Voice chat

The next big thing for retail? Voice.

There is a hype around the Clubhouse App going on in Silicon Valley. It’s basically a voice based incarnation of chat rooms from the past. One wonders if this kind of app will go the way other overhyped apps have in the past. Btw. is YO still around? Well, probably not. But this time, it […]

Instagram changes embedding API ToS

In an surprising announcement, Instagram stated that the platform does not provide users the copyright license to embed images to other websites: While our terms allow us to grant a sub-license, we do not grant one for our embeds API. Our platform policies require third parties to have the necessary rights from applicable rights holders. […]

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How do programmers think?

If you want to know how programmers think, you’ll have to look at their brain activities when they analyze program code. Sounds like a crazy idea? Well, that’s exactly what a team of scientists did. And they found some interesting results. One of them is that programmers activate those brain areas that are related to […]

How much does an app cost?

The answer is of course: “it depends”. This is certainly way too vague from a business perspective. To give you a ballpark estimation what app can cost, here’s a list of famous startups that got seed money to implement their ideas with apps: Uber: $200.000 Instagram: $500.000 Tinder: $485.000 Postmates: $750.000 Snap: 485.000$ Note that […]

Nearly a Million WP Sites Targeted in Large-Scale Attacks

If you have a WordPress page, you should check the status of your installtion right away. Because there was a massive attempt of a hacker group to capture more than 900.000 pages. Hackers tried to insert malicious JavaScript Code into WordPress pages that diverts visitors to manipulated webpages. They also scanned for admin logins to […]

Could the Coronavirus Kill Influencer Culture? | WIRED

The coronavirus pandemic has far-reaching economic consequences for businesses. In order to survive, many businesses cut their advertising and marketing budgets. This is has obvious impact on the media industry at large, from big media outlets to small one person operations. Especially hard hit are those who are often called “influencers”. They see their sponsorship […]

Zoom Endpoint-Security Considerations | THS

Zoom problems in a nutshell: it is possible for someone to send malicious code to the participants in a session. Once this is done the code cannot be removed. Other than that Zoom uses several outdated software components. All of them have well known documented security issues.  More here: Zoom Endpoint-Security Considerations | THS Photo […]

Security lapse exposed Clearview AI source code | TechCrunch

Clearview AI is widely considered as a privacy nightmare.  With the exposure of it’s own source code on the Internet due a server misconfiuration, it’s clear that it cannot even handle it’s most important assets. The privacy blunder was made public by Mossab Hussein, chief security officer of SpiderSilk when he gained access to a […]