Category: Internet & Cloud. This brand new thing: Internet & Cloud. Even though the technology is around for way more than 30 years, it is a never drying source of news and discoveries. The new channel of communication created a entirely new culture and created new businesses, fueling innovation and creativity.
All those things that clearly relate to something ‘new media’, items and thoughts that would not have been possible without the internet, will go here.
Fastly is one of the major CDN vendors globally. As a regular consumer you wouldn’t be aware of their service, until a failure hits. Today the service faced a configuration issue, that apparently hit global pages like NYTimes and Bloomberg, but also Amazon, Reddit and Twitter, as reported in multiple sources. The issue is reported resolved by the vendor as of this writing. Details on their status page:
“Does it run Doom?” is the ultimate nerd test for technology. CloudFlare passed today running multiplayer Doom on their edge worker network:
So, if a developer wants to run their next hit, say a real-time multiplayer game, using nothing but their app and Workers, without any servers or traditional infrastructure, can they? Let’s prove they can. Here’s Doom Multiplayer running on top of Cloudflare Workers.
Signal, the company offering secure and private messaging, tried to advertise on Facebook. Naturally, the company tried to drive their value in privacy. They chose to point out the implications Facebook’s businesmodel has for these values.
Hakan Tanriverdi, Datenjournalist und Reporter für Cyber- und IT-Sicherheit beim Bayerischen Rundfunk, hat zusammen mit Florian Flade einen Podcast über CyberSpionage gemacht. Die beiden zeigen dabei auf, wie selbstverständlich Spionage auf diesem Niveau mittlerweile für Regierungen geworden ist.
Katherine Johnson fundamentally contributed to the calculations that led the Apollo-11 Mission to the moon. She received a Presidential Medal of Freedom for these achievements in 2015. The above comic found on Reddit honours her work.