Tech Sightings, February 6, 2014

Posted February 6th, 2014 at 3:10 pm (UTC+0)
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New lawsuit Against Bitcoin Miner Manufacturer Alleges Fraud, Negligence

Butterfly Labs, a Bitcoin-related company, is facing its first civil lawsuit in the United States. More will will likely follow.

Report: Nearly All Visitors to Sochi Winter Olympics Will Be Hacked

The State Department has already cautioned that travelers should have no expectations of privacy in Russia. NBC and Trend Micro collaborate to show just how quickly devices get hacked in Sochi.

India Investigating Whether Huawei Hacked One Of Its State-Run Telecoms

Officials say an investigation is underway after allegations in a media report that Chinese telecoms company Huawei hacked into state-run telecoms carrier Bharat Sanchar Nigam.

Wozniak to Apple: Consider Building an Android Phone

Despite Apple’s phenomenal success, the company’s co-founder Steve Wozniak suggests Apple might want to consider offering a phone based on Google’s rival Android platform.

As Losses Mount, Sony Steps Up Restructuring with PC Pullout, TV Spinoff

Japan’s Sony said restructuring will slash 5,000 jobs and 100 billion yen ($988 million) a year from fixed costs in the longer term.The company’s losses in the TV business have frustrated its efforts to compete with giants like Apple and Samsung.

North Korean Computers Get ‘Apple’ Makeover

North Korea’s government has adopted a new OS – Red Star – that looks eerily like the Apple interface. Red Star, however, is based on the Linux Open Source operating system.

 IBM One of the 10 Best Firms for Women in 2014

The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) has released its annual list of the top 50 companies where executive women progress more quickly than the rest of corporate America. IBM stands out as the only one in the top 10 with a female CEO.
Aida Akl
Aida Akl is a journalist working on VOA's English Webdesk. She has written on a wide range of topics, although her more recent contributions have focused on technology. She has covered both domestic and international events since the mid-1980s as a VOA reporter and international broadcaster.

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