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Now it's the security industry's turn to be burned by cloud

Amazon ignites Web Applications Firewall to char security chaffAmazon has launched web application firewall to help customers guard against common …

The paranoid's guide to the internet: 13 easy ways to make sure you're not hacked or tracked

Not true.<p>While it's hard to protect your personal information on the internet with 100% effectiveness, there are a few easy steps you can take that will make you a lot safer. And you don't have to be a tech expert at all.<p>Here are 13 easy ways you can stop companies like Facebook and Google from …

Is Web design becoming irrelevant?

The heart and soul of design is making the user happy.<p>In order to satisfy users, you must design beyond the page. You need to understand the entire journey, especially how people use your website as part of a multi-device experience.<p>So is Web design becoming irrelevant? Or does it require us to …

Web Design

First Successful Collision Attack On the SHA-1 Hashing Algorithm

<i>Researchers from Dutch and Singapore universities have successfully carried out an initial attack on the SHA-1 hashing algorithm by finding a</i> …

Poor sleep and insomnia can make you less effective, but it’s still not necessary to stay in bed for eight hours<p>Madonna, Margaret Thatcher and Donald Trump all claim to have thrived on four hours or less of sleep. If it’s good enough for the queen of pop and the Iron Lady, should entrepreneurs be …

Entrepreneurship

Cheat Sheets for Frontend Developers

Cheat sheets are amazingly handy quick reference resources that are time saving and educational, so we should probably all use them at one time or …

Web Design

The ancient psychology behind FOMO, explained

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What is the psychology behind FOMO?</i> <i>Answer by Anita Sanz, clinical psychologist.</i><p>The fear of missing out is an ancient fear currently triggered by the newest form of communication: social media.<p>Our survival as an individual within a tribe, and thus our …

Mossberg: The Real Trouble With Web Ads

The system is broken and needs real reform.<p><i>Welcome to Mossberg, a new weekly commentary and reviews column on The Verge and Re/code by veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg, now an executive editor at The Verge and editor at large of Re/code.</i><p>Lately, there’s been an uproar over Web advertising. Ever …

75+ upcoming October - May Meetings in Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, Data Science

Coming soon: PAW Government, Rich Data Summit, Polyanalyst User Conf, PAW London, Crunch Budapest, IEEE Big Data, Big Data Techcon Chicago, EARL …

Meditation Tips for Beginners

Today meditation is ingrained as part of my daily life. Like most I have not always enjoyed the benefits of regular meditation.<p>For me it did not happen over night, though with the right environment, frame of mind, assistance, meditation is within everyone's grasp.<p>I may have been introduced at a …

5 major cyber hacks and the tools that might stop them next time

2015 might be remembered as the year of the hacker. Just by using the Internet, you’re subject to all manner of ways your private information is put at risk – tracking, malware, identity theft and data breaches… the list goes on.<p>The number of victims of cybercrime and identity theft is growing …

Whither Eagleman?

I recently posted a TEDx talk by the neuroscientist David Eagleman, author of Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain and the subject of a recent …

5 steps to actually learn data science

<b>By Vik Paruchuri (Dataquest.io)</b>.<p>It’s an exciting time for data science. The field is new, but growing quickly. There’s huge demand for data …

Webflow Builds Sites Without Code, Like Squarespace Crossed With Photoshop

When design and code combine, building websites may never be the same.<p>Right now, the web is split between designers and developers. The designers mock up layouts in Photoshop. The developers turn that imagery into functional code via standards like CSS and Javascript. As a result, designers have …

Intelligent machines: Will we accept robot revolution?

<b>Would you share your home with a robot or work side by side with one? People are starting to do both, which has put the relationship we have with them under the spotlight and exposed both our love and fear of the machines that are increasingly becoming a crucial part of our lives.</b><p>In Japan they grow …

The former head of the NSA openly disagrees with the FBI's position on encryption

At a cybersecurity panel in New York on Tuesday attended by Motherboard's Lorenzo Francheschi-Bicchierai, Hayden said that America "[is] better served by stronger encryption, rather than weaker encryption."<p>Debate has been raging in Washington D.C. (and elsewhere in the world) for months about …

Privacy

SHA1 algorithm securing e-commerce and software could break by year’s end

Researchers warn widely used algorithm should be retired sooner.<p>SHA1, one of the Internet's most crucial cryptographic algorithms, is so weak to a …

Writing Software is an Art

<i>This post is part of my Tech Hiring and Team Building series. You can find the</i> <i>next post here</i><i>.</i><p><i>“Computer science is no more about computers than</i> …

Computer Science

Watch This Beautiful 10-Minute Film on the Current State of Neuroscience

The brain is one of the most-studied — and most complex — things on the planet, so it can be hard to keep up with what the current state of …

Neuroscience

15 HTML5 tools to make your life easier

HTML5 seems to have been around forever but it was in fact only finalised in October 2014 – although it has been implemented for around five years …

Awesome Python

A curated list of awesome Python frameworks, libraries and software. Inspired by awesome-php.<p>Awesome Python<p>Environment Management<br>• Package …

Python Programming