Leading Article

19 Dec 18

ICT Associate Professional is the new National Apprenticeship Programme for all tech enthusiasts wishing to pursue a career in Ireland’s buoyant technology sector.  Read the article online Over 12,000 jobs are currently available in tech – as highlighted by the recent FIT ICT Skills Audit.  75% of these roles can be facilitated through tech apprenticeship […]

19 Dec 18
Women’s Museum of California

Several years ago I stumbled upon a newspaper article about a wife sale in Spalding, Lincolnshire, England. In 1786 A Thomas Hand sold his wife, with her consent, to Thomas Hardy for five shillings. The article intrigued me for many reasons, but especially that the buyer had the same name as the author of the […]

19 Dec 18
Yaya Caraballo

Recently, I’ve become somewhat of a mindfulness junky; I’m telling you this so you understand my biases and can adjust your interpretation of this blog accordingly. Mindfulness has become a bit of a hot topic, with large companies including Google and LinkedIn teaching mindfulness techniques to their employees. A New York Times opinion piece warned […]

19 Dec 18
Jeff Branch Woodworking

And it wasn’t the first time he has gotten under my skin. To be more precise, the emotion I felt was more of an irritation rather than anger. But nonetheless, I did not like what he said. His most recent offense was the text from his “Sharpen This” speech given at a Lie-Nielsen event a […]

19 Dec 18
The Scottish Sun
FACEBOOK reportedly gave “private” info to Russia’s version of Google, despite reports that the organisation is linked to Kremlin spies. Russian web giant Yandex was allegedly given special information that other apps weren’t allowed to access – for privacy reasons. Facebook is accused of handing over private info to Russia’s Yandex The new details have come to light in a damning exposé by the New York Times. The report highlights secret partnerships with companies like Netflix, Amazon and Spotify, giving tech giants access to sensitive info – like a user’s private messages. But it also reveals that Facebook had a secret partnership with Yandex, Russia’s main search engine. Yandex is the largest technology company in Russia, and the biggest search engine in the nation too – marking it as a Google equivalent. Yandex, which is primarily a search engine business, is Russia’s biggest tech firm According to the NYT report, Facebook records show that Yandex had access to Facebook’s unique user IDs. This was reportedly the case as late as 2017, long after Facebook stopped sharing these with other apps. Facebook stopped sharing them to protect user privacy, as user IDs could be used to target specific people with advertising or propaganda campaigns. The report notes that Yandex has been accused by Ukraine’s security service of “funnelling its user data” to the Russian government. Ad David Carroll, Associate Professor of Media Design at New York’s New School University, said that Yandex “has a direct line to the FSB”. The FSB is Russia’s security service, responsible for counter-intelligence and surveillance. Billionaire boss Mark Zuckerberg has consistently failed to protect user privacy When asked if the NYT report claims were true, a Yandex spokesperson told The Sun: “In January 2014, Yandex announced that it entered into an agreement with Facebook to enrich our search results by indexing public data from Facebook pages and public Facebook posts for users in Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and other CIS countries. “Similar to other leading search engines, the agreement with Facebook helped improve our search results and also provided Facebook with more traffic. “Our agreement was limited to the countries stated above in which we operate our search engine, and was limited to content posted by users under ‘Public’ privacy settings.” The spokesperson added that no data from other countries was shared between Facebook and Yandex. And they said that Yandex stopped receiving data from Facebook in 2015, after Facebook disabled the feed. “In providing our services, a significant part of our commitment to users everywhere is protecting their privacy and security,” they added. In response to the NYT article, Facebook put out a lengthy 900-word statement to “clear up” claims being made about the social network’s partners. But nowhere in the statement are the words “Yandex” or “Russia” mentioned. We’ve asked Facebook for comment and will update this story with any response. [bc_video video_id=”5969927877001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg refuses to resign despite ‘missing something really important’ when Russian trolls tried to swing US election”] The news comes less than a week after Facebook admitted that it had exposed private photos on your smartphone. The social network gave admitted it gave app makers too much access to the photos of up to 6.8million users. When apps connect to your Facebook – like Tinder or Spotify – they get permission to access some information. For instance, Tinder can take some of your photos to populate your dating profile with. But Facebook accidentally gave some app makers additional access to photos they shouldn’t have been allowed to see. This included photos you’d never actually posted to Facebook, but that were inside your phone’s private camera roll. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN TECH” posts_category=”261″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] This year has seen Facebook caught up in several major controversies over privacy. The main one came in March, when Facebook was forced to admit that it had given away users’ info without their consent. And then in September, Facebook admitted that it had given hackers access to tens of millions of accounts. Are you tempted to delete Facebook? Let us know in the comments! We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368 . We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.
19 Dec 18
The Irish Sun
FACEBOOK reportedly gave “private” info to Russia’s version of Google, despite reports that the organisation is linked to Kremlin spies. Russian web giant Yandex was allegedly given special information that other apps weren’t allowed to access – for privacy reasons. Facebook is accused of handing over private info to Russia’s Yandex The new details have come to light in a damning exposé by the New York Times. The report highlights secret partnerships with companies like Netflix, Amazon and Spotify, giving tech giants access to sensitive info – like a user’s private messages. But it also reveals that Facebook had a secret partnership with Yandex, Russia’s main search engine. Yandex is the largest technology company in Russia, and the biggest search engine in the nation too – marking it as a Google equivalent. Yandex, which is primarily a search engine business, is Russia’s biggest tech firm According to the NYT report, Facebook records show that Yandex had access to Facebook’s unique user IDs. This was reportedly the case as late as 2017, long after Facebook stopped sharing these with other apps. Facebook stopped sharing them to protect user privacy, as user IDs could be used to target specific people with advertising or propaganda campaigns. The report notes that Yandex has been accused by Ukraine’s security service of “funnelling its user data” to the Russian government. Ad David Carroll, Associate Professor of Media Design at New York’s New School University, said that Yandex “has a direct line to the FSB”. The FSB is Russia’s security service, responsible for counter-intelligence and surveillance. Billionaire boss Mark Zuckerberg has consistently failed to protect user privacy When asked if the NYT report claims were true, a Yandex spokesperson told The Sun: “In January 2014, Yandex announced that it entered into an agreement with Facebook to enrich our search results by indexing public data from Facebook pages and public Facebook posts for users in Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and other CIS countries. “Similar to other leading search engines, the agreement with Facebook helped improve our search results and also provided Facebook with more traffic. “Our agreement was limited to the countries stated above in which we operate our search engine, and was limited to content posted by users under ‘Public’ privacy settings.” The spokesperson added that no data from other countries was shared between Facebook and Yandex. And they said that Yandex stopped receiving data from Facebook in 2015, after Facebook disabled the feed. “In providing our services, a significant part of our commitment to users everywhere is protecting their privacy and security,” they added. In response to the NYT article, Facebook put out a lengthy 900-word statement to “clear up” claims being made about the social network’s partners. But nowhere in the statement are the words “Yandex” or “Russia” mentioned. We’ve asked Facebook for comment and will update this story with any response. [bc_video video_id=”5969927877001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg refuses to resign despite ‘missing something really important’ when Russian trolls tried to swing US election”] The news comes less than a week after Facebook admitted that it had exposed private photos on your smartphone. The social network gave admitted it gave app makers too much access to the photos of up to 6.8million users. When apps connect to your Facebook – like Tinder or Spotify – they get permission to access some information. For instance, Tinder can take some of your photos to populate your dating profile with. But Facebook accidentally gave some app makers additional access to photos they shouldn’t have been allowed to see. This included photos you’d never actually posted to Facebook, but that were inside your phone’s private camera roll. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN TECH” posts_category=”15″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] This year has seen Facebook caught up in several major controversies over privacy. The main one came in March, when Facebook was forced to admit that it had given away users’ info without their consent. And then in September, Facebook admitted that it had given hackers access to tens of millions of accounts. Are you tempted to delete Facebook? Let us know in the comments! We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368 . We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.
19 Dec 18
Emily Rowland - Journalism

