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Google Chrome to start marking HTTP connections as insecure

To push more websites to implement encryption and to better protect users, Google will start flagging plain HTTP connections as insecure in its popular Chrome browser.

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Google Safe Browsing gives more details to compromised website owners

Google is now providing more information to website owners whose online properties are temporarily blocked as unsafe by its Safe Browsing technology in order to help them fix the identified problems faster.

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How blockchain will disrupt your business

There are still challenges to overcome, but blockchain technology stands poised to rewrite how business is conducted if its potential is achieved. Are you ready?

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36% off NETGEAR AC750 WiFi Range Extender - Deal Alert

The NETGEAR AC750 Wi-Fi Range Extender boosts your existing home network by increasing Wi-Fi range and speed, delivering AC750 dual band Wi-Fi up to 750Mbps. Currently discounted 36% on Amazon.

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Dropbox prompts certain users to change their passwords

Dropbox is asking users who signed up before mid-2012 to change their passwords if they haven’t done so since then.

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Facebook, Google, Twitter lax on terrorists’ misuse of their sites, say UK MPs

A panel of U.K. lawmakers has described as “alarming” that social networking companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google's YouTube have teams of only a few hundred employees to monitor billions of accounts for extremist content.

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Twitter suspends 360,000 accounts for terrorist ties

The social network today said it has suspended 235,000 accounts just since February for violating policies related to the promotion of terrorism.

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Snowden: Auction of stolen NSA malware likely political

A public auction of stolen NSA malware may be a warning to the U.S. that blaming Russia for the hack of the Democratic National Committee could have dire consequences, says Edward Snowden, who also famously breached NSA security.

Regin and the continuing saga of the surveillance state

Pakistan cybercrime law scares by its vagueness

Pakistan’s National Assembly has passed a cybercrime bill that provides for censorship of the internet and could also be misused by the vagueness of some of its definitions.

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Use the internet? This Linux flaw could open you up to attack

A flaw in the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) used by Linux since late 2012 poses a serious threat to internet users, whether or not they use Linux directly.

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Census outage was caused by DoS attacks, says Australian statistics agency

​The Australian Bureau of Statistics has blamed Denial of Service attacks originating from overseas for the outage which hit the census website last night. But security experts have expressed their doubts.

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Adware turns a tidy profit for those who sneak it into downloads

If you've ever downloaded software, chances are you've experienced an all-too-common surprise: ads or other unwanted programs that tagged along for the ride, only to pop up on your PC uninvited. Turns out there's a highly lucrative...

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Bitfinex asks users to share losses of bitcoin theft

Bitfinex, the digital currency exchange in Hong Kong that reported a bitcoin theft last week, has decided to shave a little over 36 percent from its customers' accounts and assets to make up for losses from the compromise.

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PC-nuking malware sneakily replaces popular free software on FossHub

Everything is fine now, but a few unfortunate FossHub users installed a fake Classic Shell installer that may have temporarily messed up their computers.

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Bitcoin exchange Bitfinex apparently loses $63 million to hackers

A digital exchange in Hong Kong has suspended trading after a security breach in which thieves made off with an apparent $63 million worth of bitcoins.

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Court ruling shows the internet does have borders after all

J. Trevor Hughes, president & CEO of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), explores the common misconception of an internet without borders.

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Verizon's Yahoo deal creates tracking powerhouse, privacy groups warn

Verizon's planned US$4.8 billion acquisition of Yahoo will create an international consumer tracking powerhouse that raises serious privacy concerns, some privacy advocates said.

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How Apple and Facebook helped to take down KickassTorrents

It turns out a couple purchases on iTunes helped bring down the mastermind behind KickassTorrents, a popular file-sharing site.

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