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Women write better code, study suggests
Computer code written by women has a higher approval rating than that written by men - but only if it is not obvious that the coders are female, new research suggests.
Published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:23:37 GMT
Paedophiles use Facebook to swap images
Paedophiles are using secret groups on Facebook to post and swap obscene images of children, a BBC investigation finds.
Published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 17:00:15 GMT
Anne Frank's diary removed from website
The Diary of Anne Frank has been removed from book repository Wikisource after the site became aware it had fallen foul of copyright law.
Published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:21:54 GMT
Uber offers £20m 'safe ride' settlement
Uber wants to settle two lawsuits regarding safety regulation but the sum amounts to around $1 per person.
Published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:20:05 GMT
GCHQ computer hacking ruled lawful
Britain's spies are not breaking the law when they secretly hack into computers and smart phones, a tribunal rules.
Published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:51:57 GMT
Streetmap loses Google court challenge
A website that accused Google of abusing its "dominant position" in the online search market by "driving traffic" to Google Maps has lost its High Court action.
Published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:48:33 GMT
Facebook loses in French nudity case
The Paris appeal court rules that Facebook can be sued under French - not Californian - law, in what is seen as a test case.
Published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:31:51 GMT
Nidar: India launches 'lightest gun' weighing 250g
Two years after India launched Nirbheek, a handgun pitched as the country's 'first gun for women', a state-run arms factory launches a similar gun which it says is lighter and cheaper.
Published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 07:49:45 GMT
VTech 'is responsible' for kids' data
The UK's data privacy watchdog confirms that VTech remains responsible for protecting users' data despite changes to its terms and conditions.
Published: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 17:15:35 GMT
Facebook ?colonialism' row stokes distrust
Comments by a Facebook board member could put Mark Zuckerberg's global plans on the back foot.
Published: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 08:26:30 GMT
Lego children's prosthetic wins award
A prosthetic arm that allows children to design their own Lego accessories wins an innovation award in Paris.
Published: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 14:59:31 GMT
Gay-themed emojis irk Indonesia
Messaging apps should respect local values, information ministry says.
Published: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 15:38:51 GMT
Woman, 82, denies Redford film piracy
An 82-year-old woman accused of illegally pirating a Robert Redford film receives a £600 demand.
Published: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:39:23 GMT
VIDEO: A millennium spent in the cloud
The visual effects supervisor behind The Walk talks about using the cloud to bring the film to life
Published: Wed, 03 Feb 2016 00:34:09 GMT
VIDEO: 'Social cinema' series debuts on Instagram
BBC Click talks to the team behind a "social cinema" film.
Published: Mon, 01 Feb 2016 10:41:18 GMT
VIDEO: The robot that camouflages itself
BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news.
Published: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 21:37:24 GMT
VIDEO: The rolling, HD security camera
How a remote controlled rolling camera could protect your home and other home security technology reviewed
Published: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:15:32 GMT
VIDEO: Google boss asked 'what do you get paid?'
Google's UK head, Matt Brittin, is asked about his salary as he appeared before the Public Accounts Committee.
Published: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:35:49 GMT
VIDEO: Artificial intelligence buys stocks
Hedge funds are increasingly turning to artificial intelligence in order to spot trends to try to make money for their customers
Published: Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:03:48 GMT
VIDEO: Is self-publishing hot right now?
As more and more writers choose to self-publish, how are these author-entrepreneurs changing the bookselling industry?
Published: Tue, 09 Feb 2016 00:02:51 GMT
VIDEO: Smartpatch aims to put snoring to bed
The Silent Partner claims to have come up with a solution for those sleeping with someone who snores.
Published: Mon, 08 Feb 2016 08:17:01 GMT
VIDEO: The traffic cones with built-in fans
Why a Japanese engineer is taking a lateral approach to problem solving
Published: Mon, 08 Feb 2016 10:16:29 GMT
VIDEO: Inventor of early TV technology recognised
Scottish inventor Alexander Bain is awarded an Emmy for services to technology and engineering, nearly 140 years after his death.
Published: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:57:20 GMT
Fruit and veg goes digital in South America
The apps aiming to shake up grocery shopping in South America
Published: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 21:42:33 GMT
Can technology help build a perfect country?
