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Amazon’s #IOT remote control button

Amazon.com: All-New AWS IoT Button (2nd Generation) – intended for now, I think, be used by product developers who want a simple, remote button that connects to applications in Amazon’s cloud services. The button could be used as a remote control, or it might be used to automatically order items from Amazon. For example, one located in a laundry room might be programmed to automatically place an order for more detergent, at the touch of...

Computer security

I lost Internet service for about 3 days this week. Bad timing! Once my Internet came back I  discovered that while offline, malware took over one of my web sites. It was sending spam messages to Twitter and Facebook, which I quickly blocked. Took me longer to identify the mechanism, clean it up, then remove the spam messages. The malware also prevented me from logging into the control panel for the web site, which I...

Websites Can Track You Online Across Multiple Web Browsers

Websites Can Track You Online Across Multiple Web Browsers

Researchers have determined a method of tracking individual users across web browsers. That means, changing to a different browser – or even using incognito or private browsing mode – to avoid tracking your online behavior, is no longer sufficient. The researched identified 36 different properties that can be identified across browsers – some of which, when combined, identify a unique computer user – with 99% accuracy. Source: Websites Can Now Track You Online Across Multiple...

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