PART ONE: How do we access digital magazines? Magazines must adapt to digital technology and so products must be available on different platforms. Due to print sales failing, publishers had to produce publications for an audience who want to access it through their tablets and their phones. We can access these magazines online by searching […]

19 Dec 18
Samuel Sellers blog

PART ONE – Choose a product and research the audience 1 The product I have chosen is relatively new to supermarkets the range is mainly only sold at Waitrose. The product is from the company Clive’s, it is one of their pies, the flavour leek and mushroom. Clives It’s also sold at two online food […]

19 Dec 18
MovieBabble

This week will see the release of a new Transformers and a new DC movie. Due to the lackluster history of these franchises, their stories will no doubt be focused around a MacGuffin. A MacGuffin is an object/event/person that drives the story forward. When done well, MacGuffins come in the form of Death Star plans […]

19 Dec 18
Radio Free

It is not enough to have token female representation in negotiations. Or room for compromise on the interests and rights of Afghan women citizens in future Afghan society. January 18, 2016. A second round of four-country talks aimed at reviving peace negotiations with the Taliban began in Kabul. Sabawoon Shamriz/Press Association. All rights reserved. Recent […]

19 Dec 18
Leading Technical Communication

You’ve probably heard it by now: Time magazine bestowed its annual Person of the Year award on the Guardians in the war on truth. The award honors Jamal Khashoggi, killed at the Saudi embassy in Turkey, the staff of the Capital Gazette, 5 of whom were gunned down in their office, and other journalists who light […]

19 Dec 18
🚨 Conservative, Right Wing News

The Gospel According to Nancy: No Borders, Kill Babies THIS ARTICLE FIRST APPEARED IN AMERICANTHINKER.COM, By T.R. Clancy Tucker Carlson pointed out a few days ago how the already insufferable leader of the Congressional Democrats has recently been “ordained….an archbishop in the church of progressive sanctimony.”  For a while now, Nancy Pelosi’s been the country’s expert […]

19 Dec 18
NetworkNewsWire

Successful tradeshow and business development mission completed at China International Import Expo Pacific Software uniquely positioned to deliver multilingual B2B and B2C e-commerce blockchain solutions Brazil and China are longtime export/import partners with significant potential to increase trade relationship Proposed location for Pacific Software presence in Shanghai under review As a co-sponsor of Latin America […]