Category Archives: Internet

Great, active users Snapchat overshoots twitter

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Application-based video and photo messages, Snapchat, is now more popular than social networking Twitter.

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In fact, the age of the application made by Evan Spiegel was only 4 years old. While Twitter is now treading the age of 10 years in cyberspace.

Based on Bloomberg lapaoran, Snapchat now has the number of daily active users were 150 million users.

While the number of active Twitter users is less than 140 million people per day. However, both Snapchat and Twitter has not made its comments on this.

Even so, the strong suspected that Twitter’s growth is not so high that one of the factors Twitter defeat on Snapchat.

In fact, it is considered a major factor Twitter has recorded a dismal performance on Wall Street. The growth of social networking users that Twitter was reportedly dropped dramatically compared to the past two quarters.

Meanwhile, Snapchat become one of the social networking service that diligently releasing new features and filters to attract the attention of users.

End of April 2015, Bloomberg also reported that all Snapchat users watched 10 billion videos per day. This figure rose dramatically from February 2015, in which as many as 8 billion videos are viewed by all Snapchat active users per day.

Netflix launches website to test Internet connection speed

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Fast.com Netflix launched a web site that can be used to measure the speed of the internet connection. Fast.com complement similar services already present first as Ookla Speedtest and nPerf, both of which are already present in the form of applications or websites.

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How to use this service very easy and fast. Once you get to a page fast.com, whether it be through a mobile connection, Wi-Fi, or wired, immediately also internet connection speed test will take place.

It’s more simple than the Ookla Speedtest and nPerf. It is only natural considering fast.com just testing the download speed.

Other metrics such as upload speed and ping, and the reaction time between the connection and server, are not included in the results displayed. However, fast.com “kindly” to show links to speedtest.net belongs Ookla as a comparison.

We all want the Internet faster, the better. But the internet speed is very varied and can be affected by other users on the network or congestion with your Internet service provider. and Fast.com, a new tool that consumers can use to a greater insight and control over their internet service.

Facebook Messenger will have a feature-busting message

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A number of technology companies began to show extra attention on the security of users of its services. One such company is Facebook.

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Facebook’s app, WhatsApp, and implements several encryption end-to-end to ensure the security of user conversation. After WhatsApp, Facebook reportedly will present similar features for other services that the Messenger.

Facebook is reportedly preparing a feature “automatic message busting”. It is known from @iOSAppChanges Twitter account, which spread the image of these features. Features that appear in the Messenger app for IOS version 68.0.

The actual version is already available on the App Store. However, Facebook is predicted will launch the latest version of Messenger later. Although the leaked pictures come from iOS devices, Facebook will also be presenting similar features for Android.

Regarding functionality, users can basically determine the “age” of messages in a matter of minutes, days, months, even years, thanks to such features. When the message has reached its deadline, the message recipient can no longer see it.

When using this feature, users will receive a notification contains the message, “You turned on disappearing messages, or you enable message busting”. Remain- deadline will also display any message.

Emergency, two hundred million more email accounts sold illegally in Russia

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Hundreds of millions of email accounts reported to have been sold illegally in Russia. Email accounts being traded is a Gmail, Hotmail, and Yahoo Mail.

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Alex Holden, Chief Information Security from Hold Security said that there are about 272 300 000 e-mail accounts that have been stolen and sold by parties who are not responsible.

The third addition to the popular email service, email Mail.ru which was known as the Russian e-mail service is also ‘missed’ as much as 57 million accounts.

Once examined, Yahoo Mail account hacked account has reached 40 million, or as much as 15 percent. While as many as 33 million Hotmail account or 12 percent, while the Gmail account is only about 24 million in the account or nine percent.

Not only email account, Holden also revealed that he found thousands of combinations of usernames and passwords stolen from bank employees, manufacturing and retail companies United States.

The danger, according to Holden, this information could be given to people who are not responsible. These credentials can instead be abused many times.

Meanwhile, a spokesman for Mail.ru Tayupova Madina, said it was checking whether the combination of username and password as email users and is still active and will warn users who have teretas to immediately replace username and password as soon as possible.

Not wanting to lose employees, Google forms incubator program

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Google reportedly brewing an incubator project that is specifically intended for their employees. This information was first known from The Information report some time ago.

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Incubator project called ‘Area 120’ is made to ensure the best talent Google do not need to get out of the company.

So, Google employees will be able to develop their ideas with the support of Google, including funding.

Google executives called responsible for the project is Don Harrison and Bradley Horowitz. Unfortunately, detailed information about the program is still very small.

However, based on information from an anonymous source, the program allows Google employees to keep working while continuing to develop pioneering project.

Through this program, employees who accepted the proposal can focus entirely on completing the pilot project. Therefore, the originator of a pilot project need not worry about losing a job at Google, when a pioneering project did not go well.

After several months of development, startups can then be established as a new independent company. Google’s move to launch this program is called to prevent the departure of their best talent to the company’s competitors.

Previously, Google has just lost Regina Dugan Head of the Advanced Technologies and Projects Group who participated in Project Tango and decided to leave to Facebook last month.

Use of the Internet at risk of destroying his career and marriage

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According to a study conducted by Kaspersky Lab, there are still many people are careful about sharing personal information via the internet at risk situation.

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As many as 28% of respondents sharing confidential data inadvertently and 16% are willing to reveal secrets about themselves, despite the fact proves that sharing information online can jeopardize jobs or even their relationship.

Surveys conducted Kaspersky Lab is working with B2B International. They asked more than 12,000 people around the world and found that there are still many people who are willing to take the risk of sharing personal data through online communication channels in an online environment that is dangerous.

The data are distributed in the form of a photograph of yourself (45%), with their contact details (42%), photos of other people (32%), sensitive personal data (30%), and the data associated with the job (20%) online ,

Further, and perhaps even potentially more serious, one in six respondents share the secrets about themselves (16%), while 9% communicate personal information about others and 8% share sensitive financial details.

It still happens despite the fact that half of the respondents were very concerned about the devastating impact that they receive if the information was published, both in terms of financial loss and emotional distress.

One third of respondents are concerned that it could ruin their relationship or embarrass or offend someone and one in six respondents (15%) fear that it could jeopardize their careers.

Regarding this concern was also recognized by the respondents. A total of 28% admitted that they intentionally share confidential data and one in ten respondents suffered losses as a result of such action.

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Of those losses, the consequences of which they received, including loss of a friend (20%), in-bullying (17%), suffered a financial loss (15%), decided or divorced couples (13%), and fired from their jobs ( 13%).

However, 13% of respondents still do not take any precautionary measures to safeguard information and online activities keep them safe. Only four out of ten respondents who maintain close interaction with family and friends apart from other activities (43%) or all messages and posts before share (39%).

A quarter of respondents try to avoid sending or share information when they drank alcohol and 29% of respondents who feel guilty about choosing to take steps that could be said to be ineffective, with a rush erase their Internet history after sharing something.

“Many consumers are still not fully understand the realized risk with caution when it comes to online activities. With so many devices and online channels at your fingertips, it’s never been easier to send messages unencrypted or accidentally share information with the wrong people , “said David Emm, Principal Security Researcher of Kaspersky Lab, commented on it.

Through a written statement, David said, if it does not understand well about cyberspace or cyber savvy, and if it also does not have the security and privacy protection is right, then the user can get the possibility of such damages and even destruction of friendship career.

After everything is published online, then it will be there forever. So, if you are still in doubt, it would be better if it kept it to herself.