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  • News: Western Digital warns of slow recovery in Thailand

    Hard-drive maker Western Digital has resumed the partial production of hard drives in Thailand, but also warned that some of its operations were still under water from the severe floods that hit the country starting late July.

  • News: How to turn off Carrier IQ on your iPhone

    iPhone users can turn off the Carrier IQ software that's raised a ruckus among consumers, bloggers and privacy advocates with just four taps.

  • News: Verizon says it doesn't use Carrier IQ software

    Verizon Wireless said Thursday it doesn't add to its phones any software from Carrier IQ, the company that has come under fire in the past few days for what some say amounts to spying on mobile phone users.

  • News: Tablets in the Enterprise: Risks and Rewards

    The Apple iPad was only released 18 months ago, but the swift proliferation of the tablet PC is already changing the way businesses think about user productivity.

  • News: Remains of the Day: No Siri bob

    New York State thinks Apple's deal with Grand Central might be a little too good, Samsung thinks Apple's smartphone is old and busted, and Apple, Google, and Facebook think the Web needs a new sheriff. The remainders for Thursday, November 11, 2011, on the other hand, think they need a better agent.

  • News: FAQ: Behind the Carrier IQ rookit controversy

    The recent disclosure that top mobile phone providers are using software from Carrier IQ that critics say can gather and track all sorts of personal data from a user's smartphone has sparked a firestorm of controversy.

  • News: 6 Hot IT Jobs That Will Pay Well in 2012

    Despite ominous predictions about how cloud computing will eviscerate IT departments, 2012 is shaping up to be a great year for IT careers. Cloud computing is in fact creating new roles for IT professionals, while the proliferation of smartphones and tablets has ignited demand for software developers. The IT job market, which experienced a strong rebound in 2011 after the recession, is expected to burn even brighter in 2012, despite global economic challenges, according to IT staffing industry executives.

  • News: Thailand floods spur rush to SSDs

    According to DRAMeXchange, the flooding in Thailand that has left the storage industry with a dearth of hard drives has also caused a temporary rush on solid-state drives

  • News: FAQ: An update on the Illinois water district non-hack

    As it turns out, reports that Russian hackers broke into the Curran-Gardner Water District network in Illinois with usernames and passwords stolen from a consultant to the district and then accessed its control system to burn out a pump, are not true.

  • News: Top search queries, Facebook posts shine light on 2011

    As the end of the year approaches, a look at what people searched for and shared online can start painting a picture of what most interested people during 2011.

  • News: Feds report tech job losses in Mass. between '01 and '09

    A snapshot of high-tech development in Massachusetts by the federal government found that tech employment in the state declined 15% between 2001 and 2009. Tech salaries, however, rose about 30%.

  • News: Apple: iOS 5 marked end of our Carrier IQ support

    Apple Thursday issued a statement that it stopped supporting a controversial Carrier IQ software that is intended to collect smartphone performance data for carriers, but allegedly collects detailed personal information.

  • News: Sen. Al Franken 'demands' answers on Carrier IQ's alleged spyware

    Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) is demanding that Carrier IQ explain whether its smartphone application is spying on users.

  • News: America's critical infrastructure security response system is broken

    The flap over the reported water utility hack in Illinois begs the question: Is the reporting system that the U.S. has set up to identify cyberattacks on critical infrastructure broken and in need of re-thinking?

  • News: Get an Early Peek at Ubuntu Linux 12.04 'Precise Pangolin'

    The Linux world may still be all abuzz following the release last weekend of Linux Mint 12, but meanwhile the Ubuntu Linux team has been hard at work crafting the first alpha release of Ubuntu 12.04, or “Precise Pangolin.”

  • News: House subcommittee approves spectrum incentive auctions

    A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee has approved legislation that would provide funding for a nationwide mobile broadband network for public safety agencies and would allow the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to sell auction spectrum voluntarily given up by U.S. television stations.

  • News: VirtualSharp to enable disaster recovery to public clouds

    VirtualSharp hopes to soon let its customers set up disaster recovery plans that fail over from their private clouds to public clouds, the company announced this week at the CloudBeat conference in Redwood City, California.

  • News: Should Your Phone Be Your Cash Card?

    If you occasionally can't find your wallet, often don't carry a checkbook, but always have your phone handy, you might like to pay your bill at a local store by bumping your phone against a digital receiver.

  • News: Sprint, Clearwire lay out deals on LTE, WiMax, funding

    Sprint Nextel may help finance Clearwire's LTE network and keep offering WiMax service through 2015 under a set of agreements worth as much as US$1.6 billion that the companies laid out on Thursday.

  • News: AT&T fires back at FCC staff report on T-Mobile deal

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has invited questions about its impartiality with a staff report laying out concerns about AT&T's proposed acquisition of rival mobile carrier T-Mobile USA, AT&T said Thursday.

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