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Extend your wireless signal with an old router

  • Let's fix it by wirelessly linking both routers and then extend your wifi range to reach all the corners.
  • The technique I am going to explain is called Wireless Distribution System (WDS) which enables us to wirelessly link two routers and thereby extending the reach of the wireless signal.
  • My internet speed is well below the 300Mbps limit which made this a cost-effective pick to extend the wifi range of my 2.4Ghz band.
  • Extended router is the new router(in my case TPLink Archer C50) which can be positioned optimally for the best wireless reception extending the base router signal.
  • In this case, since the signal from the extended router is the strongest, the devices will automatically latch onto the stronger network.
  • Once we link either the 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz band from the base router, the extended router can transmit both bands.

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Ring says it will introduce new security features after hackers broke into a camera in an 8-year-old's bedroom, where they could watch and talk to the child

  • The company didn't divulge what those additional security features would include, but practices like mandatory two-factor authentication or requiring password change after a certain period of time are common in the industry.
  • Etay Maor, a security advisor at IBM Security, told Business Insider during an interview in July that if a company makes it too difficult or time consuming to enter your account by using too many security steps like two-factor authentication, you'll often go to another company or service.
  • Indeed, if Ring forced more stringent security measure onto the affected family, or any user, they may have returned the Ring and used a different company's camera that didn't make it as difficult to log into their account.
  • If a company wishes to actively prevent something like the Ring hack from happening, it needs to make it harder for unintended users to log into their account.

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Ring will add new security features after 8-year-old was spied on - Business Insider

  • The company didn't divulge what those additional security features would include, but practices like mandatory two-factor authentication or requiring password change after a certain period of time are common in the industry.
  • Etay Maor, a security advisor at IBM Security, told Business Insider during an interview in July that if a company makes it too difficult or time consuming to enter your account by using too many security steps like two-factor authentication, you'll often go to another company or service.
  • Indeed, if Ring forced more stringent security measure onto the affected family, or any user, they may have returned the Ring and used a different company's camera that didn't make it as difficult to log into their account.
  • If a company wishes to actively prevent something like the Ring hack from happening, it needs to make it harder for unintended users to log into their account.

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Ring will add new security features after 8-year-old was spied on - Business Insider

  • The company didn't divulge what those additional security features would include, but practices like mandatory two-factor authentication or requiring password change after a certain period of time are common in the industry.
  • Etay Maor, a security advisor at IBM Security, told Business Insider during an interview in July that if a company makes it too difficult or time consuming to enter your account by using too many security steps like two-factor authentication, you'll often go to another company or service.
  • Indeed, if Ring forced more stringent security measure onto the affected family, or any user, they may have returned the Ring and used a different company's camera that didn't make it as difficult to log into their account.
  • If a company wishes to actively prevent something like the Ring hack from happening, it needs to make it harder for unintended users to log into their account.

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How to turn off AirDrop on your Mac computer, so no one can send you unwanted files

  • AirDrop is Apple's Bluetooth-powered network which allows Mac devices to share files quickly and easily without wires or even internet.
  • Unfortunately, it can also offer an opportunity for unknown devices to send over questionable files.
  • It's generally advised that you turn off AirDrop on your Mac when you're not using it, to prevent security risks.
  • But first you need to know how to turn it off.
  • Note, though, that you can still send files using AirDrop.
  • You can also change your Mac's AirDrop settings so you can only be discovered by your contacts.
  • This is the second option in the "discovered by" drop-down menu.
  • Insider receives a commission when you buy through our links.

