Today’s Tech Sightings:
In Brussels, Belgium, thousands tried to reach loved ones following the devastating terror attacks on airport and subway systems, bringing the country’s mobile networks to a halt. As a result, people reached out on social media, using WhatsApp, Twitter and Facebook. But writer Mathew Hussey argues that despite the prevalence of life-saving apps, technology companies can and should do more to integrate survival into their DNA.
The face-off between the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Apple over a court order to unlock the iPhone of a California mass shooter has raised red flags for other tech players as well. Worried about possible tampering, the Tor Project is boosting its software to quickly detect any surveillance intrusion that might potentially force it to submit critical data to law enforcement agencies.
The U.S. First Lady, Michelle Obama, has been very active on social media networks, reaching out to kids and families to push for healthier lifestyles, especially for children. Writer Kwame Opam takes a look at Mrs. Obama’s rather successful social media engagements.
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- It’s Time for BlackBerry to Pull the Plug on Its Mobile OS
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- French Sites Fight Ad Blocking With User Blocking