Instagram’s Newest Feature Aims to Fight Online Harassment

Instagram will soon allow users to filter the comments they see on their posts—or turn comments off entirely—as a way of reducing online harassment. High-profile accounts will be the first have access to the new feature, so that they can give Instagram feedback, and in the coming weeks it will roll out to all users, […]

KeySniffer Follows the Scent of Cheap Wireless Keyboards

A vulnerability in inexpensive wireless keyboards lets hackers steal private data, Bastille reported this week. The vulnerability lets hackers use a new attack the firm dubbed “KeySniffer” to eavesdrop on and capture every keystroke typed from up to 250 feet away. The stolen data is rendered in clear text. It lets hackers search for victims’ […]

The 4 Fundamental Attributes of Customer Loyalty, Part 3

Dealing with customers in context can equate with personalization, as many define it. Also, it can refer to enabling customers to jump out of a largely automated customer-facing process to deal with a company representative. Additionally, it can mean getting down in the weeds of some hyper-specific aspect of a customer’s issue. A lot depends […]

The Wonderful, Worrisome World of Self-Driving Cars

There seem to be warning stickers for everything. There may soon be a new sticker for the autonomous car era: “Warning: Self-Driving Cars Get Hacked.” Despite all the positive news about self-driving cars, there is a darker side to this story that’s very important. It’s one that can be particularly frightening if you happen to […]

How Hillary Proved She’s an Economic Progressive

I couldn’t help but think last night, watching Hillary’s triumphant nomination acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention, that she had finally felt the Bern. In sharp contrast to President Obama’s sunny speech the night before, which focused on mainly the good economic news about falling unemployment and high stock prices, Clinton managed to be […]

Here’s Why Apple’s Rumored TV Service Hasn’t Launched Yet

Apple’s demands and negotiating tactics have prevented the company from striking deals with media giants for its rumored streaming TV service, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. The report cites one such example when describing Apple’s talks with Disney, which owns channels like ABC and ESPN. Apple reportedly wanted to keep the per viewer […]

Homegrown Budgie Desktop Shows Off the Beauty – and Beastliness – of Solus Simplicity

The Solus Project version 1.2, released last month, shows considerable maturity in the homegrown Budgie desktop. Solus 1.2 is the second minor release in the Shannon series, built around a custom Budgie desktop developed in-house and the eopkg package manager forked from PiSi. Solus is a Linux distribution built from scratch. The Budgie desktop can […]