Russia wants to disconnect the entire country from the global internet to simulate a cyberwar. It will redirect domestic web traffic internally, through the Russian government routing points rather than using the global infrastructure on which the web was built. It’s part of the Kremlin’s plan to make the country’s internet independent so that it could survive being cut off by other nations. It comes as NATO countries step up sanctions and cyberattacks against Russia. Having all web traffic within Russia pass through government routing points could also allow Moscow to set up a massive web censorship system, like in China. Russia plans to temporarily disconnect the entire country from the global internet, in order to simulate an all-out cyberwar on the country. Under this test, Russian internet service providers (ISPs) would have to redirect web traffic from within the country to routing points approved or managed by the government’s telecom watchdog, … [Read more...] about Russia plans to disconnect the entire country from the internet to simulate an all-out cyberwar
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by ByChristopher Mele Aug. 1, 2018 Last year was a banner year for the exposure of personal information, and so far this year there has been a steady drumbeat of data breaches, so many that experts worry that people are just throwing up their hands in defeat. Timehop, an app that collects old photos and posts from social media, disclosed a breach in July that affected 21 million of its users. Names, dates of birth, phone numbers and email addresses were among the identifiable details that were leaked. Under Armour revealed a data breach in March of 150 million accounts on its food and nutrition app MyFitnessPal; the genealogy site MyHeritage announced one in June affecting 92 million users, and 340 million individual records held by the marketing firm Exactis were exposed that month on a publicly … [Read more...] about Data Breaches Keep Happening. So Why Don’t You Do Something?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Smarter Living Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Millions of smart TVs in U.S. homes are tracking everything you watch for the sake of advertisers. If that doesn’t sit right with you, here’s how to turn it off. ByWhitson Gordon July 23, 2018 Your smart TV is probably tracking everything that appears on the screen. While ad tracking is par for the course on the internet in 2018, smart TVs are particularly interesting. They don’t just track the shows you stream on their built-in apps: they can recognize any show you’re watching, any game you’re playing, or any ad that appears on the screen — from any device connected to the TV. This technology — called Automatic Content Recognition and usually provided by a company called Samba TV — is simultaneously fascinating and creepy. It aims to provide more relevant ads … [Read more...] about How to Stop Your Smart TV from Tracking What You Watch
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Hank Green does a lot, which you probably already know if you're reading this article. Here's a very incomplete summary: He just wrote a novel, and he is one half of the Vlogbrothers on YouTube with his brother John. The Vlogbrothers' fans spawned an online community called the Nerdfighters, one of the O.G. groups of people arguing that the Internet could be an immense force for good in the world. He does science and education videos, and he lives in Montana. On Friday, before our interview, Green was on his laptop making a thumbnail for a video that he would upload later that day. We were in Anaheim, California, for VidCon, the online video conference that he co-founded (he was also its chief executive until last year, when Viacom bought VidCon). It's become the biggest gathering of the year for people who make some sort of video on the internet, the brands who want to woo them, and the fans who want to meet and be them.On Saturday, Green announced that he and … [Read more...] about VidCon co-founder Hank Green still believes the internet can make the world better
Here are five legit, full-time jobs that can be done remotely -- without sacrificing benefits like health insurance or paid time off. Matthew McCreary Published 9:00 am, Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Photo: Westend61 | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Westend61 | Getty Images 5 Full-Time Jobs You Can Do to Make Money Online or From Home 1 / 1 Back to Gallery We might not be multi-platinum hip-hop recording artists, but some of us can relate to Drake when he said, “I only love my bed and my mama, I’m sorry.” As much fun as it can be to build camaraderie with coworkers in an office, it’s tough to turn down a job where you can make money from home without ever getting out of your pajamas. There are a lot of articles about how you can make money from home. The problem is that … [Read more...] about 5 Full-Time Jobs You Can Do to Make Money Online or From Home