X2 – or “Times2” – Framework for Node.js is a collection of modules published with NPM and designed to provide a complete toolset for creating back-end applications that expose RESTful APIs and are backed with a SQL database.
In April of 2016, members of the EU adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), aimed at strengthening data protection and privacy for all individuals within the EU. The regulation allowed for a two-year transition period, and becomes enforceable in May of this year, 2018.
There’s a lot to the GDPR (more than can be addressed in a single post at least) but one of the key provisions is that individuals have the right to request erasure of their data from a service provider. This means that many online and cloud service providers will need to have the ability to comply with these requests, even if they’re not based in the EU. Continue reading
Amazon announced the launch of GameOn last week, an API which allows developers the ability to add eSports functionality to their mobile games while rewarding players with in-game or real-world prizes. Continue reading
Starting today, Google Chrome will automatically start blocking specific advertising on sites if it is deemed to be too intrusive, and they’ll ultimately block all advertising on a site if the site doesn’t comply with Google’s new standards after a 30-day warning period.
We’ve discussed why we think it’s important to save net neutrality a number of times, and our feelings on the topic haven’t changed. So we’re very happy when we see efforts being made to keep “big business” from controlling how we all use the internet despite the FCC’s December vote to roll back the protections that had been in place. Continue reading
The famous navy yard in Brooklyn where U.S.S. Arizona was launched is currently under construction, and its new $2.5 billion building plan will turn it into a high-tech hub. The site’s reconstruction and the creation of the waterfront office building should help to add more jobs and bring their total count from 7,000 to about 30,000. Continue reading
Researchers from security firm ICEBRG found malicious extensions in the Google Chrome Web Store with more than 500,000 overall downloads. Firstly they discovered that “HTTP Request Header” extension were using for a click-fraud scam when they noticed unusual spike in outgoing network traffic. The extension visited advertising-related links in the Web from the infected machines to generate revenue from per-click rewards. Later they investigated another three Chrome extensions that did the same: Nyoogle, Stickies, and Lite Bookmarks.
Earlier this week, research published by the Project Zero security team at Google brought to public attention a group of security vulnerabilities affecting many modern processors. The vulnerabilities have been given the names Meltdown and Spectre, and could allow an attacker to read arbitrary locations in virtual memory (e.g. read data stored in memory belonging to other user or kernel processes).