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Comcast's open Wi-Fi hotspots inject ads into your browser

Comcast wants you to be sure you're connecting to an authentic Xfinity hotspot, so it's injecting JavaScript ads into your browser.

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Malicious ads hit Amazon, YouTube and Yahoo, Cisco says

The 'Kyle and Stan' network has been running since May

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Microsoft's MSN redesign seems less like Metro, more like Google’s cards

If the MSN redesign is any indication, Microsoft is moving away from the colorful tiles of Windows 8's Modern style, replacing it with a surprisingly Google-y look and feel.

Just five gangs in Nigeria are behind most Craigslist buyer scams

They've recruited US-based accomplices to make their scams look less suspicious

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Microsoft revamps MSN with Metro flair and integrated productivity tools

Microsoft has signed up over 1,300 content providers for MSN

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The 10 best websites for students

Bookmark these sites that can prove a valuable resource during the school year.

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Newegg rolls out same-day delivery in Los Angeles

Newegg? Yes, Newegg wants to take on Amazon, eBay, Google, and Walmart by offering a same-day delivery service.

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Justin.tv goes off the air

With all signs pointing to a Google purchase of Twitch, the company behind Justin.tv has shut down the live video service to focus its attention on its popular site for streaming game play.

on techhive.com

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Researcher says PayPal's two-factor authentication is easily beaten

Joshua Rogers decided to go public with the information after notifying PayPal of the problem on June 5

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12 powerful websites that can replace your desktop software

These days, even brawny tasks like video editing can take place solely in your browser. Check out these great sites for productivity, creativity, security and more.

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Amazon says cheaper e-books are better for everyone in latest Hachette war salvo

Amazon argues for price elasticity as messy dispute with Hachette drags on.

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The Pirate Bay launches mobile site to take torrents to your smartphone

The team at The Pirate Bay is making it easier to view and browse torrents on your mobile device.

'Canvas fingerprinting' online tracking is sneaky but easy to halt

At least two browser extensions can stop the tracking method, which was in wide use earlier this year

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50,000 sites hacked through WordPress plug-in vulnerability

Hackers are actively exploiting a vulnerability found recently in the MailPoet Newsletters plug-in for WordPress

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Sale of Mt. Gox-related Bitcoins.com halted after court order

Mt. Gox CEO Karpeles said he is looking into other options for the sale