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  • News: Black Hat: Apple does well but Microsoft does better with enterprise security

    While still not great, the operating systems behind Apple desktops, laptops and phones are getting more secure, researchers at Black Hat say. While not recommended for corporate use unless it’s in islands within larger networks, the OSX operating system has made strides, says Alex Stamos, who lead a team of researchers from iSec Partners that researched the OSX and Windows 7 operating systems.

  • News: Google+, Day 5: The "Real Names" Debate

    Google ruffled feathers when it simply shut down thousands of Google+ accounts citing a policy that you must use your real name for your Google+ profile. Google since backed off a little on how aggressive it is with enforcement, but the policy itself sparked an online debate about the virtues of pseudonyms and the value of using your real name.

  • News: AntiSec hackers dump data after hacking police websites

    The war between law enforcement and the Anonymous hacking collective continued this weekend as hackers dumped a 10 gigabyte database that included private e-mails and information sent by confidential informants. Hackers say they stole information during an attack on more than 70 small-town law enforcement agencies.

  • News: Google+ 'Real Names' Enforcement Panned

    Google's real-names policy for its social networking service has created a tempest that could have easily been avoided.

  • News: iOS 5 Beta 5 Released to Developers

    Apple reviewers are already sounding off about features and functionality in the fifth beta version of iOS 5 that was released to developers this weekend.

  • News: iPhone Case Offers a Hand -- Literally

    OK, Apple fanboys and fangirls, we all know that you love your iPhones. The question is: Do you really love them?

  • News: Google+, Day 4: Pros and Cons of Circles

    Google+ is built around the concept of Circles. Building a social network on Google+ seems like a more conscious or intentional exercise because I can't add someone to the social network without placing the contact into at least one Circle. Some privacy advocates see this as a benefit, but I can also see a potential downside to the way the Circles are used.

  • News: Hacker, 10, Exposes iOS and Android Games Exploit

    A 10-year-old California girl's presentation at a hacker conference in Las Vegas is getting a lot of attention.

  • News: Subway serves up PXtech business intelligence platform

    The Subway sandwich chain has adopted a new business intelligence platform, from UK IT systems supplier PXtech, for its franchisees worldwide.

  • News: WA Health advancing Health Identifiers

    WA Health is to purchase a major chunk of the underlying software and services to facilitate the delivery of the national Health Identifiers initiative being managed by the National e-Health Transition Authority (NeHTA).

  • News: Police planning major switchover to cloud computing

    Police across the UK are considering a major move to cloud computing, dumping on-premise IT in an aggressive bid to cut costs, ComputerworldUK.com can reveal.

  • News: Your Future Friends, Predicted

    Researchers at Cambridge University in Britain have developed a new approach to suggesting friends on social networks that looks at the places you visit most to determine not only who your next friend will be, but where they'll be.

  • News: Weekly Wrap: New Macs, delightful apps

    We took a week off from the Weekly Wrap, because your devoted wrapper was stuck at jury duty. But now we're back and ready to summarize the Macworld week that was, highlighting our biggest and best stories in case you missed them. Just don't let it happen again.

  • News: Google Blames a Human for its Robo-Car Crash

    One of Google's self-driving cars got into an accident earlier this week. But Google is claiming the auto-pilot-equipped Prius was actually flipped into manual mode when the accident happened, making this a case of user error.

  • News: Users turning off UAC put their PCs at risk, says Microsoft

    An alarming number of Windows users are needlessly opening themselves up to attacks by rootkit and worm malware by turning off the User Access Control (UAC) that comes with Windows 7 and Vista, Microsoft has reported.

  • News: Security, Hacker Conferences Have Tech Industry Buzzing

    Stories about lost wages aren't the only scary things being talked about in Sin City this week. The best security researchers and hackers from around the world have gathered in Las Vegas, and news about their work has been creeping out like a toxic flood.

  • News: Wikipedia Aiming For More Contributors

    Online encyclopedia Wikipedia isn't in danger of dying, but an extra dose of contributors would give it a much-needed shot in the arm.

  • News: Google+ Floodgates Open

    Inviting friends to Google+ is a lot more straightforward now. That's welcome news to users of the Internet search leader's growing social networking service.

  • News: Speedy Malware Infects More than 6 Million Web Pages

    In less than two weeks, a malware injection that targets e-commerce Web pages has ballooned from 90,000 infected pages to more than 6 million.

  • News: The Week in iPad Cases: Rough and tumble

    This week's iPad case roundup features the usual mix of elegant, practical, rugged, and eclectic. But we're also seeing more and more cases dedicated to protecting the iPad in environments that go beyond the ordinary, and the existence of these accessories is proof that Apple's tablet is more than a mere desktop ornament. But I digress--on to this week's offerings!



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