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Nginx web server upgrade focuses on web security, JS configuration

Nginx Plus Release 10 adds a web app firewall, IP transparency, and support for the nginScript configuration and control language

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Now, this is how Google Now should work on the desktop

An experimental new Chrome feature shows us how Google could bring its personalized assistant to the desktop in a way that'd make sense.

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Review: 13 primo Python web frameworks

Python programmers have many excellent options for creating web apps and APIs; Django, Weppy, Bottle, and Flask lead the way.

Chart and image gallery: 30+ free tools for data visualization and analysis

This sortable chart lets you compare dozens of tools for functionality, skill level and more.

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Attackers could steal millions using online phone verification systems

A researcher finds he could earn millions of dollars by abusing the online phone verification systems used by Google, Microsoft, and Instagram.

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Ubuntu Forums database breached

Ubuntu support forums users should be on the lookout for dodgy emails after the website's database of 2 million email addresses has been stolen.

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AWS buys Cloud9 IDE in snub to Google

Amazon Web Services has bought Cloud9, a popular web-based developer environment that recently aligned itself with the Google Cloud Platform.

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Three popular Drupal modules patch site-takeover flaws

The security team of the popular Drupal content management system worked with the maintainers of three third-party modules to fix critical vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to take over websites.

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Google hires team from online content sharing service Kifi

The team at Kifi, the developer of a service for users to save, collaborate and chat on online content, have joined Google’s Spaces group.

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Serious flaw fixed in widely used WordPress plug-in

The latest version of the All in One SEO Pack plug-in for WordPress fixes a flaw that could be used to hijack the site's admin account.

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JavaScript email attachments can carry potent ransomware

Attackers are infecting computers with a new ransomware program called RAA that's written entirely in JavaScript and locks users' files using strong encryption.

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Go from SHA-1 to SHA-2 in 8 steps

The clock is ticking for organizations to complete their SHA-1 migration. Here's what admins must do to ensure they aren't locked out.

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Google to block Flash by default on most sites for Chrome users

Google aims to make HTML5 the primary experience in Chrome by the fourth quarter of this year, except for a white list of 10 sites that will run Adobe’s Flash Player.

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Half the Web's traffic comes from bots

Roughly half of all Web traffic comes from bots and crawlers, and that's costing companies a boatload of money.

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Google to kill 'Death by PowerPoint' with new Slides app

Google Slides aims to eliminate PowerPoint. At least, la GOOG hopes it can, particularly among educators. Three new features aim to make your slide presentations more of a two-way experience...

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This startup uses machine learning to turn your old enterprise apps into mobile ones

There's plenty of lip service paid to a need to mobile-enable the enterprise, but actually making that happen is a little more complicated. That's where PowWow Mobile hopes to help.

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Critical flaws in ImageMagick library expose websites to hacking

A tool used by millions of websites to process images has several critical vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to compromise Web servers.

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Facebook bug hunter finds a back door left by hackers on corporate server

A researcher found a PHP-based back door installed by hackers on one of Facebook's corporate servers.

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