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Oracle issues fix for Java update that crippled some web apps

A work-around is available for users who are unable to apply Java upgrades, Oracle says

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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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Next-gen HTTP Web acceleration protocol nears completion

The HTTP/2 protocol will speed Web delivery, though also may put more strain on Web servers as a result.

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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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Countries don't own their Internet domains, ICANN says

It's fighting an effort to seize Iran's, Syria's and North Korea's domains in a civil settlement, saying they aren't property.

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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

Researchers reveal 3 devious ways online trackers shatter your privacy and follow your digital footsteps

The use of such tracking tools may be unknown to most users, according to a research paper

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Facebook's new Save feature lets you read clickbait (and other stuff) later

Facebook's new Save feature fights back against the flood-like nature of the typical News Feed.

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Clockwise Podcast: App innovation, Apple and IBM, Chromebooks and Airbnb

App categories in need of innovation, Airbnb's logo/hobo-sign controversy, Apple and IBM team up, and are Chromebooks a threat? With guests Brad Chacos and Caitlin McGarry.

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Bing follows Google in offering Europeans the 'right to be forgotten'

Europe's top court gave people the right to have links to personal information removed from search listings in Europe

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SSL Blacklist project exposes certificates used by malware

Researchers launch effort to track SSL certificates used in botnet and malware operations