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Failure to patch leaves many WordPress sites vulnerable

Poor updating and sometimes no updating is leaving large numbers of WordPress websites open to exploitation in cybercriminal campaigns, security experts report.

SAP seeks an edge from NSA surveillance worries

SAP may build a second data center in Australia in order to meet customer demand for locally delivered cloud services in the wake of revelations over the U.S. National Security Agency's Prism surveillance program.

What to do when your free cloud storage fills up

Giving away scads of free cloud storage is all the rage these days, but when you've hit your limit, your options are few, and the answers from cloud services, murky.

Gmail scanning may violate federal wiretapping laws, judge finds

A U.S. federal judge allowed a class-action suit against Google to proceed, saying the company's terms of service are unclear when describing how it scans Gmail content in order to deliver advertisements.

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Google's Hummingbird algorithm continues poaching pageviews

Google celebrates its 15th anniversary of search with the rollout of its "Hummingbird" search algorithm, which alongside better filters, is designed to put Google and not the Web as the answer to your queries.

Bug alert: Inserting images in Gmail messages could get you banned

Beware Gmail users: Inserting images into the body of an email message can get you temporarily banned from your account.

4 ways Amazon can fix its crummy Cloud Player

Music is supposed to be fun, not frustrating.

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California law allows minors to remove embarrassing pics, posts

A California law enacted Monday gives California minors the right to ask a Web site to remove whatever content they choose, and restricts those sites from advertising certain items to minors.

Google fixes lengthy, widespread Gmail glitch

A Gmail glitch that took about 10 hours to fix and hit close to 50 percent of the webmail service's users has been fixed, ending one of the longest, most widespread Gmail disruptions in years.

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CloudOn's virtual Office moves from the app to the browser

CloudOn, which provides a virtual copy of Microsoft Office, now offers a cloud-based version of its software, along with new sharing options for users of third-party cloud storage options.

Gmail hit by message delivery delays, close to 50 percent of users affected

In an update posted at around 2 p.m. PDT Monday, the company disclosed that “less than 50 percent” of users had been impacted. This can safely be assumed to mean that at least 49 percent of users got hit.

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Schools' use of cloud services puts student privacy at risk

SafeGov.org is calling for strict controls on the use of commercial cloud services for email and documents in education, contending that those services compromise student privacy.

Oracle to put on its innovation game face at OpenWorld

Oracle's annual OpenWorld conference is less than a week away, and as usual the vendor is expected to make a slew of new product and strategy announcements.

Aged, vulnerable Java, Flash abound, Websense finds

Businesses are still ignoring the threat posed by out-of-date versions of Java, with barely one in five running the latest version during August, security firm Websense has reported.

Here's how to use Outlook.com's long-overdue IMAP support

More than a year after Microsoft unveiled its modern mail service, it finally supports the widely used IMAP protocol.