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Prepare for faster, safer web browsing: The next-gen HTTP/2 protocol is done

This is the first major change to one of the backbones of the web in over 16 years.

Mozilla's Shumway project works to run Flash without Flash Player

Developer builds of Firefox can now run limited kinds of Flash content, even if you don't have the Flash plug-in installed.

How DARPA's Dark Web search engine could help your business

Researchers' search engine for the 'Dark Web' might be useful in many areas

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Google answers your health questions with fact-checked data

Now when you search for health information on Google you won't be at the mercy of Yahoo Questions or sites like Livestrong. Instead, Google has compiled Knowledge Graph data that has been fact-checked and reviewed by doctors.

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Google shouldn't apply 'right to be forgotten' on .com domains, advisory council says

Conflicting explanations of a court ruling may lead to further legal struggles

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Ulbricht found guilty of all charges in Silk Road online drug market case

The prosecution based its case largely on digital evidence

Malicious advertisements on major sites compromised many, many PCs

New vulnerabilities in Flash combined with malicious ads are helping attackers.

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The Pirate Bay comes back from the dead after two-month outage

The infamous torrent site returns after being offline for two months.

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Google's next business: Selling U.S. car insurance?

Google may also be acquiring CoverHound, an insurance comparison shopping site, according to a Forrester analyst

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How to stop autoplay videos

You open a webpage and start reading. But after a few seconds, you hear someone talking. A video has started automatically without your permission. Here's how to keep this annoyance from happening.

Hackers target Tor after disrupting Xbox Live, PlayStation Network on Christmas

Following Tor's warning of a possible attack, Lizard Squad says it has taken aim at the anonymous network

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How to track Santa's Christmas Eve journey from any device

Keep tabs on Santa's Christmas Eve trek around the globe with these websites, apps, and more.

Flaw in open-source PDF viewer could put WikiLeaks users, others at risk

The flaw could be exploited to launch XSS and content spoofing attacks

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Google adds song lyrics to search results but it feels like a cheap cash grab

Google's instant answer results for song lyrics are partial and push you towards the Google Play Store.

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Amazon Prime Now delivers your order in an hour, but only in Manhattan for now

Need some paper towels, an Apple USB cable, and a Frozen DVD in the next hour? If you're in Manhattan, Amazon can do that for you.