Security firm Avast released this report earlier today stating that certain games on Google Play, once downloaded, infect your device with adware, a type of malware that causes unwanted ads to constantly pop up on your screen. “Durak,” one of the infected games, has had 5 to 10 million downloads in both English speaking countries and foreign nations.
Today marks Data Privacy Day all across the globe. It is a day when people everywhere are reminded of the importance of keeping personal information safe online. After the attacks on Sony, JP Morgan, and Staples, and many other large corporations and with the rampant use of stolen payment credentials, data privacy is now more important than ever. And it can only get worse as more and more everyday items are being connected to the internet.
Adobe Systems reported this week that Flash player users may leave their system open to vulnerabilities if they do not immediately update the player, reported ArsTechnica.
An individual's age, zip code, income level, whether or not they smoke or are pregnant, and more information is now the knowledge of third party websites that will use the information to serve consumers ads online. The Associated Press reports that the website can obtain a computer’s IP address, which, when mixed with other information can locate a person’s address or name.
If you’re like most people you probably have piles of old and broken laptops, printers, televisions, and cell phones gathering dust in your home. You have a sneaking suspicion that you shouldn’t simply throw these items in the trash can. That sneaking suspicion is right. When thrown away, these electronic items end up in landfills, polluting the earth for years to come.
The infamous hacker group Anonymous has declared war on jihadists over the Charlie Hedbo attack. Anonymous stated in a video posted on YouTube that the Islamic extremists are the “enemy of the freedom of speech” and that they will be shutting down social media sites and websites related to the terrorists, according to CNN.
Try imagining a world without technology. Picture a world where we don’t get minute by minute updates of events that are happening in every corner of the world, where we can’t video call people on the other side of the planet, where we can’t play video games with people in a different state, and where we can’t even take a picture with our phone and immediately upload it. These simple, almost mundane tasks have become commonplace. It’s easy to overlook how technology has united the world.
2013 brought us the revelation that the government is all over our personal information, snooping through phone records and internet activity. To combat this, 2014 brought us new tools and methods to stop this (unfortunately legal) invasion of privacy.Though it is impossible to completely block out the National Security Agency from your life, there are a few steps you can take to make it slightly more difficult to be spied on.
What do a boutique coffee roastery and a computer company have in common?
Meticulousness. Excellence. Commitment. Ethics.
cat-man-du is proud to carry Evocation Coffee, a local company who agrees with the cat-man-du philosophy that “everything matters.”
Evocation Coffee Roasters is a micro roastery & espresso bar located in Amarillo, TX. It is the work of husband and wife duo Roman and Amy Leal, who have dedicated their lives to the science of perfectly crafted coffee. The roastery began in 2009 and has since developed a loyal following of both everyday coffee lovers and small to large businesses and organizations.
For the three million people around the globe who suffer from quadriplegia and motor neuron disease, relief is on its way. Intel has created a free, open source speech software for renowned professor and physicist Stephen Hawking, who suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. This software can be developed and suited to assist anyone living with these conditions, according to Wired.com.