Saturday 18th August 2018

Latest tech news

Google vs. HostGator: why is one of the world’s biggest web hosts discouraging its customers from encrypting users’ data?

about 2 days ago - Tech

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In its acceptable use policy, Hostgator is discouraging its customers from implementing HTTPs unless it's "necessary". In July, Google Chrome released an update that pushes a "not secure" notification into the address bar of its browser on websites that haven't implemented HTTPs.

In its acceptable use policy, Hostgator is discouraging its customers from implementing HTTPs unless it's "necessary". In July, Google Chrome released an update that pushes a "not secure" notification into the address bar of its browser on websites that haven't implemented HTTPs.

Web host rankings July 2018: Hostgator, Bluehost and Hostinger perform best overall

about 2 days ago - Tech

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Hostgator, Bluehost and Hostinger all maintained uptime of 100 percent for the month of July 2018. They also maintained response times of 390ms, 502ms and 513ms respectively.

Hostgator, Bluehost and Hostinger all maintained uptime of 100 percent for the month of July 2018. They also maintained response times of 390ms, 502ms and 513ms respectively.

The steady demise of the gTLD: Sony follows lead of McDonalds, gives up .xperia

about 2 days ago - Tech

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Sony has followed a number of organizations in abandoning its rights to administer a newly registered suffix (.xperia). It was also recently announced that the gTLD .mcdonalds was removed from the internet's domain name space.

Sony has followed a number of organizations in abandoning its rights to administer a newly registered suffix (.xperia). It was also recently announced that the gTLD .mcdonalds was removed from the internet's domain name space.

The European Parliament rejects the proposed copyright directive

about 2 days ago - Tech

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The proposal's rapporteur, Axel Voss, stated officials "will now...attempt to address peoples' concerns." The next vote will likely take place in September.

The proposal's rapporteur, Axel Voss, stated officials "will now...attempt to address peoples' concerns." The next vote will likely take place in September.

Sony ‘mistakenly’ uploads a new film to YouTube

about 2 days ago - Tech

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The film was online for hours before it was removed. Some commentators believe it was a publicity stunt on Sony's part.

The film was online for hours before it was removed. Some commentators believe it was a publicity stunt on Sony's part.

Alibaba claims its new copywriting tool can produce 20,000 words per second

about 2 days ago - Tech

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Alibaba claims the new tool has "learned" from quality content published across its network of properties. The tool allows copywriters to select from a list of automatically generated content options and to adjust the "tone" of the output.

Alibaba claims the new tool has "learned" from quality content published across its network of properties. The tool allows copywriters to select from a list of automatically generated content options and to adjust the "tone" of the output.

Court reverses decision ordering Yelp to remove negative consumer reviews

about 2 days ago - Tech

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The decision relates to an attempt to make an 'end-run around section 230' of the Communications Decency Act, which protects online platforms from incurring liability for content posted by their users.

The decision relates to an attempt to make an 'end-run around section 230' of the Communications Decency Act, which protects online platforms from incurring liability for content posted by their users.

Web Host Rankings June 2018: Bluehost, Hostinger and GreenGeeks perform best overall

about 2 days ago - Tech

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Bluehost, Hostinger and GreenGeeks all maintained uptime of 100 percent for the month of June 2018. They also maintained response times of 472ms, 506ms and 584ms respectively.

Bluehost, Hostinger and GreenGeeks all maintained uptime of 100 percent for the month of June 2018. They also maintained response times of 472ms, 506ms and 584ms respectively.

After 16 years online, StumbleUpon is officially no more

about 2 days ago - Tech

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According to co-founder Garrett Camp, the social sharing platform had 40 million users who contributed 60 billion "stumbles". It officially closed on 30th June.

According to co-founder Garrett Camp, the social sharing platform had 40 million users who contributed 60 billion "stumbles". It officially closed on 30th June.

US survey: 72 percent think social media platforms ‘censor’ viewpoints they find ‘objectionable’

about 2 days ago - Tech

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51 percent also believe technology companies should be regulated more than they are currently and only 24 percent believe they 'do enough to protect the personal data of their users.'

51 percent also believe technology companies should be regulated more than they are currently and only 24 percent believe they 'do enough to protect the personal data of their users.'