Firefox seems to be showing ads within New Tab page
Looks like Firefox started showing ads. This was already a possible plan of Mozilla, the company behind the popular web browser, but it has not yet been implemented. Until now, because a number of users report that they saw advertisements on the New Tab page.
At least some users report that they hav... Read more
European Union rewards the discovery of bugs in open source software
In January 2019, the European Union will launch a special reward programme for finding software bugs in open source software. By doing so, the EU aims to improve the use of open source software within its own institutions and, above all, to make it safer.
The so-called bug bounties or rewards that d... Read more
Researcher places proof-of-concept code for Facebook worm
A Polish security researcher today released details and proof-of-concept code that can be used to create a fully functioning Facebook worm. The code exploits a vulnerability within Facebook that would already be abused by spammers.
The vulnerability has to do with the mobile version of Facebook and ... Read more
OutSystems puts more emphasis on artificial intelligence and machine learning
Low code specialist OutSystems has set up its own research lab in order to speed up the creation of high quality applications with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. The lab is an extension of previously started research projects in these areas.
With the established research platform... Read more
Google adds new features to Cloud Spanner database
Google has added a new region and new ways to set up multi-region configurations to Cloud Spanner. Cloud Spanner is a globally distributed relational database service. The service will also have a new function that will give developers deeper insights into the queries that consume the most recourses... Read more
Google Chrome tackles sites that won’t let you leave
It's a problem people sometimes run into. If they press the back button on Google Chrome on certain sites, nothing happens. Instead, they end up on the same page where they started. Google is currently working on a solution for this.
The site 9to5Google reports that it found a new commit in Chromium... Read more
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Microsoft launches tool for A/B testing and visualization of user sessions
Microsoft has launched a new tool called Clarity as a beta version. The tool should help website owners understand how visitors behave on their websites. Clarity is an analytics tool. That's what The Next Web says.
Clarity allows website owners and administrators to run A/B tests and visualises the ... Read more
Dell Boomi focuses on blockchain integrations with new update
Dell Boomi has added new blockchain integrations and professional certifications to its latest Fall 2018 release.
The new blockchain integration supports Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric blockchain platforms, allowing customers to add blockchain smart contracts to their workflow.
As the industry evo... Read more
WordPress 5.0 is live: more creative freedom in new editor
WordPress has launched the new version of WordPress 5.0. The content management system, with which more than 30 percent of the world's websites are built, has, among other things, been given an improved editor. This should facilitate the insertion of media and the rearrangement of existing content.
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