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  • News: Senate Committee Votes to Make Illegal Streaming a Felony

    We all agree piracy is bad. But you know what's even worse? Streaming.

  • News: U.S. military sharing secret cyber threat info with defense contractors

    A new U.S. military program shares classified information about cyber threats with defense contractors and their ISPs as part of a stepped up effort to blunt potential cyber attacks, a Department of Defense official announced on Thursday.

  • News: Connecticut concerned about Facebook face recognition

    Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen has expressed concern that Facebook's "Tag Suggestions" face recognition feature compromises consumer privacy, and asked for a meeting with company officials.

  • News: GlobalFoundries replaces CEO in management shakeup

    Chip maker GlobalFoundries said two top executives have stepped down and been replaced by a new leadership team as the company looks to step up investments and boost chip manufacturing capacity through next year.

  • News: Fraud starts after Lulzsec group releases e-mail, passwords

    Debbie Crowell never ordered the iPhone, but thanks to a hacking group known as Lulzsec, she spent a good part of her Thursday morning trying to get US$712.00 in charges reversed after someone broke into her Amazon account and ordered it.

  • News: RIM says Q2 forecast is lower than expected

    Research In Motion missed analysts' lowered revenue forecasts for its fiscal first quarter and said its outlook for the second quarter was lower than expected, as it reported its first-quarter results Thursday.

  • Opinion: Apple Back-to-School Deal Pales to Microsoft's Offer

    The back-to-school season is a great time for new students (or people who have latched on to their old college IDs) to get discounts on laptops and other computer gear -- not to mention awesome freebies that big PC companies throw in. Traditionally, Apple has one of the best giveaways: a free iPod touch with the purchase of a Mac. But this year, Apple went to the Land of the Lame, and was easily bested by Microsoft's superior special.

  • News: Cloud to beat smartphone network blues

    DLNA and Wi-Fi Direct certification programs are poised to simplify wireless connectivity for consumers, and new mobile cloud services may provide even easier access to consumers’ media content.

  • News: Do Government Policies and Laws Hinder Tech Advances?

    Did you know that texting while driving is illegal in 33 states and the District of Columbia?

  • News: 100 years of IBM: Milestones

    IBM is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its founding Thursday. Led by American capitalist icons Thomas J. Watson, Sr. and Thomas J. Watson, Jr. until the 1970s, the company grew from a pre-World War I conglomeration of companies making tabulating machines and time-keeping devices into a globe-spanning technology behemoth that pioneered the development of electronic computers and dominated the mainframe era.

  • News: IBM at 100: Will cannibalise for Cloud

    IBM turned 100 today. Since its humble beginnings as Computing Tabulating Recording Corporation in June 16, 1911, IBM has survived through many ups and downs in the economy including paradigm shifts in the IT industry. One of the biggest shifts is happening right now in the form of Cloud services, which the company is poised to sacrifice its own business to the tune of $7 billion to be part of the revolution.

  • News: Nokia loses U.K. patent battle against IPCom

    Nokia is infringing on a patent owned by German company IPCom, the U.K. High Court ruled today. IPCom will be seeking damages and an injunction banning the sale of the Finnish company's 3G phones, it said in a statement.

  • News: China's Alibaba restructures online retailer Taobao

    Taobao, China's largest online retailer, has split into three separate companies to better address its target markets, parent company Alibaba Group said Thursday.

  • Video: Starbucks extends smartphone payment app to Android

    Pay for your coffee with an Android app

  • News: Many Malaysian government sites hacked

    Malaysia's Communications and Multimedia Commission said that 51 websites in the .gov.my domain were attacked beginning late Wednesday, and that 41 of the sites suffered various levels of disruption.

  • News: Chinese court sentences three to prison for iPad design leak

    A Chinese court sentenced three persons to prison for stealing information on Apple's iPad 2 design, which was used to make protective cases for the device months before the hit tablet was even launched.

  • News: Oracle refused bug fixes for Itanium customers: HP lawsuit

    Oracle refused to provide critical bug fixes for customers who run its software on Hewlett-Packard's Integrity servers, in a bid to coerce them to switch over to Oracle hardware, HP alleged in a lawsuit it filed Wednesday.

  • Opinion: Cloud CIO: In Defense of Corporate IT

    The threat that cloud computing poses to CIOs and IT professionals' careers does not stem from cloud computing rendering corporate IT departments irrelevant. Rather, it comes from CIOs' and IT professionals' failure to face the revolution that cloud computing brings and to assume much more important positions inside their firms.

  • News: New plans to use 1.4GHz could to solve EU's spectrum crunch

    The use of the 1.4 GHz band for a supplemental mobile downlink could solve Europe’s spectrum-crunch problem according to a new report presented Wednesday.

  • News: EU ministers seek to ban creation of 'hacking tools'

    Justice Ministers across Europe want to make the creation of hacking “tools” a criminal offence, but critics have hit back at the plans saying that they are unworkable.



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