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Recent WordPress vulnerability used to deface 1.5 million pages

Attackers are exploiting the recently patched REST API vulnerability that allows code to be injected into WordPress websites

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Democratic senators push to save net neutrality rules under Trump

Senators and digital rights groups promise to fight any attempt to roll back the regulations

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Fretting over fake news? It's only going to get worse

Soon, not even experts will be able to tell the difference between fraudulent and genuine content. Ultimately, it comes down to the reputation of whoever created it

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Hacker takes out dark web hosting service using well-known exploit

A major hosting service for sites on the dark web has apparently been hacked, resulting in scores of hidden sites, including those offering child pornography, going offline.

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Google ordered by U.S. court to produce emails stored abroad

An appeals court had taken a different view in a lawsuit involving Microsoft

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Net neutrality policy still up in the air under Trump

During his campaign, U.S. President Donald Trump called the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules a "top-down power grab," leading many observers to expect a quick repeal.

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Google moves into the Certificate Authority business

Google doesn't seem to trust the current system, as it has launched its own security certificates

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The end of net neutrality is bad for IT, too

The overwhelming majority of IT pros see no upside in deregulating the internet, according to a recent survey

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Trump names net neutrality foe Ajit Pai to lead the FCC

Pai opposed former Chairman Tom Wheeler's reclassification of broadband as a utility

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Yahoo pushes back timing of Verizon deal after breaches

Verizon’s planned acquisition of Yahoo will take longer than expected and won’t close until this year’s second quarter, the internet company said on Monday.

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Farewell to the FCC as we know it

The Trump team’s plan for the FCC would strip it of authority to champion consumer rights and combat anticompetitive telecom activities

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Wi-Fi blocking and the FCC

Network World offers this brief overview of how the FCC addressed concerns over hotels and other venues blocking Wi-Fi signals from customers using mobile hot spots, instead directing them to more expensive Wi-Fi services.

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WikiLeaks’ Assange confident of winning 'any fair trial' in the US

Assange had earlier promised to face US extradition if Chelsea Manning was granted clemency, which she was on Tuesday

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Can a DDoS attack on Whitehouse.gov be a valid protest?

A software engineer wants to take down the Whitehouse.gov site to oppose Trump's inauguration

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2017: The year of widespread SDN adoption and DDoS attack mitigation

What can we expect in 2017? Accelerated SDN adoption and sharper focus for DDoS attacks.

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Yahoo will become Altaba, lose Mayer after Verizon buyout

The change is part of Yahoo's transition to an investment company

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Witcher 3 on a MacBook Air? Yep, with Nvidia GeForce Now

Believe it! Mac users are no longer limited to shovelware or aged games, thanks to Nvidia's GeForce Now streaming service.

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Trump’s FCC is set to gut net neutrality, privacy

Major changes are coming to telecom, in the form of more mergers, less competition, and other regulatory shifts

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