Elon Musk’s new project Neuralink has been making headlines recently, but very little is known about this mysterious company so far. We’re going to answer the question ‘What is Neuralink?’ and let you know why you should be paying very close attention.
Today, Google was legally required to hide someone from an online search. A British judge ordered the company to remove search results that referenced a man’s criminal conviction from ten years ago.
The legal basis for this ruling? The Right to be Forgotten, which allows people to request that outdated and irrelevant information about them be taken down. It’s explicitly laid out in the EU General Data Protection Regulation, a new set of laws designed to give European citizens more data privacy, which will be enforced in May (the United Kingdom will comply, despite Brexit). Google and the unnamed man first faced off in court for this suit in March after the company refused to take down the search results in hopes of being able to move on with his life.
Google initially argued that the Right to be Forgotten is not a way to “rewrite history.” But now it will comply with the court’s decision, according to a report in The Guardian. The search engine will no longer include links to news articles and other accounts of the man’s conviction of conspiracy to intercept communications. The articles and pages will not be deleted, but a Google search will not include them.
Security is a top priority for Google. We invest a lot in making sure that our services use industry-leading security, like strong HTTPS encryption by default. That means that people using Search, Gmail and Google Drive, for example, automatically have a secure connection to Google.
Beyond our own stuff, we’re also working to make the Internet safer more broadly. A big part of that is making sure that websites people access from Google are secure. For instance, we have created resources to help webmasters prevent and fix security breaches on their sites.
We’ve also seen more and more webmasters adopting HTTPS (also known as HTTP over TLS, or Transport Layer Security), on their website, which is encouraging.
For these reasons, over the past few months we’ve been running tests taking into account whether sites use secure, encrypted connections as a signal in our search ranking algorithms. We’ve seen positive results, so we’re starting to use HTTPS as a ranking signal. For now it’s only a very lightweight signal — affecting fewer than 1% of global queries, and carrying less weight than other signals such as high-quality content — while we give webmasters time to switch to HTTPS. But over time, we may decide to strengthen it, because we’d like to encourage all website owners to switch from HTTP to HTTPS to keep everyone safe on the web.
AT&T says it has already committed to building out its broadband network to 15 million new customer locations over the next four years, mainly in rural areas, where satellite TV service like DirecTV is often the most attractive option. If it does, it will more than double the 11 million internet subscribers it claims now.
Serious lack of integerity by the USA government if this is really the case…Quote of article and link to full story below.
Cisco chief executive John Chambers has reportedly written to US President Obama, pointing out that the NSA tampering with kit it exports is not likely to result in more customer confidence or higher sales.
The allegation that the NSA intercepts and fiddles with Cisco kit before it can reach offshore customers was raised last week by Edward Snowden’s amanuensis Glen Greenwald as he set out to spruik a new tome. Photos of Cisco kit on a workbench somewhere later emerged, giving credence to the story.
Cisco seems to be taking the story seriously enough that, according to the Financial Times (regwalled)Chambers has picked up a fresh sheet of letterhead and despatched it to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with an angry message to the effect that, to quote the pink pages, “if these allegations are true, these actions will undermine confidence in our industry and in the ability of technology companies to deliver products globally
The terms web design and web development are sometimes thought of as interchangeable. Allthough, the two have very different meanings. Let’s look at the differences. Know what your looking for so you know who to hire.
Web design is the front-end part of the website that you see on the screen. Web design is focused primarily on how a site looks, the visual represenstantion and how visitors who come to the site interact with it. Good web designers create websites that look great based on basic design principles blended with branding the look and feel of the business, person, or general industry the website is about. Visuals are only part of the design. Understanding usability and location of links, text and graphics is also neccessary to create a pleasent experince for your visitors or they may not return. Visitors and customers that are able to simply navigate around and find the information and products they came looking for don’t think twice about the great design the web designer created for them.
Please don’t blur the two, because you may think you talking to a designer when you may be talking to a developer and get unexpected results or become fustrated. Then again, most designers in today’s world will know some code and respect the development process. In turn most developers will understand the value of good design and create a website that functions around a particular design.
Finding a graphic-web developer, one who is both versed and experinced in creating a good design (front-end) and developing a website(back-end) around the same design he/she created is a rare and valuable find. Think of all the pieces to that go into a website that do NOT need to be communicated between two different people! That you need to communicate to only one person who understands the scope of a project from beginning to end. The time,savings, possible missed communication and collaborations are just not there to happen. If it does, that is soley between the client and the graphic-web developer. Ultimately it is one less person to have to explain anything to.
Hyper-rich inventor claims to have cracked Iron Man-inspired design process
In a very meta piece of invention, PayPal hecamillionaire Elon Musk has promised that the 3D gesture-hologram system used by Musk-inspired Tony Stark in the Iron Man movies could soon be a reality.
The entrepreneur tweeted that he had come up with a way to let people design industrial parts with a few waves of their hands. Musk also promised to post a video of himself creating a rocket part with hand gestures and then immediately printing it in titanium sometime this week.
We figured out how to design rocket parts just w hand movements through the air (seriously). Now need a high frame rate holograph generator.
Meanwhile, Musk’s electric carmaking firm Tesla Motors saw its market value inch over $20bn for a short while yesterday, as sales increases gave investors confidence that the billionaire can keep folks interested in e-cars.
The company finished the day with stocks at a record $164.22, putting its market capitalisation at $19.94bn. Earlier in the day Tesla shares had reached a peak of $173.
Despite early teething problems, Tesla is now riding high as its Model S is the third-best selling luxury sedan in California, the biggest US market, according to the California Auto Outlook of the second quarter. ®