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The Daily Stormer Forced Underground

The Daily Stormer Forced Underground

‘The World’s Most Visited Alt-Right Website,’ is finally down. If anything, this is a victory for humanity. ‘The Daily Stormer,’ rightly stormed the Internet with an article mocking the tragic death of 32-year old Heather Heyer at the Charlottesville riot. Since then, the site has been forced underground by GoDaddy, Google, DigitalOcean, and CloudFlare; all agreeing with the notion that the site, ‘violated terms of use,’ with its incitement of violence and hate speech. Read More
What is Fintech and How Could Your Business Benefit from It?

What is Fintech and How Could Your Business Benefit from It?

Been hearing the word, ‘Fintech,’ a lot these days? Curious to know what it is? Here’s a quick guide to understanding fintech and how it can have a positive impact on your business. What is Fintech? Before we attempt to define fintech, we need to reflect on existing problems in the finance world. For one, people generally are intimidated by anything that has to do with financial transactions, records or taxes. Read More
Bringing Broadband to Rural Areas in Microsoft Style

Bringing Broadband to Rural Areas in Microsoft Style

With the ways that Netflix, Hulu, Sling and yes, good old cable, have changed the way that we all watch TV, there are tons of unused TV signals with nothing better to do. Well, Microsoft wants to change that. Microsoft wants to use those lonely TV signals to provide rural broadband service in the future. However, the TV stations have an issue with this. Of course, it’s not the first time that a group or individual has tried to put out a plan to use that “white space”. Read More
These are the Most Reliable Payment Apps Today

These are the Most Reliable Payment Apps Today

Until a few years ago, sending money internationally via the Internet was a pain. The fee amount, the deduction of taxes and the minor problems of out of location payment was a huge hindrance. PayPal was the only option that worked but only for people in selected countries. If you had to pay someone in say Philippines for some work, you could not do it any other way other than through a bank transfer or a credit card transfer, but that wasn’t an easy option. Read More
U.S. Defense Department to Implement New Email Encryption Standards

U.S. Defense Department to Implement New Email Encryption Standards

Following the saga of Kaspersky and the vulnerabilities in the U.S. Defense System, the department is determined to replace old ways with new standards. By next year (2018), the US Department of Defense will be building and implementing a new security system for all its electronic communication. The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) which is responsible for the safe management of Pentagon emails will be adopting the STARTTLS encryption protocol to prevent the transition of emails while in transit. Read More
Is SoundCloud in Troubled Waters?

Is SoundCloud in Troubled Waters?

In a blog post, SoundCloud’s CEO, Alex Jung announced that he will lay off 173 employees and wrap up business in the London and San Francisco office, focusing on the Berlin and New York office. “By reducing our costs and continuing our revenue growth, we’re on our path to profitability and in control of SoundCloud’s independent future,” wrote Alex. He further adds, ‘In the competitive world of music streaming, we’ve spent the last several years growing our business, and more than doubled our revenue in the last 12 months alone. Read More
Fitness Tracker Jawbone Company Goes Under After a Long Struggle

Fitness Tracker Jawbone Company Goes Under After a Long Struggle

The Jawbone company, which made Bluetooth speakers and fitness trackers, is finally liquidating its assets after a long struggle. They stopped selling products in September 2016 and sold their inventory to a third-party reseller to get some much-needed money. Employees were leaving the company, which also cut ties with the third-party customer service agency they had contracted until then. And now in July 2017, they began the liquidation process. Hosain Rahman, the co-founder of Jawbone moved on to another new company he founded, Jawbone Health Hub, which will supposedly continue its operations and will keep servicing any existing Jawbone products. Read More
Skype 8.0 Receives Backlash from Users

Skype 8.0 Receives Backlash from Users

Microsoft has re-invented the wheels once again with Skype, it’s most popular video calling and messaging app. It has been a long ride for Skype ever since it was acquired by Microsoft six years ago. There have been design changes, interface upgrades, additional features etc that were to make Skype be at a competitive edge with the likes of Facebook’s Messenger, Snapchat, Viber etc. Each year, Skype tries harder to be like the cool kid in town, but it often forgets that people don’t want it to be the new kid in town; people want Skype to be Skype. Read More
Volvo Announces No Purley Gas Vehicles by 2019

Volvo Announces No Purley Gas Vehicles by 2019

We’ve been told electric cars are the future. That future became more of a reality recently as Swedish car giants Volvo have announced that from 2019, the company will only be manufacturing both electric or electric-hybrid cars. Plans to phase out production of gas only cars have been well received as the world looks to drastically cut CO2 emissions from our roads. Volvo has also announced that along with this phase out period they will also be releasing two new high-powered electric cars, all under the Polestar name. Read More
Judge Tosses Out Facebook $15Bn Lawsuit

Judge Tosses Out Facebook $15Bn Lawsuit

Facebook’s operations have been under scrutiny plenty of times and numerous cases have been filed against the platform. From the EU to the U.S., the company had to face some serious probes, investigations and litigation matters. One such nationwide litigation in the U.S. accused Facebook of tracking the activity of users even after they logged out of the network. Fortunately for Facebook though, U.S. District Judge Edward Davila in San Jose, California dismissed the case against the company and cited that the plaintiffs, ‘failed to show they had a reasonable expectation of privacy, or that they suffered from any realistic economic harm or loss. Read More
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