Friday, March 24, 2017

Protecting web users’ privacy


Most website visits these days entail a database query to look up airline flights, for example, or to find the fastest driving route between two addresses.
But online database queries can reveal a surprising amount of information about the people making them. And some travel sites have been known to jack up the prices on flights whose routes are drawing an unusually high volume of queries.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

McDonald's Puts Mobile Ordering to the Test


McDonald's began testing new mobile ordering and payment functionality at 29 of its restaurants in Monterey and Salinas.
The company will run multiple pilots to gather customer feedback and streamline integration with its IT systems before rolling out its updated mobile app to nearly all 14,000 restaurants in the United States, as well as 6,000 others in Canada, the UK, France, Germany, Australia and China.

Monday, March 20, 2017

What’s the Difference between a Mobile Website and an App?


People now a days are accessing the web through their mobiles and portable devices therefore all businesses are developing a mobile website, or what we call a responsive website (that opens well on all mobile devices) and/or they develop their own mobile applications.
In this article, we will discuss the difference between a mobile website and a mobile application, and which one to choose for your business.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Pro-Turkey Hackers Hit Prominent Twitter Accounts


Hundreds, if not thousands, of Twitter users, many of them high-profile, were hacked Tuesday by someone who appeared to support Turkey in its diplomatic row with the Netherlands.
Their accounts displayed a Swastika -- reversed to face to the right -- as well as the Turkish flag and hashtags to the Nazialmanya and Nazihollanda accounts, which displayed comments on the attack.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Gadget Ogling: Note-Taker Triumphs, Classic Nokia Returns, and Audio Thrills


Welcome to Gadget Dreams and Nightmares, the column that sometimes takes a break from figuring out why people are investing in an ephemeral content company losing half a billion dollars a year and suffering slowing user growth to pore over the latest gadget announcements.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Donald Trump Should Channel Steve Jobs on Security


We saw yet another government breach last week, and more secrets went out to WikiLeaks. I'm of a mixed mind on this one, because the CIA tools disclosed likely were emulated by others, and WikiLeaks is helping consumer technology companies ensure they no longer work.
I don't know about you, but I really don't want any organization spying on me -- not even my own government. Given how I often dress around the house, this is as much for their protection as my own.

Monday, March 13, 2017

WikiLeaks Dumps CIA Hacking Docs Online


WikiLeaks on Tuesday dumped thousands of classified documents onto the Internet, exposing hacking programs used by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
The torrent of data is just the first in a series of dumps WikLeaks is calling "Vault 7." This first installment includes 8,761 documents and files stolen from an isolated high-security network within the CIA's Center for Cyber Intelligence in Langley, Virginia.