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1Password Introduces Domain Breach Reports

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1Password, one of the world’s most used and trusted password manager has launched a first-of-its-kind domain breach report. Enterprises using 1Password services can now quickly identify accounts that have been compromised and alert employees to create new passwords generated by 1Password. Once set-up with 1Password, team members can use 1Password Watchtower to identify where compromised passwords...

Are Domain Registars The New Age Cyber-Arms Dealers?

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Yet another day of Chrome removing malicious extensions from its webstore, but this time there is more to what meets the eye. As reported by Awake, the security firm behind the exposure, all these extensions link to an Israel based domain registrar – GalComm. It uncovered 100+ malicious or fake Chrome extensions that used GalComm domains for attacker command and control infrastructure and/or as...

Meet The .New Addition To Google’s Portfolio

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Google Meet has joined the troupe of its .new domains. You can now simply begin a new meeting by typing meet.new in the address bar. This will open a fully functional Google Meet session in your web browser from where users can send invite links as well as host the meeting. You can also add numbers at the end of the domain to differentiate between multiple accounts and bookmark them whenever you...

Domains Come Into Focus As Chrome Clips URLs

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Google is back at it again – experimenting with what shows up in users’ omnibox and address bar when they use Chrome. Google has tried on and off since years, to hide those parts of URLs it deems “irrelevant”, or just not show them at all, displaying the keywords the user typed, instead. This time it has hidden the http:, https: and www. prefixes whilst showing just the domain name. For example...

Startup domain expires after $30 Million Fundraise

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Plum District was a hyper-local daily deals site created ‘by Moms, for Moms’. It was founded in 2009 by Megan Gardner with an aim of making every mom a ‘momtrepreneur’. It raised a whopping $30 million in funding, with about $10 million in its Series A funding, and the remaining $20 million in December 2011. Off to a great start, it became a leading e-commerce destination with a community of moms...

Can Protocol.com be the ESPN of technology?

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Allbritton rolled out its second major journalism venture with Protocol.com. After Politico’s success expectations are high with Protocol. Protocol is “A new media company focused on the people, power and politics of tech.” People are raising concerns that whether there is any need of a new entrant to tech journalism considering there are already Recode, Wired , the Verge, the Information...

Nominet suspends 29,000 .uk domains

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Nominet, the .uk domain registry has suspended 28,937 domains this year. The takedowns happened because of the company’s vision to clear the UK’s cyberspace. The registry took the action after 5 out of the 10 companies it collaborates with, sent requests on takedowns. Out of the 28,937 takedowns, 28,606 came from the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) which deals with...

Headlights.com acquired by HeadlightsDepot.com

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HeadlightsDepot.com has acquired the domain name Headlights.com. The premium was earlier owned by Vertical Axis, parked at Uniregistry. HeadlightsDepot.com had been trying to get the domain name since a long time. They started pursuing the domain name in 2010 but the deal was finalized only in 2019. The owners as well as customers, are very excited about the acquisition. Almost everyone used to...

Elon Musk, X.com and Mystery

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Elon Musk, the one entrepreneur who stands out. Musk keeps surprising us all the time with his innovative and universe-denting ideas. Well, he came up with an interesting….Umm…I don’t know what to call it. Figure it out for yourself! Musk recently tweeted a link to his website x.com, “x.com/x”. This garnered immediate attention because of his history with x.com. x.com was owned by him and...

Ben Chestnut on how buying Mailchimp.com changed his life

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Things are going awesome at Mailchimp. Mailchimp just launched its own website builder and CEO Ben Chestnut is very excited about it. The CEO who finds his name in two of Forbes’ list: “Billionaires of 2019” and “Forbes 400”, revealed some interesting and inspirational facts in a blog. What we know as Mailchimp was initially named as “WeeMailer”. Ben then thought that monkey is a favourite animal...

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