Author: Quikclicks // Category: Web News
A proposed Bill in the U.S. Senate would give the White House control of the internet in the case of emergency. The bill, S.773 introduced by Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and Sen. Olympia Snow (R-ME) is pretty vague, which is alarming to internet companies and civil rights groups alike.
According to CNET, the bill would allow the White House to declare cybersecurity emergencies. It also allows the government to choose which internet companies they deem “critical.” These companies would then be subject to regulations surrounding hiring employees, information that would need to be disclosed and when the government could take over their network.
Author: Quikclicks // Category: Search Engine News
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Here’s a great tip via Google Blogoscoped (even though this tip has to do with Bing). Want to find out if any other domains are associated with your domain’s IP address? Bing allows you to find out.
Use a site that looks up the IP address of a domain such as IP-Address.com. Then plug the IP address into Bing, preceded with “ip:”.
To try it out, I used a local tv site, WRAL.com. Their IP is 188.8.131.52. You can see other sites share the same IP. (The sites are associated with sites that the parent company of WRAL.com owns.)
Author: Quikclicks // Category: Technology
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A new release of Google Chrome is out and there are quite a few features you’ll want to know about.
First up, it’s faster. When you open a new page while other pages are loading, Chrome prioritizes requests for the new page. (I usually want the older pages to load first, but whatev.) DNS caching, more efficient DOM bindings and using V* or proxy auto-config should also contribute to a quicker browsing experience.
You can customize your New Tab Page to set which sites you would like quick access to. Drag website thumbnails to give them a spot on the page. The change will remain permanent no matter what your browsing habits are.
The Omnibox, which provides suggestions based on keystrokes is optimized to help distinguish between keyword searches and websites. New themes let you dress up your browser, and HTML 5 capabilites are being built into the beta.