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Forgotten subdomains on websites boost risk of account hijacking, other attacks

Some sites have subdomains pointed at old domains that have long expired and can be registered by attackers

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Amazon starts selling its own ethically sourced diapers to hook parents on Prime

It may seem like an odd choice for Amazon to start making its own diapers, but it makes more sense than you might think.

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One-click dinner: Amazon tests restaurant Takeout & Delivery service

Amazon wants to make deciding what to order for dinner as easy as comparing laptops.

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Hey kids! Google is developing versions of search, Gmail, and YouTube just for you

It's unclear how far Google will go, but the company will need to build in pretty bulletproof safeguards to reassure parents as they let their kids go online.

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Indiegogo tests crowdfunding insurance to give backers peace of mind

Getting money back from crowdfunded failures could get a lot easier if Indiegogo goes ahead with optional insurance plans.

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Ads got you down? With Google Contributor you can pay to remove them

If you're sick of ads, try paying $1 to $3 per month through Google Contributor.

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Google search adding 'mobile friendly' label to show when a site plays nice with phones

Whether a site is optimized for mobile could become a search rank signal, Google said

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EFF, Mozilla back new certificate authority that will offer free SSL certificates

The new CA is called Let's Encrypt and its goal is to encourage the widespread adoption of SSL/TLS on the Internet

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Hachette book preorders return to Amazon as companies come to terms

The publisher and retailer resolve their months-long dispute, which had prompted Amazon to stop taking pre-orders, delay new releases and refuse discounts.

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Mozilla's MozVR brings virtual reality to the web

Believe it or not, the Oculus Rift is coming and Mozilla wants the web to be ready for the virtual reality revolution.

Alleged operator of Silk Road 2.0 arrested, faces narcotics charges

The 26-year-old was arrested Wednesday in San Francisco and faces multiple charges in New York.

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Drupal users: Assume your site was hacked if you didn't apply Oct. 15 patch immediately

Drupal site owners who failed to rapidly deploy a recent critical patch were advised to restore their sites from backups

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Is your IP address really yours? EU court to decide the question

If IP addresses are considered personal data, that could be a win for some privacy advocates.

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Reddit gets into crowdfunding with new Redditmade site

Got a favorite subreddit you visit every day? Pretty soon you may be able to purchase a t-shirt to show off your subreddit love.

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Bing emoji search brings new meaning to smiley faces

Yahoo also offers the tool. Google? Not yet.