This week has seen a great deal of variety in the technological world. In response to the terror attacks in the UK and in Europe, The European Union is seeking greater access to data from tech firms. The legislative proposal will give police greater power to request personal data in cases related to terror investigations. The legislation raises questions about the sanctity of our data, and whether or not the government should have access to our online information. It’s become a common trend for governments to look to increase internet regulation in the wake of terrorist attacks. This could have massive implications regarding our right to privacy on the web.

The HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) defines the method by which a web browser and a web server can communicate with each other. A part of this protocol is the use of status codes. These codes are used as a way of communicating the status of the request between programs easily without the software needing to parse and understand human readable messages. This allows various pieces of software to interact in a simple convenient manner.  Any software that then communicates with a user is then responsible for translating these codes into an understandable message when required.  Most people will be familiar with some of these, such as the infamous 404 code, and possibly 403. So what does it all mean to the uninitiated?

When you’ve been running a website for a long time, files have a tendency to move. Perhaps you’ve updated the software running the site, or decided to refile things in a more logical manner. These types of tasks are part of website maintenance and development. However, the important thing is to understand how you should deal with these moved files.

What is your company doing to improve cyber security and the protection of online shopping and shoppers?

The online gaming industry was worth $100 billion last year, and it’s constantly expanding. As domestic hardware and network infrastructures improve, there are fewer logistical issues preventing people from playing on portable devices. The mature desktop and console game markets have been joined by a burgeoning mobile sector worth over $36 billion, ranging from augmented reality titles to classic platform and puzzle games.

This week’s tech news has revealed another wave of innovation across the technological landscape as pioneers Qualcomm revealed they will be releasing a New Mesh Networking Platform.

The New Mesh networking platform will aim to increase connectivity for smart devices, enabling original equipment manufacturers to create more elaborate home devices. Mesh aims to boosts the connectivity of smart devices to networks around the world. It also facilitates the use of voice assistance to expand the functions of the modern home network.

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What Is Forking?

When it comes to computing, the word fork has a number of meanings – and none of them involve a utensil for eating food. Today we are looking at the concept of project forking, what it means and how it’s done. If you’ve been using open source software for a while then you’ve probably heard references to a project having been forked, but unless you have an interest in software development then you might not know what we mean. In the interest of education you need to read on!