Uber paid hacker $100G to keep data breach last year a secret

A 20-year-old Florida man, responsible for the data breach at Uber last year, was paid $100,000 to destroy the information through a “bug bounty” program, Reuters reported.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/06/uber-paid-hacker-100g-to-keep-data-breach-last-year-secret.html

Powered by WPeMatico

Microsoft Bashes NSA Following Massive Ransomware Attacks

Microsoft this weekend unleashed its wrath on the National Security Agency, alleging it was responsible for the ransomware attack that began last week and has spread to thousands of corporate, government and individual computer systems around the world. Microsoft Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith launched a blistering attack on the NSA and governments worldwide, equating the ransomware attack with the U.S. military allowing the theft of a Tomahawk missile cache. “This is an emerging pattern in 2017,” Smith wrote Sunday in an online post.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84531.html?rss=1

Powered by WPeMatico

With eye on Trump, the Internet will be backed up in Canada

The US-based nonprofit Internet Archive, responsible for continuously archiving as much of the web as it can and perhaps best known for its 279 billion-web-page-strong Wayback Machine, is moving to Canada.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/05/with-eye-on-trump-internet-will-be-backed-up-in-canada.html

Powered by WPeMatico

Twitter is not liable for the rise of ISIS, rules US District judge

A lawsuit alleging that Twitter was legally responsible for facilitating ISIS attacks that saw two U.S. government contractors killed in Jordan has been dismissed by a California District Court judge.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/11/twitter-is-not-liable-for-rise-isis-rules-us-district-judge.html

Powered by WPeMatico

Boston Dynamics' tiny new robot sneaks through your house like a ninja

Boston Dynamics, the robotics company that will someday be responsible for the end of humanity, just unveiled its latest creation.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/23/boston-dynamics-tiny-new-robot-sneaks-through-your-house-like-ninja.html

Powered by WPeMatico

Apple in talks to take over long-time graphics chip partner Imagination Technologies

Article Image Apple is negotiating to buy Imagination Technologies, the British firm responsible for the PowerVR graphics technology used in every Apple A-series chip since the original iPad and the iPhone 4, a report claimed on Tuesday.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/4e6f73ea/sc/28/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C160C0A30C220Capple0Eseeking0Eto0Etake0Eover0Elong0Etime0Egraphics0Echip0Epartner0Eimagination0Etechnologies/story01.htm

Powered by WPeMatico

Imagination Technologies says cost & job cuts linked to slower iPhone sales

Article Image Imagination Technologies, the British firm responsible for the graphics technology in Apple’s iOS devices, on Thursday announced job cuts among other cost-cutting measures, hoping to stem a downturn it linked partly to slowing iPhone shipments.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/4e54cac8/sc/28/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C160C0A30C170Cimagination0Etechnologies0Esays0Ecost0Ejob0Ecuts0Elinked0Eto0Eslower0Eiphone0Esales/story01.htm

Powered by WPeMatico

Amid FBI row, Apple hires developer behind secure messaging app Signal

Article Image Apple is hiring Frederic Jacobs — a developer responsible for the secure chat app Signal — to work on the CoreOS security team this summer, a report noted on Friday.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/4de14415/sc/28/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C160C0A20C260Camid0Efbi0Erow0Eapple0Ehires0Edeveloper0Ebehind0Esecure0Emessaging0Eapp0Esignal/story01.htm

Powered by WPeMatico

Apple pulls back the curtain on its secretive chip development operation

Article Image The engineering team responsible for the custom silicon that powers hundreds of millions of Apple’s iOS devices is the latest beneficiary of the company’s relatively newfound openness.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/4daef87b/sc/28/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C160C0A20C180Capple0Epulls0Eback0Ethe0Ecurtain0Eon0Eits0Esecretive0Echip0Edevelopment0Eoperation/story01.htm

Powered by WPeMatico

Apple's 'Project Titan' at crossroads, team in hiring freeze, source says

Article Image Apple has placed a hiring freeze on the team responsible for the company’s nascent automotive ambitions after executives became unhappy with the project’s direction and progress, AppleInsider has learned.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/4d1e4a89/sc/28/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C160C0A10C250Capples0Eproject0Etitan0Eat0Ecrossroads0Eteam0Ein0Ehiring0Efreeze0Esource0Esays/story01.htm

