ICANN will have a month to stop exposing private registrant data in their public whois, thanks to GDPR. The Register: The Whois public database of domain name registration details is dead. In a letter [PDF] sent this week to DNS overseer ICANN, Europe’s data protection authorities have effectively killed off the current service, noting that it breaks the law and so will be illegal come 25 May, when GDPR comes into force. It’s one of […]
From Cloudflare blog: Cloudflare’s mission is to help build a better Internet. We’re excited today to take another step toward that mission with the launch of 188.8.131.52 — the Internet’s fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS service Nice to see another alternative for reputable public DNS resolvers other than OpenDNS (owned by Cisco) and Google, both of which have been known to track you, which Cloudflare promised not to do. I myself am a proponent of running […]
Working in a hosting industry as a customer service rep, you’ll find that 8 out of 10 issues reported has to do with emails. Take a look at a person with zero computing experience, and ask yourself, if they want a website, where they should go to. You might think a drag and drop site builder is a good idea. Something where they can just add or remove website components like Lego, where even if […]
Interesting. From The Register: And that’s where the surprise came in – at least for those that believed a VPN is a complete protection: “Significantly, PureVPN was able to determine that their service was accessed by the same customer from two originating IP addresses” (those IP addresses were at Lin’s work and home addresses).
Techcrunch writer Josh Constine, on the post about the shutdown of AIM: So, farewell to AIM and my embarrassing screen name KDog313. Being a teenager will always sound like one of your incoming messages. Techcrunch writer Taylor Hatmaker, 10 hours later (awesome name btw): Sharing old credentials online is a bad idea. From a security perspective, old AOL logins are a potential goldmine of personal details for anyone trying to hack your accounts.
DSLReports: Cloudfare has begun banning websites that coverly embed cryptocurrency miners into their website code to boost website revenues. After the dailystormer brouhaha, i guess we’re starting to see cloudflare becoming the police of the internet. Makes sense, since their product use cases really does cater to shady website (and legit ones too of course, but shadier ones needs cloudflare the most). Anyway, good move by cloudflare. I just worry that with the scale of […]
So the best news that i hear last week is that The Pirate Bay, the pirate’s favorite never-say-die torrent indexer site, has implemented a feature(?) in which a visitor to the site will share their CPU resources to mine some cryptocurrency for the site. Following that news, some news sites started reporting that this “feature” is actually already in place in some other, non-shady, non probably-get-yourself-arrested-if-you-use-it site as well. Oddly enough, the site that use […]
One concept that I find valuable is that good ideas are fragile, and needs protection from the people higher up the chain in an organization. The gist of it is that for an idea to survive the process from being born to this world from the head of some lowly staff, on the very bottom rung of an organization, to being discussed and made priority on the very top of the food chain, is a […]
On Youtube there are several channels that dedicates itself to streaming music 24/7 for free. Typically these channels, at least the ones that i stumbled upon, play music that are royalty free, or made by artists who are just starting their careers and want a place where they can promote their stuff for free. One thing that’s interesting to me though, is how forgettable these songs are. I don’t know exactly why, probably because they […]
The last time i actually signed up to a forum for the sole purpose of asking a question was probably in 2008. In those days, Alltop is still a hip new thing, Guy Kawasaki is the guy to follow on Twitter, and Twitter, well, Twitter was still fun. I remember having multiple forum accounts and being pretty active. Not anymore. These days, anytime i do have a question about anything, i can just enter my […]