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Internet providers could easily snoop on your smart home

We’ve mostly moved past the point where our Internet of Things devices leak private information to anyone watching via unsecured connections, but that doesn’t mean you can stop being afraid. <i>Never, ever stop being afraid</i>. To top up your paranoia reserves, a new study finds that internet providers …

ISPs

Google made a tiny error and it broke half the internet in Japan

When an ISP makes a tiny mistake, the outcome could have immense repercussions – and this is precisely what happened in Japan last week.<p>Last Friday, half the internet in the country suddenly shut down after the Big G accidentally botched a Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) around noon local time. The …

Internet

StumbleUpon

SpaceX Just Laid out a Plan to Give Everyone Internet Access

A Worldwide Network<p>The fact that you’re able to read this article means you are one of the more than 3.77 billion people in the world that has access …

SpaceX

Why You Really Need to Stop Using Public Wi-Fi

In today’s busy world, convenience seems to outweigh consequence, especially with how people use their mobile devices. Using free public Wi-Fi networks, for example, comes with any number of serious security risks, yet surveys show that the overwhelming majority of Americans do it anyway. In a …

Wi-Fi

Now sites can fingerprint you online even when you use multiple browsers | Ars Technica

Online tracking gets more accurate and harder to evade.<p>Researchers have recently developed the first reliable technique for websites to track …

Information Security

Fast web stressing you out? Try the slow web

Customize your time online by taking stock of what you want.<p>Remember when all that mattered about the internet was how fast it could go? I do — those …

Hacked in 98 seconds: Expert's camera rapidly infected by IoT malware

A security expert who hooked up an internet-connected surveillance camera for research purposes reported via Twitter last week that the device was …

3 tips from a Calgary tech expert that will keep you safer online

Breach information compiled, password vaults and a DNS tool to make surfing safer<p>A Calgary technology consultant says three simple tips can beef up …

Security

So you want to work for the internet? What I learned interviewing with the gatekeepers of the web

I wasn’t the only one to check my router on the morning of Friday, Oct. 21. The internet was down, and our digital infrastructure was reportedly …

U.S. Dept. of Commerce

DNSChanger Exploit Targets Routers Through Web Browsers

Proofpoint recently discovered a variant of the DNSChanger exploit kit (EK), which is commonly used in malvertising campaigns. The latest version …

Are your passwords truly safe?

No one is hack-proof, but here's how to up your odds.<p>If your email has ever been hacked or, worse yet, your banking login has been compromised, you …

Snapchat Hacks: 35 Tricks and Features You Probably Didn’t Know About

We call them Snapchat hacks because many of the app’s best features are either hidden or just not intuitive. We’re looking at you, Tint Brush. But if …

iOS

32 Hidden Chrome Features That Will Make Your Life Easier

Chrome has a ton of hidden little tricks that you may not know about.<p>Browsers have evolved far beyond their original mission of providing one-way …

Google is working to safeguard Chrome from quantum computers

Using software called the New Hope algorithm<p>Google is working on safeguarding Chrome against the potential threat of quantum computers, the company announced today. It's doing so by implementingpost-quantum cryptography in an experimental version of the browser. While there exist hardware defenses …

Quantum Mechanics

readnow.life

30 Insanely Useful Websites You Probably Don’t Know About

The Internet never ceases to amaze; it’s simultaneously the best resource for learning, the biggest tool for relieving boredom, and – ahem – the best …

Productivity

A 10-year-old hacked Instagram so Facebook gave him $10,000

Before he even reached the age requirement to make a Facebook account, a 10-year-old found a major flaw in Instagram, earning him a cool $10,000 from …

Security

StumbleUpon

CERN Just Dropped 300 Terabytes of Raw Collider Data to the Internet

Yesterday, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) dropped a staggering amount of raw data from the Large Hadron Collider on the …

Big Data

How Facebook plans to take over the world

Social network went from digital directory for college kids to communications behemoth – and it’s planning for prosperity with its global takeover<p>It’s late afternoon on a blustery spring day on the waterfront at San Francisco’s Fort Mason, a former military base that’s now hired out for corporate …

Social Media

How different networking standards are competing to connect the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) — a vast network of connected devices — is set to become the world’s largest device market over the next decade, potentially creating trillions of dollars in economic value. However, without a reliable and secure network connection, these devices will fail to deliver …

Internet of Things

We talked to an ethical hacker, here’s what we learned

Believe it or not, not all hackers are malicious.<p>Ethical hackers are experts hired to support organizations and governments and keep their systems secure. These ethical hackers provide expertise to protect citizens and regular people from malicious hackers. We recently sat down with one to learn …

Cybersecurity

10 Tricks for Generating Website Leads

Most small businesses want their website to generate leads — but, unfortunately, most small business websites are not built to do so. All is not lost, though.<p>Here are 10 things you can do to improve the lead generating power of your website, starting immediately.<p><b>1. Go mobile-friendly</b><p>Having a …

Web Design

How to Get More Traffic from Every Post by Republishing on Medium

Let’s face it.<p>Getting traffic to your blog is a lot of work.<p>In fact, more work than you ever imagined.<p>But when it’s time to write a new post, you …

How Virtual Staff Can Boost Your Way To Speedy Blogging Success

Shares 16<p>Blogging is a lonely job when you’re just starting out and not getting any community support or rapport, yet. That’s why so many beginners …

10 lessons learned from a year of blogging

Blog growth is frustratingly slow for many people. Here’s a look back one year after coming on to the blog at Yotpo, about what worked, what didn’t – and what we learned in the process.<p>You’ve heard it once and you’ll hear it again: blogging is a marathon, not a sprint. And for marketing teams in …

Digital Marketing

Contrary to Academic Evidence, Collaboration Is a Blessing

The point of a company is to work together<p>Collaboration is a curse, according to last month's Economist. Or it can be, if there's too much of it, which is the point of the column. The anonymous author--The Economist uses no bylines--was responding to a Harvard Business Review cover story as well as …

Inc. Magazine

Social Round-up: Facebook Instant Articles, Twitter Customer Service and Snapchat e-commerce

In the news this week, Facebook instant articles available to all publishers from the 18th April, two #socialCS updates for Twitter, Ads to hit …

Customer Service