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Bogus Copyright Numbers Enter The Fight Over Cyberhacking As Well

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For many years, we've talked about just how bogus the numbers are that get thrown around for "losses" and "job losses" due to copyright infringement. And yet they keep getting repeated. Two years ago, we were particularly stunned by a report from the ITC that claimed $48 billion dollars in...
Bogus Copyright Numbers Enter The Fight Over Cyberhacking As Well
Voice-controlled 4G cop car of the future identifies lawbreakers on its own [video]

2012: The Year Tech Invaded NYC

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This past February, 10Gen, developer of the computer system database MongoDB, was in search of new office space, specifically in tech- and media-rich Midtown South. The company needed a large open layout for its workers, with an option for more space to allow the firm to grow—plus an option to...
2012: The Year Tech Invaded NYC

Philippines law threatens press freedom

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A new "cybercrime" law introduced in the Philippines increases punishments for criminal libel and gives the authorities excessive powers to shut down websites and monitor online traffic.According to Human Rights Watch (HRW), the penalties for online libel amount to a serious threat to free expression.HRW's Asian director, Brad Adams, said:...
Philippines law threatens press freedom

Air travel in 2050: Autonomous planes flying in geese-like formations

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One day in the not-so-distant future, semi-autonomous airplanes will fly through the skies like flocks of geese, reducing drag and saving fuel. This concept is part of a broader plan by airplane maker Airbus to modernize the industry over the next three decades.“Our engineers are continuously encouraged to think widely...
Air travel in 2050: Autonomous planes flying in geese-like formations

Nasdaq's Facebook glitch came from 'race conditions'

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The Nasdaq computer system that delayed trade notices of the Facebook IPO on Friday was plagued by race conditions, the stock exchange announced Monday. As a result of this technical glitch in its Nasdaq OMX system, the market expects to pay out US$13 million or even more to traders....
Nasdaq's Facebook glitch came from 'race conditions'

Firefox Private Browsing Mode ByPassed By Add-Ons

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One of the greatest strengths of the Firefox web browser is the development community that has produces thousands of add-ons for practically any activity on the Internet. The recent introduction of the so called private browsing mode in Firefox has caused a problem in regards to this add-ons as it...
Firefox Private Browsing Mode ByPassed By Add-Ons

Lessons from the hack attack on The New York Times

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The New York Times' description of a cyberespionage campaign waged against the news media company by Chinese hackers demonstrates the importance of assuming criminals will eventually break into a computer system, and the best defense is to detect the intrusion as soon as possible. Last week, The Times disclosed...
Lessons from the hack attack on The New York Times

Court: Taking over employee's social media account A-OK under CFAA

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A federal judge rejected a Pennsylvania woman's argument that her employer violated a federal anti-hacking statute when it took control of her LinkedIn account after firing her. The court ruled the harms cited by the plaintiff were too speculative to pass muster under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA)....
Court: Taking over employee's social media account A-OK under CFAA

System vulnerability at Conn. state university may have exposed student data

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Western Connecticut State University said Thursday that a vulnerability in its computer system present for more than three years may have exposed the data of 233,880 students and other people affiliated with the institution....
System vulnerability at Conn. state university may have exposed student data

American Airlines reservations system failure grounds all flights

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The computer system goes down and leaves thousands stranded. [Read more]...
American Airlines reservations system failure grounds all flights
O2 network outage over, reportedly affected one-third of customers

Amadeus computer glitch could delay flights of over 150 airlines

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Complaints began to emerge on Twitter earlier today, followed by reports that Amadeus, a computer system used by over 150 airlines, is down. Amadeus confirmed the news in a brief announcement from the company’s Group Communication Director, Stuart Brocklehurst, which reads: Amadeus can confirm that some airlines are experiencing difficulties with our...
Amadeus computer glitch could delay flights of over 150 airlines

Canadian Chamber Of Commerce Wants To Legalize Spyware Rootkits To Help Stop 'Illegal' Activity

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As a whole bunch of folks have been sending in, up in Canada, as part of a discussion on anti-spam laws, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce is proposing a very troubling idea: allowing rootkit spyware to be installed surreptitiously for the purpose of stopping illegal activity. As Geist notes, the...
Canadian Chamber Of Commerce Wants To Legalize Spyware Rootkits To Help Stop 'Illegal' Activity

Edifier e10 Exclaim speaker set revealed

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Audio system designer and manufacturer Edifier has introduced the e10 Exclaim.  Edifierís Exclaim is an active bi-amped 2.0 speaker system that combines smooth curves and straight lines. Designed to complement a computer system, television or mobile device, Full integral DSP (Digital Signal Processing) and DRC (Dynamic Range Compensation) gives the...
Edifier e10 Exclaim speaker set revealed

Newspaper Editorial Insists Hackers Must Be Punished, While Misunderstanding Nearly Every Detail

