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Alibaba's Singles Day smashes online shopping records

It was always going to be big, but the day-long "Singles Day" promotion on Chinese online shopping site Alibaba on Wednesday smashed previous records, with millions of people participating and $14.3 billion worth of goods sold.

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VBulletin resets passwords, issues emergency patches following breach

VBulletin Solutions has reset the passwords for over 340,000 accounts on its website following a security breach and released emergency security patches for its popular Internet forum software that's used on tens of thousands of websites.

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Twitch kicks off new Creative channel with Bob Ross 'Joy of Painting' marathon

It's not all fun and live-streaming games for Twitch. The new channel will highlight the site's lesser-known, but thriving community of artists seeking an online audience for their work. And what better way to kick it off than to stream all 403 episodes of 'The Joy of Painting' with Bob Ross?

Facebook helps Tor project get official recognition for .onion hidden sites

With the efforts from Facebook and the Tor project, it should become easier to browse securely via SSL on the so-called Darknet.

These helpful Bing and Cortana tricks can help you get ready for Halloween

Microsoft wants you to make Bing your go-to resource for this year's Halloween festivities.

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Webmasters have only hours to deploy patches, Joomla incident shows

Less than four hours after a critical vulnerability was patched in Joomla, security firms already detected attacks exploiting the flaw.

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This website helps you find cheap items to get free Amazon shipping

This site makes finding filler items on Amazon a breeze.

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5 ways to diagnose a website that's not working

When a website doesn't load, do you blame yourself, your ISP, or the website? Try one of these tests to find out who's at fault.

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Mozilla mulls early cutoff for SHA-1 digital certificates

Mozilla is considering banning digital certificates signed with the SHA-1 algorithm in July 2016.

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9 ways to celebrate “Back to the Future” Day

If you’re looking to join the festivities, we have several suggestions on things you can do. Grab your flux capacitor and let’s generate 1.21 gigawatts of fun!

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Online ad industry, battling ad blockers, admits it messed up

From one perspective, it could be argued that the online advertising industry is getting what it deserves. After years of stuffing Web pages with ads, Web surfers are increasingly blocking them with free tools.

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Phishing websites look more legit with SSL certs from major companies

The Web is full of deception, and it's sometimes still hard for people to figure out if the website they're viewing really is what it says it is.

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Amazon challenges Etsy with Handmade, a store for artisanal goods has made a pitch for the handicrafts market occupied by players like Etsy by setting up its own "Handmade at Amazon" store


Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages project aims to speed up the mobile web

Google unveils a plan to make the open web more tolerable in hopes of fending off Apple and Facebook.

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Cookie handling in browsers can break HTTPS security

Man-in-the-middle attackers can inject cookies over HTTP connections in order to extract information from encrypted HTTPS traffic.