Can technology help build a perfect country?
Published: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:14:32 GMT
Is self-publishing coming of age?
How easy is self-publishing?
Published: Tue, 09 Feb 2016 00:03:15 GMT
Why do mobile phones still work in jail?
Why are illicit mobiles still in prisons?
Published: Mon, 08 Feb 2016 00:22:51 GMT
How social media is transforming the fashion industry
How social media is transforming the fashion industry
Published: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:08:40 GMT
Could Vietnam become the next Silicon Valley?
Why tech entrepreneurs are choosing South East Asia over California
Published: Tue, 02 Feb 2016 00:49:13 GMT
Finding your way in a country without street addresses
Finding your way in a country without street addresses
Published: Mon, 01 Feb 2016 01:18:38 GMT
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Technology is pushing sports in new directions
As athletes strive to set new records and engineers invent new technology, their worlds are intersecting more and more.
Published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:24:33 GMT
Cyberattacks: When hackers turn your lights off
Published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:05:24 GMT
Einstein was right -- gravitational waves detected
Published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:58:37 GMT
Cuba's Internet isolation beginning to lift
Published: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:56:20 GMT
Attention SF: Homelessness isn't a crime
Published: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:55:35 GMT
The 370-mph 'bullet' fueled by batteries
Published: Wed, 10 Feb 2016 13:32:52 GMT
EasyJet unveils plan for hybrid planes
EasyJet announces plans to try the use of hydrogen fuel cells on their planes, a concept that could save 50,000 tons of fuel yearly.
Published: Wed, 10 Feb 2016 13:32:39 GMT
Teen to feds: Change typeface, save $$$
Published: Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:51:00 GMT
How technology could change moviegoing
Published: Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:50:57 GMT
How do you keep kids safe?
Published: Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:41:10 GMT
Obamas lament White House Wi-Fi situation
Published: Mon, 08 Feb 2016 20:12:42 GMT
Flying from New York to London in 11 minutes?
Industrial designer Charles Bombardier has come up with a new concept plane called the Antipode. It could theoretically fly from London to New York in 11 minutes.
Published: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 20:13:27 GMT
When hacking could enable murder
Cyberthreats are changing. We're worried about hackers crashing airplanes by hacking into computer networks. We're worried about hackers remotely disabling cars. We're worried about manipulated counts from electronic voting booths, remote murder through hacked medical devices and someone hacking an Internet thermostat to turn off the heat and freeze the pipes.
Published: Wed, 03 Feb 2016 20:05:07 GMT
Dutch police train eagles to hunt drones
As authorities scramble for effective and advanced ways to counter the increasing number of rogue drones buzzing around our skies, Dutch National Police have come up with something a little more unusual: the mighty eagle.
Published: Tue, 02 Feb 2016 13:54:30 GMT
How the Challenger disaster changed NASA
NASA's first in-flight tragedy grounded its space shuttle program for nearly three years. Scientists made more than 100 changes to the shuttle to make it safer and more reliable, the Kennedy Space Center director says.
Published: Tue, 02 Feb 2016 13:33:26 GMT
Hoverboards that hover? They're here
Published: Fri, 29 Jan 2016 17:48:21 GMT
Marvin Minsky, a leader in artificial intelligence, dies
Published: Thu, 28 Jan 2016 13:27:19 GMT
How asteroids can help us reach Mars
Asteroids could help provide fuel for a NASA human mission to the red planet.
Published: Wed, 27 Jan 2016 14:30:56 GMT
First flower grown in space?
Published: Wed, 27 Jan 2016 14:23:13 GMT
When space shuttles rode piggyback on planes
Published: Wed, 27 Jan 2016 14:14:13 GMT
Web freedoms in the age of ISIS
5 years after Arab Spring, internet freedoms, such as on social media, that were key to uprisings against oppression are threatened as governments combat terror.
Published: Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:36:21 GMT
Google's Australia Day doodle recognizes indigenous people's struggles
A special Google Doodle marking Australia Day has won widespread praise for highlighting the indigenous people's centuries-old suffering.
