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Does TikTok Really Pose a Risk to US National Security?

Does TikTok Really Pose a Risk to US National Security?

Over the past few weeks, as relations between the US and China sank to even lower lows, the social media app TikTok has emerged as a new target for the Trump administration. Both secretary of state Mike Pompeo and White House adviser Peter Navarro warned on Fox News that the US was considering outlawing Chinese…
Can Law Enforcement Really Track Someone Down with an IP Address? – How-To Geek

Can Law Enforcement Really Track Someone Down with an IP Address? – How-To Geek

NicoElNino/ShutterstockThe internet isn’t anonymous. Wherever you go, you leave breadcrumbs about who you really are. Some of these are bigger than others, but the biggest is your IP address. Armed with this, it isn’t difficult for law enforcement to discover your identity. What Are IP Addresses? Before we delve into the practicalities, let’s define what…
Really low latency multipliers and cryptographic puzzles

Really low latency multipliers and cryptographic puzzles

At Jane Street, we have some experience using FPGAs for low-latency systems–FPGAs are programmable hardware where you get the speed of an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) but without being committed to a design that’s burned into the chip. It wasn’t so long ago that FPGAs were expensive and rare, but these days, you can rent…
What the Data Really Says About Women Leaders and the Pandemic

What the Data Really Says About Women Leaders and the Pandemic

It’s a claim that went viral quickly: women leaders were more likely to crush it in the pandemic than their male counterparts. At first, few seemed to question whether this were true, though plenty debated why it would be so. Was it because of the women themselves, and their more “female” leadership style? Or was…
Who really benefits from reskilling?

Who really benefits from reskilling?

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Is TikTok Really Recording Everything You Copy in iOS? – Lifehacker

Is TikTok Really Recording Everything You Copy in iOS? – Lifehacker

Apple’s iOS 14 has a great new privacy feature that sends you a notification whenever an application inspects what’s on your iPhone’s clipboard. It’s sounds like a smart addition, but it’s also uncovered some potentially unsettling behavior from several apps. Take a look at this example posted by Twitter user Jeremy Burge, which shows all…
Is WebP really better than JPEG?

Is WebP really better than JPEG?

2020-06-19 If you have used tools like Google’s PageSpeed Insights, you probably have run into a suggestion to use “next-gen image formats”, namely Google’s WebP image format. Google claims that their WebP format is 25 – 34% smaller than JPEG at equivalent quality. When testing out WebP using a perceptual image optimizer, I ran into…
It’s really easy to block YouTube ads (maybe too easy) – Android Authority

It’s really easy to block YouTube ads (maybe too easy) – Android Authority

Credit: Justin Duino / Android AuthorityA redditor posted a neat trick that allows you to easily block YouTube ads.All you need to do is add a period after the “.com” of a video URL.However, this new power should be used responsibly.Earlier this week, a redditor within the /r/webdev sub posted an incredibly simple trick that…
PS5 could get the one remaster you really want – Tom’s Guide

PS5 could get the one remaster you really want – Tom’s Guide

Home News (Image credit: Sony Computer Entertainment) Last week’s postponed PS5 event would have been more than just a reveal of the hardware, with glimpses at some of the upcoming games taking advantage of all that new processing power. But according to a couple of sources, at least one of the new titles would look…
Google is really annoyed you’re using Microsoft Edge – ZDNet

Google is really annoyed you’re using Microsoft Edge – ZDNet

A little edgy?Google, from its very beginning, thought it was so clever. It's never really stopped thinking that. And when it discovers competition -- from what it deems an unworthy source -- Google can become irritable.Here is but the latest chapter, for example, in its riveting browser scuffle with Microsoft.Once upon a time, Google created…

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What Are The ‘Oculus Quest 2’ Leaks Telling Us About The...

Yet another apparent ‘Oculus Quest 2’ render just leaked from WalkingCat, this time showing the lenses from a central bottom angle. On Wednesday, WalkingCat shared apparent renders of the front of the headset with the new controllers. Earlier today, the account shared another apparent render, this time from a side angle. Also today we saw…

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