7 noticias de impacto esta semana

Estas son las 7 noticias más impactantes de la semana. ¿Estás de acuerdo? Si no es así comparte tu opinión en los comentarios: 1. La misteriosa desaparición de un avión con 239 personas a bordo: De “misterio aéreo sin precedentes calificaron los expertos la desaparición del vuelo MH370 de Malaysian Airlines, que cubría la ruta Kuala Lumpur-Beijing. Los rumores y especulaciones se pusieron a la orden del día: ¿Fue una bomba? ¿Una falla mecánica? ¿Un secuestro fallido? Hasta la publicación de este …

Online Fraud: Are You Next?

The difference between computer users who get scammed and those who don’t often comes down to a simple checklist: In just-released research, AARP identifies 15 particular behaviors, life situations and knowledge attributes that significantly increase vulnerability to online fraud. The kicker: Nearly 1 in 5 American adults — roughly 34 million people — engage in at least seven of them. These eye-opening findings are pooled from detailed surveys of more than 11,000 adults across the U.S., comparing the online actions, behaviors and life experiences …

7 Things You Might Not Know About the Web on Its 25th Birthday

The plan for what became the “World Wide Web” was laid out in a memo by Tim Berners-Lee on March 12, 1989, to his boss at CERN, a European research laboratory. He wanted to solve a very basic organizational problem: As scientists came and went at the lab, their institutional knowledge was in danger of disappearing. His solution: use “hypertext” to easily toggle back and forth between files housed on computers in different locations. If you click on the blue, …

El bitcoin cae en picada tras la desaparición de Mt.Gox

El sitio web de Mt.Gox, la mayor operadora comercial de bitcoins, desapareció el lunes por la noche y puso a temblar a los inversores que apostaron por la moneda digital. Hasta última hora del martes 25 de marzo, la página aparecía caída, y todos los tuits de su cuenta en Twitter, donde tenía más de 28 mil seguidores, estaban borrados. ¿Algún responsable? Mark Karpeles, el director ejecutivo, dimitió de la junta directiva de la Fundación Bitcoin el 23 de febrero. …

1-Click Tricks in Valentine’s Day Scams

It’s not just hearts that are stolen come Valentine’s Day. Also at risk: Your money, identity and sensitive computer files and online accounts – thanks to the many opportunities to infect computers with malware this love-filled season. True, most attention – and the biggest financial losses – occurs with “long-con romance scams. That’s when crooks (often part of overseas organized crime rings) scroll dating websites and chat rooms, inventing fake identities tailored to their victims’ interests. After weeks or months …

Community Digs Deep for Superfast Broadband

Frustration with sluggish, expensive or unavailable broadband has prompted a growing number of communities to find other options. Some 89 cities and towns in the U.S. have launched their own fiber-to-the-home networks, which many experts say is the fastest and most reliable way to access the Internet. The result: Places such as Chattanooga, Tenn., Bristol, Va., and Lafayette, La., now offer Internet speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second,  or about 100 times faster than today’s average broadband speeds. …