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Microsoft cracks down on misleading (and frequently malicious) advertisements

Internet Explorer will start showing warnings for ads that lead users to harmful websites and software

Making software to block annoying ads is legal, German court rules

There are other similar cases pending though so AdBlock Plus maker Eyeo is not home free yet

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Google's push to encrypt ads will improve security, but won't kill malicious advertising

Google's push to encrypt ads might encourage more websites to deploy HTTPS, however.

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ISIS sympathizers exploiting WordPress plugins to hack websites, FBI warns

The plugins are low-hanging fruit, but the attacks have been widespread and disruptive, the FBI said

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Expired Google certificate temporarily disrupts Gmail service

Google let a certificate linked to the Gmail SMTP server expire, causing issues for third-party email clients

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How to figure out if a website is down...or if it's just you

Can't connect to a particular website? Here's how to troubleshoot it.

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Raptr launches Plays.TV, an addicting, video-centric Instagram for gamers

Raptr's new Plays.TV social network was built for gamers who want to share video clips of their most glorious gaming moments with like-minded souls.

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Amazon Home Services sends professional handymen and instructors to your door

Amazon wants to help you find your next electrician, handyman, or plumber.

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GitHub recovering from massive DDoS attacks

The DDoS attacks were aimed at two GitHub-hosted projects fighting Chinese censorship.

Microsoft blacklists latest rogue SSL certificates, Mozilla mulls sanctions for issuer

Microsoft revoked trust in an intermediate CA certificate that was used to issue unauthorized certificates for Google websites

Flash-based vulnerability lingers on many websites three years later

A large number of developers have failed to patch their Flash applications against a vulnerability that can be exploited to target Web users

Amazon's proposed drones will deliver packages in 30 minutes or less

Amazon Prime Air drones are cleared for testing, but expect delays before service launch

The testing permit carries heavy restrictions, but it's the first step in getting drone delivery service off the ground.

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10 obscure, highly specialized browsers that will make you forget about Chrome, Firefox, and IE

Sick of the Big Three browsers? These 8 alternatives scratch more niche interests.

Chrome's bleeding-edge Canary build adds support for next-gen HTTP/2 web tech

Google took another step towards transitioning away from SPDY and towards HTTP/2 by adding the standardized protocol to Canary.

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The .SUCKS domain is coming soon to an angry website near you

Want to get your hate on for a certain company, brand, or product? Later this year, you'll be able to do that in style with your very own .sucks domain.