Do you admit that you could not sleep last night? Yes! The next bunch of the freshest stuff that happened in the IT last week are right here!
Twitter has double characters
Twitter has decided to make a radical step. To redraw at least part of desperate Facebook users and increase its revenue, it changed the maximum number of characters from the original 140 characters to twice. Existing users are rebellious, some may come to the streets, who knows. But if Twitter makes a better position in the social networking world by this step, nobody dare to estimate it. More information
Amazon comes to Czechia
After years of ignoring of Czech retailers and customers, Amazon suddenly decided to change the distribution in our country and overwhelm local e-commerce scene. Newly it offers its services also in Czech language and with free transport to the Czech Republic, so far from the German shop Amazon.de. Whether we will finally see Amazon.cz, this is the question. It is certain, however, that the guys from Amazon did not choose this time only by chance during the pre-Christmas period. More information
New Slax in the next week
Tomáš Matějíček, a great hacker and guru, has announced that his distribution Slax will be released on November 16. It will be based on Debian and Fluxbox. The new Slax will traditionally be a big break. And that’s it! More information
Important security vulnerabilities
Andrej Konovalov, Google employee, has found 79 security flaws in the kernel USB drivers. Great, right? Meanwhile, 22 of them have been fixed, the rest is waiting. Anyway, we only recommend to update. More information
The Positive Technologies reveals that Intel Management Engine can be used to attack most of computers younger than 10 years (i.e. those built on IME). This is a critical flaw with the possibility of remote abuse. More information
News from Coolhousing
Real Redundant Connectivity
Last week, we informed you about the perfectly managed maintenance by Core-Backbone. The event was announced in advance, however this situation had happened again, however this time without any warning and by Dial Telecom week later. And the result? See the charts below. As you can see, again, Coolhousing Data Center redundant connetivity is not only promise or monkey business, now even without warning!
Author: Jirka Dvořák