Internet

US Seeks to Take Control of Infected Routers From Hackers

HIGHLIGHTS A federal judge in Pennsylvania gave FBI the permission FBI can seize a domain that was being used to control infected devices Cisco Systems on Wednesday released a report on the hacking campaign The US government said late on Wednesday that it would seek to wrestle hundreds of thousands of infected routers and storage devices from the control of hackers ... Read More »

Netflix Sets Premiere Date for The Simpsons Creator Matt Groening’s New Show, Disenchantment

HIGHLIGHTS Disenchantment premieres August 17 Created by Matt Groening, of The Simpsons fame Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) voices the lead character Netflix has set a premiere date for The Simpsons creator Matt Groening’s first new show in nearly two decades – an adult fantasy animated series called Disenchantment – and provided a first look of the central trio: a hard-drinking young princess Bean, ... Read More »

US Congress Spars Over Social Media Filtering; Companies Skip Hearing

Democrats and Republicans in the US House of Representatives on Thursday sparred over the role of social media platforms Facebook, Google and Twitter in filtering content after representatives of the tech companies skipped a hearing. Republicans repeatedly suggested at a House Judiciary Committee hearing that Facebook, Alphabet’s Google and Twitter are censoring or blocking content from conservatives, a charge the companies denied. Lawmakers from both parties agreed ... Read More »

5 Ways To Establish A Personal Brand On The Internet

Odds are, you already Googled everyone from your Tinder date to your prospective employer. But did you ever stop to think that they probably Google YOU as well? Tinder aside, 93% of employers said they will search for your social media profiles during the interview process. What does your online presence say about you? It’s time to get it in check. ... Read More »

JUTC to Provide Free Internet Service on Public Passenger Buses

Beginning December 2018, commuters will have free access to the Internet when travelling on Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) buses. This will be facilitated through the installation of mobile gateway devices on approximately 450 buses to provide Wi-Fi connectivity. The devices will create a Vehicle Area Network (VAN) that enables commuters to access LTE/4G service inside and immediately outside the ... Read More »

How to become a YouTube star

We cannot imagine life without YouTube. It is the modern encyclopaedia that we consult whenever we need to know about anything and everything. Chris Anderson of TED Talk fame has compared its contribution to that of inventor and printer Johannes Guttenberg’s towards bulk communication. From education to journalism, to advertisement, politics, social awareness or popular culture YouTube’s influence is felt ... Read More »

Google Home Will Now Let You Wake Up to Your Favourite Music

HIGHLIGHTS New feature wakes you up to your favourite songs or radio station You can also choose music from streaming services like Spotify or Pandora Assistant will help you keep up with TV shows Google is rolling out a new feature to Google Home devices that will let you set the music of your choice as an alarm to wake you up in ... Read More »

Elon Musk Offers Sneak Peek of SpaceX Spacesuit on Instagram

HIGHLIGHTS SpaceX suit resembles with those worn by NASA astronauts SpaceX founder Elon Musk shared a glimpse of it on Instagram “Worth noting that this actually works (not a mockup),” he added further Astronauts travelling aboard Elon Musk’s Dragon Capsule will wear form-fitting white-and-black spacesuits that bear little resemblance to their NASA forebears, the SpaceX founder revealed Wednesday, a pivotal development in his quest ... Read More »

Android Malware Targets 232 Banking Apps Including Indian Banks: Quick Heal

HIGHLIGHTS Malware is known as Android.banker.A9480 Android banking trojan steals login ID, password, SMS, contact lists Not only banking apps, but cryptocurrency apps affected too An Android malware is reportedly targeting over 232 banking apps including a few banks in India. The Trojan malware, named ‘Android.banker.A9480’, is designed to steal personal data from users, Quick Heal Security Labs reports. Similar to other banking malware, ... Read More »

Twitter Seeks Business Ad Dollars With Live News, CEO Tweets

HIGHLIGHTS Twitter is going after a more niche business audience With the move, it will start competing with LinkedIn Twitter has 330 million monthly active users, struggling to grow Twitter is turning its spotlight onto a new demographic in its bid to lure more advertising dollars to its social media platform: deep-pocketed business users. The microblogging service has 330 million monthly ... Read More »