Tag Archives: Access

Twitter launches lower-cost subscription access to its data through new Premium APIs

Twitter tried to mend its relationship with developers earlier this year with the launch of a new API platform which focused on streamlining APIs and the promise of additional tiers of access. Twitter said it would offer free APIs for testing ideas, self-serve access, as well as paid access for increased functionality, in addition to its enterprise APIs. Today, Twitter ...

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‘Vacuum & isolation’: Russia may restrict access to CNN in reply to US sanctions, says senator

Published time: 9 Nov, 2017 09:19 A member of the upper house Committee for Information Politics says if the US continues to pressure Russian state media companies like RT and Sputnik, Moscow will reply with a legislative ban on CNN broadcasts via cable or air. Read more “Russia would take measures that would mirror the actions of the US Congress. ...

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Anyone home? Amazon Key will give couriers & hackers access to your home

Amazon is addressing customers concerns over thieves stealing their packages by… giving their couriers a key to their homes. Security experts have shown the move will leave homes vulnerable to hackers. Amazon announced the new service Wednesday that would allow customers to request “in-home” delivery when no one is home. Once a delivery driver arrives at a customer’s house with ...

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Child porn industry spreading in Southeast Asia as internet access grows

Published time: 18 Oct, 2017 18:32 The spread of internet use in Southeast Asia is fuelling the creation and spread of child exploitation – and experts are warning that children are being coerced into creating the material themselves. Internet availability across Southeast Asia currently sits at about 50 percent, according to a recent study. However, in the Philippines and Thailand, ...

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Twitter users blocked by Trump call on judge to restore access

Seven Twitter users from across the U.S. who are suing President Trump, saying he’s blocked them, want a judge to restore their access as litigation proceeds, according to court documents. The Twitter users and The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University filed a lawsuit in Manhattan Federal Court on July 11, alleging Trump or his agents blocked them because ...

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Poland denies EU orders to allow Russian gas giants more access to vital European pipeline

Polish foreign minister Witold Wazxzykowski has taken a firm stance in denying Germany its most recent deal with the Russian oil conglomerate. Speaking with the Russian media, Mr Waszxzykowski reaffirmed Poland’s stance in regards to the deal. He said: “We have already initiated some sort of action and there are cases in the European Tribunals.” The pipeline, which runs across ...

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Russia cracks down on internet freedom with Putin set to BAN access to prohibited websites

The new law is intended to prevent access to websites banned by the Russian government and it has already been approved by Duma, the lower house of parliament. VPNs and other technologies, known as anonymous proxies, allow people to surf the web without being identified. Leonid Levin, the head of Duma’s information policy committee, said the law is not intended ...

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North Korean elite are NOT isolated: Relishing internet access to Facebook and pornography

Intelligence firm Recorded Future carried out an extensive investigation that monitored internet use in the isolated country for three months and found it to be poorly protected, contradicting conventional wisdom from experts. The report said: “Our analysis demonstrates that the limited number of North Korean leaders and ruling elite with access to the internet are much more active and engaged ...

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More than 100 N.Y. stores to improve access for disabled

ALBANY – More than a hundred stores in New York City and its northern suburbs have agreed to modify their entrances and improve access for the disabled, state officials announced Tuesday. Under settlements with the state Division of Human Rights, 129 stores in the city and Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties agreed to install ramps and take other measures to ...

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Court rules Dakota Access Pipeline approval violated the law

A federal judge has ruled that permits authorized by the Trump administration to fast-track the completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline violated the law. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg’s 91-page ruling Wednesday, which orders further environmental review of the pipeline, marks a partial victory for four Sioux tribes in the Dakotas that have asked the court to shut down oil-pumping ...

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