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Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Amazon Web Services: the secret to the online retailer’s future success

By Alex Hern.

A mazon is big. In its last financial quarter, it sold $32bn (£25.6bn) worth of stuff worldwide, including $6bn of media, $10bn of sales outside North America, and $23bn of electronics “and other general merchandise”.

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Monday, January 9th, 2017

The Mirai worm is gnawing its way through the Internet of Things and will not stop

By Cory Doctorow.

The Mirai worm made its way into information security lore in September, when it was identified as the source of the punishing flood of junk traffic launched against Brian Krebs in retaliation for his investigative reporting about a couple of petty Israeli criminals;

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Monday, November 21st, 2016

Make Your Internet of Things Device Hack-Proof with Anti-Mirai Tool

By Nathaniel Mott.

A malware program called Mirai was quickly blamed for the massive hack in October that took down Twitter, Spotify, and scores of other websites, but a new security tool enables anybody to see if their so-called “Internet of Things” devices are vulnerable to attack.

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Monday, October 17th, 2016

Scientists one step closer to the future of the internet by teleporting light across 6km

By Mary-Ann Russon.

Canadian scientists have set a new world record by succeeding in teleporting a particle of light over a distance of 6km (3.7 miles) via fibre optics, which is a big step towards one day building a super-fast quantum internet.

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Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

One-click checkouts and pay-by-selfie: the rise of mobile commerce

By Marc Ambasna-Jones.

Buying stuff from mobile phones has been talked about since Coca-Cola and Nokia first installed vending machines in Finland in 1997 that accepted payment via text message, or SMS as it was then.

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Monday, July 25th, 2016

A good idea isn’t enough. What building Skype and TransferWise taught me about innovation

By Taavet Hinrikus.

I’ve been lucky enough to see firsthand two ideas go from the back of a napkin to global businesses — first at Skype and now at TransferWise.

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Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

How Iraq turned off the internet

By Matt Burgess.

When your internet connection dies the cause isn’t likely to be a government-issued blackout. But that’s the reality for people living in Iraq.

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Monday, June 27th, 2016

Online shopping hacks that actually work because we literally buy everything on the internet

By Madison Vanderberg.

Every day at the HelloGiggles office, dozens of packages arrive. We are a group of ladies who love to online shop. I personally can’t remember the last time I stepped foot in a REAL STORE.

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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

From the Internet’s founders, a warning

By Rupa Shenoy.

David Clark’s office on the MIT campus is at the top of a tower that looks like a twisted aluminum column. The name plate next to his office door reads “Albus Dumbledore.”

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Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

A proxy war: Apple ad-blocking software scares publishers but rival Google is target

By Alex Hern.

Apps that prevent ads making it to the screens of mobile phones topped the charts. What will the consequences be in 2016?

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