04 August 2011

Hackers in China Attack UN, Olympic Networks, Security Firms Say in Report

Hackers in China Attack UN, Olympic Networks, Security Firms Say in Report
Bloomberg
By Michael Riley - Wed Aug 03 23:06:08 GMT 2011 China-based hackers spent five years ransacking the computer networks of the United Nations, multinational corporations, the Olympic committees of several countries and the US and Canadian governments, ...
Google Says Apple, Microsoft, Oracle Wage 'Hostile Campaign'
BusinessWeek
By Douglas MacMillan Aug. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Google Inc. accused Microsoft Corp. and Oracle Corp. of waging a “hostile, organized campaign” against its Android mobile software, a sign of escalating tension in the technology industry's patent war. ...
Blackberry maker to up the ante with 3 new models
San Francisco Chronicle
Research In Motion Ltd. is releasing three new versions of its BlackBerry smart phone simultaneously in the first overhaul of the handsets in a year as the company tries to regain ground against Apple Inc. RIM is introducing the first touch-screen ...
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be released by Rogers
Unwired View
By Florin on 03 Aug 11 The Wi-Fi-only Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 can be already ordered in Canada, but what about the 3G version? Well, it looks like this will be released by Rogers pretty soon – and Mobile Syrup has what seems to be an internal Rogers ...
Randi Zuckerberg to leave Facebook to start social media firm
CNET
by Kara Swisher, AllThingsD Randi Zuckerberg, who is director of marketing at Facebook and also the sister of CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, is leaving the company after six years to start a new-media firm to help companies become more social. ...
Internet Explorer IQ study was a hoax
Los Angeles Times
A study that suggested Internet Explorer users were not as smart as those using other Web browsers is apparently a fake, according to the person that initially distributed it. In a statement on its website, Aptiquant said it "was set up in late July ...
Germany Scolds Facebook's Facial Recognition Software
AllFacebook
A German privacy expert has accused Facebook of using facial recognition software that violates German and European privacy laws. Facebook uses individual biometric data that allows users to locate new friends after discovering their identity. ...
Former CIA official sees terrorism-cyber parallels
Reuters
By Tabassum Zakaria LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Different wars for different times. Cofer Black, a former top CIA counterterrorism official, said on Wednesday he sees parallels between the terrorism threat that emerged before the September 11 attacks a ...
Feature: Thunder in the Air: Ars reviews the mid-2011 MacBook Air
Ars Technica
By Iljitsch van Beijnum | Published August 2, 2011 9:30 PM In preparation for this review, I read back over Jacqui Cheng's review of the original MacBook Air, released in January 2008. In hindsight, it's obvious that making a fully functional laptop ...
Iconic turtle, on the mend, back at sea off Florida
Reuters
By Manuel Rueda JUNO BEACH, Fla (Reuters) - A plucky sea turtle was released back into the wild off Florida's coast on Wednesday after months of intensive medical care to reverse damage caused by the propellers of a wayward motorboat. ...
Clearwire or LightSquared: Which WIll Get Sprint's LTE Business?
PC Magazine
By Sara Yin Today, Sprint's current 4G provider, Clearwire, declared that it plans to build an LTE-advanced network on top of its existing 4G network, WiMAX, once it raises enough money. LTE technology was first deployed by Verizon last December and is ...
Two moons above Earth may have collided to create one, study says
Los Angeles Times
Scientists say such a collision could explain why the moon is lopsided and why its far side is covered with mountains. This artist's rendering shows a simulation of a collision between the moon and a companion moon about 4 billion years ago. ...
US gives green light to Canadian university's polar bear study
Vancouver Sun
By Journal Staff, Postmedia News August 3, 2011 5:45 PM EDMONTON - A University of Alberta polar bear study that was suspended for two weeks due to a United States government investigation has resumed. The United States Department of the Interior ...
Some internet providers slower than advertised
WSHM-TV
(CNN) - Internet provider companies aren't always matching the connection speeds they advertise. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a report comparing internet providers' advertised speed with the actual delivered speeds. ...
Instagram Hits 150 Million Photos
SlashGear
The photo sharing app phenomenon that is Instagram has announced today a new milestone. Posting to its blog, the company revealed that it is now hosting over 150 million photos. This is quite an amazing feat, considering the company launched just nine ...
HTC's Bootloader Unlock Tool Inches Closer, Comes With a Catch
PCWorld
By Alessondra Springmann, PCWorld Aug 3, 2011 5:11 PM In June, HTC announced that the era of locked bootloaders would soon be over, and that future devices could have their bootloaders unlocked via a software upgrade. However, there was no word as to ...
'Hidden' star clusters come to light
msnbc.com (blog)
If you're looking for hidden treasures, the dusty disk of our Milky Way galaxy might not be the first place you'd look. But that's exactly where the European Southern Observatory found almost a hundred glittering prizes. These 30 pictures show just a ...
HTC Wildfire S Hands-on and Unboxing
SlashGear
Who is ready for a neat little Android phone on T-Mobile? That is exactly what I have so if you're interested you should stay tuned. Today I have the HTC Wildfire S that is available starting today on T-Mobile. This is a low to mid-range Android ...
Microsoft kicks off $250000 security contest
Computerworld
By Gregg Keizer Computerworld - Microsoft today launched a $250000 contest for researchers who develop defensive security technologies that deal with entire classes of exploits. The total cash awards for Microsoft's "BlueHat Prize" contest easily ...

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