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Groundbreaking new technology could allow 100-times-faster internet by harnessing twisted light beams

Broadband fiber-optics carry information on pulses of light, at the speed of light, through optical fibers. But the way the light is encoded at one end and processed at the other affects data speeds.This world-first nanophotonic device, just unveiled in Nature Communications, encodes more data and processes it much faster than conventional fiber optics by using a special form of 'twisted'...

Google+ to shut down after coverup of data breach

Google is about to have its Cambridge Analytica moment. A security bug allowed third-party developers to access Google+ user profile data since 2015 until Google discovered and patched it in March, but decided not to inform the world. When a user gave permission to an app to access their public profile data, the bug also let those developers pull their and their friends’ non-public profile...

Microsoft Pauses Buggy Windows 10 Update That's Deleting Files

Microsoft has paused its latest Windows 10 update following complaints that it's deleting people's personal files. "We have paused the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809)* for all users as we investigate isolated reports of users missing some files after updating," Redmond wrote in a Saturday update on its support page. Users started reporting this issue on Reddit and...

GeoCities dies in March 2019, and with it a piece of internet history

The internet in the 1990s was filled to the brim with flashy text art, pixelated graphics, neon colors and broken HTML. Yet somehow, those were simpler times.The web-hosting site GeoCities was a paragon of this early internet era, but in March 2019 (almost 25 years after its creation in 1994) it'll cease to exist.Yahoo Japan announced that it would shut down GeoCities.co.jp on March 31, 2019...

Windows Password Key: reset Windows password

Secure logon to Windows when booting a PC is a common security measure that automatically turns on when a user logs into the OS of their Microsoft account. Its use in Windows 10 makes available in the system many convenient cloud technologies, including the application store and the cloud storage OneDrive. However, logging in through an account with a password can be very annoying by the...

How Facebook Was Hacked And Why It's A Disaster For Internet Security

Facebook dropped a bombshell on Friday when it revealed an unknown hacker had breached the site, compromising the accounts of 50 million users. The company's security team found three bugs were used in the attacks, saying they were used in combination to successfully break into Facebook accounts. Forbes spoke with professional web app hacker and cybersecurity researcher Thomas Shadwell, who...

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