Social Media

Tired of Clinton and Trump? How to block political posts on Facebook

Political banter on social media can be quite unsavory to say the least. Here are a few ways to rid your Facebook News Feed of politics, so you won't have to endure another post regarding Trump or Clinton again.

Yahoo's data breach has Verizon feeling buyer's remorse, may withdraw aquisition

Yahoo disclosed it discovered a data breach from 2014 that affected 500 million accounts. Verizon thinks that could affect its $4.83 billion deal to acquire the company. Verizon is waiting for Yahoo to finish its investigation into the…

Hackers use SSH to control connected devices for brute-force attacks

A report reveals that hackers can easily move past the SSH login block with a few simple tricks if the manufacturer-provided credentials remain unchanged. Thanks to this, internet-based devices are used in brute-force attacks on consumers.
Social Media

Facebook now lets you use Google Cast or AirPlay to stream video on your TV

Want to enjoy Facebook videos on your TV instead of smartphone? Facebook has enabled a new feature on its mobile app that allows you to do so. Simply click the button, hit the TV icon, and select which device you want to stream to.

‘How and where do I vote?’ Google is making it easier to find out

It has helped you find all the information you need to make an informed decision this November, and now it's helping you put that decision to action. Google now tells you where to vote and who's on the ballot.

Hacker steals at least 58 million personal records from data management firm

At least 58 million database records, and as many as 258 million, were stolen from online service provider Modern Business Solutions, including just the data needed for identity theft.

Google gets another extension to respond to EU antitrust allegations

The European Commission formally leveraged charges against Google over what it says are anticompetitive practices with its Shopping service. Google has gotten another extension to file its response.
Social Media

Without human oversight, Facebook’s trending algorithm features fake news

There have been many reports of fake, satirical, or downright wrong news stories being promoted on Facebook through its Trending stories ever since the social network removed most human oversight from the process.

Google, Facebook are draping more fiber optic cables across the Pacific Ocean

Google has teamed up with Facebook, Pacific Light Data Communication, and TE Subcom to drape fiber optic cables across the Pacific Ocean, connecting Los Angeles to Hong Kong. A portion will provide more Google Drive bandwidth in China.
Virtual Reality

See Paris like you’ve never seen it before with Google’s Curio-cité virtual tour

Sure, it might not be the exact equivalent of flying to Europe and walking down the Champs-Élysées, but thanks to Google, you might be able to experience an acceptable alternative to your Paris trip. It's all thanks to…
Social Media

Did you register to vote? Chances are good that Facebook played a role

Clicktivism has evolved into action. According to election officials, Facebook has driven "substantial increases" in voter registration numbers the country over, and all it took was a 17-word reminder.

Blockchain technology may help secure the nuclear weapons of the future

DARPA is looking into the use of Blockchain technology to help secure some of the world's most powerful weapons and assets. Since it can easily detect tampering, it could be better than simply trying to keep hackers out.