Topic: internet

WhatsApp for desktop, improving TypeScript projects, and Twitter open-sources DistributedLog—SD Times news digest: May 11, 2016

The Visual Studio team has been trying to find where documentation for some workflows could be improved, and how it could improve setting up TypeScript projects. As a result, there are now communities for each set of tools that will give users an idea of how TypeScript can fit in with a “standard” setup. The … continue reading

FCC to propose first Internet privacy rules

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to propose its first Internet privacy rules so there can finally be a way to regulate how Internet service providers handle user privacy. The agency is looking to restrict companies’ ability to share with advertisers and other third parties the information they collect about what customers are doing online. … continue reading

Ford and Mozilla are looking for Internet advocates

It seems like every day there is a new threat to the Internet that potentially harms or weakens Web security. To address these ongoing concerns, the Ford Foundation and Mozilla are looking for advocates to join its Open Web Fellows program. The Open Web Fellows program was launched in 2015 to find individuals who want … continue reading

Malware Museum lets people experience viruses (safely)

For security teams who are interested in launching old computer viruses or malware programs just for fun, there is now a collection available online that allows someone to experience these destructive viruses safely. This collection is called The Malware Museum, and it is a part of the Internet Archive, a non-profit that was founded to … continue reading

Making 3D-printed hair, Clutch partners with GitHub on enterprise DevOps deployments, and a ‘Universal API to Everything’—SD Times news digest: Nov. 5, 2015

You can create engagement rings, toys, art pieces and even casts, but researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have found a way to produce 3D-printed hair. 3D printers normally produce hard plastic objects, but the researchers found a way to produce hair-like strands, fibers and bristles using a common low-cost printer, they said in a press … continue reading

SD Times Blog: The Amazonian apocalypse, part 2 (updated)

It was only a few short months ago that a vulnerability in the Xen Hypervisor resulted in problems for Amazon’s EC2. We called it the Amazonian apocalypse then, and the time has come for its sequel. Last time, as you may recall, servers were chunked into sections and given windows during which they needed to … continue reading

Fifteen great holiday gifts for the geek in your life

It’s that time of the year again: holiday shopping time! Trying to figure out what to get each and every special person in your life can be stressful, but there’s one person you don’t have to worry about: the geek, the programmer, that lovable developer in your life. We’ve got you covered just in time … continue reading

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