Internet

Amazon’s Ring Security System, Beware! You Are Being Watched

An interesting saga that is making rounds on the internet is that Amazon’s Ring devices granted the company’s Ukraine-based research and development team as well as U.S. executives and engineers a free round the clock access to live feeds from some customer’s cameras, obviously, Ring denies the claim. Regardless of whether they needed the information

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User Resistance to UI Changes In Browsers Intensifies Recently

Mozilla Firefox underwent a massive UI change seven versions ago in Firefox 57 under the code name Quantum, its community is divided, but mostly accepted the changes as it provides speed. Google followed Mozilla’s footsteps, as it initiated a UI overhaul for Chrome in version 69 last September. However, compared to Firefox which is lagging

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Is Crazy Quantum Technology Messing With Your Security?

Let’s start at the beginning. What is quantum computing? Today’s computers work with data represented by 1s and 0s—either on or off. This binary computing is the basis of technological marvels from massive supercomputers to desktops, smartphones and IoT devices. But hovering on the horizon is a new form of computing built upon quantum mechanics.

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The Strange Ways Supercomputers Are Being Used To Save Nukes

Nestled in the hills of Berkeley, California, is the Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LBNL). This is the home of “Sierra,” the second-most powerful supercomputer on the planet, that includes 7K square feet of racks, wires and blinking lights. For reference, the most powerful supercomputer is called “Summit” and is located in Tennessee’s Oakridge National Lab,

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Spotlight On Technologies Exclusive To The Farming Industry

Agriculture—or the science or practice of farming—has long surpassed the fairy-tale vision of hay bales, seasonal harvesters, and horse-drawn wagons. It’s likely that any romantics out there can still stumble across sheepdogs herding, maidens milking, and warm jumpers spun from the wool of the land—but there’s no getting away from just how technology-driven and machine-reliant

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Is Fake News On Facebook Actually Killing People In Nigeria?

Facebook’s global growth has skyrocketed in the last ten years, way beyond anyone’s wildest dreams. With such rapid adoption and acceleration, it’s hard to imagine there was ever a time when Facebook wasn’t the biggest fish in the ocean. But it was—even smaller than the way outdated MySpace. Remember? During this time, the social-network-turned-media-platform, has

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Artificial Intelligence To The Rescue: Predicting Natural Disasters

There is nothing artificial about climate change. The weather patterns we see around the planet, from colossal floods to catastrophic fires to devastating drought, there is no mistaking the fact that we need to use all the resources in our technological toolbox to fight natural or human-caused disasters. One such advancement is Artificial Intelligence (AI).

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Is The Internet A Solution To Better Human Rights In The World?

We often spend so much time thinking about the internet as a perfect tool for our capitalist pursuits, that we forget some of its more meaningful abilities. Although it certainly has many—from education to healthcare to business—it would be difficult to find one aspect more important than its power to enhance human rights around the

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Cyber MAD: Are We In A New Cold War With China?

The classic 1964 film “Dr. Strangelove or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb,” parodied the Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, and in particular, made fun of the “deterrence” military strategy—the strategy that we all must hope governs the use or lack thereof of nuclear arsenals. Nah-nah, nah…

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