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Amazon Prime Day returns with longer sales and even more deals

For its third year, Amazon Prime Day begins the evening of Monday, July 10 and lasts through July 11th. The retailer will also offer special deals during the lead up to its summer shopping blowout.

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European Union slaps Google with $2.72 billion fine for manipulating search results

Google abused its dominant position in the search engine market to illegally promoted its comparison shopping service, the European Union's top antitrust authority ruled Tuesday.

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How to secure your CMS without patching

In as little as four hours, the bad guys can reverse engineer a software patch for an open-source content management system (CMS) and build an exploit capable of turning millions of websites into spammers, malware hosts or DDoS attackers. A German project aims to beat the bad guys to it, without a patch.

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It's time to upgrade to TLS 1.3 already, says CDN engineer

Businesses dragging their heels over rolling out TLS 1.2 on their website might have an excuse to delay a little longer: Version 1.3 of the TLS (Transport Layer Security) encryption protocol will be finalized later this year, and early deployments of it are already under way.

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EU plans further e-commerce antitrust investigations to empower consumers

E-commerce businesses may face further antitrust investigations, the European Union's top competition watchdog has warned. The European Commission hopes these investigations will lead to more choice and lower prices for consumers, online and off.

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Google case raises doubts about German news copyright law

German news publishers suing Google for copyright dues under a 2013 law may get more than they bargained for.

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Google's Chrome will soon start warning you more about HTTP pages

A Google effort to push websites to implement encryption is expanding. Starting in October, the company will flag even more HTTP connections as insecure in its Chrome browser.

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Google will try to combat fake news using search and user feedback

Google says it's actively looking for, and trying to bury, fake news in its search results, using feedback mechanisms in autocompleted searches and Featured Snippets.

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Drupal fixes critical access bypass vulnerability

The Drupal project has released a patch to fix a critical access bypass vulnerability that could put websites at risk of hacking.

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DNS record will help prevent unauthorized SSL certificates

Starting in September, publicly trusted certificate authorities will have to honor a special Domain Name System (DNS) record that allows domain owners to specify who is allowed to issue SSL certificates for their domains.

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Apache Struts 2 exploit used to install ransomware on servers

Attackers are exploiting a vulnerability patched last month in the Apache Struts web development framework to install ransomware on servers.

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Millions of websites affected by unpatched flaw in Microsoft IIS 6 web server

A proof-of-concept exploit has been published for a zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Information Services 6.0, a version of the web server that's no longer supported.

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To punish Symantec, Google may distrust a third of the web's SSL certificates

Google plans to remove the extended validation (EV) status of any such certificates issued by Symantec and to force the company to replace all of its customers' certificates.

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LastPass password manager fixes serious password leak vulnerabilities in Chrome, Firefox, Edge extensions

Developers of the popular LastPass password manager rushed to push out a fix to solve a serious vulnerability that could have allowed attackers to steal users' passwords or execute malicious code on their computers.

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5 ways to speed up Chrome: Tips for power users and newbies

Google's Chrome browser is plenty fast, but by turning a few more dials you can make the browsing experience even zippier.