Day: November 28, 2017

Snap’s new filters could be the start of an advertising revolution

Snapchat is playing with object recognition filters, which will automatically recognize things in your images and create filters tailored to them. Needless to say, this looks like something advertisers could make the best use of. The filters were first spotted by Mashable this week, and began rolling out to users shortly before that. So far, …

Please build websites for the web, not just Google Chrome.

The “bad old days” of the Internet have long passed. Remember them? When the browser landscape was deeply fragmented, and rife with proprietary elements, like ActiveX, Flash, and Silverlight? Thank God they’re over. In 2017, with open standards, there’s literally no reason for proprietary lock-ins, where websites only work on certain browsers and on certain …

How to keep your ecommerce business from being hacked this holiday season

New data from cyber security software provider Symantec and ecommerce platform BigCommerce indicates that the cost of a data breach to an ecommerce retailer could be as much as $172 per record compromised, with the cost to retailers continuing to rise right alongside the likelihood that businesses will experience an attack. These cyber attacks are …

MacOS High Sierra has an embarrassing bug that gives anyone Admin access

Apple’s macOS High Sierra has a fatal security flaw allowing anyone to bypass system security by logging in as “Root” with no password and clicking “unlock” numerous times. Here’s what we know so far: A user reported the issue earlier today, but initially it wasn’t specified which version of Mac OS High Sierra was affected, …

In 2017 porn sites care more about your online freedom than politicians

This is your reminder that Pornhub and YouPorn are currently doing more to defend your rights on the free internet than the Federal Communications Commission. The pornography industry has been one of net neutrality’s staunchest defenders, going so far as to have a day of loading icons to protest potential rollback in June. Even earlier, in …