Tag: Internet


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 […]


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 […]


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 was the first web developer […]


Ericsson and Facebook Create Innovation Lab for Internet.org

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) and Facebook today announced the creation of a joint innovation lab supporting the Internet.org initiative. The Internet.org Innovation Lab, an Ericsson-Facebook collaboration, will provide an environment and expertise for optimizing applications, networks, devices and services for the next five billion Internet users. Expected to open in the second half of 2014 on Facebook’s […]


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 […]


BT UK Pulls the Plug on Dialup Internet Service [Featured Guest Article]

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 connections […]


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 […]


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 […]