Facebook To Shred ‘Paper’ News-Reading App On July 29th

An anonymous reader writes from a report via The Verge: Facebook’s Paper app for iOS is scheduled to shut down on July 29th. While the app impressed critics, it failed to impress the general public. The Verge reports: “The app transformed the core Facebook experience into a kind of newsreader, with customizable sections for politics, technology, food, and other subjects. When it was introduced in January 2014, Paper signaled the beginning of a design renaissance at Facebook. The look and feel of the app were orchestrated by Mike Matas, whose design firm Push Pop Press was acquired by Facebook in 2011. Paper was notable for the novel animations it used to guide you through the app — tap on a link and it would unfold like a letter; pull down on the story and it would fold back up, returning you to the feed. But despite the enormous growth of

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DuckDuckGo announces partnership with Yahoo

Our partnership with Yahoo helps us give you the best search experience possible.

Of course, in accordance with our strict privacy policy, we do not share personal information with any partners, including Yahoo. To make this crystal clear, Yahoo has also published a privacy statement to the same effect. We’re proud to work closely with a partner who is willing to work with us to protect your privacy.

In addition to the existing Yahoo technology we had been using, our latest partnership with Yahoo enables DuckDuckGo to get access to features you’ve been requesting for years:
Date filters let you filter results from the last day, week and month.
Site links help you quickly get to subsections of sites.

All of this functionality is not fully rolled out yet, but will be soon!

We’ve worked closely with Yahoo to implement these new features in accordance with contractual terms and our privacy policy. To be as

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Introducing Worldwide SMS Messaging


Earlier this week, Amazon SNS released worldwide SMS delivery and made it available in six AWS Regions. Worldwide SMS delivery means that you can now send SMS text messages directly to mobile phone numbers in more than 200 countries. Along with this expansion, SNS also enabled default “opt-in” of recipient phone numbers. This creates more possibilities for SMS messages, such as those needed for multi-factor authentication (MFA) or one-time passcodes.

In this blog post, we will cover notable changes from the previous SMS offering and highlight the new features. We’ll also describe SMS account-level configuration, show how to set up delivery status, and describe the new SMS API calls and message attributes.

What’s new with worldwide SMS delivery?

The following table shows the previous SMS offering and the features and options that are now available with the new worldwide SMS delivery from Amazon SNS.

SMS (former capability)

Worldwide SMS (new)

US-based phone numbers only.

Global support of

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AWS docs, day 2

I want to try to zoom in on what I need from AWS tech docs that I’m not getting, using as an example a problem I have now.I am using Dropbox to manage a few of my servers. I want to know if I can use Elastic File System as a replacement. I have a folder for each server. And within it a sub-folder for each of the apps I’m running on a server. When I want to update an app, or add some data to it, I edit files in its folder. Pretty quickly they flow up to the server, and if necessary I relaunch the app using the Terminal app on my Mac, and go on. The loop happens in seconds. The flow goes the other way. If I want to see how an app is running, I can open their stats files or other data files on my desktop

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Modern meetings: How to share your screen to your conference TV

Go to almost any meeting these days and you’ll see a sea of laptops around the table and sometimes some iPads or other tablets. That lets people look up information, take notes and do on-the-fly research during the meeting.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story)

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HTTP2 explained — Background, the protocol, the implementations and the future

http2 explained describes the

protocol HTTP/2 at a technical and protocol level. Background, the protocol,
the implementations and the future. Written by Daniel

This is a “living document” in

the sense that I keep posting updates, and I care about and value feedback,
questions and comments I get about it. This document improves over time thanks
to a joint effort. Full credits to all helpers at the end of the document.

This document has been

downloaded more than 200,000 times and has been given praise
widely. Give it a shot! It is provided free of charge under a Creative Commons

It is available in several

different formats for your convenience, including epub, PDF and a plain
web version.

All the translations are offered if you click the image on the right:
Chinese by Calvin Zhang and Simon Xia
English by Daniel Stenberg (original version)
French by Olivier Cahagne
Japanese by Tatsuhiro Tsujikawa
Portuguese by Bruno Lellis and Filipe Boleto

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IMAX Will Build You a Home Theater — Starting at $400K

An anonymous reader shares an Ars Technica report: If you have about $400K to spare, IMAX’s Private Theatre division will now build an IMAX cinema setup in your own home. The entry-level IMAX Private Theatre is the “Palais,” which starts at about $400,000 for a screening room with up to 18 seats. For your money you get dual 4K 2D/3D projectors, a proprietary IMAX sound system, and a media playback system that supports everything you might want to throw at it (TV, games, Blu-ray, etc.) No word on the exact specifications of the projectors, but they’re probably not IMAX-with-laser. Screen size will vary depending on the setup, but generally they will be 3 metres (10ft) tall or more. Stepping up to the “Platinum” IMAX home theatre for about $1 million gets you a much larger screening room with space for up to 40 people.

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DDoS botnets built using Linux malware for embedded devices

LizardStresser, the DDoS malware for Linux systems written by the infamous Lizard Squad attacker group, was used over the past year to create over 100 botnets, some built almost exclusively from compromised Internet-of-Things devices.
LizardStresser has two components: A client that runs on hacked Linux-based machines and a server used by attackers to control the clients. It can launch several types of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, execute shell commands and propagate to other systems over the telnet protocol by trying default or hard-coded credentials.
The code for LizardStresser was published online in early 2015, giving less-skilled attackers an easy way to build new DDoS botnets of their own. The number of unique LizardStresser command-and-control servers has steadily increased since then, especially this year, reaching over 100 by June, according to researchers from DDoS mitigation provider Arbor Networks.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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