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Chinese Malware Hits Android Devices; the New Face of Cybercrime

Posted July 5th, 2016 at 12:02 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Android Malware Infects Millions of Devices, Earns Its Creators $300,000 a Month HummingBad is a malicious piece of software that has infected millions of Android devices around the world. The malware earns the hackers who created it around $300,000 a month as a result of false advertisements and fake apps that end […]

Facebook, India Battle Over Free Internet; China’s Tech Transformation

Posted December 29th, 2015 at 11:03 am (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Battle Over Facebook’s Free Basics Internet Service Intensifies in India India’s net neutrality activists are on the war path as Facebook launches a new app that offers free internet service to users of the Reliance network in six Indian states. Save the Internet (STI) members argue that there are many ways to […]

Goodbye Betamax; Hackers Charged in ‘Largest Theft of Consumer Data’

Posted November 10th, 2015 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: That’s A Wrap: Sony To Kill Off Betamax Tapes It’s the final chapter in a long-running “format war” which began in the 1970s. Sony announced it will stop selling Betamax video cassettes in March 2016. New tapes have been available only in Japan for several years — even though the company discontinued Betamax […]

Tech Sightings, August 7, 2014

Posted August 7th, 2014 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Can an African Virtual SIM Gamble Pay Off? The New Delhi-based Bharti Airtel, in a deal with UK-based Movirtu, hopes  to do away with handsets, which are often shared among family members in Africa. Using a technology called Movirtu Share, Airtel hopes that the shared family phone could benefit from its virtual SIM, which allows […]

Tech Sightings, April 23, 2014

Posted April 23rd, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Games for Change 2014: How Gaming Can Change Everything Teaming up with the Tribeca Film Festival, this year’s Games for Change Festival aims to expand the discussion about using games for social change, including their impact on education and their potential use for therapy. How China and Russia are Trying to Undermine the Internet, Again […]