Harold Palmer

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Apple iOS 9.0.2 Flaws Let Facebook Eat Your iPhone Battery

Facebook’s iPhone application is eating away at the battery life on iPhones around the world. While everyone is looking to Facebook to fix the code that keep the app running in the background, questions should also be asked of Apple. Isn’t the walled garden of iOS meant to keep badly programmed and …

Facebook

This time it's true: We're out of IPv4 addresses

North America has run out of Internet addresses, or at least IPv4 internet addresses, according to the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), …

Internet of Things

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Microsoft just made a deal with Chinese internet company Baidu, where Baidu will provide an easy way for customers to download a licensed version of Windows 10.</b> In return, these Windows computers will have Baidu as their default search engine instead of Microsoft's Bing, and Baidu.com as their …

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US to form new agency to coordinate efforts tackling cyberthreats

The new Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center will be able to gather intelligence across multiple sectors of government during a crisis, reports The Washington Post.<p>Cyberterrorism now has the level of attention within the Obama administration as its real-world counterpart.<p>The US government …

Obama Administration

LookFor, the 'world's dumbest app,' is actually pretty smart

LookFor's creator jokes that his simple new app is kind of dumb, but it could actually help you find the people you're looking for in a crowd.<p>One of the hazards of going to big events like concerts and festivals is the possibility of losing contact with friends and family in the massive crowd. An …

Apps
Aviation

Demand For ‘The Interview’ Is Shooting Up In North Korea And Its Government Is Freaking Out

According to Free North Korea Radio, an online radio network made by North Korean defectors, demand for "The Interview" has been shooting up among North Koreans. It says people are willing to pay almost $50 a copy of the movie, which is 10X higher than what a regular South Korean TV show's DVD …

North Korea

90% of hospitals and clinics lose their patients' data

No industry has been hit harder by hacking and data breaches than health care.<p>Recent numbers show 90% of health care organizations have exposed their patients' data -- or had it stolen -- in 2012 and 2013, according to privacy researchers at the Ponemon Institute.<p>The medical industry faces more …

How to protect yourself against hackers (or at least make it difficult for them)

There is nothing, hardware or software, that is unhackable.<p>Let’s get that out of the way right off the bat. If a hacker — a real hacker, not someone with a set of easily available hacking tools — really wants your information, they will get it. The same can be said for the NSA or any other …

Forget Laptops, Smartphones And Tablets, They're Now Called 'Endpoints'

We are trying to control device and data usage at the enterprise level, but the very nature of devices and how we should regard them is changing. As incongruous as this statement might sound, it speaks of the one of the greatest truisms (and most dynamic development areas) in information technology …

The slippery slope of FCC internet regulation

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images<p>Silicon Valley, take note. On August 8, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) …

Yahoo Grabs An Israeli Startup For More Than $15 Million

While Yahoo executives Friday did not disclose the full details of the deal, experts estimated that the Israeli company would receive between $15 to 25 million, according to the Marker.<p>ClarityRay, a small, six person venture, was founded in 2012, after raising half a million dollars with the help …

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German spy agency nabbed phone calls by Kerry, Clinton

Spy outfit accidentally recorded calls by current and former US secretaries of state, says report, an awkward revelation given Germany's outcry over NSA.<p>Germany's foreign intelligence service recorded phone calls made by US Secretary of State John Kerry as well as former secretary Hillary Clinton, …

Surveillance

Hacking Team is spreading government malware through YouTube and Microsoft Live

You don't have to click on a sketchy link to end up downloading malware. A new report from Citizen Lab's Morgan Marquis-Boire shows how companies can spread targeted malware by intercepting web traffic en route, sending malicious traffic from an otherwise friendly link. A company called Hacking …

New “TCP Stealth” tool aims to help sysadmins block spies from exploiting their systems

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Tischenko Irina<p>System administrators who aren’t down with spies commandeering their servers might want …

Uber Unveils UberPool, a Program That Lets You Split Fares With Strangers

Uber announced that is testing an option that enables its users to split fares on rides with strangers who are traveling on a similar route.<p>UberPool …