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Q&A With IDM-Cyberia CCO Bassam Jaber

The best thing about attending events like BDL Accelerate 2014 is that you get to bump into many of the tech leaders in the country. Although they are usually surrounded by the organizer who are trying to get them to meet other decisions makers during the event, I managed to get a quick and exclusive Q&A with Bassam Jaber CEO of Cyberia and CCO …

Browse The Web Ad-Free With Google Contributor

Internet and advertising cannot be dissociated. websites have to make money somehow. And the way they do make money is rather ugly, isn’t it? These banners are most probably the ugliest tool someone could use to make money. I mean, they are literally ugly, since, most of the time, they distort the webpage, adding non-matching elements and colors, …

A Short History of Domain Names

The second half of the nineties was a very exciting time for me, I had just begone learning the ins and outs of the world-wide web. HTML4 was the hottest thing out there and Geocities was the place to have a personal site. It took little time to get the hang of things and my day job quickly became entirely dedicated to building websites.As is the case …

Roundup: Security in a Week – 26 April/3 May 2014

Security in a week is a series of articles that is posted each week covering between 10 to 20 security news headlines from around the globe. Have you ever wished to check all security news websites to only find that there’s a lot of reading to do and most of the articles are useless for you? Well we will do that for you, doing our best to pick up the …

Facebook Announces Imminent News Feed Cleanup

Facebook today announced plans to clean up the News Feed, through reducing stories that users are reporting as spammy or simply that they don’t want to see. This update will hit three specific post categories: Like-baiting posts: which explicitly asks News Feed readers to like, comment, or share the post. In other words, the goal is to go …

Heartbleed: A Worldwide Internet Security Bug

Security researchers have discovered lately a new bug in OpenSSL encryption (that protect many websites) called Heartbleed. OpenSSL is an open source implementation of SSL and TLS that secure a lot of what you see on the Internet. Heartbleed is a bug in OpenSSL that can allow anyone on the Internet to possibly get your name, password and any content …

Perspectives: The Rise and Fall of MonotStreet.com

The Backdrop The year was 2002, I was four years into my career as a web developer and I saw everything in HTML markup and Hexadecimal color codes. I had springboarded myself from working at OGERO the localstate-run fixed-telephony operator towards Cellis, France Telecom’s burgeoning mobile operator in Lebanon (currently rebranded as Alfa). I …

Security In a Week – Issue #1

3-10 December 2013 I am back to writing about security, this is my passion after all. So here we are with a totally new article series entitled security in a week. This is a series of article that will posted each week covering security news from all around the globe. Have you ever wished to check all security websites to only find out that there’s …

BT UK Pulls the Plug on Dialup Internet Service

At the beginning of September, one of the UK’s biggest internet providers had controversially ended its dialup service. BT, who have spent billions on investing in fibre optic technology rolled out across the UK, decided to abandon dialup internet, potentially leaving thousands of customers in the lurch, especially those in rural areas where broadband …

2-Minute Hack: Double SPAM-Proof Your Gmail

No long talks about spam and what it does to your health. Just know that there’s a way to strengthen even further your spam protection on Gmail. Why would you want to do that? You’d want to do it every time you subscribe to a mailing list or affiliate link. Whenever you need to subscribe to email updates from a company you don’t totally trust, add …

Achieve: Get Your Career On

Dear readers, as you may have noticed, Tech-Ticker tries to support other local websites that we find may be helpful to our readers. So today I present to you Achieve, a start-up company that allows you to start your life. With several job websites online, one would wonder, why mention Achieve? Simply because it isn’t just another website where you …

Latest Google Downtime: Worldwide Informational Chaos

Today, the 18/8/2013, from 3:52 PM until 3:57 PM Pacific Daylight Time, the world has witnessed 40% of its global Internet traffic being lobbed off as shown by the graph below.   You are wondering about the reason, well it is pretty simple: Google was out for several minutes. Yes we all thought that anything can go offline but not Google. But …