Internet

Yandex repository leaked: racist expressions in the code, censorship and how russians communicate with the “smart” speaker

The complete tree of the source texts of the Git repository of the Russian company Yandex was made publicly available. The latter does not recognize the fact of hacking and states that 44.7 GB of data with a code was posted by one of the ex-employees, and they were allegedly ... Read more

The US sued Google for monopolizing the digital advertising market

The U.S. Department of Justice and eight states have sued Google to split the search giant’s ad technology business over alleged illegal monopolization of the digital advertising market. “The lawsuit we have filed today seeks to hold Google to account for what we allege are its longstanding monopolies in digital ... Read more

Google search now has an Easter egg from The Last of Us series

Searching for The Last of Us on mobile and desktop today shows a funny nod to the movie, a red mushroom button at the bottom of the screen. If you click on it, the Cordyceps fungus will appear on the screen. It’s animated with a slow swaying motion that makes ... Read more

Thanks to the 3D tour, you can now walk through the Nova Poshta sorting terminal without leaving your home

Nova Poshta has created a 3D tour, thanks to which you can see the path taken by each parcel from the sender to the recipient. It will take less than half an hour to “walk” through the territory of the terminal with an area of about 1,000 m². The virtual ... Read more

The Mittens chess bot has caused quite a stir on Chess.com

A chess bot called Mittens caused a surge in popularity of the site for the game in Chess.com. With a rating of only one point, the bot seems like a simple opponent, but it benefits both beginners and grandmasters alike. And best of all, people love it, writes The Wall ... Read more

Netflix plans to “broadly” fight against password sharing

The era of Netflix password sharing is coming to an end. Streaming plans to implement password sharing rules “more broadly” by the end of the first quarter of 2023, the company reported in its earnings report. Netflix also announced that CEO Reed Hastings is stepping down after 25 years of ... Read more

Twitter has quietly approved new rules for developers. Tweetbot, Twitterrific, and other popular clients are shutting down

Elon Musk’s Twitter has quietly updated its agreement with developers, which now states that they cannot create their own clients to use the social network. The Restrictions section of the Twitter Developer Agreement has been updated to prohibit “use or access the Licensed Materials to create or attempt to create ... Read more

More than 500 companies have stopped buying ads on Twitter. Revenue fell by 40%

More than 500 Twitter advertisers have suspended advertising spending on the microblog after Elon Musk’s “coming to power”, reports Reuters citing The Information. As a result, for example, the social network’s daily revenue on January 17, 2023 was 40% lower than on the same day a year ago, the report ... Read more

Wikipedia has received its first redesign in over 10 years

The Wikipedia online encyclopedia, one of the most popular resources on the Internet, has received a design update – for the first time since 2011. The Wikimedia Foundation, which supports Wikipedia, announced the launch of an updated interface that should simplify site navigation and make it more convenient in use ... Read more

Freeing the nipple: Facebook and Instagram should review the ban on displaying images of bare breasts

Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, may soon “free the nipple.” More than a decade after nursing mothers first held a “nursing day” at Facebook headquarters to protest a ban on breast images, Meta’s supervisory board has called for a review of the company’s rules banning images of ... Read more

Firefox 109 with Manifest V3 support is out, ad blockers continue to work

As you know, the new extension platform that all browsers are switching to, Manifest V3, is supposed to disable ad blockers. Users don’t like this fact, to put it mildly, so companies are reluctant to abandon Manifest V2. For example, Google last December delayed the release of Chrome Manifest V3. ... Read more

Coverage of 96.7% of the route: the Ministry of Digital Transformation and Ukrzaliznytsia tested Starlink in Intercity+ (video)

During 2023, satellite Internet from Starlink will appear in all Intercity+ trains. This was stated by the chairman of Ukrzaliznytsia board Oleksandr Kamyshin, reports the Ministry of Digital Transformation. Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov and Oleksandr Kamyshin personally tested how the Internet works in Intercity. During the journey along ... Read more

Twitter intentionally disabled third-party apps, company sources say

Popular third-party Twitter clients stopped working on Friday, and although their feeds have been periodically updated, this problem is still relevant. At the same time, Elon Musk’s company is still silent and does not comment on the situation in any way, and judging by the insiders, it seems that this ... Read more

