Yes, it’s true – today, August 1, 2014 – Facebook is down. No word yet from Facebook on whether Facebook was hacked, or someone tripped over a power cord, or just what the problem is. Within moments, it was all over Twitter, and apparently around the world, as people in all language started posting that Facebook was down, Facebook es mort, etc.. UPDATE: At 9:30am PST / 12:30pm EST Facebook came back up. No word yet on what the problem was.
That USB thumbdrive or flash drive that you have in your pocket may be a vector for all kinds of malware in the firmware, and once infected it cannot be fixed. In fact that’s true of any USB device, not just thumb drives. That’s the conclusion that Jakob Lell and Karsten Nohl, security researchers who have developed BadUSB, have reached.
The great thing about Paypal recurring payments, that recur automatically, is how you can set them, and then forget about them. The downside of Paypal automatic recurring payments is how you can set them, and then forget about them. So it’s important to review your Paypal recurring payments and cancel ones that you no longer need.
This is incredibly cool, and incredibly useful! 16-year old Nicholas Rubin has written a browser extension called Greenhouse that allows you to hover over any politician’s name on any web page and instantly see what industries contributed to their campaigns, in what amount.
If you find that Finder on your Mac or Macbook has started hanging or freezing (giving you the spinning disc or beach ball of death), try these steps. These have worked for us, and others.
OK Cupid is the latest online company to admit that it experimented on its users. However, in this instance one can make the case that experimenting was necessary in order to get their online dating matching algorithms right. And they weren’t intentionally trying to influence their users’ emotions, like Facebook did.