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We just recently wrote about a trio of recent situations -- all involving young hackers probing for information, leading to either criminal charges or threats of criminal charges against them -- that show what happens when people in power don't understand how technology works. They were all cases where the...
Newspaper Editorial Insists Hackers Must Be Punished, While Misunderstanding Nearly Every Detail

DARPA seeking to free the world from passwords

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Trying to remember complicated “secure” passwords may be a thing of the past if the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) gets its way. The research arm of the US military is putting a call out to developers to begin work on software applications that will allow a computer system...
DARPA seeking to free the world from passwords

Soon Even Your Brain Could Be Hacked, Turning You Into a Killing Machine

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(Photo: MNN) Worrying about having your email hacked is so 2012. Instead, the newest hacking trend researchers are examining is less about your online life than it is about your physical body: soon, blackhat badasses and government spies could hack into your brain. (Dun dun dun.) Wired reports that brain-computer...
Soon Even Your Brain Could Be Hacked, Turning You Into a Killing Machine

To Do This Weekend: Watch Star Trek. All of It.

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If you have access to Hulu* and want to do something truly epic this weekend, you might consider mainlining Hulu’s newly posted Star Trek archive to relive your favorites of some 700 episodes of sci-fi legend — or if you’re uninitiated, make yourself into an instant Trekkie. Until the end...
To Do This Weekend: Watch Star Trek. All of It.

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (YHOO, MSFT, AAPL, GOOG)

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Good morning (and happy Valentine's Day)! Here's the news: Did you forget Valentine's Day? This startup has you covered. Apple has reportedly been demoing an 8-inch iPad. AT&T and Verizon will sell a 4G iPad 3. The guy who invented BitTorrent says his new goal is to kill off television....
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (YHOO, MSFT, AAPL, GOOG)

Windows 7 Tweaks Software Overview

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Windows 7 tweaks can be applied either manually by manipulation the Windows Registry or by using one of the available tweaking programs that often offer comfortable access to hundreds of configuration settings. Hardcore users might prefer to apply all tweaks manually which has the advantage that they can be sure...
Windows 7 Tweaks Software Overview

Apple's next act: Changing PC buying habits

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Nvidia inside: Apple's latest MacBook laptops have an Nvidia graphics processor next to their Intel chips, which puts the spotlight on graphics chips as an important part of today's basic computer system. Image: Apple With all the presidential campaign talk about American exceptionalism, it might be easy to forget that...
Apple's next act: Changing PC buying habits

What if we achieved The Singularity - but lawyers got there first?

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If the contents of our brains get uploaded into a computer, then surely someone is going to have to pay to keep it all working. That'll be you. But what if you can't pay? And what about all that copyrighted content?What if we manage to hit The Singularity - that...
What if we achieved The Singularity - but lawyers got there first?

'Chinese still hacking us,' says Wall Street Journal owner

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Rupert Murdock takes to Twitter to say that his newspaper's computer system is still under cyberattack. [Read more]...
'Chinese still hacking us,' says Wall Street Journal owner

SEC charging Nasdaq $10 million in civil suit settlement over Facebook's IPO issues

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When Facebook became a public company in the summer of 2012, its initial public offering (IPO) didn't go quite as well as the company expected. It went poorly enough that the US Securities and Exchange Commission took action against the exchange which handled Facebook's IPO: Nasdaq. A civil suit...
SEC charging Nasdaq $10 million in civil suit settlement over Facebook's IPO issues

Ford plugs cars as the next big connected devices at SXSW [video]

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We caught up with Ford at South By Southwest last week to chat about the connected car phenomenon. After all, at CES earlier this year, high-tech car tech was the talk of the show. Currently, Ford’s in-car computer system, called Sync, has shipped out in more than 4 million...
Ford plugs cars as the next big connected devices at SXSW [video]
McAfee says cyber threats against U.S. banks is a real, "credible threat"

Watson clones could be delivered through the cloud

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IBM, whose Watson computer system last year famously beat two of the "Jeopardy!" game show's top contestants, is now looking to deliver the AI-powered computer framework through the cloud....
Watson clones could be delivered through the cloud

Hackers Enjoyed Unlimited Access To Nortel's Computer System For At Least A Decade

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Chinese hackers are suspected of enjoying at least 10 years of unfettered access to Nortel Networks' computer system with help from seven stolen passwords, reports the Wall Street Journal. Brian Shields, a former Nortel employee of 19 years, led an internal investigation and came to the conclusion that the...
Hackers Enjoyed Unlimited Access To Nortel's Computer System For At Least A Decade

It’s Patent Season: Google Scores Major Patent For Location-Based Advertising

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Hot on the heels of Facebook’s patent on the news feed, Google has just landed a monster of a patent covering location-based advertising. The opponents of software patents are going to have a seizure over this. The patent, number 10654265, was filed in September of 2003. This patent was quite...
It’s Patent Season: Google Scores Major Patent For Location-Based Advertising
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