Published: Tue, 26 Jan 2016 16:58:48 GMT
Travel's new game-changing gadgets
Published: Tue, 26 Jan 2016 16:52:30 GMT
This is what happens when your heart breaks
Wearables have become a popular way of tracking daily workouts, eating habits and sleep cycles. But one man inadvertently captured what happened when his heart broke.
Published: Tue, 26 Jan 2016 16:52:13 GMT
Social media red flags parents should know about
It can be hard to keep up with the latest apps that kids are using. Just when you've figured out how to talk to your kids about Facebook, they've moved on to Instagram or Snapchat. But here's the deal: Even when new apps come along, adding new features such as the ability to disappear or track your location, they're often not that different from other apps. And if you know what to look for, you can help your kid avoid some common social media pitfalls such as drama, cyberbullying, and oversharing.
Published: Tue, 26 Jan 2016 13:57:10 GMT
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Google says will not participate in 2016 U.S. airwaves auction
NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google will not participate in the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's upcoming auction of broadcast airwaves for wireless industry use, a spokeswoman told Reuters on Friday. "Like all those interested in improved connectivity and equitable access, we'll be following the upcoming spectrum auction closely. The FCC's deadline for interested bidders to file applications to participate in the auction ended on Wednesday.
Published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:04:17 -0500
Court says Facebook nude painting case can be tried in France
A French court ruled on Friday that a case against social networking company Facebook over a painting of a nude woman can be tried in France, rejecting Facebook's argument that it is governed by Californian law. Facebook blocked the account of a French professor and art lover after he uploaded a picture of Gustave Courbet?s 1866 canvas 'The Origin of the World', which shows a close-up view of female genitals. The Paris Appeal Court's decision upheld a lower court ruling in March 2015 that a clause in Facebook's terms of agreement signed by users was 'abusive' in reserving exclusive rights to a California court to hear disputes.
Published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:16:20 -0500
Printer maker Lexmark wins patent case against cartridge reseller
A printer cartridge reseller infringed the patent rights of Lexmark International Inc when it imported Lexmark's toner products back into the United States after they were first sold abroad, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday. In a victory that reinforces U.S. patent owners' ability to control the use of their products after they are sold, the court also found Impression Products Inc liable for selling refurbished Lexmark cartridges that were originally marketed for a single use under its return and recycle program. The decision "will assist Lexmark in its efforts to combat the importation and sale of inferior toner cartridges that infringe our intellectual property rights," said the company's vice president and general counsel, Bob Patton, in a statement.
Published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:03:08 -0500
Russian billionaire Fridman makes $200 million investment in Uber
Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman's LetterOne investment vehicle said on Friday it had made a $200 million investment in U.S. ride-hailing service provider Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL]. "We believe that Uber's highly talented management team possesses the necessary vision and skills to build the company into one of the world's preeminent technology businesses," Fridman, who is the chairman of LetterOne, said. In January, Russian media reported that another Russian tycoon, Alisher Usmanov, had invested several tens of millions of dollars in Uber in the summer of 2015.
Published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:05:26 -0500
Amazon acquires Italy-based software firm
(Reuters) - Amazon Web Services, the cloud computing arm of Amazon.com Inc , said it has acquired NICE, a software developer for technical computing. The company said it has signed an agreement with NICE, which is also a cloud computing firm, and expects the deal to close in the first quarter of 2016. (http://amzn.to/1QZt7NP) No financial terms were disclosed. Italy-based NICE has customers in industries ranging from aerospace to industrial, energy and utilities. (Reporting by Shivam Srivastava in Bengaluru; Editing by Sunil Nair)
Published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 04:26:10 -0500
Google self-driving car effort expands hiring, posts manufacturing jobs
Alphabet Inc's self-driving project is advertising dozens of jobs on its website with a special focus on manufacturing expertise. Thirty-six jobs related to the Google X car project were listed including engineers working on motion control, displays, robotics and sensors as well as managers charged with operations, materials and marketing. Google, which declined to comment, has denied in the past that it had any interest in making cars.
Published: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 19:58:39 -0500
Verge ESP: Badly behaved record execs, badly behaved scientists
First we talk about the repeated reports of sexual harassment coming out of the science community, and why universities and organizations like the National Science Foundation aren't incentivized to do much about it.
