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  • News: Anonymous attack on HBGary Federal didn't ruin us, says CEO

    When HBGary Federal, had its website hacked and sensitive e-mail exposed by hacktivist group Anonymous last February, it became a question of how Sacramento, Calif.-based security firm HBGary could survive the damage to its reputation.

  • News: Impact of hard drive shortage to linger through 2013

    Hard disk drive supply shortages in the wake of Thailand flooding will continue to affect consumers, computer system manufacturers and corporate IT shops into 2013, according to market research firm IDC.

  • News: Free Downloads That Are Worth a Donation, Part 1

    During my day-to-day work I turn to certain applications time and again, and soon they become indispensable, seeming to blend in with Windows itself. Some of those programs are full-blown commercial products, such as Microsoft Office or Total Commander. Others, however, are applications I did not have to pay a dime for, thanks to the generosity of hardworking developers who have opted to share their creations with the world for free, requesting only a donation from those users who are willing and able. (PCWorld's Downloads library lists donationware as free, but you'll see a telltale editor's note on the review page explaining that the program's developers accept contributions.)

  • News: Manchester United defeat breaks Internet news records

    Even in defeat, Manchester United has found itself breaking records, this time an index of global news traffic volume recorded after the team’s unexpected exit from the Champion’s League on Wednesday night.

  • News: Aussies moving away from fixed-line communication devices: ACMA

    The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has claimed that Australian consumers are embracing multiple forms of communication technologies, with mobile phones being the “bulk of voice communications.”

  • News: Usenix: Google deploys IPv6 for internal network

    In a project that has taken longer than company engineers anticipated, Google is rolling out IPv6 across its entire internal employee network.

  • News: US tech companies invest in UK, but Obama aide demands better tax breaks

    American IT companies are increasingly investing in the UK, helping to boost the country’s struggling economy, but better tax incentives could help accelerate this trend, according to a leading US trade envoy.

  • News: First Look: OnLive Gaming for iOS

    Streaming video game service OnLive on Thursday introduced an array of popular video games formatted for playing on smartphones and tablets—including iOS devices. We’re not just talking Angry Birds, puzzlers, and social games—these are top-tier titles like Batman: Arkham City, L.A. Noire, and Assassins Creed: Revelations. The company launched a version of its client software that supports tablet game play, bringing a new market of high-end games to mobile devices that iOS hasn’t seen before.

  • News: Six iOS apps let you quickly create and send holiday cards

    Buying, writing, and finally getting to the post office to send holiday cards to faraway friends and family can take a good chunk of time. If you’re a connoisseur of greeting cards, then you probably won’t need any help with the process. But if you’re like me—short on time and a bit of a holiday procrastinator—it’s helpful to have an easy and quick way to let people know you’re thinking of them this season.

  • News: Video: US DoJ probes eBook pricing, Verizon delays Google Wallet and Android apps hit 10 billion downloads

    Coming up on World Tech Update this week the Windows Store gets ready to open its doors, the US Department of Justice probes anticompetitive behavior in the pricing of e-books, Verizon delays Google Wallet availability and the Android Market passes 10 billion downloads.

  • News: Xamarin expands Android, iPhone cross-platform development kit

    On Thursday, Xamarin added an API (application programming interface) for contacts to its new cross-platform Mobile development kit, with which the company aims to make it easier for C# users to develop applications for Android and iOS at the same time.

  • News: Two zero-day vulnerabilities found in Flash Player

    Two newly discovered vulnerabilities in Adobe's Flash Player can be exploited to execute arbitrary code remotely, according to advisories from the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) and various security research companies.

  • News: Surveillance tech companies should not sell to despots says EU

    Surveillance technology companies have a moral obligation not to sell to repressive regimes warned Europe’s Digital Agenda Commissioner on Friday. Her views were echoed by the U.S. Secretary of State who said that companies cannot pretend they don’t know what their technology is used for in countries like Syria and Iran.

  • News: Huawei restricts business in Iran, no longer seeks new customers

    Huawei Technologies will limit its business activities in Iran and no longer seek new customers there, it said Friday, after an October report said the Chinese company was building a surveillance system in the country to help police track people's locations via their mobile phones.

  • News: BT and Orange link up telepresence systems

    BT and Orange Business Services are teaming up to allow users of their respective video exchange systems to hold teleconferences with one another.

  • News: UK police arrest six in student loan phishing scam

    U.K. police arrested six people on Thursday for allegedly running a phishing scam that stole an estimated £1.6 million (US$2.6 million) from victims who had taken out student loans.

  • News: 22% of Brits never stray far from net-connected devices

    More than one if five (22 percent) of Brits claim they never stray more than 10 feet away from an internet-connected device, says Mozy.

  • News: Government applications still riddled with serious security flaws

    The US government sector is markedly worse than private industry at eliminating a range of common but serious flaws from software code, an analysis of real applications submitted for review to testing company Veracode has found.

  • News: Brits have £34,350 worth of data on digital devices

    The average Brit has £34,350 worth of data stored on their digital devices, says McAfee.

  • News: Twitter unveils major redesign

    Micro-blogging service Twitter has undergone a redesign, which the firm claims will create a more personalised experience for web users.



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