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Google tests authentication on the smartphone instead of the password

1 year, 11 months ago
Google began to test an input method in accounts with use of the mobile phone and without need to print passwords. As soon as the user becomes authorized on the mobile device, he can log in the account on any computer, confirming an input by means of the smartphone. The screen has to be password-protected for an unblocking to avoid unauthorized authorization in case of theft of the device.

Users will have opportunity to select an authorization method: standard password or new method. Google held the development presentation: "We invite small user group for testing of an input in Google accounts without password. "Pizza", "password" and "123456" — your days are numbered".

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The State Duma introduces a fine of 1 million rubles for searchers for non-execution of "the right to oblivion"

1 year, 11 months ago
The State Duma in the third reading adopted the law according to which the search engine can be fined one million rubles in case of refusal to delete information on request of the person. Yandex considers that the law contradicts the Constitution and is technically unrealizable.

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The leading countries by quantity of powerful data-centers

2 years, 1 month ago


Quite recently experts of the consulting company Synergy Research Group defined ten countries in which the most bigger number of the operating DPCs is placed. The top included such powers as the USA, China, Australia, Great Britain, Japan, Singapore, Germany and the Netherlands. The leader, by the number of the operating DPCs, is the USA and China.


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[Blocking is removed] the Next victims of blocking — Flickr and other websites of Yahoo

2 years, 2 months ago
Cleaning of Internet space continues. Every day the register of the prohibited websites is replenished with several tens addresses. Thousands of not privy websites which are located on the same IP addresses are at the same time blocked. According to Roskomsvoboda's monitoring, for all the time of the power limited access to 12 431 Internet resources. 760 948 third-party resources are in passing unreasonably blocked. From them 323 782 remain blocked still.

Services of Yahoo which are located on the IP address 188.125.93.38 became the last victims of censorship. It is the website of stream video Yahoo Screen, and in passing at part of users Flickr photohosting, mail and other services of Yahoo were blocked.

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Yahoo declared closing of Pipes on September 30

2 years, 5 months ago
Since August 30, 2015, users of Yahoo Pipes will not be able to create new channels (pipes) any more. Till September 30, 2015 service will work in the mode "only reading", and on September 30 will be completely closed.

You will be able to download the channels created by you, having specified them Pipe-ID (_id) and a required format (_out=json) in type URL: pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info

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Flickr put the end to a question of licensing of photos SpaceX

2 years, 7 months ago

On the website added a feature to transfer images to public property


On Monday the Flickr photoservice added a feature to post on the website pictures under the license CC0 and in public property. Before on "Flikr" it was possible to unload photos under the different licenses Creative Commons or to save full authority. Thus, the end in transfer of photos SpaceX in public property was put.

In February a number of technical editions paid attention to a question of a copyright of photos of the space company Ilona Maska: materials of NASA are property of all mankind, and SpaceX saved the rights to the photos. For the first time on gotaccount problem on the Flickr photoservice also unloaded tens of photos under   the license CC BY-NC 2.0 which prohibits commercial use, but at the same time permits processing and distribution on the terms of the indication of authorship.

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Yahoo represents besparolny login and the ciphered email

2 years, 8 months ago
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Yahoo tries not to lag behind fashionable trends, and adds new functionality to the electromail. In particular, service offers clients an opportunity to enter the personal account by means of one-time passwords, and also tests enciphering of mail in the user's browser.

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Heads of the largest companies ignore Obama's summit on safety

2 years, 9 months ago
Today the executive director of Apple Tim Cook will visit the summit on cybersafety in the White House where he will discuss with Presidential Administration and heads of the largest intelligence agencies the current questions.

It seems that he will be the only CEO of the large company among state officials. At least, heads of Google, Yahoo and Facebook decided to ignore this action — reports Bloomberg.

Mark Zuckerberg, Marissa Mayer, Larry Page, Eric Schmidt were invited to the summit. But all of them will ignore it, reported sources in the companies.

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Too "smart" TV from Samsung inserts advertizing into the user content

2 years, 9 months ago

— Darling, what this TV affords?

The user of Reddit complained that its Samsung Smart TV at reproduction of movies from the usb-drive self-willedally inserts into them advertizing each 20-30 minutes. Other users confirmed that it really occurs.

The author of the first message used the Plex application for viewing of the movies. It would be possible to assume that responsibility for sudden advertizing lies on authors of this application, however they commented on this fact and completely deny the participation in it. It became clear later that similar happens also to other applications started on the TV of the South Korean company, for example Foxtel TV. Samsung refuses to comment on the events so far.

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Flickr apologized for sale of photos Creative Commons

2 years, 11 months ago


Flickr changed rules of work of the Flickr Wall Art service. Started all a month ago, Flickr Wall Art suggests to purchase the pleasant photos in the form of pictures on a canvas. However, for the last weeks the company received a set of negative comments from camp of supporters of Creative Commons. They spoke that sale of pictures with free photos contradicts spirit of community.

The Yahoo company (the owner of Flickr) earns up to $49 for each sold picture, and the author does not receive anything, in full accordance with conditions of the license Creative Commons allowing use of photos for commercial purposes (Flickr printed only such photos).

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