Jennifer Brodsky

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New York Governor Candidate Arrested, Jailed for Recording the Aggressive Arrest of a Bronx Man

Only days after the NYPD sent out a city-wide memo to officers reminding them that the recording of their activity is allowed, Randy Credico, an …

Cars may soon know when you're on the phone behind the wheel

Word to the wise, kids: <i>do not</i> muck around with your phone while driving. Some of you probably won't be able to help it (tsk tsk), but a team from Santa Catarina State University in Brazil just might have the solution -- according to <i>MIT Technology Review</i>, they've cooked up an in-car …

Google Buys Jetpac To Give Context To Visual Searches

Google just acquired the team behind Jetpac, an app that utilizes public Instagram data to determine things like the happiest or drunkest city. Jetpac launched in 2012 as a social travel guide on iPad but later shifted focus to its Instagram-driven data on its iphone app, “Jetpac City …

Windows 9 preview reportedly coming in late September

Microsoft is preparing to launch a preview version of its next operating system, Windows 9, next month, reports ZDnet.<p>We first heard news about Windows 9, previously codenamed Threshold, at the beginning of the year. This version of the OS is rumored to focus more on consumer-facing support, which …

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 …