Powered by WPeMatico

Key Apple TV designer Ben Keighran leaves Apple with startup plans in mind

Article Image One of the people principally responsible for the look and feel of the new Apple TV’s interface, Ben Keighran, is reportedly leaving Apple shortly with the eventual goal of founding a new business.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/4cfc344d/sc/28/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C160C0A10C190Ckey0Eapple0Etv0Edesigner0Eben0Ekeighran0Eleaves0Eapple0Ewith0Estartup0Eplans0Ein0Emind/story01.htm

Powered by WPeMatico

Microsoft lays off Israeli HoloLens team, shifts focus to US development

Microsoft has closed the Israeli division responsible for its initial HoloLens research and is moving all work on the technology to the US, for reasons that aren’t entirely clear. Either way, the company needs a better use-case around its new AR technology than it offered for Kinect.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/218769-microsoft-lays-off-israeli-hololens-team-shifts-focus-to-us-development

Powered by WPeMatico

Google working on two Glass-like devices 'without displays'

We heard back in September that Project Aura — the new division responsible for Google Glass — was working on “cool wearables,” though that was all the information we had at the time.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/11/17/google-working-on-two-glass-like-devices-without-displays.html

Powered by WPeMatico

How to reset your Apple ID password

With Apple ID responsible for iCloud, two-step verification, email preferences and basically all Apple Internet services, forgetting your password can be disastrous. Luckily, Apple built in a password reset method that involves only a few simple steps.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/4828f022/sc/28/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C150C0A70C150Chow0Eto0Ereset0Eyour0Eapple0Eid0Epassword/story01.htm

Powered by WPeMatico

Social media prank prompts accidental 911 calls through Apple's Siri

A social media prank is likely responsible for a rash of Siri-based 911 calls made over the weekend in the Canadian city of Regina, Saskatchewan, local police said on Tuesday.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/4781c3c1/sc/28/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C150C0A60C230Csocial0Emedia0Eprank0Eprompts0Eaccidental0E9110Ecalls0Ethrough0Eapples0Esiri/story01.htm

Powered by WPeMatico

Apple fires Campus 2 contractors as 'spaceship' faces delays, spiraling costs

Apple has reportedly severed its relationship with general contractors Skanska and DPR — the two firms responsible for overseeing construction of its new “spaceship” headquarters — with near-immediate effect, a rare mid-stream shakeup that follows a string of delays and increasing costs.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/471cc30e/sc/15/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C150C0A60C10A0Capple0Efires0Ecampus0E20Econtractors0Eas0Espaceship0Efaces0Edelays0Espiraling0Ecosts/story01.htm

Powered by WPeMatico

Was GlobalFoundries to blame for AMD’s about-face on joint x86-ARM platform?

A new rumor suggests that GlobalFoundries production changes were responsible for killing AMD’s ambitious Project Skybridge. We discuss if the rumors make sense — and if it would’ve mattered either way.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/205887-was-globalfoundries-to-blame-for-amds-about-face-on-joint-x86-arm-platform

Powered by WPeMatico

NSA leaker Edward Snowden refuses to use Apple's iPhone over spying concerns – report

Infamous former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, responsible for leaking thousands of pages of classified intelligence documents from the secretive spy organization, reportedly believes that the iPhone contains “special software” that can be remotely activated by authorities for intelligence gathering purposes.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/428f14ba/sc/15/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C150C0A10C210Cnsa0Eleaker0Eedward0Esnowden0Erefuses0Eto0Euse0Eapples0Eiphone0Eover0Espying0Econcerns0E0E0Ereport/story01.htm

Powered by WPeMatico

Apple's iPhone still driving force behind NA mobile Web traffic, Samsung share on the rise

According to the latest statistics from ad network Chitika, Apple’s iPhone was responsible for driving over half of all North American smartphone Web traffic in July, but rival manufacturer Samsung showed the most growth during the same period.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/3d2dce1f/sc/15/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C140C0A80C0A40Capples0Eiphone0Edriving0Eforce0Ebehind0Ena0Emobile0Eweb0Etraffic0Esamsung0Eshare0Eon0Ethe0Erise/story01.htm

Powered by WPeMatico

Apple reportedly loses senior Maps engineering manager to car service Uber

Chris Blumenberg, an engineer responsible for some of the foundational elements of Apple’s mapping strategy dating to the first-generation iPhone, is said to have accepted an offer to leave Apple for transportation networking startup Uber.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/3c4ae1e3/sc/46/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C140C0A70C0A80Capple0Ereportedly0Eloses0Esenior0Emaps0Eengineering0Emanager0Eto0Ecar0Eservice0Euber/story01.htm

Powered by WPeMatico