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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.

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CTB-Locker ransomware hits over 100 websites

A new malicious program that encrypts files on Web servers has affected at least 100 websites over the past few weeks, signaling a new trend in ransomware development.

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New SourceForge owners kill contentious DevShare bloatware program

SourceForge wants to be a trusted repository of open source software. Its first step is killing DevShare, the revenue sharing bundleware program.

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Amazon Prime price slashed 25% this weekend to celebrate Golden Globe win

If you want to get a Prime subscription, a good time to buy will be Friday starting at 9 p.m. Pacific.

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Error 451 is the new Ray Bradbury-inspired HTTP code for online censorship

The web has a Ray Bradbury-inspired status code that tells you when content you want to see is blocked due to "legal obstacles."

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Microsoft's new Bing election site tracks candidates, will predict the next U.S. president

Microsoft's Bing search engine uses graphs to show how each U.S. presidential candidate feels about a particular issue, and will eventually attempt to predict the outcome of the U.S. presidential race.

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Ronda Rousey, Taylor Swift, and Syrian refugees dominate Bing's top searches of 2015

What topics captured the world's attention in 2015? Microsoft just revealed the top Bing searches of the year to help answer the question.