Today’s Tech Sightings:
Those behind the devastating hack attack that targeted Sony Pictures Entertainment have also threatened violence against theaters showing the movie The Interview. To thwart that group’s effort to prevent people from seeing the picture, which centers around an assassination plot against North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, one writer is urging Sony to release it online.
Two former employees are suing Sony Pictures Entertainment after the hack referenced above leaked sensitive data online. The former employees say their social security numbers and various other personal information were released by the hackers and that Sony, a target of previous attacks, has failed to protect its employees’ data.
British scientists have come up with a new way to attack cancer, using 3D-printed models of cancerous parts of the body. The method uses CT scans to print plastic molds of tumors and organs that allow experts to fill them with liquid to evaluate the flow of drugs containing radioactive material that are used in calibrated amounts to kill cancerous cells.
The number of women working in technology in the United States and other parts of the world remains miniscule compared to men. Here are five ways to help attract women developers to the tech workplace.
The deal, announced in a press conference in China, allows Baidu, China’s largest search engine, to invest up to $600 million in Uber and integrate the ride-sharing service into its online maps.
An eight-member jury in the Oakland, California U.S. District Court has unanimously ruled that Apple is not liable for violating antitrust laws for its iTunes and iPod updates. A decade-old lawsuit alleged that Apple was monopolizing online music distribution and blocking access to rival services.
Apple announced today that it is temporarily closing its online store in Russia as the country’s currency tumbles. The Russian ruble lost 20 percent of its value today, the biggest decline since 1998.