Published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:05:36 -0500
Apple's new 4-inch iPhone and iPad Air 3 are rumored to arrive on March 18th
Published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:58:00 -0500
Facebook India MD Kirthiga Reddy resigns
(Reuters) - Facebook Inc's India managing director, Kirthiga Reddy, said on Friday she is resigning. Reddy, who joined Facebook in 2010 as its first employee in India, said she would be relocating to the United States in the next 6-12 months. "I have also begun to explore new opportunities at Facebook back at Menlo Park," Reddy said in a Facebook post.
Published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:56:54 -0500
Apple will reportedly release new iPhone and iPad Air 3 on March 18th
Apple's planning to release the upcoming iPhone 5se and iPad Air 3 on March 18th, according to 9to5Mac. If accurate, that would come just three days after the rumored March 15th press event ? also still unconfirmed ? so Apple may skip preorders entirely for the new products. The iPhone 5se is said to feature a 4-inch display and a physical design that resembles the outgoing iPhone 5S, but with faster internals that put it on par with the iPhone 6, NFC for Apple Pay, and Live Photos support.
Published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:54:05 -0500
Apple is making original TV shows and the first one will star Dr. Dre
The inevitable war between Apple and Netflix has apparently begun. According to The Hollywood Reporter , Apple has begun working on its first original TV show ? a six episode series called Vital Signs which will star rapper, producer and recently minted Apple executive Dr. Dre . DON'T MISS: All the best apps on my iPhone are made by Google and Microsoft The half-hour episodes are said to be dark and dramatic, filled with the violence and sex you might expect to see in an especially raunchy HBO series. Per THR, "an episode filming Monday and Tuesday this week featured an extended orgy scene." Vital Signs will reportedly be semi-autobiographical, with each episode focusing on a different emotion and
Published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:43:43 -0500
Google is shutting down Picasa in favor of Photos
Published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:43:00 -0500
The Story Behind the App
(www.storyboardthat.com) A storyboard (noun) is a graphic organizer in the form of illustrations or images displayed in sequence for the purpose of pre-visualizing a motion picture, animation, motion graphic or interactive media sequence.What this definition is missing, though, is how storyboarding essentially reignites the world of technology....
Published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:20:41 -0500
Game algorithm could help win elections
Published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:17:00 -0500
Why Netflix will never be offline again
Ever experienced Netflix downtime that wasn?t caused by your Internet Service Provider? Nothing can be done if it's your ISP's fault of course, because without an Internet connection you obviously can?t stream anything from Netflix or any other service. But Netflix has had several widespread outages in the past that had nothing to do with ISPs, and users can definitely get riled up when it happens. Perhaps that's why the company has now taken extensive measures so that its service is never down . To do it, Netflix is relying on the cloud and paying handsomely for it. The main beneficiary? One of Netflix?s biggest streaming rivals. DON?T MISS:
Published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:16:04 -0500
Flipagram to offer extra privacy for Valentine's Day
Popular app for video storytelling, Flipagram is adding a direct messaging feature.
Published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:11:00 -0500
The Amazon Echo can now control your thermostat
Starting today, if you have an Amazon Echo and an Ecobee 3 connected thermostat, you can change the temperature of your home by just barking commands at Amazon's connected cylinder. The $249 Ecobee 3 is the first thermostat that works directly with the Echo, allowing you to set specific temperatures or just turn up the heat with simple voice commands.
Published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:10:58 -0500
YouTube just acquired a startup that helps musicians sell direct to fans
YouTube just scooped up San Francisco-based startup BandPage, a software tool that helps musicians sell direct to fans through social media sites, streaming services, and ticket vendors. BandPage says it works with more than 500,000 musicians, who each create a account to link up with third-party services like Facebook, Spotify, and StubHub. From there, BandPage lets an artist create a custom "experience" ? like a backstage pass and meet-and-greet with Rihanna ? and sell it to dedicated fans who follow the artist around the web.
Published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:00:19 -0500
A new earthquake-sensing app just hit the Google Play Store
Scientists have a new way to predict earthquakes, harnessing the combined power of the world?s smartphones. An app called MyShake is arriving today on the Google Play Store, alongside an accompanying paper in Science Advances. Created by a team of scientists from UC Berkeley, the app turns your phone into a background quake-detector, scanning the phone?s accelerometer data in real time and forwarding any rumblings that fit the profile of seismic activity.
