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Brexit Vote Site May Have Been Hacked; Net Neutrality Fight Begins

Posted April 12th, 2017 at 1:44 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: UK Lawmakers: Brexit Referendum Website Might Have Been Hacked Rumors of possible manipulations swirled early on in last year’s Brexit referendum saga. But now, a UK legislative committee says the website that allowed more than a million potential voters to register for the referendum might have been hacked. Last June, the British […]

Filtering Cuba’s Text Messages; Free Smartphones for India’s Voters

Posted September 6th, 2016 at 12:12 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Cuba Has Been Filtering Texts Containing Political Dissent Internet connectivity has been a difficult transition for Cuba’s Communist government, which apparently is filtering out and blocking democracy and human rights key words from mobile phone text messages, according to an investigative report. The report, by blogger Yoani Sanchez and journalist Reinaldo Escobar, […]

The Age of Smartphone Fondling; Beware: New, Lying Ransomware

Posted July 13th, 2016 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Research Shows We Touch Our Cell Phones 2,617 Times Per Day How many times do you admire and fondle your phone every day? Well, a new study from research firm dscout found that the top 10 percent of extreme cell phone users touch their phones more than 5,400 times daily. The average […]

Qatar 3-D-prints World Cup Stadiums; Google’s ‘Autism Glass’ Project

Posted June 23rd, 2016 at 12:02 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Qatar Uses 3-D Printers to ‘Desert-proof’ World Cup Stadiums Scientists at Qatar University are experimenting with 3-D-printed models of football stadiums to address concerns about summer heat when the country hosts the 2022 World Cup tournament. The researchers hope to test the durability of the models against summer heat and sand and […]