Archive for the ‘Online’ Category
3 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on December 6, 2016 under Online
Some of the world's biggest technology firms are going to share a database of image and video hashes for 'extemist content' with one another, in order to prevent them from appearing on their various p... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on November 29, 2016 under Online
The biggest file sharing website in France, Zone-Telechargement, has been shut down after being seized by the police. This will see millions of file sharers looking elsewhere for their content, as Zon... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on November 4, 2016 under Online
Digital advocacy organisation, the Open Rights Group, has lambasted a number of politicians for making a proposed amendment to the Digital Economy Bill, which would make it perfectly legal to block po... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on November 3, 2016 under Online
Like a real world game of Agar.io, Facebook is swallowing up everything around it as it expands into new fields of advertising and absorbs old ones. With the release of its second quarter financials, ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on November 2, 2016 under Online
Due to a disagreement with a local licensing body, German Youtube viewers haven't been able to watch much in the way of music videos on the streaming site - without using a proxy - for years now. Howe... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on November 2, 2016 under Online
A recent episode of Black Mirror that addressed the idea of social networking ratings affecting the real world, could be closer to reality than you might think. Admiral is currently looking to use ana... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on October 31, 2016 under Online
EA Games made the somewhat surprising move in September, to begin complying with United States trade sanctions, whereby it stopped offering its Origin service and exclusive games in affected regions. ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on October 27, 2016 under Online
A number of British politicians have made it clear they want search engines to do more to help tackle piracy. One proposed solution suggested that if those search firms don't come to a voluntary agree... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on October 24, 2016 under Online, Software & Gaming
Following the continued downturn of the British pound compared to the U.S. dollar following the referendum on the U.K. leaving the EU, Microsoft has announced a big jump in its software prices. Busine... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on October 24, 2016 under Online, Science
From Pirate Parties to Paypal founders, we're looking at a few AMAs this morning, but we can't pass up the chance to look through all of the things Space X CEO, Elon Musk was asked about in his. Movin... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on October 21, 2016 under Online
If you ever wanted to send an email to the president of the United States, now you can. As part of its big leak of emails from Hilary Clinton campaign head, John Podesta, the personal, pre-presidentia... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on October 20, 2016 under Online
Close to five years on from the seizure of the MegaUpload servers following the arrest of site founder, Kim Dotcom, millions of users from all over the world still don't have access to their data. Sin... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on October 19, 2016 under Online, Security
Rumours were abound earlier this week when Wikileaks founder and Ecuadorian embassy resident for the past four years, Julian Assange, found his internet connection severed. We were told it was by a st... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on October 19, 2016 under Online
Californian's attempting to access some of the world's most popular pornographic websites this week will have found it a little harder than normal. In protest of Proposition 60, which would make it ma... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on October 14, 2016 under Online
BitTorrent Inc. the company behind the Utorrent file sharing client, has become a one CEO firm once again. This came as part of a falling out between the two heads, who previously joined up as the com... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on October 11, 2016 under Online, Security
A new report from the Centre for Public Safety (CPS) has found that only a quarter of all police websites utilise secure connections, meaning much of the information they receive and transmit is sent ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on October 5, 2016 under Online
Message board 4chan is in serious financial trouble and unless some drastic changes can turn the ship around, much of the site may need to close. The current owner told users on Sunday that the site ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on September 29, 2016 under Channel, Online
Youtube has acquired the former Warner Music executive, Lyor Cohen to be its new global head of music, with hopes that he will help strengthen ties with the music industry. Although still a dominant ... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on September 28, 2016 under Online, Software & Gaming
Although streaming games from a console to a PC, or phone to a TV and any other combination of local connections, have become far more common place over the past couple of years, streaming games remot... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on September 27, 2016 under Apps, Online
Windows Defender Application Guard for Microsoft Edge is the next big update coming to Windows 10 and it's going to encapsulate the Edge browser inside a virtual machine, making it much harder for hac... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on September 20, 2016 under Online, Security
If you download the latest version of the Opera browser today, you'll be able to access the new built-in VPN feature which has been discussed for some time now. Originally made available in the develo... more.
7 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on September 9, 2016 under Online
Mark Zuckerberg has been attacked by a Norwegian newspaper and many international commenters, for what many people see as outright censorship of an iconic photo from the Vietnam war. He has been accus... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on September 8, 2016 under Online, Security
In the gradual disintegration of support for Adobe's Flash player, porn sites are some of the last hold outs, but not for much longer. With browsers like Chrome ending support for it in the near futu... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on August 10, 2016 under Online, Security
Following years of security leaks, the world and its dog have decided it's time we ditched Adobe's Flash web standard for good, but we can't just take it out back and shoot it, it needs to be a slow, ... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on May 12, 2016 under Online
If your smartphone or laptop's main use is browsing a number of websites, then it's worth considering jumping ship from Chrome to the new version of Opera, which comes with a new battery saver mode. P... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on April 14, 2016 under Online, Security
If you tried to play a Battle.net game this morning, whether it was Overwatch, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm of something else, you might have run into a few difficulties. That's because some nefar... more.
37 CommentsPosted by Brendon Morgan on February 20, 2015 under Online
It's no secret that YouTube is the go to source for instantly watching online videos these days, with YouTube access being a consideration when people are buying anything from tablets and phones, to c... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Brendon Morgan on February 19, 2015 under Online, Security
The Internet Engineering Task Force has just reached a consensus and finished finalising the next major update, to the HTTP standard that we all use every day. The specification builds upon and i... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Brendon Morgan on February 14, 2015 under Online, Security
In a move to help protect American online businesses and help them coordinate with US authorities, Obama has signed an executive order that will make federal agencies set up a way of sharing data be... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Brendon Morgan on February 13, 2015 under Online
The number of Generic Top Level Domains (or gTLDs) has expanded rapidly since ICANN got around to opening up the bidding process, to allow people and corporations to apply for any gTLDs in 2012. Afte... more.
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