Published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:00:07 -0500
4 billion people face severe water scarcity at least one month a year
The findings, published today in the journal Science Advances, suggest that severe water scarcity affects far more people than previously believed, adding to growing concerns over the sustainability of the world's freshwater consumption. Previous studies estimated that between 1.7 billion and 3.1 billion people are affected by severe water scarcity, but those findings were based on annual data that failed to capture variations in consumption and supply throughout the year. In the paper published today, researchers used monthly data on freshwater consumption and supply to evaluate water scarcity from 1996 to 2005, accounting for agriculture, municipal use, and environmental needs.
Published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:00:03 -0500
The Transhumanism Movement Aims to Eliminate Existential Risk for the World
Transhumanist Party supporters protesting against existential risk -- Photo by Daniel SollingerLike many other people around the world, I am following the expanding Zika virus crisis. It's unsettling to watch images of people affected by the disease. Also, in the news, last week's earthquake in Taiwan tragically killed up to 100 people. And...
Published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:56:32 -0500
Mitsubishi uses sound and WiFi to locate you indoors
Published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:53:00 -0500
5 Technologies That Are Changing Creative Work
New technologies hit the market every day, but a few change the way creative work is being done on a large scale. They allow more people to accomplish what only a few were once able to do. They're beautiful to behold, simple to use, and easy to integrate into the workflow of creatives across the globe. They help creative people be better at...
Published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:52:35 -0500
Watch a hoverboard spontaneously combust and start shooting fire everywhere
Hoverboards were some of the hottest gifts of the holiday season, but not just because every kid in the world wanted one. I'm talking about the fact that they overheat and explode , of course, which quickly became one of the most fascinating and alarming controversies of 2015. Unfortunately, the issue hasn't been solved in 2016 . READ MORE: All the best apps on my iPhone are made by Google and Microsoft In a recent post on the UL Firefighter Safety website , UL's Research Team demonstrates exactly what happens when a lithium-ion battery in a hoverboard goes into thermal runaway, resulting in a rapid increases in temperature that can have catastrophic consequences. You can see the results of the demonstration
Published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:51:02 -0500
Hands-on review: Buggy vCloud Air isn't production ready
vCloud Air is one of VMware's public cloud offerings. Keith Townsend concludes that it feels more like a beta test than a production ready product.
Published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:50:05 -0500
How a drone on a leash will transform autonomous flying
CyPhy Works is releasing a tethered drone that can do things no other drones have done before. Here's what you need to know.
Published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:34:00 -0500
The New York Times just published a Ben Stiller diss track
While I can't honestly say that the prospect of going to see Zoolander 2 is any more exciting to me than attending a mandatory Chipotle anti-E. coli workshop, the 74-year-old New York Times staffer who was tasked with seeing it seems to resent it like young Hannibal Lecter resents the people who fed him his sister in a stew. My mom always told me that you should keep your "list of people I find very ugly" to yourself, and I've found that rule easy to follow thus far, but I guess I can't pretend to know what I would do if afforded such an illustrious platform as the section of the Times that is mostly full-page ads.
Published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:27:32 -0500
11 free iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time
It's been quite a week for Apple fans who follow our series on paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free, and you've undoubtedly found several sweet new apps to keep you busy. But the week isn't over just yet, and we've got one more batch for you to enjoy. MUST READ: All the best apps on my iPhone are made by Apple's two biggest enemies These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour
Published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:26:42 -0500
Betty White really bleeping likes 'Deadpool'
The 94-year-old actress gave the movie 4 Golden Girls in a heavily censored endorsement.
Published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:25:59 -0500
Apple is reportedly making a TV show starring Dr. Dre
Apple appears to be getting in on the original content game. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Apple is developing a TV series starring Dr. Dre ? who, of course, is a co-founder of the now Apple-owned Beats. Dre's series is already said to have started filming. The show is reported to be a dark drama called Vital Signs, and there is known to be at least one orgy scene.
