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‘The Interview’ Cyberwar; 3D-Printing Cancer; Apple in Russia

Posted December 17th, 2014 at 2:04 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Not Even North Korea Can Stop the Internet Those behind the devastating hack attack that targeted Sony Pictures Entertainment have also threatened violence against theaters showing the movie The Interview. To thwart that group’s effort to prevent people from seeing the picture, which centers around an assassination plot against North Korean leader […]

3-D Printing Goes Wild; Bitcoin Finds Microsoft; the Hacking Wars

Posted December 11th, 2014 at 2:44 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Silicon Valley Summit Explores Ways to Make Tech Workforce More Diverse Leading tech companies, including Apple, Google, Facebook and many others, are participating in a California summit to look at ways to increase diversity in the tech sector, currently dominated by white and Asian men. Microsoft Begins Accepting Bitcoin Microsoft has added […]

Choking Russia’s Internet; Uber Troubles; IoT; Google Hangouts

Posted December 10th, 2014 at 2:43 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Russia’s Creeping Descent Into Internet Censorship A new Russian law could soon prevent foreign Internet companies from reaching the country unless they set up local servers. The move would effectively put these companies at the mercy of the Russian government, which has been gradually expanding censorship. Obama Becomes First US President to Write […]

Firefighting With Technology; Sony, Uber Woes; Linux Malware

Posted December 9th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: FBI Official Says ‘No Attribution’ to North Korea in Sony Hack Probe The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation says the FBI has not confirmed suspicions that North Korea is the culprit in the recent Sony Entertainment hack attack that wreaked havoc on the company’s systems. PlayStation Network Hacked ‘By Lizard Squad’ Sony […]

Twitter, Uber Mobile Snooping; EU vs. Google

Posted November 27th, 2014 at 2:25 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: European Parliament Calls On Commission to Consider Breaking Up Google In a non-binding resolution, European Union legislators urged antitrust regulators to consider separating search engines from other commercial products to boost search market competition. The move is widely seen as targeting Google, which controls about 90 percent of Europe’s search engine market. […]

Tech Sightings, November 19, 2014

Posted November 19th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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China Blocks Websites as Internet Meeting Begins China’s vigilant censors have blocked several popular websites even as the World Internet Conference convened in the country. Blocked sites include networks that help speed website performance and services that enable users to access typically blocked content. Next Year’s DDOS Attacks Expected From Vietnam, India, Indonesia According to […]

Tech Sightings, November 18, 2014

Posted November 18th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Executives Say Digital India Needs Broadband Access Like Water and Electricity Participants at the  Indo-U.S. Technology Summit in New Delhi say India’s plans to improve governance by enhancing Internet access are behind schedule as the government grapples with the costs of fiber optic networks and spectrum challenges. Uber Exec Suggests Spying on Journalists Critical of […]

Tech Sightings, October 8, 2014

Posted October 7th, 2014 at 2:06 pm (UTC-4)
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US Says It Can Hack Into Foreign-Based Servers Without Warrants A new U.S. Justice Department legal filing says the United States may hack foreign servers without warrant. The filing was made during the prosecution procedures of Ross Ulbricht, who is believed to be the operator behind the Silk Road illicit drug website. Computer Kit Will […]

Tech Sightings, September 10, 2014

Posted September 10th, 2014 at 2:45 pm (UTC-4)
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Botnet Twists the Knife in iCloud Security After stealing pictures of nude celebrities from Apple’s iCloud accounts, hackers are now using a botnet – Kelihos botnet – to send their victims emails, purportedly from Apple, asking them for ID information to address alleged iTunes purchases . Printable Solar Panels May Be Coming to a Device […]

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