News tagged with web technologies

Casting light on the Internet's shadows (and shadowing)

The specter of a faceless system collecting data from Web users and compiling personal profiles has raised alarms among privacy advocates worldwide. Arvind Narayanan, an assistant professor of computer science at Princeton ...

Nov 06, 2014
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GitHub's Atom is open-sourced under MIT License

Atom, GitHub's text editor, turned a corner for programmers this month with the May 6 announcement that it is now open source, available under the MIT License. Atom is still OS X-exclusive; prebuilt versions ...

May 12, 2014 weblog
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Up the WebP chain at Google: Better speed, capability

(Phys.org) —Nicholas Doyle, optimization developer at Akamai Technologies, wrote last December about how image data dominates today's web site bytes, contributing to most of what we see. Loading images quickly ...

Mar 24, 2014 weblog
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Crowdsourcing search for missing plane is overloaded

A crowdsourcing effort to locate the missing Malaysia Airlines plane using satellite imagery overloaded the computer network with an "unprecedented" amount of traffic, the technology company said Tuesday.

Mar 11, 2014
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Shape Security develops world's first "botwall"

(Phys.org) —Newly created company Shape Security has announced new technology aimed at combating botnets. Called the ShapeShifter, the product helps protect website owners against website breaches, most s ...

Jan 23, 2014 weblog
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Tech bugs plague federal projects

t was an ambitious federal technology project, tying together a string of government databases in one Web portal. But the launch was a giant mess: contract missteps, broken deadlines, cost overruns. Users complained the site ...

Dec 05, 2013
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Powering better online document viewing

Viewing PDF and Microsoft Office documents on a Web browser can cause slow loading and messy formatting—and often such documents won't load at all. Most times, users will simply download the documents to ...

Oct 30, 2013
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Designing the classroom of the future

The integration of ICT into every day teaching can have a positive impact on student knowledge and understanding, and can help teachers deliver stimulating and motivating classes.

Sep 24, 2013
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AP buys stake in live video service Bambuser

The Associated Press said Thursday that it has bought a minority stake in the live video service Bambuser, boosting its ability to acquire and distribute video collected by people who have witnessed news events.

Jun 20, 2013
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