Thursday, July 16, 2015
Netflix's popularity skyrocketed after the service is deployed to 130 countries in early January.
The movie streaming application is now used by more than 75 million people worldwide. The amount represents the total subscribers from 190 countries.
After announcing expand the operational area at the International Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2016, additional direct Netflix significant number of users.
As reported ColekcolekTekno from BGR, Wednesday (01/20/2016), the growth of Netflix users rose dramatically in the last three months of financial year 2015, including January 2016.
In a fairly short time, the Netflix successful with approximately 5.59 million new subscribers.
More specifically, they hook the 1.56 million people from the United States and a total of 4.04 million people from the region of its operations in other countries.
The entertainment applications company also predicts that the development of services will lure 6 million new customers during the first quarter 2016.
"We predicted there would be growth of more than 6 million people in the first quarter, mainly as a result of the expansion of Netflix into various regions except China," said Netflix Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings.
Premiered in 2007 in the US, Netflix then present in 60 countries. Start Canada, Latin America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, to Japan and others. Only in early 2016 to spread to almost the entire world.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) turned out to develop their own Android application specifically to communicate with other members, as well as the application of propaganda.
The application named Alrawi and Amaq Agency. This application was found in 2015 and then by a network of independent anti-terrorism Security Group Ghost.
Alrawi not just a mere messaging tool. In the programming code tucked encryption technology to secure the various conversations in it.
"Encryption is not as good as the company that has made in research and development. However, its existence proves that they are trying to secure the communication channel," said a spokesman Ghost Security Group.
Meanwhile, Amaq Agency is an application with a different purpose. The terror group used as a medium for propaganda, not communication.
Applications Amaq Agency used ISIS to spread propaganda
As reported by ColekcolekTekno of Newsweek, Friday (15/01/2016), the application can not be obtained directly through the Google App Store, but it must be downloaded using a specific code to be used on your phone or Android tablet.
Ghost Security Group believes that in the future, ISIS will make more applications.
Terror group that was expected was recruited many hackers to help them in cyber warfare.
In addition to preparation of the application and recruiting hackers, ISIS also has long used social media as a tool of propaganda disseminators.
They never put on Facebook and Twitter. However, since both social media was refused and rid themselves of the various accounts involved ISIS, then they switch to Telegram.
Meanwhile, Telegram feel uncomfortable with this fact. They then tried to block the accounts associated with ISIS. In total there are 78 accounts in about 12 languages.
Meanwhile, it is known, there are some accounts that can be accessed. Some of them have more than 2,000 followers.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Internet giant Yahoo last week opened access to online behavioral data (online behavior) as many as 20 million users to academics university. Various data including surfing habits and search of tens of millions of people whose identity is camouflaged it.
The data collected in the time period February 2015 to May 2015 is partly derived from services such as Yahoo News, Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Movie, and the Yahoo home page.
Yahoo open to any user data? As summarized ColekcolekTekno of Information Week, Wednesday (01/20/2016), it is done with academic goals, namely machine learning technology research.
"Our goal is to encourage independent research in the field of machine learning and recommender system large scale, and industrial and academic research leveler," Yahoo wrote in a post on its official blog.
"This dataset is part of a data-sharing program Webscope Yahoo Labs, a reference library containing useful dataset for research, consisting of anonymous user data for non-commercial use," added Yahoo.
It should be underlined that the data user is given access by Yahoo is anonymous, alias does not include the identity of the user concerned.
Nevertheless, the data Yahoo outlines fairly detailed information, such as demographics (age, gender, location), as well as the type of device used to access Yahoo services.
This kind of data is usually only available to those who are within the large corporations and difficult to obtain in the university academic circles.