Speedtest Global Index: the world’s fastest Internet is in Chile, Ukraine is far behind

Ookla is the company that operates Speedtest, one of the most popular applications/sites for measuring Internet connection speed, published the conclusions of the Speedtest Global Index rating for the period from November 2021 to November 2022. During the year, the speed of the mobile Internet in the world increased by ... Read more

From February 1, YouTube will start sharing advertising funds with the creators of Shorts

YouTube announced that creators can start earning ad revenue on short videos, starting from February 1. This change will be part of a broader update to the YouTube Partner Program, which will require all participants to sign new terms of the agreement, whether or not they want to monetize their ... Read more

Pornhub by Passport: ID is now required to access porn sites in Louisiana

The US state of Louisiana has passed a law requiring age verification for any website that contains 33.3% or more pornographic material, reports Mashable. Porn sites now have to verify a visitor’s age using a program called LA Wallet, which requires a Louisiana ID or driver’s license. A Twitter user ... Read more

Microsoft is considering adding a ChatGPT bot to its Bing search engine

ChatGPT сhatbot gained such popularity that even made Google itself nervous – the company fears that it will pose a threat to its search business in the future. However, it seems that not everyone shares these fears. So, it became known that Microsoft, in an effort to make its Bing ... Read more

Influencer Andrew Tate decided to troll Greta Thunberg on Twitter with his fleet of cars, leading to arrest by Romanian police for human trafficking

Andrew Tate, a 35-year-old former kickboxer, reality show participant, and podcaster, calls himself an “alpha male” and “absolute misogynist” and has already been banned from social platforms such as TikTok, Facebook and Instagram due to his attacks on women. The last “victim” of Tate was supposed to be the famous ... Read more

The 20 richest Ukrainians of 2022 according to Forbes Ukraine. IT is in the top

Forbes Ukraine published an annual ranking of the richest Ukrainians. In general, the fortunes of the 20 richest Ukrainians have fallen by more than $20 billion since the beginning of February 2022 – to $22.5 billion. Compared to 2021, there are many new people in it, but some of the ... Read more

LastPass has admitted that hackers stole customer password vaults

Popular password manager LastPass has confirmed that cybercriminals have stolen its users’ encrypted password vaults as a result of the data breach late last year, reports TechCrunch. In the updated blog dedicated to after disclosing this information, LastPass CEO Karim Toubba said that attackers copied a cloud backup of customer ... Read more

Google is panicking over the ability of the ChatGPT bot to answer user questions

СhatGPT is a large language model based on artificial intelligence, which was created by the OpenAI organization, and can generate meaningful and often quite accurate answers to user questions. This threatens the business of search companies such as Google, which also try to satisfy the curiosity of the audience by ... Read more

Lionel Messi’s post became the most liked on Instagram

Soccer megastar Lionel Messi has finally won the prize that he has never been able to get throughout his amazing career at the World Cup. Messi then added another record to his resume as he now has the most liked post on Instagram. View this post on Instagram A post ... Read more

More than 2 million users have switched to Mastodon since Elon Musk took over Twitter

Mastodon, the decentralized social media platform that many are touting as a Twitter alternative, grew from about 300,000 monthly active users to 2.5 million between October and November, Mastodon CEO, founder, and lead developer Eugen Rochko said on his blog. Elon Musk officially became the owner of Twitter at the ... Read more

Ukraine will receive more than 10,000 Starlink terminals from SpaceX, Minister Fedorov said

Ukraine agreed with Elon Musk’s SpaceX corporation to receive thousands of additional Starlink terminals to counter Russian attacks aimed at destroying energy infrastructure. More than 10,000 Starlink devices that provide satellite Internet will be sent to Ukraine in the coming months, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation of ... Read more

Twitter now has Affiliate badges to fight brand impersonation

In mid-November, Elon Musk said that Twitter was working on a feature that would allow brands and organizations to identify accounts associated with them. A month later, the company began implementing this feature. As first spotted by social media consultant (and former Next Web reporter) Matt Navarra, Twitter has added ... Read more