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Yahoo reportedly to confirm massive data breach

Yahoo is reportedly preparing to confirm a data breach that affects hundreds of millions of accounts.

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AWS August Roundup: Now you can query streaming data with SQL

The dog days of summer are over, and it's time to get back to work. While you were out enjoying the sunshine and sipping margaritas, Amazon continued to update its cloud platform with new services. Here's what you need to know about. ...

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Google Analytics just got a new AI tool to help find insights faster

Services like Google Analytics are great for amassing key data to help you make the most of your web efforts, but zeroing in on the parts that matter most can be a time-consuming challenge. On Friday, Google added a new feature to its...

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FairWare ransomware infects servers through exposed Redis instances

Days after reports that a new ransomware attack was deleting files from web servers, security researchers determined that some of the affected servers were hacked via insecure deployments of the Redis database.

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New ransomware threat deletes files from Linux web servers

A destructive ransomware program deletes files from web servers and asks administrators for money to return them, though it's not clear if attackers can actually deliver on this promise.

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Mozilla launches free website security scanning service

Mozilla has built an online scanner that can check if websites have the best security settings in place.

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New Windows 10 Mobile preview adds handy Web features, but kills Wi-Fi Sense

The latest Windows 10 Mobile preview build kills Wi-Fi Sense, and makes it easier to navigate on Microsoft Edge.

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Half the Web's traffic comes from bots, and that's costing you more than you think

Roughly half of all Web traffic comes from bots and crawlers, and that's costing companies a boatload of money.

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WhatsApp expands to the desktop

WhatsApp is taking its popular messaging service to the desktop with a new Mac and Windows app released Tuesday.

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Chatbots land on Skype's Mac client and Web app

Now you can chat with Skype's bots on more platforms including Macs and the web version.

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How to get started with Google Analytics

Google Analytics can provide valuable online insights for marketers and website managers. Unfortunately, GA has a bit of a learning curve. Here's a beginner's guide to the basics.

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Project Kratos: AWS Lambda functionality, without Amazon lock-in

Iron.io uses Docker for a self-managing, stateless application stack, but forgoes the open source path

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Nginx Web server upgrade focuses on HTTP/2, authentication

Release 8 also offers service discovery and video caching improvements

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Google accused of tracking school kids after it promised not to

Google has been collecting information about schoolchildren's browsing habits despite signing a pledge saying it was committed to their privacy, the EFF said Tuesday.

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What’s behind the odd couple Microsoft-Red Hat partnership

In a collaboration that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago, Microsoft – the purveyor of the mainstream and proprietary Windows OS – has partnered with Red Hat, the champion of an enterprise-class iteration of Linux.

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5 signs your Web application has been hacked

Website defacements? Database dumps? Mysterious files? Here's how to tell if your Web application has been hacked -- and how to secure it once and for all

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Southwest Airlines blames technical issues for major flight delays on Sunday

Southwest Airlines delayed hundreds of flights on Sunday due to unspecified technical issues affecting its website, mobile and reservation system.

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