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WhatsApp fixes dangerous flaw in Web app

WhatsApp, the widely used messaging program, has fixed a dangerous flaw in its Web app that could be used to trick people into installing malware, according to Check Point.


Mozilla updates its code editor to help teach Web programming

With students headed back to school, Mozilla has updated one of its tools to get kids interested in making websites.

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LinkedIn spruces up messaging ... and adds GIFs and emojis

Buttoned-down LinkedIn is adding a touch of modern to its messaging client, streamlining its design while also adding support for digital media like stickers, emojis and GIFs.


Russian-speaking hackers breach 97 websites, many of them dating ones

Russian-speaking hackers have breached 97 websites, mostly dating-related, and stolen login credentials, putting hundreds of thousands of users at risk.

Google to freeze some Adobe Flash content starting Sept. 1

Google will stop some Flash content from automatically playing starting Sept. 1, a move it decided on earlier this year to improve browser performance.

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BitTorrent patches flaw that could amplify distributed denial-of-service attacks

BitTorrent fixed a vulnerability that would have allowed attackers to hijack BitTorrent applications -- used by hundreds of millions of users -- to amplify distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.

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Mozilla tests a true stealth mode for Firefox

A new tool in prebeta is designed to block browser tracking across sites.

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That ad blocker you love? It's costing publishers a pretty penny

Websites will lose almost $22 billion this year thanks to the ubiquitous tools.

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8 free tools that teach kids how to code

It’s never too soon to teach kids to code. After all, they are already growing up surrounded by technology and are naturals when it comes to tablets, smartphones and computers. Here are eight websites and apps you can use to get your...

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Microsoft levels up web version of Outlook for business customers

Enterprise users who rely on the web interface for Microsoft Outlook email will be getting an upgrade with new features Microsoft announced Tuesday.

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FREE COURSE: Hack yourself first (before the bad guys do)

In partnership with tech training provider Pluralsight, Computerworld offers a free online course. Learn how to think like a hacker, and use some of the tools they do, to find the security holes in your websites before a breach...

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Attention Amazon shoppers: ''Thank you, drive through''

Kiss your local grocery store goodbye, reports suggest Amazon is entering the perishable food business, planning to marry online shopping with the efficiency of a fast food burger joint. If traditional grocers aren't worried, they...

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YouTube cofounder endorses paid version

YouTube is preparing to launch an ad-free subscription service, perhaps by year-end.

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New York eases limits on Uber's growth

It's probably safe to say goodbye to "de Blasio" mode in Uber's app in New York.

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Downbeat: Apple Music not a hit with watchdogs, senators, and bloggers

Yesterday wasn't a good day for Apple's streaming music service. A consumer watchdog group, a U.S. senator, and a popular blogger weren't praising Apple Music, they were, in effect, burying it...

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The average mobile YouTube session is now 40 minutes, Google says

On mobile devices, the average length of a viewing session on YouTube is now more than 40 minutes, Google reported. That's double what it was last year, Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat said during the company's quarterly earnings...

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How a B2B company got its tech groove back

Upgrading a bunch of legacy systems meant winning back market share for an industrial supply company. Here are some lessons it learned.

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Prepare for a future without Internet Explorer

IE is on its way out, so it's time for IT and Web services creators to make the switch to the modern Web.

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