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How Yahoo Was Hacked; Android 7.1.1 Nougat for Nexus 6 Downgraded

Posted March 16th, 2017 at 12:18 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Who the Russian Hackers Targeted When They Stole Yahoo Emails Russian spies and cybercriminals charged for allegedly hacking into more than 500 million Yahoo accounts in 2014 targeted diplomats, executives and an investigative reporter, according to U.S. Department of Justice documents. They also searched millions of accounts for credit cards, financial information […]

The Dilemma of Defining ‘Electronic Persons’; Facebook Turns 13

Posted February 2nd, 2017 at 12:46 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Should Robots Be Treated Like Pets or People? If a robot makes a mistake, who is accountable for any resulting harm or damage? The answer may appear simple, but experts are still divided on the matter. Some argue robot owners are accountable in the same way pet owners are accountable for the […]

Evernote Takes Liberties With User Data; Drone Deliveries Makes History

Posted December 14th, 2016 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Evernote ‘Privacy’ Policy Update Allows Employees to Read Your Notes If you are using the Evernote app to take notes, you might want to reconsider. Evernote’s latest update to its “privacy” policy lets some of the company’s employees read your notes in the interest of improving machine learning. It bears mentioning that […]

Tech Giants Brace for Trump Presidency; Russia to Block LinkedIn

Posted November 10th, 2016 at 1:02 pm (UTC-5)
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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 […]

What President Trump Means for Tech; Election Big Winner Was Twitter

Posted November 9th, 2016 at 1:32 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: What the Trump Win Means for Tech and Science As writer Karissa Bell put it in Mashable, Silicon Valley was freaking out last night. In large part, the tech sector had hoped Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, whose clear tech policies were positively received, would win the White House. But with Republican President-elect […]

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

Posted November 1st, 2016 at 1:04 pm (UTC-5)
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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 […]

Americans Choose Privacy Over Savings; Here Comes Your New AI Doctor

Posted January 14th, 2016 at 11:19 am (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: When Is It Worth Giving Up Your Data? Americans Aren’t Quite Sure A new report from the Pew Research Center found more than half of the 461 Americans surveyed would rather give up discounts than be tracked by gadgets wherever they go. Forty-five percent of respondents rejected energy savings and car insurance […]

Online Abuse Dilemma; Windows 10; Apple Apps; Hammer of Thor PC

Posted June 2nd, 2015 at 2:31 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: The US Supreme Court Just Made the Web Even More Hostile for Women The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week that violent statements on social media websites and the Web in general are not enough to consider the perpetrator’s behavior threatening and that his state of mind at the time should be […]

Watson Joins Cancer Fight; Tech Diversity; Linux Malware, Patch Tuesday

Posted May 6th, 2015 at 2:04 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: How IBM Watson Will Change the Fight Against Cancer IBM has announced a new Watson Genomics initiative that will allow clinicians to use the supercomputer’s data-crunching capabilities to sequence the genomes of cancerous tumors and then access relevant medical and treatment data to make appropriate recommendations to their patients. IBM’s Watson is […]

The Homeless Need Cell Phones Too

Posted April 24th, 2015 at 2:11 pm (UTC-5)
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They may not be able to afford them, but homeless people need cellphones too. Those who can afford them tend to be disconnected after a while for not being able to pay their bills – a problem that takes them out of the social services loop. But a recent hackathon from a Silicon Valley non-profit […]

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