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Instagram launches Story Search for hashtags and locations

Instagram Stories wants to be your window into what’s going on around a topic or place right now, so it’s adding a way to search Stories two months after Snapchat did the same. Instagram users can now search for a location or hashtag, and see a Story compiled from Story posts by other users that …

Technology

json-api-normalizer: An Easy Way To Integrate The JSON API And Redux

As a front-end developer, for each and every application I work on, I need to decide how to manage the data. The problem can be broken down into the …

JavaScript

WordPress Fixes CSRF, XSS Bugs, Announces Bug Bounty Program

WordPress fixed six vulnerabilities with version 4.7.5 and announced a bug bounty program with HackerOne this week.

Information Security

WordPress 4.7.5 Security and Maintenance Release

WordPress 4.7.5 is now available. This is a <b>security release</b> for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites …

Information Security

Why You Should Still Optimize Your Photos For SEO

Most SEOs will tell you that it’s important to optimize your images. It has long been considered an essential part of on-site optimization, especially if images are a central part of your content strategy.<p>But in recent years, website builders like WordPress have been able to offer more …

SEO

Best practices for uploading more than 5000 items to a library/list (aka large lists)

<b>Requirement</b>: Store thousands of documents in SharePoint Online (or on-premises) document library without facing any threshold (5000 item limit) …

Programming

Will Computers Soon Control The Music Industry?

The music industry needs a central database with correct information.<p>Today’s hot topics in the music industry are more about data and payments than sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll. As previously discussed, payments to musicians, songwriters, and the companies that represent them are unfairly low. …

Music Industry

Converting taxonomy field into cascading drop down fields using PnP Branding.JsLink

Managed metadata fields don’t provide the same look and feel as choice field type. It is quick clunky specially when there are a lot of terms …

Taxonomy

A Catalog-Free Workflow with Exposure X2

Image applications tend to develop their own personality over time, and Exposure X2 by Alien Skin has evolved into a sleek, creative image processing …

Adobe

UNESCO report: surveillance and data collection are putting journalists and sources at risk

The ability of journalists to report without fear is under threat from mass surveillance and data retention.<p>Released this week, my UNESCO report …

Surveillance

Removing Your PDF Metadata & Protecting PDF Files

Ever wondered how much metadata is included within the PDF files you email or share with others. Well, believe it or not, there is a lot that can be …

Linux

PDF Forensic Analysis and XMP Metadata Streams

Portable Document Format (PDF) forensic analysis is a type of request we encounter often in our computer forensics practice. The requests usually …

Adobe

Security Sense: Australia Just Showed the World the Problem with Mandatory Metadata Retention

Well, we got a couple of weeks out of it before it all started going wrong. That’s how long after our metadata retention laws became mandatory that …

Semantic Technology

On-demand batch processing with the WorldCat Metadata API

The WorldCat Metadata API opens up new possibilities for institutions to contribute and manage their bibliographic data at scale. At the Dartmouth …

Software Development

A VPN will not save you from government surveillance

Privacy is a multi-faced topic, and so to protect it, you need to take more than a single precaution.<p>Late on Friday afternoon, the Commissioner of …

Privacy

How to master your music metadata (Part 2)

In part one of this how-to, our track searches retrieved metadata that was identified and extracted from the MusicBrainz database. But if an album …

WordPress

At the Moment NSA Shut Down the PRTT Metadata Dragnet, FISC Permitted It to Query Upstream Metadata

In this post, I showed in really weedy inaccessible language how NSA started changing the vocabulary it uses to refer to the access to and …

Surveillance

Why the AFP's metadata breach is actually a big freakin' deal

Australia's first reported metadata breach points to big problems with the whole data retention scheme.<p>Last week, Australia had its first metadata breach.<p>The thing we all knew would happen, finally happened (despite us being repeatedly told it definitely would not happen).<p>What's that you say? …

Surveillance

Zeiss CP.3 XD: 10 new Cine lenses for low-budget productions

The new lenses, covering everything from 15 and 135mm, provide metadata and enable the correction of distortion and shading. Zeiss says that for the …

Filmmaking

Searching in a Smarter Way

AI, machine learning will ensure viewers can always find the content they want<p>"There’s nothing on TV.” You hardly hear that anymore. In the past few …

Machine Learning

AFP's metadata access shows laws need reform: expert

The illegal access of a journalist's phone records by the Australian Federal Police proves the laws need reform, an expert from the Australian Centre …

Surveillance

AFP data breach: six cases of alleged police misconduct investigated

Four of the matters were deemed by the AFP to be ‘not established’, and two were ruled as not requiring further investigation<p>The Australian federal police conducted six internal investigations in the past 18 months into alleged professional misconduct of officers who had been newly approved to …

Surveillance

AFP illegally accessed journalist's metadata

A journalist's call records have been accessed by a federal police officer without a warrant, leading to an investigation by the Commonwealth …

Surveillance

Here's why police were able to illegally access the call logs of a journalist

It shouldn't come as a surprise that allowing for a privacy invasion might just result in one's privacy...being invaded.<p>On Friday, Australian Federal Police (AFP) commissioner Andrew Colvin admitted that an investigator had accessed the call logs of a journalist without getting a warrant first.<p>The …

Surveillance

Australian police: We illegally accessed journalist metadata

Two weeks after Australia's mandatory data-retention plan kicks in, federal police reveal an officer illegally gained access to a journalist's call record.<p>Australia's top police agency has been forced to make an embarrassing admission, revealing that Australia has had its first (reported) metadata …

Surveillance

AFP officer accessed journalist's call records in metadata breach

Listen carefully and you'll hear the rusty wheels of Turnbull Government cannons creaking as they shift towards the potentially brighter horizon of …

Surveillance

Great news Australia: We've had our first metadata breach

Just two weeks after Australia's mandatory data retention scheme came into force, police have revealed one of their officers "illegally" accessed a journalist's call records.<p>Chalk this one up for the security record books under the chapter titled, "We told you so."<p>Australia has its first (reported) …

Surveillance

Federal police admit to accessing journalist's metadata without a warrant

Commissioner Andrew Colvin says the journalist’s metadata, but not the content of telephone calls, was accessed during an investigation into a leak<p>Australian federal police have admitted an officer unlawfully accessed a journalist’s call records held under the government’s controversial metadata …

Surveillance

AFP 'mistakenly' accessed journalist call records, breaching metadata laws

The Australian Federal Police accessed a journalist's call records in breach of the data retention legislation, it has been revealed.<p>The Australian …

Surveillance

AFP illegally obtained journalist's phone records under new metadata regime

The Australian Federal Police illegally obtained a journalist's phone records under the Turnbull government's new metadata retention regime, the …

Surveillance