Today’s Tech Sightings:
The New York-based Human Rights Foundation and Silicon Valley nonprofit Forum 280 have launched a new initiative to collect USB flash drive donations and then ship them to the Koreas. Once activists in Seoul, such as the non-profit North Korean Strategy Center, receive the drives, they then stuff them with Western and South Korean films and TV shows and ship them across the border to fight North Korea’s ban on foreign media.
Web analysts say Facebook will now have to reconsider its approach – and pricing – to providing free Internet access after its Free Basics initiative was banned in India. More importantly, the recent decision by India’s regulators that prohibits Internet service providers from offering different prices for different content could encourage other countries to follow suit.
T9000, as Palo Alto Networks calls it, is an intelligence-gathering, data-harvesting malware that can also record audio from Skype and .WAV files. According to Palo Alto researchers, the new strain goes after Microsoft Office files both on a computer hard drive and on removable drives.
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