News Around the Internet

What-You-Missed-On-the-Internet-from-MasonInteractive.com_1.jpgAs we are in the business of bringing businesses to the internet, over the last month we've picked out a few of the most important pieces of internet news that's come across our way:

Firefox‬ 44 removes cookie control functionality

Previously Firefox had a means to block and control cookies from individual sites - a very handy feature if concerned about privacy. Firefox 44 has dropped this feature without fanfare: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=606655

‪Facebook's feed algorithm is changing

Facebook‬ is changing their feed algorithm, with the potential for page owners to see a drop in traffic. Particularly viciously hit will probably be 'viral' posts: http://mashable.com/2016/02/01/facebook-news-feed-surveys/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-main-link

Microsoft's Edge appears to be not at all private

The ‪Microsoft Edge‬ browser's private browsing function isn't private at all. Edge records browsing history in InPrivate mode, and by looking at the WebCache file it is a simple task to rebuild full browsing history: http://betanews.com/2016/01/30/stop-using-microsoft-edges-inprivate-mode-if-you-value-your-privacy/

Cisco's 2016 security report highlights the problem of DNS in security

The report looks at the state of the IT security, and includes results from a large survey of information security organizations, what they are spending their budgets on and what threats they are concentrating on. One particular issue that it brings up is most companies don't monitor their DNS : https://blog.opendns.com/2016/01/21/cisco-security-report-more-orgs-should-be-monitoring-dns/

Bitcoin as an experiment could be close to failure

One of the developers of Bitcoin, the revolutionary decentralized electronic currency, states that the experiment could be close to failure: https://medium.com/@octskyward/the-resolution-of-the-bitcoin-experiment-dabb30201f7

EU bosses can monitor private communications during working hours

A recent European Court of Human Rights ruling means that EU bosses can legally monitor all private communications during working hours: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/european-court-rules-bosses-to-monitor-employees-private-messages-on-whatsapp-and-other-messaging-a6808691.html

Nvidia GPUs break Google Chome's incognito mode

Improper memory management in Nvidia GPUs leads to sensitive data leaks, breaking the private browsing mode of Chrome: http://news.softpedia.com/news/nvidia-gpus-break-google-chrome-s-incognito-mode-498716.shtml

Dutch government comes out backing strong encryption

Dutch government backs strong encryption and condemns backdoors as other nations move to weaken encryption: http://www.dailydot.com/politics/dutch-encryption-cabinet-backdoor/

Tags: