Weight Watchers International released a program this week for Palm-based gadgets that works hand-in-hand with the company’s online services. It helps record a dieting disciple’s progress, eliminates the need for carrying a weekly logbook and shrinks the 25,000-item food database that normally fits into a two-inch-thick reference book into a pocketable gizmo.
During the liquidation process, Quepasa.com will cut more jobs but continue to operate its Quepasa.com website and three subsidiary sites, RealEstateEspanol.com, Etrato.com and Credito.com, the company statement said.
But for now, connected geeks are using Sched.org to find the hottest kicks around Austin – and breathing a collective sigh of relief that somebody else did most of the dirty work for them.
According to reviews on the app store, both pTerm and TouchTerm can be a little buggy, but both apps have notes promising updates as soon as Apple adds them (if you could analyze the app store for most frequently used phrase, it would undoubtedly be “pending Apple approval”).
The unclassified summary said the government has spent $87 million on the scanners, which includes $10 million for “installation and maintenance.” To quiet privacy concerns, the authorities are also spending $7 million to “remove the human factor from the image review process” and replace the passenger’s image with an avatar.
By the time he’d check the reservation site, his previously open reservation would be booked. And this was happening crazy fast. Like in a matter of seconds. “It’s impossible for a human to do the three forms that are required to do this in under three seconds,” he told WIRED last year.
Facebook’s ad-buying website tells advertisers that the world’s largest social network has a potential reach of 41 million 18 to 24 year olds in the United States, whereas U.S. census data shows that last year there were 31 million people living in the country between these ages, Brian Wieser, a Pivotal Research Group senior analyst, said in a note.
Almost the entire online retail sector has taken a beating from investors in the last half-year, and the list of Amazon’s protégés reads somewhat like a Who’s Who directory of Wall Street’s victims.
He found out that he had died in 1976 and that he may have previously been married to a woman named Mary. He also discovered that he may be known as “Ricky Smith” or “Rickie Smith” – aliases he shares with a couple of convicts doing hard time in Texas.
Or let’s say you were the one who posted that video. If so, is anyone even watching it? Or has it been lost in a sea of posts from hundreds of millions of content producers? Does it play well with Facebook’s algorithm? Is YouTube recommending it?
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We’ll admit that we hadn’t fully considered the impact of color blindness on website design until Andy Biao of Waxy.org pointed us to We Are Color Blind. The site hosts a collection of design patterns for making your website more accessible to people with common forms of color blindness.
Other music execs actually didn’t beat ’em, but joined ’em. Keith Bernstein, a former director of operations at Universal Music Group’s Global e, actually joined Napster as its new vice president of operations. Former A&M Records senior VP Milton Olin joined the Napster team as its chief operating officer after a brief stint with another Internet startup.
So is the one about the fine public radio network, National Public Radio, and its silly website policy requiring other websites to obtain permission before linking to content within its site. Said permission, incidentally, could take “a while.”
Dropbox employees aren’t able to access user files, and when troubleshooting an account, they only have access to file metadata (filenames, file sizes, etc. not the file contents).
But the trailblazing lawyer behind the highly publicized case has claimed victory nevertheless, after China’s powerful State Tobacco Monopoly Bureau and other firms posted new warnings on their websites this summer.
“A lot of the time you have so little time, you’re not going to get to know them in the moment,” he says. “I research them on the internet and also call other photographers who have worked with them to see what their experiences have been.”
HTTPS encryption has become the standard for any site where visitors enter credit card details or passwords. Without it, anyone from the hacker on your Starbucks Wi-Fi network to your internet provider to any government agency can see your private data. But it remains a tougher and less obvious upgrade for media outfits. Rather than the relatively static pages of banks and retailers, news sites often assemble pages on the fly from a mix of sources, including advertising networks over which they have little or no control.
That’s a problem because the queried object data for our writer pages includes all of the data for that user, stored in WordPress’ “users” database table. That includes the user’s email address and hashed password. All told, this information was available on roughly 19,000 pages for approximately 1,500 writers starting in June, when we built the video page, until we discovered the problem and corrected the code in February.
Bruce Schneier is the CTO of BT Counterpane and the author of Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly About Security in an Uncertain World. You can contact him through his website.