Airbnb just aired a Super Bowl ad promoting a message of diversity and acceptance, ending with the statement that “the world is more beautiful the more you accept.” CEO Brian Chesky also tweeted a reference to the commercial, as well as an announcement that the company is aiming to provide short-term housing for 100,000 refugees, disaster survivors, and other displaced people over the next five years. Additionally, Airbnb will donate $4 million to the International Rescue Committee over the next four years.
It may be a good time to update your email password. A report from Reuters suggests that over 270 million hacked email credentials—including those from Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo—are circulating among Russian digital crime rings.
Read the complete story: http://gizmodo.com/russian-hackers-have-270-million-email-logins-includin-1774848936
For years, Twitter users have complained about the fact that link and photo URLs count against each tweet’s 140-character limit. Now that may finally change. According to a report in Bloomberg, Twitter will stop including photos and links in character counts,
Read the complete story: http://techcrunch.com/2016/05/16/twitter-may-remove-photos-and-links-from-its-140-character-limit/
First things first: though they look nearly identical, the X-T2 is slightly larger than its predecessor. You’d be hard pressed to tell the difference without holding both cameras simultaneously, but it’s worth noting. The most important change to the X-T2 is in the sensor. Fujifilm has brought over the 24.3-megapixel X-Trans CMOS III that debuted in the X-Pro 2, adding eight megapixels on top of the 16 that the X-T1 offered. It’s not a huge leap, but makes a very noticeable difference in terms of image detail. And as my colleague Sam Byford mentioned in his review of the X-Pro 2, those 24 megapixels really allow the company’s lineup of lenses to shine.
Experts are warning of a serious security flaw that has apparently gone undetected for years and can weaken encrypted connections between computers and websites, potentially undermining security across the Internet.
The flaw, which has been dubbed FREAK, affects the widely used Secure Sockets Layer protocol and its successor, Transport Layer Security,
Firefox now blocks the latest version of Flash citing ‘known vulnerabilities’.
For Flash, the writing may finally be on the wall.
Mozilla has blocked Flash on its popular Firefox browser. A message now appears saying that Flash — the plug-in that enables animation, browser games, and other graphics online — is vulnerable,
It seems that Facebook quietly removed Bing as its primary search provider over the weekend, announcing plans to debut its own search tool on Monday, according to Reuters.
Read the complete story: http://techcrunch.com/2014/12/13/facebook-dumps-bing-will-introduce-its-own-search-tool/
Tesla is working on a snake-like charger that will slither its way to a Tesla car and charge it, all without drivers having to put forth any effort.
The electric car company’s CEO, Elon Musk, shared news of the
Read the complete story: http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/elon-musk-working-snake-charger-tesla-cars/story?id=27929903
Google has simplified the classic CAPTCHA challenge-response test, replacing those annoyingly distorted phrases with a simple question: Are you a robot?
Read the complete story: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2473062,00.asp
NEWS ANALYSIS: Mozilla shifts its search allegiance from Google to Yahoo. What is the impact for its Firefox browser, users and the big money behind it all?