Internet

Ransomware Cyber Attack: Hackers Leverage Stolen NSA Tool to Wreak Havoc Worldwide

HIGHLIGHTS Ransomware WannaCry leveraged hacking tools developed by NSA It exploits a known bug in Windows Researchers have observed 57,000 infections in 99 countries A global cyber attack leveraging hacking tools widely believed by researchers to have been developed by the US National Security Agency hit international shipper FedEx, disrupted Britain’s health system and infected computers in nearly 100 countries ... Read More »

Maybe the Internet Isn’t Tearing Us Apart After All

VIKINGMAIDEN88 IS TWENTY-SIX years old. She enjoys reading history and writing poetry. Her signature quote is from Shakespeare. I gleaned all this from her profile and posts on Stormfront.org, America’s most popular online hate site. I also learned that Vikingmaiden88 has enjoyed the content on the site of the newspaper I work for, the New York Times. She wrote an ... Read More »

The Internet Is Making Us Lose Trust In Our Doctors

Shutterstock How well do you trust your doctor? Is seems that, at least for parents, a level of trust might be impacted by exposure to on-line medical information.  A study presented at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies suggests that doctor / patient trust and the drive to a second opinion–in a digital age–might be more fragile than we thought.  In ... Read More »

Amazon Family, Baby Wish List Programmes for New Parents Launched in India

Amazon India on Friday announced an expansion of its Prime subscription’s benefits, with the introduction of Amazon Family global programme in India. The company claims it will help Amazon Prime members find what they are looking for at the best price, while also guiding them through the trials of new parenthood. Also unveiled was the Amazon Baby Wish List, for ... Read More »

SpaceX Just Laid out a Plan to Give Everyone Internet Access

During a recent Senate committee hearing, SpaceX laid out its plans for building a global internet network by launching more than 4,000 satellites into orbit. The company’s application to the FCC was completed in November, and it is eager to move forward with its plan. A WORLDWIDE NETWORK The fact that you’re able to read this article means you are one ... Read More »

Amazon India to Double Storage Capacity, Add 5,000 New Jobs in 2017

E-commerce company Amazon.in on Tuesday said it is set to double its storage capacity with the addition of 14 new fulfilment centres (FCs) in 2017 in India, including the recently announced seven specialised ones for large appliances and furniture. The Indian unit of the American e-commerce giant said the additional new seven FCs will be set up in Telangana, Haryana, ... Read More »

THE INTERNET IS FREAKING THE HELL OUT OVER THIS CREEPY VIRAL PHOTO

It takes you a moment. At first you think you’re looking at just another selfie of a couple. Every day, people are posting millions of these online. Then you see it. Just over the girl’s right shoulder, in the mirror—the back of the guy’s head, just like normal—and the girl’s evilly grinning twin. As the Daily Mail determined upon probing this photo by ... Read More »

Instagram on Android works without an internet connection

If Facebook has Lite to cater to users in the developing world, Instagram has offline mode for Android devices. The Facebook-owned company has revealed at F8 that most of its Android app’s features now work offline. People can browse their feeds and their Explore tabs even if they have no mobile data, as is the case for many users in ... Read More »

Yahoo’s New Male CEO Will Get Twice Marissa Mayer’s Salary

The company named board member Thomas McInerney, 52, as the head of its new spinoff company, Altaba. McInerney, former CFO at IAC media company – which owns brands such as Tinder, OKCupid, and the Princeton Review – is to get a $2 million base pay, the company announced in an SEC filing Monday. Mayer isn’t going entirely gently into the ... Read More »

The FCC’s plan to kill net neutrality will also kill internet privacy

Photo by James Bareham / The Verge After Congress repealed the FCC’s broadband privacy rules two weeks ago, new FCC chairman Ajit Pai promised the American people that he would ensure that the personal information they give to their ISPs would continue to be protected. Pai said that he planned to work with the Federal Trade Commission to “restore the ... Read More »