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Category: Computer Engineering

Launching the Netflix Public Bug Bounty Program – Netflix TechBlog – Medium

Netflix’s goal is to deliver joy to our 117+ million members around the world, and it’s the security team’s job to keep our members, partners and employees secure. We have been engaging with the security community to achieve this goal through programs like responsible disclosure and private bug bounty over the past 5 years. We are now publicly launching our bug bounty program through the Bugcrowd platform to continue improving the security of our products and services while strengthening our…

Protecting Security Researchers | Dropbox Tech Blog

At Dropbox, we encourage, support, and celebrate independent open security research. One way we do this is via our bug bounty program. We recently tripled our rewards to industry leading values. We also celebrated some of the amazing hacker community results with top-up bonuses, where we retroactively issued additional rewards for particularly unusual, clever, or high-impact findings. This post, however, is not about bug bounty programs. While a well-run bug bounty program is mandatory for maintaining top-tier security posture, this…

Fabric Aggregator: A flexible solution to our traffic demand | Engineering Blog | Facebook Code

We recently announced that Facebook will be building its twelfth data center and will be expanding the Papillion, Nebraska location from two buildings to six. As our community continues to grow and we create more immersive experiences through live video, 360 photos and videos, and virtual reality that require additional capacity, our ongoing challenge is scaling the network that interconnects more than 2 billion people. To keep up with this growth, we designed the Fabric Aggregator, a distributed network system…

OAuth, wherefore art thou? – Square Corner Blog – Medium

Shakespeare’s plays are wonderful expressions of beauty and romance. His plays are also complicated, tragic, and hard to understand. Working with OAuth can feel a lot like Shakespeare. It sounds overly complicated, but the more time you spend with it, the more you see the underlying beauty and begin to truly understand it. Let’s demystify some aspects of OAuth so you, too, can see the beauty and benefits to using it. If you’re already familiar with OAuth, skip ahead to…

4 Common Fraud Risks For Small Businesses

When you are working on a small business, your biggest challenge would be trying to manage fraudsters and escape fraud. Business fraud is a serious issue and can lead to loss and failure of your business. A big fraudulent activity will deplete your small business profits and then push you out of business sooner or later. As a small biz owner, you should try to prevent fraud from happening in the first place. The risk of closing down is way…

Cloudflare Global Network Spans 137 Cities: Launching Durban and Port Louis Data Centers

Our newest data centers in Durban (South Africa) and Port Louis (Mauritius) expand the Cloudflare network to 137 cities globally. We are delighted to reach this special milestone, and even more excited to help improve the performance and security of over 7 million Internet properties (and growing!) across 69 countries. Just in March, so far, we’ve launched new data centers across Beirut, Phnom Penh, Kathmandu, Istanbul, Reykjavík, Riyadh, Macau, Baghdad, Houston, Indianapolis, Montgomery, Pittsburgh, Sacramento, Mexico City and Tel Aviv!…

Secure Images | Yahoo Engineering

By Marcel Becker The mail team at OATH is busy  integrating  Yahoo and AOL technology to deliver an even better experience across all our consumer mail products. While privacy and security are top priority for us, we also want to improve the experience and remove unnecessary clutter across all of our products. Starting this week we will be serving images in mails via our own secure proxy servers. This will not only increase speed and security in our own…

Wearable polymer piezoelectric sensors for fashionable clothing

Fig. 1 Piezoelectric PLLA braided cord sensor. Credit: Kansai University Yoshiro Tajitsu of Kansai University, Osaka, Japan, and Teijin Limited, Japan, have developed innovative wearable piezoelectric PLLA braided cord sensors. This technology can be used as wearable sensors in the fields of fashion, sports apparel, interior design, and healthcare, areas for which conventional wearable sensing devices cannot be used. Touch panel displays are ubiquitous. It is difficult to imagine using smartphones, personal computers, digital watches, and other modern electronic devices…

Scaling Decision-Making Across Teams within LinkedIn Engineering

Developing a common understanding of the problem, that is, the benefits and impact of proposed projects for system performance, stability, and efficiency, and their contributions to business metrics, will help teams to communicate and collaborate effectively. Arrive at a mutually agreed-upon priorityThe business environment in the digital economy is dynamic, meaning business requirements and priorities of engineering projects are constantly shifting. In any organization, especially a large organization like LinkedIn, management and teams have to navigate competing priorities and commitments…

Engineering produces quartet of Mizzou ’39 seniors

From left: Enos Inniss, Walta Abraham, Ahmed Abu El-Ela, Haydn Lock, Brandon Splitter, Hani Salim, Nolan Gromacki, Nick Balser. Mizzou ’39 annually recognizes 39 incredible seniors who have excelled academically and gone above and beyond in their service to the University of Missouri. Four Mizzou Engineering seniors were selected for the excellent example of leadership they’ve provided MU in the last four years — Walta Abraham, Nolan Gromacki, Haydn Lock and Brandon Splitter. Walta Abraham Abraham, a Civil and Environmental…