Facebook’s Audience Reached 2 Billion Users

Facebook shared its achievements for the second quarter of 2017. The bottom line: more than two billion people use Facebook monthly, with 1.3 billion using the social network on the daily basis. The company managed to convert an extensive user base in $9.3 billion in revenue and earn $3.89 billion of net profit, a 71% increase over the same period in 2016. […]

Main Principles of Application Security Testing

Nowadays, security is a major topic in the IT industry. News like Apple’s iOS encryption dispute with the FBI or attack on NASA’s website were among the biggest headlines. Major data breaches, bank heists, account hijacking, hacktivism and DDoS attacks – the crime list is huge. No wonder that the panic is only growing as cyber-criminals are becoming more and more tech-savvy and organized. So it’s fair to say that the problem of software security testing is actual as never before. […]

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Meet Belarusian Winner of “Yandex.Algorithm” Competition

Gennady Korotkevich (aka tourist), the famous master of sports programming from Belarus won the seventh annual championship in sports programming “Yandex.Algorithm”Korotkevich is no stranger to collecting winners’ cups as he has already won three times at these competitions from 2013 to 2015. He got a cash prize of 300 thousand Russian rubles (about 5 thousand dollars in equivalent).
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Facebook Messenger Tests Sending Display Ads into Inbox

Until the end of 2017, the majority of Facebook’s Messenger audience (1.2 billion people) will be seeing promotional messages. When placing banners, advertisers will be able to independently determine where the link goes – to the website or to the dialogue window with the company representative. At the same time, Facebook is confident that the opportunity to enter into a conversation with an advertiser directly in Messenger increases the likelihood of the user responding to the advertisement. […]

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Triangle App Helps Block Individual Apps from Using Mobile Data

Are you concerned about managing the mobile data used by your smartphones? Here is some good news for you – just recently, Google began to test a new app called Triangle. Using the app, you can view your data balance, see which apps are accounting for the most data usage and even block individual applications from using your mobile data. […]