Information Technology

Facebook grows up, moves to protect user privacy and stabilize code
bumn-news.com

Facebook’s new line-by-line permissions page. Justin Lafferty In two major important steps toward privacy, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today that users would be given far more control over what information they share with apps and their friends. Beyond that, users will now be able to log in to apps totally anonymously. For years, Facebook has […]

3
Like
Save
Google Field Trip, the company's hyperlocal recommendation engine for nearby sights and destinations
bumn-news.com

Google Field Trip, the company’s hyperlocal recommendation engine for nearby sights and destinations, has found a new home in Google Glass. Users simply say, "OK Google, explore nearby" to pull up information about the area around them—from history to art to food. Hopefully without getting punched in the face . Read more…

3
Like
Save
You’ve got pwned: AOL reports e-mail breach as bigger than thought
bumn-news.com

Last week, AOL confirmed that an unknown number of AOL Mail accounts have been hacked. Today, the company urged all its customers to change passwords and security questions, as it determined that information for at least two percent of all its accounts had been compromised. That’s an impact of half a million users. Attackers breached […]

5
Like
Save
Skype answers 2012’s call, makes group video calls free
bumn-news.com

Now, you can make free group calls from Skype when using the Mac or Windows desktop client. Go ahead, rush to the comments thread to ask whether it’ll run on Linux. Image courtesy of Skype Today, Skype announced that the telephony service would immediately make group video calling free for all Windows/Mac desktop users, along […]

10
Like
Save
Google Search: A visual history
bumn-news.com

“To organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.” That was one of the primary goals Larry Page and Sergey Brin set when they launched Google in 1998 as a privately owned search company. Since then, the Mountain…

4
Like
Save
Inside the Algorithms Facebook and Twitter Use to Build the Perfect Feed
bumn-news.com

Jeff Rogers Ever since Twitter and Facebook debuted their feeds in 2006, the model of continually streaming updates has come to define how we consume information. We’ve grown accustomed to a world in which data flows by us, letting us dip into the stream whenever, wherever, and however we want. But feeds have really taken […]

8
Like
Save
LG L65 Render Gets Leaked On Twitter; Designed For The Budget-Conscious
bumn-news.com

@Evleaks has been busy as always—busy leaking LG handsets that is. After leaking out the Korean sibling of the flagship LG G3, seems like the serial leaker has his eyes set on LG’s mid and budget range. He once again took to Twitter today and leaked another LG device, this time with budget-range hardware tagged […]

2
Like
Save
44% of Twitter Users Have Never Tweeted
bumn-news.com

First time accepted submitter RileyWalz (3614865) writes “Twopcharts (a third party website that records and monitors activity on Twitter) is reporting that about 44 percent of all 947 million accounts on Twitter have never posted a single tweet. Of the 550 million users who have tweeted before, 43 percent posted their last tweet over a […]

7
Like
Save
Turkey's prime minister says he'll pursue Twitter for 'tax evasion'
bumn-news.com

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan still has it in for the site, after it was used to spread information critical of him and after a Turkish court ruling led to a ban being lifted.

5
Like
Save