Category: Techno Babble

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Airbnb Can’t Win New York—But It Can’t Quit Either

New York City’s latest bill is part of a long campaign pitting hoteliers against the home-sharing site. But success in New York is crucial—regardless of the consequences and costs.

Don’t Expect Big Changes from Europe’s Record Google Fine

The European Commission ruled that Google had unfairly used its Android operating system to harm competitors and consumers.

What WordPress Security Plugins works best? 10+ products compared

WordPress security plugins

The Ultimate Guide to Finding the Best WordPress Plugins to protect against vulnerabilities

Most small website owners who don’t use WordPress security plugins believe that only those websites with huge traffic base are prone to malicious attacks. The reality is that just because your website is small, doesn’t mean that your site is secure from malicious attacks.

In fact, small websites are actually an easier target for hackers because most of them don’t take any safety precautions to protect the site from hackers.

If that sounds like you, your website is probably being attacked right now. You’re not aware of it just yet – but if you had to look at logs, you’ll see that there are plenty of malicious probes going on, seeing whether they can find a problem in your website which can be exploited.

Unless you take any safety precautions quickly, you could be allowing the bad guys to sabotage your online business.

This roundup post on the best WordPress security plugins wants to make sure everybody is protecting their WordPress from hackers.

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How to Monitor Linux Server Security with Osquery

Osquery is a free open source, powerful and cross-platform SQL-based operating system instrumentation, monitoring, and analytics framework for Linux, FreeBSD, Windows, and Mac/OS X systems, built by Facebook. It is a simple and easy-to-use...

Lawmakers Don’t Grasp the Sacred Tech Law They Want to Gut

Decades ago, Section 230 gave tech companies sweeping power to police content on their platforms. Now some lawmakers want that power back.

A House Republican Joins the Fight to Save Net Neutrality

Colorado’s Mike Coffman signs a petition to force a vote on a measure to restore the Obama-era rules. Backers still need about 40 more members to sign on.

whowatch – Monitor Linux Users and Processes in Real Time

whowatch is a simple, easy-to-use interactive who-like command line program for monitoring processes and users on a Linux system. It shows who is logged on to your system and what they are doing, in...

Why Sinclair’s Bid to Buy the Tribune Company Might Die

FCC Chair Ajit Pai, long seen as supporting the deal, suggests sending it to a judge–often a graveyard for merger proposals.

Strikes, Boycotts, and Outages Mar Amazon Prime Day

Workers in Europe, upset by talk of cuts in pay and benefits, plan walkouts during one of the retailer’s biggest promotions.

Machine Learning — How to Get Started the Easy Way

Machine learning is one of the most popular topics today. It is also not beginner-friendly, rather the opposite. It is one of those subjects that are hard to start with. This article will give you

Juul’s Lobbying Could Send Its Public Image Up in Smoke

Maker of e-cigarettes is trying to convince regulators that it wants to push away the teens that made it famous, just as its trying to raise billions.

Deprecated Linux Networking Commands and Their Replacements

In our previous article, we have covered some useful command line networking utilities for Sysadmin’s for network management, troubleshooting and debugging on Linux. We mentioned some networking commands that are still included and supported...

Alacritty – A Fastest Terminal Emulator for Linux

Alacritty is a free open-source, fast, cross-platform terminal emulator, that uses GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) for rendering, which implements certain optimizations that are not available in many other terminal emulators in Linux. Alacritty is...

OSINT investigation based on GAO report about firearm sales in Dark Web + Bitcoin tracking with…

TL;DR Introduction In November, last year, GAO (Government Accountability Office) and ATF (The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) released report about firearm sales in Internet. Investigation has consisted of covered attempts to purchase

Microsoft Calls For Federal Regulation of Facial Recognition

“Facial recognition will require the public and private sectors alike to step up—and to act,” says Brad Smith, the company’s president.

Why Congress Needs to Revive Its Tech Support Team

To tackle real issues, legislators first need to understand them—and they need help. That means it’s time to reboot the Office of Technology Assessment.

A Linux Sysadmin’s Guide to Network Management, Troubleshooting and Debugging

A system administrator’s routine tasks include configuring, maintaining, troubleshooting, and managing servers and networks within data centers. There are numerous tools and utilities in Linux designed for the administrative purposes. In this article, we...

Elon Musk’s Flint Water Plan Misses the Point

As Elon Musk proposes water filters for Flint, the city’s mayor and others outline what would actually help.

It Just Got Easier for the FCC to Ignore Your Complaints

Under the new rule, critics say the agency will not review informal complaints about telecom companies, and steer consumers to a formal process that carries a $225 fee.

Judd Legum’s ‘Popular Information’ Is a Politics Newsletter for Everyone

The founder and editor in chief of ThinkProgress is starting over with “Popular Information,” a one-man political newsletter “for people who are feeling overwhelmed.”