Amazon.com, Cisco Systems, Facebook, Google, IBM, Intel Corp and Microsoft are among the world’s biggest technology companies that have agreed to donate millions of dollars to set up a group to fund improvements in open source programs like OpenSSL, the software whose “Heartbleed” vulnerability has wreaked havoc with the computer industry.
An F.B.I. informant coordinated a 2012 campaign of cyberattacks on foreign websites, including some run by the governments of Iran, Syria, Brazil and Pakistan. Documents and interviews with people involved in the attacks show that the informant exploited a vulnerability in a web-hosting software to direct at least one hacker to siphon huge amounts of data from foreign servers.
A draft net neutrality proposal circulated Thursday among FCC commissioners is expected to be put to the vote May 15 at the agency’s open meeting. If approved, the proposal will be open for public comment before it becomes final.
An Israeli company, Water-Gen, has developed Atmospheric Water-Generation Units that chill air and condense water vapor. Once the water is collected, it goes through extensive filtration to purify it for drinking.
Thursday’s Bankruptcy proceedings will attempt to sell the assets of the failed Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange, although creditors, including those who had bitcoins with Mt. Gox, might not get their money back.
Some folks already have pronounced Google Glass dead. But the product has potential, albeit with some extremely serious flaws that should be corrected.