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  • News: Free Tools to Wipe Your Drives Securely

    Your PC's hard drive is packed with your personal data. So when you want to get rid of your system or drive, you should permanently erase your storage device drives before you get rid of them. If your drives are encrypted and you trust the encryption protocol (full disk encryption is pretty safe), all you have to do is delete your encryption keys. If you want to safeguard your privacy further--and prevent data theft down the road--here are a few cheap and simple tools designed to wipe your hard drive, solid-state drive, or USB flash drive thoroughly before you dispose of it.

  • News: White House threatens veto of CISPA bill

    The White House today threatened a veto of the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) if the bill reaches President Obamas desk in its present form.

  • News: Privacy advocates slam Google Drive's privacy policies

    Privacy advocates and cloud services users are concerned about Google's terms of use for its new Drive storage services, saying Google can basically do what it wants with a customer's data.

  • News: Apple granted patents for iTunes Store, Smart Cover, Time Machine

    Apple has won 25 new patents, all of which were officially published by the US Patent and Trademark Office yesterday. The patents cover several Apple products and services, including Time Machine, the Smart Cover, the iTunes Store and the company’s high-street store display stands.

  • News: Alcatel-Lucent's revenue takes a hit in Q1

    Telecommunication equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent reported an operating loss for the first quarter, as revenue fell 12.3 percent year-on-year. Just like its competitors, the company puts some of the blame on the dire economic situation in Europe.

  • News: Nintendo misses annual sales target for 3DS games console

    Nintendo said Thursday it missed its annual sales target for the 3DS handheld game console, despite repeated promises from the company that price cuts and an armada of new software titles had helped the device recover after a slow start last year.

  • News: TSMC Q1 profit down, but it expects earnings to bounce back

    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) reported first quarter net profit falling by 7.7 percent year-over-year, but the company expects to see profit growth later in the year, as a result of better economic conditions and chip orders exceeding projections.

  • News: Cloudera, U.S. provider of open-source big data software, opens Japan subsidiary

    Cloudera, a U.S. provider of open-source software based on Hadoop, has opened a subsidiary in Japan, where local firms are increasingly using the platform to handle their exploding data stores.

  • News: Shutterfly only bidder for Kodak Gallery customer accounts

    Online photo service Shutterfly has emerged as the only bidder for the customer accounts and images of Kodak Gallery online photo services business, the companies said Wednesday.

  • News: Google asks for special leave to appeal in Australia AdWords case

    Google is asking Australia's High Court to hear an appeal over whether it mislead consumers by allowing advertisers to purchase AdWords containing competitors' names and products.

  • News: CDT, White House oppose CISPA cyberthreat sharing bill

    As the U.S. House of Representatives prepares to debate a controversial cyberthreat information-sharing bill, a key deal with a vocal digital rights group has fallen apart.

  • News: Small firm takes on Apple, Google, over voice patent

    Apple, Google, Microsoft and all major smartphone vendors were slapped with a lawsuit Wednesday by Potter Voice Technologies, an obscure Colorado company that claims they are infringing its patent on natural-language voice control of a computer.

  • News: Oracle loses bid to assert third patent in Google trial

    Oracle has lost its bid to assert a third patent in its trial against Google, with a favorable decision from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office coming "a few days too late," a judge ruled on Thursday.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Pinch to zoom zoom

    A legendary maker of sports cars. A legendary maker of technology. Put them together and what do you get? Well, nothing really--yet! Elsewhere, John Browett is on the clock and Sprint is all about breaking limits. Not unlike Bradley Cooper, the remainders for Wednesday, April 25, 2012 are truly limitless.

  • News: White House threatens veto of CISPA bill

    The White House today threatened a veto of the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) if the bill reaches President Obamas desk in its present form.

  • News: California to develop mobile privacy guidelines

    The state of California will issue a set of best practices for mobile app developers this summer, responding to concerns that have emerged nationwide about smartphone use and privacy.

  • News: Small firm takes on Apple, Google, over voice patent

    Apple, Google, Microsoft and all major smartphone vendors were slapped with a lawsuit Wednesday by Potter Voice Technologies, an obscure Colorado company that claims they are infringing its patent on natural-language voice control of a computer.

  • News: Big acquisitions, distractions may delay Facebook IPO

    Less than a week ago, the Internet was abuzz with reports that Facebook's IPO would come in mid-May. Today, news reports are adding several more weeks to that timeline.

  • News: Nigeria works to revamp cybercrime enforcement

    Nigeria, Africa's largest telecom market, has arrested more than 500 people for alleged cybercrimes and jailed 288 convicted cybercriminals in the past 10 years, but more work is needed in the country and throughout Africa to efficiently combat computer-related crime, according to industry and government officials.

  • News: House passes bill focused on putting more gov't spending info online

    The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill focused on helping taxpayers track federal spending online.



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