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Yahoo implements latest antispam defense

Yahoo is rolling out the DMARC system this week, which helps email providers eliminate bogus messages

Reflections on the D10 conference

Macworld's Jason Snell attended last week's D Conference, and returns from Southern California with some thoughts on what went done, highlighted by Apple CEO Tim Cook's appearance.

Google warns users of 'state-sponsored' hacks

Google says it will warn users of its Gmail online email services when it suspects they may be targets of "state-sponsored" attacks.

Google acquires social media toolbar maker Meebo

Google has acquired Meebo, a company that makes a toolbar that aggregates content from websites as well as displaying advertisements.

IPv6 to go live on June 6

IPv6 will go fully live on June 6. That's the date when 50-plus access networks and more than 2500 websites -- including Google, YouTube, Facebook, and Yahoo -- will turn on a permanent upgrade to the Internet's main communication protocol.

Chrome steals second place from Firefox in browser wars

Google's Chrome passed Mozilla's Firefox in May to become the world's second-most-popular browser.

Emergency workers scan QR codes to access health information

QR codes are being used for more than just advertisements in Marin County, California. There, paramedics hope the stickers could help save lives in an emergency.

Doxo updates mobile app to add bill paying feature

The online storage service unveiled its new doxoPay feature, available through the Doxo Mobile app, that allows iPhone users to pay bills from their mobile device.

Google fuels local search with Zagat reviews

Google on Wednesday unveiled a tool that promises to make it easier for people on the run to find the perfect restaurant.

Avoiding summer brain drain

Does your child forget a large hunk of what he or she learned the previous school year? Scholle Sawyer-McFarland and Roman Loyola join podcast host Chris Breen to discuss ways to retain a child's learning over the summer holidays.

Gartner predicts huge rise in monitoring of employees' social media use

A new study by market-research firm Gartner claims corporations are starting to embrace technologies used to monitor employee Internet use, with 60 percent expected to watch workers' social media use for security breaches by 2015.

Opera is Facebook's best browser play

Facebook may acquire Norwegian browser maker Opera Software, developer of the Opera and Opera Mini browsers for desktops and mobile phones, according to a report by U.K.-based technology website Pocket-lint.

Remains of the Day: Knight time

The TSA is joining the Apple ecosphere, a stolen iPhone sends pictures from beyond the "grave," and everybody can relax--Sir Jonathan Ive isn't going anywhere.

Nuance to bring Siri-like commands to cars

Nuance, the company behind the technology used in Siri, has announced that it is making a Siri-like natural language command platform for vehicles.

Lawmakers call on feds to reopen investigation into Google Wi-Fi spying

Two U.S. lawmakers have called on the U.S. Department of Justice to reopen its investigation into Google's snooping on Wi-Fi networks in 2010 after recent questions about the company's level of cooperation with federal inquiries.