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Top Tech News; 25 October 2016

By Abhishek Rungta October 25, 2016 - 754 views


  1. Connected Devices Could Be to Blame for the Recent DDoS Attack

A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack which the Internet recently. A large portion of the Internet was affected and raised legitimate questions about cyber security and safety. Dyn reported that our connected devices could take a share of the blame, especially when it comes to security attacks. #privacy #security

  1. Go Insta Brings Live Videos to Instagram

To play catch up with Snapchat, Instagram is bringing a live video service called ‘Go Insta’, which allows you to post images and videos as part of a story but they will be available only for 24 hours. The users who broadcast the videos come with a banner that that reads ‘LIVE’, to tell others that they’re broadcasting. #digital #marketing

  1. Facebook Adopts Client-side Ranking to Improve News Feed

Facebook just employed client-side ranking to ensure that News Feed content is more efficient. The idea is to bring news articles and content quickly. The idea is to make new links load quickly in the background, so that the redesigned News Feed loads everything almost instantaneously. #social

  1. Google Will Now Associate Web Tracking with Personally Identifiable User Data

Apparently, Google just changed its privacy policy silently to associate web tracking with personally identifiable user data. This is supposed to be anonymous and breaks the promise that Google had once made. This could raise questions about Google Pixel, Google’s new smartphone which could make collecting such personal data easier. #privacy #security

  1. Linux’s Next Ubuntu Release Codenamed ‘Zesty Zapus’

If you are a Linux user and were wondering when the new Ubuntu update would be released, here are some clues. First, the next release will be Ubuntu 17.04, and its launch date will soon be announced. Second, it has a strange codename, just like its predecessors and is called ‘Zesty Zapus’. #os

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