9 Rare Things You Could Do On-line

E-learning short courses

E-learning short courses (Photo credit: London College of Fashion short courses)

One is to search for your ring size
‘You can do almost anything online these days — order your groceries, video chat with a faraway friend, make your own business cards, find the answer to just about any query and countless other tasks.

‘But did you know you can also measure your pupillary distance? What about majoring in physics at MIT, without ever having to write a tuition check?…’

What Mattered Most in Social Media 2012
Top 8 Moments That Made Social Media Matter In 2012

Do you remember the Internet Blackout in protest of SOPA I joined with WordPress? That happened January 2012, almost one year ago

‘From political uprisings to billion-dollar acquisitions, social media packed a bigger punch in 2012 than ever before. While that comes as no surprise considering that social is still snaking its way into every nook and cranny of our lives, it was a pretty fascinating year viewed through the lens of online networks that connect people the world over…’

EdX Free Courses Search
Explore free courses from leading universities

‘EdX is a not-for-profit enterprise of its founding partners Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that features learning designed specifically for interactive study via the web. Based on a long history of collaboration and their shared educational missions, the founders are creating a new online-learning experience with online courses that reflect their disciplinary breadth. Along with offering online courses, the institutions will use edX to research how students learn and how technology can transform learning-both on-campus and worldwide. Anant Agarwal, former Director of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, serves as the first president of edX. EdX’s goals combine the desire to reach out to students of all ages, means, and nations, and to deliver these teachings from a faculty who reflect the diversity of its audience. EdX is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is governed by MIT and Harvard…’

The Facebook ‘Peeping Tom’ webcam bug
Finally fixed AFTER 5 MONTHS

‘”An attacker could trick a user to silently record his webcam video and publish it to his Facebook wall, without the user even knowing about it,” according to Aditya Gupta, the Indian security researcher who discovered the flaw. Gupta and fellow security researcher Subho Halder from XY Security earned a $2,500 reward from Facebook for discovering the Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) bug, which stemmed from a failure to apply adequate security controls. Gupta notified Facebook about the “Peeping Tom” bug in July but the social networking giant only recently rolled out a fix…’


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