Category Archives: Technologies

Click fraud, ad blockers and fake news: How programmatic became problematic by http://bit.ly/2oq3QHF

If the programmatic advertising ecosystem were a terrarium, automation and data-driven audience targeting would be the fertile loam from which the promise of digital sprouts.

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Turn That Old Tablet Into A Sub-$100 Linux Laptop by http://bit.ly/2fnA7rr

Tiny laptops have always been devices that promise so much, yet fail somehow to deliver. From the Atari Portfolio palmtops through to the recent crop of netbooks they have been either eye-wateringly expensive if they are any good, or so compromised by their size constraints as to be next-to-useless. We’ve seen DOS, EPOC, Windows, WinCE, Palm OS, Linux distros and more in tiny form factors over the years, yet few have made a significant mark.

The prospect of a “proper” computer in your hand isn’t something to abandon just yet though. We are now reaching the point at which the previous generation of higher-end Android tablets are both acceptably powerful and sufficiently numerous as to be available at a very reasonable price.

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Phishing with Unicode Domains by http://bit.ly/2pk366O

If I told you this could be a phishing site, would you believed me? tl;dr: check out the proof-of-concept Punycode makes it possible to register domains with foreign characters. It works by converting individual domain label to an alternative format using only ASCII characters.

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Why Facebook Keeps Beating Every Rival: It’s the Network, of Course by https://is.gd/NkBZQR

The tech world just witnessed a robbery. The heist was so brazen you kind of had to admire it, even if it was pulled off with all the grace of a gas station stickup. Facebook barged into Snapchat’s happy Venice Beach, Calif. mansion, took a solid inventory of the goods, then lifted the crown jewels. First a version of Stories, the fun slide-show format that Snapchat created, appeared last year on Instagram, owned by Facebook. Then Snapchat’s features made their way to WhatsApp and Messenger, Facebook’s chat apps. A couple of weeks ago they got to the big leagues — Facebook’s main app — and the heist was complete.

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How to fly drones for journalism in the U.S. by https://is.gd/9kRIN2

About six months ago, we bought a drone to help us cover stories at the Yakima Herald-Republic, a daily newspaper in Yakima, Washington. We’d seen other people’s drone footage of fires and floods and protests, and wanted to get our own.

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