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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.


AWS glitch strikes Netflix and Tinder, offering a wake-up call for others

Glitches in Amazon Web Services' North Virginia facility caused problems Sunday for Netflix, Tinder and other major websites.


Website hackers hijack Google webmaster tools to prolong infections

Some hackers verify themselves as owners for the websites they compromise in the Google Search Console.

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How to automatically embed your latest tweet in your Yahoo Mail signature

Want to make your email look a little more hip and social...or something like that? Embed your latest tweet into your email signature on Yahoo Mail.

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Cats get their own Street View tour of this Japanese city

Onomichi in Japan has rolled out a website that lets people virtually wander the city from the perspective of a cat.


Wikipedia bans 381 user accounts for dishonest editing

Editors of the English version of Wikipedia have blocked 381 user accounts for editing articles on the online encyclopedia despite being secretly paid to do so by various interests.

AT&T Wi-Fi hotspot caught injecting ads into web pages

AT&T is the latest Wi-Fi hotspot provider to try injecting ads into sites where they shouldn't be.

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Google Flu Trends calls out sick, indefinitely

Google will shut down its website that used search queries to determine how influenza was spreading, and will pass along the data to health organizations to create their own flu prediction models.

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Flash's fall from grace continues as Amazon swings ad banhammer

Flash lost its prominence in web video, and now Amazon is refusing to use Adobe's technology in its ads.

8chan back in Google's index after temporary disappearance

It appeared that the imageboard 8chan was banned from Google's search index for a few days, but now it's back.

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Ad-blocking software is costing websites real money

A new report released Monday says ad blocking will cost online businesses nearly $22 billion worldwide, and it will only get worse in the coming years.


Yelp adds hospital and health care data to help plan your treatment

Alongside user reviews, the site now shows key survey information such as ER wait times and the quietness of guest rooms.

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Google search tweak helps you avoid long lines at local shops

Got a hankering for coffee but can't stand the thought of waiting in line? Google search on mobile can help you figure out if that's likely to happen.


Twitch finally starts ditching Flash for HTML5

Twitch's slow move out from under Adobe Flash is slow going, but work on the video player is starting to appear.