Google Hires 4chan Creator Moot

In one of the more headscratching hires of recent times, Google has hired 4chan’s founder Chris Poole. The man known online as “moot” will work on Google’s social media offerings, notably Google +. At its most basic, 4chan is simply an image posting board with particularly relaxed rules on content and user identity, but it’s […]

Free eBook: Implementing SSL/TLS Using Cryptography and PKI (Valued at $39.99)

Here’s our free eBook for today: Implementing SSL/TLS Using Cryptography and PKI (Valued at $39.99.) A hands-on, practical guide to implementing SSL and TLS protocols for Internet security! Coverage includes: Understanding Internet Security Protecting against Eavesdroppers with Symmetric Cryptography Secure Key Exchange over an Insecure Medium with Public Key Cryptography Authenticating Communications Using Digital Signatures […]

Email Pioneer Ray Tomlinson, RIP

Ray Tomlinson, who developed what we now know as email, has died at the age of 74. As well as the technology itself, he created the use of the @ sign in addresses. Tomlinson worked at tech firm Bolt, Beranek and Newman and developed some key technologies for ARPANET, the military network that lay the […]

Wikipedia Search Engine Costs Wikimedia Chief’s Job

The head of Wikimedia’s parent organization has resigned over plans to create a search engine. Contributors were upset about both the move itself and a lack of transparancy over the plans. Lila Tretikov announced her departure as executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization that oversees a range of websites, most notably Wikipedia. […]