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German Firm Suffers Massive Cyberattack; Facebook Tackles Fake News

Posted December 8th, 2016 at 11:49 am (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: ThyssenKrupp Secrets Stolen in ‘Massive’ Cyberattack Germany’s ThyssenKrupp AG conglomerate said Thursday a massive cyberattack stole trade secrets from its steel production and manufacturing plant design divisions. The attack was discovered in April and traced back to February. The company, one of the world’s largest steel makers, is still trying to determine […]

Google Hacked; Trump Mobile Alerts Are Coming to Your Phone

Posted November 30th, 2016 at 2:28 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: At Least 1 Million Google Accounts Breached by Gooligan Android Malware An Android-based malware dubbed Gooligan has compromised up to one million Google accounts. Researchers from security firm Check Point Software Technologies found the strain in at least 86 apps available in third-party marketplaces. When the apps are installed, they gain high-level access to […]

Tech Giants Brace for Trump Presidency; Russia to Block LinkedIn

Posted November 10th, 2016 at 1:02 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Tim Cook: ‘The Only Way to Move Forward Is to Move Forward Together’ Apple CEO Tim Cook stressed his commitment to diversity and social progress in a message to employees following the election of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States.  Without mentioning Trump, who had threatened to ban […]

Samsung’s Environmental Impact; the Problem With IoT Devices

Posted November 3rd, 2016 at 12:30 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: So Where Will All Those Recalled Note 7s End Up? Remember all those exploding Galaxy Note 7s Samsung recently recalled? All of the flawed devices have to go somewhere – a device graveyard of sorts. But Samsung says it is trying to limit the environmental impact of the massive recall of more […]

Building the Bionic Man; Facebook Urged to Stop Racial Exclusion Ads

Posted November 2nd, 2016 at 12:34 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Building the Bionic Man It’s no longer science fiction. Replaceable body parts are already here. Now Swiss psychologist Bertolt Meyer, who has a prosthetic arm, is working to create a robot modeled after himself. The robot, Rex, is made of various prosthetic parts, has a circulatory system and a clunky body. Rex […]

Mobile Internet Sets Milestone; IoT Devices at Risk With New Malware

Posted November 1st, 2016 at 1:04 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Study: Mobile Internet Use Passes Desktop for the First Time The PC market has been struggling, largely due to the popularity of mobile devices. A new study from internet monitoring firm StatCounter found more people around the world are using mobile devices to access the Internet. In countries like India, mobile devices […]

Instagram Adds Mental Health Support; Teen App Helps Isolated Kids

Posted October 19th, 2016 at 12:49 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Instagram Introduces Support Tool to Anonymously Help Those in Distress Social networking service Instagram is rolling out a new tool that will allow users to reach out to help people suffering from mental health issues who might be in danger of harming themselves. The new feature allows users to alert Instagram to […]

Dutch Drones Meet Their Match; Black Interns Take on Silicon Valley

Posted September 14th, 2016 at 12:14 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Eagles Take on Dutch Drones After months of training and trials, Dutch police now believe the birds they have trained can tackle and take down illegally-operated drones. This is the first project of its kind, and Dutch police are now buying their own eagle chicks to breed and train to deal with […]

Tweet Changes Coming; Facebook Sued Over Teen’s Naked Images

Posted September 13th, 2016 at 11:49 am (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Twitter’s Iconic140-character Limit Is About to Change Come September 19, Twitter will change the way tweets work. While the actual 140-character count will remain the same, Twitter will take out of the count quotes and various media attachments to give users more flexibility and room for their tweets. Facebook Prosecuted Over ‘Naked […]

Apple’s Changing World; Facebook News Feed Turns 10

Posted September 7th, 2016 at 12:31 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Today’s iPhone Event a Test of Trust for Apple Apart from some updates and perhaps a couple of new devices, Apple’s big event Wednesday puts the tech giant face-to-face with new challenges amid declining iPhone and iWatch sales. Apple also faces criticism on its lack of innovation as iPhones maintain the same […]