This is behind Haaretz’s paywall but it’s well worth reading.
Exciting news! The Internet Slowdown net neutrality protest planned for September 10th is really taking off. This morning, a dozen of the world’s largest websites announced that they’re joining in a big way. Sites you know and love like Etsy, Kickstarter, Wordpress, Vimeo,…
Already this year, the number of migrants arriving by boat on Italy’s shores has surpassed 40,000, the total number of migrants that arrived in 2013. Earlier this month, Italy said it rescued some 5,200 people in the span of just four days. Officials there warn that many more will die without broader support from across Europe. (via Boat Migrants Risk Everything for a New Life in Europe | TIME)
No matter how complicated your passwords are or how well you’re storing them, you have to trust that the site you’re using is doing security correctly. If they’re not, your password could be leaked out onto the Internet, where any evil villain could use your credentials for no good. In fact, in most cases, you should probably just assume that every password you have will be stolen at some point.
It’s not all bad news though. There are methods to keep attackers out of certain accounts, even if you posted your password out on the Internet for all the world to see (this is an extreme example, please don’t do this!). Today we’re going to explore one of those methods, called Two-Factor Authentication.
Two Factor authentication isn’t a fix all for all security issues but it’s a good start. In the wake of the iCloud hacking story this is just a friendly reminder to step up your security game.
ThinkUp gives you superpowers, and the newest one is X-ray vision.
With only 160 characters to work with what we share in our Twitter bio often reveals what’s most important to us or what we think is most important about us. But while our followers might see our tweets every day it’s unlikely…
The last few weeks in videogame culture have seen a level of combativeness more marked and bitter than any beforehand.
First, a developer—a woman who makes games who has had so much piled on to her that I don’t want to perpetuate things by naming her—was the target of a harassment campaign that…
I wish I had said that about Menu and Hours. Sigh.