of storage.

Turn sunlight into power with Changers kit, website

Berlin-based Changers is rolling out a charging kit that not only converts sunlight into power for charging devices like the iPhone and iPad, but also calculates how much energy you're creating. Download that info to the Changers website, and you can earn credits that can be redeemed with eco-minded retailers.