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Mozilla launches free website security scanning service

Mozilla has built an online scanner that can check if websites have the best security settings in place.

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Half the Web's traffic comes from bots, and that's costing you more than you think

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

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87% off the AWS Engineer Certification E-Learning Bundle - Deal Alert

Become a fully certified (and highly employable) Amazon Web Services professional. With this AWS Engineer Certification Bundle, currently discounted 87%, you’ll receive top-notch instruction.

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Plug it in: Nginx Web Server now accepts more modules

R9 version also boosts load balancing; JavaScript additions still in development

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How to get started with Google Analytics

Google Analytics can provide valuable online insights for marketers and website managers. Unfortunately, GA has a bit of a learning curve. Here's a beginner's guide to the basics.

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Project Kratos: AWS Lambda functionality, without Amazon lock-in

Iron.io uses Docker for a self-managing, stateless application stack, but forgoes the open source path

Nginx Web server upgrade focuses on HTTP/2, authentication

Release 8 also offers service discovery and video caching improvements

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Google accused of tracking school kids after it promised not to

Google has been collecting information about schoolchildren's browsing habits despite signing a pledge saying it was committed to their privacy, the EFF said Tuesday.

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Google expands its US e-commerce and delivery service in the Midwest

Google is expanding its online shopping and delivery service, by making overnight deliveries of retail items available in six states in the Midwest.

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Uber links to sensitive ride data now expire after 48 hours

Uber has tweaked one of the features in its app after it was shown to let sensitive trip data become publicly accessible through Google.

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Firefox coming to iOS this year, Mozilla says

Mozilla hopes to have its version of Firefox for iOS devices out by the end of the year as part of its push to grow its share of mobile traffic.

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Uber ride data publicly accessible through Google

On Thursday, a site-specific search on Google for trip.uber.com produced dozens of links to Uber rides that have been completed and cancelled, in countries around the world including the U.S., England, Russia, France and Mexico.

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Airbnb has built an Apple Watch app, for messaging your host

Airbnb is trying its hand at the Apple Watch, with a new app for that device focused on messaging between users of its home rental service.

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Indian woman allegedly raped by Uber driver withdraws suit

The incident, and others like it, have heightened concerns around the safety of Uber and its screening procedures for drivers.

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Mozilla updates its Thimble online 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.

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Facebook hits milestone: One billion people logged in on Monday

Earlier this week, one billion people logged into Facebook in a single day, marking a new milestone for the social network. When Facebook reported its second-quarter results in July, the company said it had an average of 968...

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Google calls European Union antitrust charges 'unfounded'

Google is fighting charges brought against it by the European Commission over how it presents online shopping services, potentially setting up a lengthy legal battle between the company and the regulator.

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Facebook to crack down on pirated videos

Facebook is improving its technology to better identify videos uploaded to its site without the permission of copyright holders.

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Facebook's M blends AI assists with human help

When it comes to questions asked online, which ones are best handled by a machine, and which ones require human intervention? Facebook thinks it can perform the triage with M, its new personal digital assistant.

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