If you’re reading this article, the odds are that you are a Google Adsense publisher, and you’ve seen a line item on your Adsense report reading “Web caches and other” and are wondering just what the hell it means. So, here’s what that “Web caches and others” refers to.
A new report by the UK’s top Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, David Anderson, says that bulk interception and acquisition of Internet and communications data is of ‘vital utility’ to security and intelligence agencies.
We’ve all seen them – there are all sorts of ads for scams on Facebook, and all sorts of scammy ads and false advertising on Facebook (such as the ones suggesting a famous actress such as Betty White or Judi Dench has died). In fact, for many of us, not a day goes by that we don’t see some ridiculous ad on Facebook and think “How can Facebook let them get away with that ad?” In part it’s because Facebook relies on people reporting scammy ads to Facebook. So here’s how to report ads on Facebook.
It’s not all that often that Amazon gets it wrong, especially when you consider that, by some estimates, Amazon ships more than 3million packages a day. Still, sometimes an Amazon order arrives with a damaged box, or damaged items, or just plain bad packaging. Amazon has actually made it easy to provide them with feedback and to report poor packing or damaged packaging, if you know how. Here’s how to report damaged packaging or bad packing, or leave other packing or packaging feedback, at Amazon.
The Justice Department has released the results of its investigations into both the shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, and into the Ferguson Police Department itself, along with an online statement regarding its investigation into the shooting, and the atmosphere of fear and racism, in Ferguson, Missouri. Here is an overview, and links to the reports online.
With the increase in wifi in automobiles, coupled with onboard computing and tracki.. er, diagnostic capabilities, there has been a lot in the news lately about hackers wirelessly hacking cars. But how likely is it that your vehicle could be hacked?
Early today the Senate declassified and made public the Senate Select Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program (or, as some are calling it, the Bush Cheney CIA Torture Report). We know that many of you will be looking for the CIA torture methods report online, and so, we are giving it to you here.
In a scathing indictment against the Democratic (hah!) People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), also known as North Korea, the UN’s Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has levelled charges amounting to crimes against humanity. The United Nations commission found that “The gravity, scale and nature of these violations reveal a State that does not have any parallel in the contemporary world.”
The President’s Review Group, convened to address NSA surveillance and related issues revealed by Edward Snowden, has issued its report and recommendations on how to rein in and address the widespread, overbroad nature of NSA surveillance in general, and its trampling of privacy in particular, while at the same time addressing the genuine need for national security.
Yesterday we reported a few fixes for the bug affecting the “Do Not Disturb” feature on iOS 6, which resulted in the feature to not turn off once it was set, causing the users of iOS6 devices to miss appointments, phone calls, and alerts. But it appears that Apple is promising an automatic fix by January 8th.
If you’re an Apple iPhone 5 or any other type of iOS6 user who missed a few appointments or an important notice today, you’re not alone. It seems that with the roll over of the new year, those who used the “Do Not Disturb” feature on iOS 6 found that it won’t turn off, causing their phone to be stuck on “Do Not Disturb” mode through New Years Day, and so not sending them notifications as usual.
If you received an email from Twitter prompting you to change your password due to a possible hack, you’re not alone. It was a mistake from Twitter, who has issued a statement explaining what happened.
An app as an essay, that is what is behind Robin Sloane’s, author of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hours Bookstore, app, Fish: a Tap Essay. It doesn’t do anything like allow you to play games or find friends. It is simply an essay with some thoughts on the Internet, and the way that we treat and view online content.
It appears that rumors saying that Facebook has made private messages of millions of users’ public is just that – a rumor. The alleged privacy issue began with reports from the French newspaper Metro, and it spread like wildfire from there, and it wasn’t long before Facebook and the Twitter-sphere were abuzz with the rumor.
Akamai Technologies released its current “State of the Internet” report this week and, according to Akamai, there has been a 2000% increase in DDOS attacks over the past 3 years, with nearly half of all attacks coming from Asia. According to Akamai’s State of the Net report, Indonesia has leapfrogged over China and Taiwan to take its place as the top source of these attacks, with Taiwan and China coming in second and third. Akamai also rated, among other things, the fastest cities in the world, meaning which cities have the fastest average Internet connection speed.