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Tech Sightings, October 16, 2014

Posted October 16th, 2014 at 1:50 pm (UTC-4)
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SMS Service Could Spot the Next Ebola Outbreak Zone Australian doctor Mohamad-Ali Trad is looking to raise enough money to launch an SMS service in West Africa that directs patients who text key words to a given number to appropriate services where they can get help. Trad says the system also records the geographic patterns […]

Tech Sightings, April 24, 2014

Posted April 24th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Big Tech Companies Offer Millions to Help With Heartbleed Crisis Amazon.com, Cisco Systems, Facebook, Google, IBM, Intel Corp and Microsoft are among the world’s biggest technology companies that have agreed to donate millions of dollars to set up a group to fund improvements in open source programs like OpenSSL, the software whose “Heartbleed” vulnerability has […]

Tech Sightings, February 12, 2014

Posted February 12th, 2014 at 3:20 pm (UTC-4)
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 Microsoft Denies Accusations of Censorship on Bing Outside China According to a China-based freedom of speech advocacy blog, Bing has been filtering out  English and Chinese search results for politically-sensitive terms – a charge Microsoft denies. Japan Sees Record 12.8 Billion Cyberattacks Japan’s state-run National Institute of Information and Communications Technology reports that  cyberattacks originating […]