What is the EU-US Privacy-Shield?

Privacy Shield – controversial data transfer agreement between the EU and the US

 

For some years, the Privacy Shield has regulated the transfer of personal data from the EU to the US. But in July 2020, the Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) invalidated the Privacy Shield. For many companies, the end of the privacy agreement came as a complete...

 

What is Instagram Reels?

Instagram Reels: video clips a la TikTok

 

Instagram Reels is Instagram’s new video feature. Much like Chinese app TikTok, Reels lets users create and share short video clips with added background music. But what exactly is Instagram Reels and what are the differences to TikTok? We’ll show you what the new feature can do....

 

PHP 8

PHP 8: What you need to know about the latest update

 

PHP is one of the most important languages on the Internet. Many content management systems like WordPress, TYPO3 or Joomla are based on PHP. The release of PHP 8 is imminent, but we’ve already had some information about its new features. Also some old features will be reworked,...

 

Create Alexa Skills

Program Alexa Skills easily by yourself

 

Alexa Skills extends the functionality of your Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, or any other smart speaker from the Echo series with additional abilities. You can activate extensions for the virtual voice assistant in the Alexa Skills Store for free. With the Alexa Skills Kit, Amazon also...

 

Zoom alternative

Zoom alternatives: a comparison of the main competitors

 

Alternatives to the popular video conferencing software Zoom are having their moment in the spotlight as a growing number of people are organising video calls daily. Free alternatives to Zoom include a wide range of features, especially since the market for video conferencing...

 

What is a QR code?

What is a QR code?

 

What do stamps, tickets, and posters have in common in the 21st century? More than you might think: Many companies now use QR codes on printed items for a variety of purposes. They can be used to quickly read data and execute commands. How does a QR code work? Which QR code...

 

The best TeamViewer alternatives

Alternatives to TeamViewer

 

You don’t always have to use the market leader – this also applies to remote access. TeamViewer is still the most widely-used solution for remote management and online meetings, but there are numerous alternatives on the market which can be considered. We present some serious...

 

Shoulder surfing – an underestimated threat?

Malicious hackers gain unauthorised access to sensitive data by identifying weaknesses in security mechanisms and exploiting them. However, technical skills are not always required to be able to steal data. This is the case for shoulder surfing which exploits the greatest weakness of every computer system and security measure – the human being.

What is CGI?

Filling out an online form, selecting items to put into a shopping basket, or commenting on a blog – internet users encounter Common Gateway Interfaces on a daily basis. The technology converts dynamic functions to preserve server resources. But how does CGI work, what are its advantages and disadvantages, and what alternatives do developers have?

NTFS: what is NTFS and what are its advantages and disadvantages?

The question “What is NTFS?” is primarily relevant for users of the Microsoft operating system Windows. That’s because NTFS (short for New Technology File System) has been the file system standard for all devices that work with the popular Microsoft systems since 2001. This article explains basic information about the technical parameters and versions, and the pros and cons of the file system.

What is exFAT? A quick guide

What is exFAT? The exFAT file system was specifically developed for flash storage media like USB sticks and SD cards. As a cross-platform format, it simplifies the exchange between Apple and PC devices via external SSD and HDD drives. The exFAT standard is an extension of the FAT32 file system.

What is FAT32? A quick guide

What is FAT32? This cross-platform format has allowed data to be exchanged between different media (e.g. hard drives and USB sticks) and operating systems (Windows, Linux, and macOS) since 1996. But is the system still able to hold its own against other formats like NTFS or exFAT?

Scratch coding: a short Scratch programming tutorial

Creating animated videos or being able to program computers remains a pipe dream for many people. The expertise required scares away most non-specialists. The platform Scratch, which enables programming without syntax and complicated codes, provides the appropriate answer. In this Scratch tutorial, you will learn what the education-oriented MIT project is about.

Cache: what is a cache and how does intermediate storage work?

At some point, you’ll undoubtedly have been prompted to “clear your cache.” But what exactly does it mean? What does this intermediate storage do, and why should it be cleared at all? Read this article to find out how a cache works, what tasks it performs, and much more on the topic – explained simply with helpful examples.

What are session cookies?

What are session cookies and what’s their purpose when surfing the internet? Compared to regular persistent cookies, session cookies are temporarily stored on a device. That means once you close down your browser, they are automatically deleted. Since these cookies are essential in order to browse websites, they are permitted under the GDPR.

cURL in Linux: what you need to know to get started

The cURL command is one of the most important tools in web development. It enables developers to directly interact with websites using the command line. This can be used to test and debug APIs and servers, and to automate frequently performed tasks. We reveal what you need to know to get started with cURL in Linux and provide practical examples.


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