Facebook Trusts Human Presence to Select Trending News

Certain secretly disclosed documents reveal how Facebook trusts the antiquated news standards on top of its algorithms to learn the trends, happening newsflash and stories that should be put up for the one billion users who visit the social network everyday. This comes as a shock to all, especially for a social giant as Facebook to rely on obsolete standards when there are so many waiting to browse its pages. Is it worth all the risk?

The company was recently accused ...

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How to Generate a Secure Password?

Passwords have always been important. For centuries now, password has been used in different forms to protect important documents and essential things from being accessed by unauthorized people. With the internet being introduced to the world, passwords gained a new meaning. They became the means of securing all online data. But on the flip side, it led to hackers who devised ways to get hold of data through various means.

While many users are careful with the passwords they create, there ...

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Trello – Organize, Manage and Complete Your Tasks More Systematically with Trello

Post-it notes are so synonymous to reminders that every time I simple see one I am reminded of a task I have to do. But that is just me, and I know that post-its are used as reminders by loads of other people with busy schedules, back-to-back meetings and time-crunched lifestyles. They became so popular that when apps became commonplace, these vibrant little post-its found their way into the brains of quite a few developers who beautifully crafted apps for ...

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Rightscorp “Next Generation Technology”: Scalable Copyright

Rightscorp published its results for the year 2015 this week. The company recorded a net loss of $3.43m, a notable rise from the $2.85m loss recorded in 2014.

 

The company has very few clients and need to expand its copyrights. In United States the Internet service providers are not very fond of copyright trolls like Rightscorp. They target valuable customers who at times erroneously conclude that their provider has been spying on them. The problem is when Rightscorp demands compensation, ...

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Whatsapp End to End Encryption: The Future of Personal Communication

It took around one and a half years to complete the security project, and now the WhatsApp messenger has fully applied the robust end to end encryption policy to their application all around the world.

All the WhatsApp users who have updated their mobile phones with the latest version of the application would have the end to end encryption policy by default; hence they will have their communications and media encrypted. There are many WhatsApp users, this company owned by Facebook ...

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Windows Hello – the Next Gen of Security for Computers

Windows Hello, a fool-proof biometric utility which puts security at a whole new level, has proved once again that Microsoft’s labs has some interestingly innovative brains. The feature was introduced with Windows 10, but it has been slow to roll out because it is supported by only those devices that are equipped with Intel’s Real Sense 3D Camera. While we may not have ventured into a time where all devices can use it, for the ones that do have Windows ...

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San Bernardino iPhone Unlocked by The US Government without Apple’s Help

After a terrific showdown between Apple Inc. and the FBI which was closely followed by people around the world, the Justice department has dropped the case because it had found a way to unlock the iPhone used by Syed Rizwan Farook in the San Bernardino shooting. FBI has been able to unlock the iPhone without Apple’s help. It has used a method that was brought to the organization by an unidentified entity about a month ago. With the help ...

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Harvard’s Computers – Women of Substance who Made Abundant Contributions to Astronomy

In 1881, the director of the Harvard Observatory – Edward Charles Pickering – was in a state of flux with enormous amounts of data making its way to the observatory and far from competent staff to analyze the data appropriately. Pickering was doubtful of the ability of his staff, especially his assistant who was considered to be inefficient at cataloguing.

What he did to resolve this rising concern was unconceivable at that time – he fired his assistant and gave the ...

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Bill Gates Takes the Middle Road on Apple vs FBI Case for Unlocking an iPhone Used in the San Bernardino Attack

The San Bernardino attack was gruesome, no one is denying that. Not even Apple. So what keeps the tech giant from supporting the FBI in the case? While news puts it very awkwardly, that Apple has denied support to FBI, to the contrary, Tim Cook, Apple’s Chief Executive, mentions in his letter to the public dated February 16, 2016 that support is actually being extended, but it is not going to be in the form of a backdoor which ...

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Google Ideas Becomes Jigsaw as It Expands Under the Alphabet Umbrella

Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt has announced that Google Ideas will become a technology incubator under the Alphabet umbrella. It has been christened Jigsaw and it will undergo expansion.

Google Ideas is a lab that has existed within Google for the past few years. Considered as the think tank of Google, it has announced some great initiatives like Project Shield and uProxy. Created five years ago, Google Ideas was meant to provide innovative solutions to problems which sprung up for ...

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