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Feds reap data from 1,500 phones in largest reported reverse-location warrant

  • Federal investigators trying to solve arson cases in Wisconsin have scooped up location history data for about 1,500 phones that happened to be in the area, enhancing concerns about privacy in the mobile Internet era.
  • Google told Forbes it tries to protect individual users' privacy when it receives such a request, saying, "We only produce information that identifies specific users when we are legally required to do so." The company does have a history of trying to push back on overly broad reverse-location requests, Forbes notes.
  • Users who disable Google's location history features should, in theory, not have data in Google's SensorVault for the company to pass along to investigators.
  • That said, Google is facing multiple lawsuits, including a potential class-action in the US and a suit by consumer protection regulators in Australia, alleging the company misled users and retained location data even if the setting was turned off.

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Comedians make Michael Bloomberg parody video of Pete Buttigieg dance - Business Insider

  • Bloomberg, a 77-year-old billionaire who entered the 2020 race this November and is self-funding his own campaign, has been widely criticized as out-of-touch and met with skepticism from much of the Democratic primary electorate.
  • But a quick scan of Ciarelli's Twitter feed showed that he is a member of the comedy group Upright Citizens Brigade of Los Angeles and certainly not a Bloomberg supporter, posting several tweets in support of the United Kingdom's left-wing Labour party.
  • BuzzFeed News spoke with Desus & Mero writer Ziwe Fumudoh, who confirmed that the video was filmed Thursday night at Ciarelli's monthly comedy show at Upright Citizens Brigade of Los Angeles theater.
  • The UCB's prank video was a play on Mayor Pete Buttigieg's campaign signature dance to Panic!
  • Buttigieg's campaign dance has become a popular target of mockery on the video app TikTok. The Bernie Bro is over.

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India shuts down internet once again, this time in Assam and Meghalaya

  • India maintained a shutdown of the internet in the states of Assam and Meghalaya on Friday, now into 36 hours, to control protests over a controversial and far-reaching new citizen rule.
  • The shutdown of the internet in Assam and Meghalaya, home to more than 32 million people, is the latest example of a worrying worldwide trend employed by various governments: preventing people from communicating on the web and accessing information.
  • Access Now, a digital rights group, reported earlier this year that India alone had about 134 of 196 documented shutdowns in 2018.
  • According to Internet Shutdowns, a service operated by New Delhi-based digital advocacy group Software Law and Freedom Centre, there have been about 91 documented cases of internet shutdowns in India this year.

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Chinese State-Backed Data Center Builder Claims Record Investment, Led by Morgan Stanley

  • A Chinese data center operator claimed in November that it struck the world's largest venture capital deal, with billions of dollars put up by Morgan Stanley and a government-owned industrial conglomerate.
  • Tenglong Holding Group, also known as Tamron Holding Group, said its $3.7 billion was the largest private investment in history of the internet data center industry, and among the largest such deals ever made at all.
  • Along with Morgan Stanley, the other core investor was Nanshan Group, a Chinese industrial conglomerate, said Tenglong's statement.
  • In October, it formed a strategic partnership to build data centers with Shanghai Lingang Science and Technology Innovation City Economic Development Co., a municipal construction firm with ventures in San Francisco and Glasgow.
  • Their Industrial Internet Tenglong Data Center would serve as the Internet+ infrastructure for a Shanghai district billed as China's Silicon Valley, the Lingang Science and Technology City.

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The Mortals Behind China’s ‘God Songs’

  • On major music streaming platforms like Kugou, god songs often outperform releases from big-name pop stars when it comes to listens and downloads in the long run.
  • “When more people give their attention to god songs, it seriously impacts us indie musicians who use real soul to make music,” the 30-year-old says.
  • Despite having a simple refrain — “Let’s all learn to meow, all together meow, meow, meow, meow, meow” — sung by relatively unknown performers Xiao Feng Feng and Xiao Pan Pan, it quickly won the hearts of millions of Chinese netizens, making it to Billboard Radio China’s top 10 list of the year’s most popular music, as well as finding many fans overseas.
  • Strong rhythms are more important for Douyin — a 15-second video platform that is more popular with worldly, well-off millennials and is known for memes such as beauty transformations and pranks — while Kuaishou, with more rural working-class users, favors songs that tell a story.

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