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Amazon faces $350k fine for shipping dangerous goods

Amazon faces a $350,000 fine from the Federal Aviation Administration after shipping a corrosive chemical by air, in violation of federal law -- the 25th time the company has been found to violate hazardous chemical shipping regulations in two and a half years.

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Hackers breach social media accounts of Mark Zuckerberg and other celebrities

Over the weekend hackers have managed to gain access to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's Twitter and Pinterest accounts, as well as the social media accounts of other celebrities.

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A new WordPress plug-in exploit endangers thousands of websites

Since last week attackers have exploited an unpatched vulnerability in a WordPress plug-in called WP Mobile Detector that was installed on over 10,000 websites.

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Web developers, meet WebGazer: software that turns webcams into eye-trackers

Eye-tracking technology has long been the domain of high-end research, but this week new software brings it within reach for anyone with a website.

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Flaw in popular WordPress plug-in Jetpack puts over a million websites at risk

Owners of WordPress-based websites should update the Jetpack plug-in as soon as possible because of a serious flaw that could expose their users to attacks.

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EU prepares to end geoblocking in online sales of goods and services

Whether they're delivered in parcels or in data packets, goods and services should be available to all European Union citizens wherever they live.

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Amazon stops offering refunds for after-purchase price drops

Amazon used to give you a refund, upon request, if the retail price dropped shortly after you purchased an item. Those days appear to be over.

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Need e-commerce for your SMB? SAP has a cloud tool for you

Enabling e-commerce capabilities isn't a trivial matter for companies small or large, but SAP has a new tool it thinks will help SMBs in particular.

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Half the Web's traffic comes from bots, and that's costing you more than you think

Roughly half of all Web traffic comes from bots and crawlers, and that's costing companies a boatload of money.

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Attackers are probing, exploiting ImageTragick flaws

Over the past week security researchers have seen increasing attempts by hackers to find servers vulnerable to remote code execution vulnerabilities recently found in the ImageMagick Web server library.

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Microsoft shutting down its MSN portal in China

Microsoft is shutting down its MSN portal in China from June 7, as pressure appears to be building up on content services from foreign companies in a country that already bans access to Facebook and Twitter.

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Google turns on HTTPS for all Blogspot blogs

All blogs hosted on Google's blogspot.com domain can now be accessed over an encrypted HTTPS connection.

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Critical flaws in ImageMagick library expose millions of websites to hacking

A tool used by millions of websites to process images has several critical vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to compromise Web servers.

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Hyperlinking to unlawfully published copyright images is still legal, says top European judge

Publishing hyperlinks to photos from, say, Playboy magazine is legal -- even if the website linked to doesn't have permission to publish the images, a top European Union judge has said.

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Tired of waiting for websites to load? This new tech can cut the time by more than half

Slow-loading Web pages are surely one of the top frustrations on the Internet today, but new technology from MIT and Harvard promises to change all that.