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The challenge: make UX compatible with human nature

With any technology rollout, one needs to always pay attention to the human side of the equation. User resistance, organizational inertia, and confusion are often orders of the day. The challenge becomes making the user experience compatible with human nature, which often runs at odds with the best-laid technical plans.    Photo: Joe McKendrick That’s why this year’s “Project of… Read more →

Researcher publishes proof-of-concept code for creating Facebook worm

A Polish security researcher has published today details and proof-of-concept code that could be used for creating a fully functional Facebook worm. This code exploits a vulnerability in the Facebook platform that the researcher –who goes online under the pseudonym of Lasq– has seen being abused in the wild by a Facebook spammer group. The vulnerability resides in the mobile… Read more →

India authorizes 10 agencies to intercept, monitor, and decrypt citizens’ data

On Thursday, the Indian government gave ten agencies the legal authority “to intercept, monitor or decrypt information generated, transmitted, received or stored in any computer.” The order, approved on December 20 by the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs, is an expansion of India’s IT Act of 2000 and effectively gives the Indian government the legal power to snoop on all… Read more →

India authorizes 10 agencies to intercept, monitor, and decrypt citizens’ data

On Thursday, the Indian government gave ten agencies the legal authority “to intercept, monitor or decrypt information generated, transmitted, received or stored in any computer.” The order, approved on December 20 by the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs, is an expansion of India’s IT Act of 2000 and effectively gives the Indian government the legal power to snoop on all… Read more →

Japan is desperate for Indian techies, but will they bite?

The last two years have been brutal times for Indian IT. First, Indian firms have been systematically targeted by Donald Trump via the slow and steady strangulation of the H1B visa which has been the lifeblood of Indian IT professionals coming to the US with dreams of Greencards and dollar salaries. Also: Apple talks big about India, but its revenues are tanking Then,… Read more →

Last-minute deals: Gift ideas you can order online and still get in time

The holidays are mere days away, so it’s nearly impossible to get items delivered on time at this point, but you do have a couple options available.  Also: Holiday Gift Guide 2018 CNET Whether you’re looking for a work gadget, something for your home office, a gift for your boss before you take off for the week, or just interested in tech… Read more →

Chinese websites have been under attack for a week via a new PHP framework bug

Over 45,000 Chinese websites have been under a barrage of attacks from miscreants looking to gain access to web servers, ZDNet has learned. The attacks have targeted websites built with ThinkPHP, a Chinese-made PHP framework that is very popular among the local web development scene. All attacks started after Chinese cyber-security firm VulnSpy posted a proof-of-concept exploit for ThinkPHP on… Read more →

What’s next for 2019? IoT trends and predictions

Technology has become part of our lives. AI and IoT are gaining traction across organisations, and consumers want smart city convenience with an assurance that their data is secure. So, what is predicted for these technologies in 2019? Cambridge, UK-based foundational technology company Arm commissioned research firm Northstar to survey 2,000 global consumers. It wanted to discover consumer insight on 2018 technology… Read more →