09/07/2018

Weekly News Recap #2

News about Microsoft and Google bidding for GitHub, a web-based development platform that allows it’s users to build software, manage projects, host and review code and so much more, have been circulating the web for a while now. Chris Wanstrath, GitHub founder, reportedly preferred to go with Microsoft’s bid due to his close relations with the CEO Satya Nadella. In the last few years,
16/07/2018

Weekly News Recap #3

In their latest move to develop more consumer hardware, Facebook poached a top Google chip developer, Shahriar Rabii, to help them build their very own silicon. Facebook is following the example of many tech giants that are bringing chip design in-house rather than relying on big-name suppliers like Intel and Qualcomm. The new chips will potentially replace Qualcomm’s own, currently used in Facebook’s
19/10/2018

Hot This Week #1

The DNT (Do Not Track) feature you often see pop up on various sites does not actually work! A new study (Forrester Research) has found that the DNT feature in web browsers, which is supposed to shield you from the spamming ads and data collection, is not actually performing. The DNT was first enforced by data consumer advocates nearly a decade ago but has been recently discovered to be obsolete. Because of this, your browsing...