Quotes of The Week: 10th – 17th October 2015

Welcome to this week’s Quotes of the Week: Software bug brings art to the world, the first certification in mobile testing, bug in Facebook lets you see how popular you are and more.


Software Bug Brings Art to The World

Is this real life?

A question put to readers of the The Rescued Film Project blog this week when they published some photos they came across. The site publishes photos from old negatives. However the photos they published this week were a bit different thanks to a software bug that caused a beautiful distortion in the printed images. Check out the results here.


Certification in Mobile Testing

We make a clear distinction between Education-Based Certifications and Exam-Based Certifications. Passing a certification exam by itself does not make a person a better professional nor does it help that person perform better at their job

The International Institute for Software Testing (IIST) CEO and Chairman Dr. Magdy Hanna explains how the company mobile testing certification programme is different. It’s the first mobile testing certification course. The course is four days in length providing covering different areas of mobile testing. Read More here


Volkswagen Were Selling Cars With Cheat Software in 2008

I knew nothing about this subject until 19 September this year, when I first heard it on the news from the United States

Volkswagen UK Managing Director Paul Willis told a Commons Hearing Committee this week that he was not aware of the software until a month ago. However he disclosed that the company were selling cars with the software in the U.K. from 2008. Read More here


Security Testing In The Cloud

The earlier in the software development life cycle that an error or exposure can be identified, the faster and cheaper it will be to eradicate it

Diana Kelley explains why it is so important to incorporate security testing when designing new cloud software. Read More here


New Bug in Facebook lets You See How Popular You Are

Facebook currently displays the number of views under videos posted on the Facebook site, but this software bug goes beyond that and lets one see the number of views on any article or video link

Tech Worm reports on a bug on Facebook’s mobile browser sites that lets users see the number of views for their posts and for other posts. Facebook are attempting to remove the bug today. A study carried out in 2013 in conjunction with Facebook found that the average Facebook user only reaches 35% of their friends with every Facebook post. Read More here


Uber exposes Personal Data of US Drivers

We were notified about a bug impacting a fraction of our US drivers. We’d like to thank the driver who drew it to our attention and apologize to those drivers whose information may have been affected.

Uber reveals that the company had some of the data for its drivers exposed driving license, tax, and Social Security details. The company apologised and promised to contact the drivers affected. Read More here

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