Today’s Tech Sightings:
Microsoft announced Wednesday it is selling its featurephone Nokia brand to Foxconn, a Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer best known as the manufacturer of iPhones. Old fashioned featurephones, also known as dumbphones, are still very popular around the world and show no signs of retreating. Foxconn hopes to capitalize on that.
If you were wondering what happens to your personal information once hackers get their hands on it, here is a glimpse of the sordid scenario. One hacker has put up an announcement on a dark market website asking for five bitcoins or $2,200 for a dump of emails, IDs and other information stolen from 167 million LinkedIn users.
Google kicks off its annual I/O conference Wednesday in California. The event will lay out the framework for the company’s future and show off some of its new technologies, including virtual reality. The impending merger of the Android mobile operating system with the Chrome Internet browser and Google’s ‘Moonshot’ research projects will also be in the spotlight.
- Developer of Anonymous Tor Software Dodges FBI, Leaves US
- Bangladesh Asks SWIFT to Give Access to Technicians on Cyber Heist
- Bitly’s Branded Domain URLs Now Come With Secure HTTPs as Standard
- Apple CEO Woos App Developers in India
- Microsoft Sells Featurephone Business to Foxconn
- Nokia Is Coming Back to Phones and Tablets
- Android Pay Launches in UK
- Google, MIT Team Up to Make Programming Easier for Kids
- HP Inc. Unveils 3-D Printers Aimed at Shaking Up Manufacturing
- Researchers Create Rubik’s Cube-like Touchscreen Display
- How to Keep USB Thumb Drive Malware Away From Your PC