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Beyond caching: Google engineers reveal secrets to faster websites

At a conference in New York this week, Google engineers presented some of their favorite tips and research for expediting delivery of web pages and applications.

Internet infrastructure groups move away from US gov't over spying

ICANN and other groups are calling for an accelerated globalization of Internet domain name functions after NSA surveillance leaks.

EU court holds news website liable for readers' comments

Seven top E.U. judges ruled Thursday that a leading Internet news website was legally responsible for offensive views posted by readers in the comments section.

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Failure to patch leaves many WordPress sites vulnerable

Poor updating and sometimes no updating is leaving large numbers of WordPress websites open to exploitation in cybercriminal campaigns, security experts report.

Tor stands strong against the NSA, but your browser can bring you down

The good news: The NSA appears unable to crack the Tor network's core security. The bad news: That doesn't matter if your browser isn't secure.

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Shutdown affects government sites, but Weather.gov remains up as storm looms

As a tropical storm and possible hurricane bears down on the Gulf Coast of the U.S., the National Weather Service's website was churning out weather alerts Friday, despite a partial U.S. government shutdown that has affected citizens' access to other online resources.

Web's gatekeepers embrace DRM for next HTML5 standard

Universal content protection methods make sense, but the EFF argues that embracing DRM goes against the philosophy of the open Web.

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Web hosting firms at risk from critical vulnerability in WHMCS billing and support system

The developers of WHMCS, a popular client management, billing and support application for Web hosting providers, released emergency security updates Thursday to patch a critical vulnerability that was publicly disclosed.

4 simpler alternatives to Google Analytics

Google doesn’t have a monopoly on monitoring website traffic. Here are four other analytics tools worth checking out.

Feds seize hefty Bitcoin haul during Silk Road smackdown

The most notorious website on the Net just got taken down -- hard.