Published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:25:10 -0500
Syfy?s new VR crime drama will be watchable through the Oculus Rift
Syfy is staying true to its name with an upcoming short-form TV show called Halcyon, a crime drama about virtual reality viewers will be able to watch using VR headsets. Commissioned by NBCUniversal and produced by studio Secret Location, Halcyon will feature 10 episodes distributed through Syfy's standard channel while five episodes will be viewable through Oculus VR's Rift headset. The show is set in 2058 when there are apparently virtual reality detectives, one of which is tasked with investigating a real-life murder that takes place in VR, something the press release says "shouldn?t even be possible," go figure.
Published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:24:48 -0500
Dr. Dre will reportedly star in Apple's first original TV series
Published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:20:00 -0500
Toyota's weird, bright green Prius uses science to stay cooler in the sun
What you're looking at here is the new Prius in "Thermo-Tect Lime Green," which is more than your average upsettingly loud paint color. Toyota says that by removing the carbon black particles found in most paint and replacing them with titanium oxide, it has significantly increased the vehicle's solar reflectivity ? in other words, the car heats up less, which lessens the need for air conditioning, which in turn improves fuel economy.
Published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:14:46 -0500
Uber limits drivers in NYC to 12 hour shifts
Uber drivers in New York City who drive longer than 12 hours at a time will risk deactivation, under a new policy being adopted by the ride-hail company. In a letter to the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) Thursday, Uber says that drivers who are on the road longer than 12 hours will be temporarily deactivated. Previously Uber had been tracking drivers' hours on a weekly basis.
Published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:13:36 -0500
?Don't break our geeky hearts this Valentine's Day
Commentary: Smitten with a geek? Take care how you treat us. We love fiercely like Vulcans but can just as easily turn into rabid Ewoks.
Published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:07:01 -0500
GCHQ did not break the law when it hacked networks, says tribunal
The scope of the UK intelligence agency's was first disclosed by Edward Snowden.
Published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:05:00 -0500
Warning: Falling for this trick can brick your iPhone
If you see a graphic on the Internet that promises you'll get a happy surprise if you just change the date on your iPhone to January 1st, 1970, do not fall for it. If you actually reset the date on your device and restart it, you will likely have a bricked iPhone. DON'T MISS: All the best apps on my iPhone are made by Apple's two biggest enemies Here is the graphic that's being passed around by pranksters right now: As you can see, it promises that you'll see an incredibly cool retro Easter Egg if you change the date on your device to New Year's Day of 1970. In reality, it will likely make
Published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:01:24 -0500
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'Like' it or not: 10 things Facebook changed in 10 years
Ten years ago Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg launched ?The Facebook? from his Harvard dorm. Since then, the site has gone on to redefine our lives online.
Published: Tue, 4 Feb 2014 15:10:58 GMT
Senate grills Target CFO on data breach
Target CFO John Mulligan faced a Senate judiciary committee on Tuesday to answer tough questions about last year's massive breach that involved 40 million credit cards.
Published: Tue, 4 Feb 2014 17:04:13 GMT
Democratic lawmakers want to bring Net neutrality back to life
Democrats in Congress have introduced a bill that would restore Net neutrality regulations, less than a month after a court decision struck them down. "It basically says, 'Remember the court decision from a couple of weeks ago?
Published: Tue, 4 Feb 2014 21:33:05 GMT
Some developers balk as Apple cracks down on apps that track user info
Apple is cracking down on apps that collect certain information about its users. While that might make privacy advocates happy, developers are less than thrilled.
Published: Tue, 4 Feb 2014 22:58:36 GMT
FBI: Give us your malware, your worms
The FBI has put out a request for experts in the cybersecurity industry to send in all the malware they can. In a solicitation published this week on fedbizopps.gov, the intelligence agency asks for "a rollup of sharable malware" for research purposes ? or so they say.
Published: Wed, 5 Feb 2014 00:11:05 GMT
Sexting stats: Half of adults' phones contain intimate content
Smartphone users are scandalous! A new study shows more than half of adults have sent or received ... ahem , intimate content on their mobile devices.
Published: Tue, 4 Feb 2014 22:14:18 GMT
AT&T slashes prices for some family plans
AT&T is the latest to cut prices in the wireless carrier wars. This time around, AT&T focused on family plans. The lower prices include 10 gigabytes of data per month, plus unlimited voice and texting.
Published: Mon, 3 Feb 2014 14:53:21 GMT