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A quick look at the European Cookie Banning Law!

Http Cookies

Http Cookies

Not so long ago, in 2009, the European Commission passed a law regulating the use of cookies for all companies operating in the internet. The deadline for the adoption of the law was May 2011, only 3 of the European Countries embraced such regulation; Denmark, Estonia and UK, which as of realizing it wasn’t really something enforceable gave a “grace” period for companies to adapt to it.

The fact is 92% of websites use cookies for one thing or another, and most probably, all sites you’re visiting are breaking the law. Watch the video at the bottom of the page.

Find here a video from Silktide that briefly illustrates in 2 minutes all the basics of the law you need to know.

cookie, also known as an HTTP cookieweb cookie, or browser cookie, is used for an origin website to send state information to a user‘s browser and for the browser to return the state information to the origin site. The state information can be used for authentication, identification of a user session, user’s preferences, shopping cart contents, or anything else that can be accomplished through storing text data on the user’s computer.

Cookies cannot be programmed, cannot carry viruses, and cannot install malware on the host computer. However, breaches of browser security can allow tracking cookies to be placed which are then used as spyware to track user’s browsing activities—a major privacy concern that prompted European and US law makers to take action. The security of a cookie generally depends on the security of the issuing website and the user’s web browser. If not implemented correctly, a cookie’s data can be intercepted by a hacker to gain unapproved access to the user’s data and possibly to the originating website.

Source: Wikipedia

Find here a video from Silktide that briefly illustrates in 2 minutes all the basics of the law you need to know!

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Astonishing Mapping the Facade of the Frank Gehry IAC HQ for the Vimeo Festival – The Lightline of Gotham!

 

Vimeo Festival

Vimeo Festival

When the CEO of IAC, Bruce Foley, was looking for a show to round up the Vimeo video festival, a 3D mapping on the Facade of Frank Gehry‘s IAC Headquarters was proposed, the result “Lighting Gotham” was so impressive that the company decided to share it with the general public.Vimeo  is a video-sharing website on which users can upload, share and view videos. It was founded by Jake Lodwick and Zach Klein in November 2004. They left the company in 2007 and 2008 respectively. The name Vimeo was created by co-founder Jake Lodwick and is a play on the word video, inserting the word “me” as a reference to the site’s dedication to user-made video and is also ananagram of the word, “movie.”

IAC purchased Vimeo in August 2006, as part of its acquisition of Connected Ventures. Dae Mellencamp is the Chief Executive Officer of Vimeo. In January 2009, Mellencamp joined IAC as General Manager of Vimeo.

Source: Wikipedia

If you liked this video check out the one of a Japanese band with electroluminiscent suits, Tron revisited!

Watch here the Lighting Gotham video:

 

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Amazon’s Amazing Logistics Robots!

Kiva Robot

Kiva Robot

Amazon.com, world leader in e-commerce, recently bought Kiva Systems for a US$600m consideration. The reason behind this acquisition is Kiva‘s amazing robots, which Amazon uses to improve the logistics of their immense warehouses.

Watch Kiva robots at work optimizing Amazon warehouse logistics in this video:

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