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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.

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.

Twitter add a special photo feature descriptions for blind users

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Twitter continues to make its services more accessible to users with limited ability to see the (blind).

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It released the microblogging social networking support additional features description of the image on the Twitter app on iOS and Android. Thus, any description contained in an image can be read using a screen reader.

Company says, this feature can be used not only active Twitter users who per day to reach 320 million users, but also can be used by publishers and developers.

The release of this feature as well as a sign that Twitter wants to get closer to the developer community. Some time ago, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey apologized publicly on tense relations between the company and the developer.

Twitter said the feature description of the image is the fourth most requested user.

Then, how to use these features? In the thumbnail images to be uploaded will present the ‘add description’. When the button was tapped, will pop up a dialog box that can hold 420 character description of the image.

In 2006, when Twitter presents only text services, its contents accessible to visually impaired users with the help of screen readers.

“Then, in recent years, we increase the Twitter platform capable of supporting a variety of media. However, we do not provide a text description of the image for users and developers of us,” the company wrote in a blog upload.

Another benefit of the presence of this feature is, if the user utilizes text description on an uploaded image, it will be easier for a search engine to identify specific nudge.

Image content is one thing that may not only be sought through search engines Google, Yahoo, and Bing, but also on the Twitter search field.

For information, users accessing Twitter through the app on iOS and Android devices can now use this feature. While Twitter users who access through the web can not be tasted.

Great salary, What Facebook Employees Happy?

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People who work at Facebook seems very happy with his work. A recent data shows 96 percent of employees working in the largest social network was satisfied with his work.

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The data obtained from a survey conducted on workers at PayScale page 18 technology companies.

In a survey released Wednesday, the company formed by Mark Zuckerberg ranks first employee satisfaction level compared with employees of Google, Apple, Amazon, and Tesla.

Facebook employees, according to the data, also has a stress level that is 44 percent lower than any other technology company employees. What makes them feel happy with his work?

Glassdoor career site recently published a list of best companies to work and Facebook is the fifth.

Have a great income certainly makes people happier, but it is not income that is the reason Facebook employees are happy. Facebook employees are paid an average of US $ 116,000 in the first five years.

Then, employees who have worked more than 10 years his salary increased to US $ 149,000. This figure does not include stock compensation earned by each employee.

Another benefit is gained if one becomes employee Mark Zuckerberg is getting a free lunch and a snack, playroom, and a barbershop.

The social networking site was 12 years old that offers a variety of other things that also reduces the level of stress, such as male and female employees get four months paid leave when being a parent.

Also free health insurance for single employees. Meanwhile, for those who have been married, the insurance is charged at a low cost. The average age of workers in Facebook about 29 years and only 32 percent of Facebook employees are female.

“If you work for Facebook, you do not need to worry about anything. All the benefits you can feel, “said Glassdoor.