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More than half of all internet traffic is now encrypted and more secure from hacking, eavesdropping and content hijacking, reported Newsweek. The article points to data released by Mozilla Firefox that shows there is now more encrypted web traffic than there is unencrypted.

The spike in encryption comes as more websites have moved from HTTP to the more secure protocol, HTTPS. Most major sites — like Facebook, Google and Wikipedia — have adopted HTTPS, but many smaller websites don't have the right software to support it.

"Our goal is a universally-encrypted web that makes a tool like HTTPS Everywhere redundant. Until then, we have more work to do," wrote Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) researcher Gennie Gebhart in a blogpost.

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Macron visits Beirut promising a "new political pact" for Lebanon

Macron visits the hard-hit Gemmayzeh neighborhood. Photo: AFP via Getty Images

French President Emmanuel Macron walked through the blast-damaged streets of Beirut on Thursday, swarmed by people chanting for the fall of Lebanon's government and pleading for international aid.

Why it matters: Lebanon is at a breaking point. Its economy was collapsing and its government hardly functioning — all before a massive explosion destroyed swathes of the capital city, including its vital port.

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The PGA Championship is golf's first major in over a year

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Why it matters: It's the first major in more than a year — and the first of seven majors in the next 12 months. Though there won't be any fans in attendance, the excitement is palpable.

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Driving the news: Payroll processor ADP's monthly jobs report showed private companies added 167,000 jobs last month, well below the 1.2 million expected by economists and far below June's 4.8 million jobs added.