Charles Wills

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Edward Snowden threw a bucket of hot water on Scandinavia’s quest to house the world’s data

Warmer summers aren’t the only thing marching into the Arctic these days—more hot, server-filled data centers are on the way as well. As more companies look to take advantage of colder climates and chilly water to lower the cooling costs of running thousands of servers at full capacity, …

Online Privacy

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CEO Says BlackBerry Sued Typo Because The Keyboard 'Is Our Identity'

BlackBerry is fighting for its rightful place in in the smartphone market, especially when it comes to keyboards.<p>Last Friday the company filed a lawsuit against Typo, an LA-based startup that makes a physical keyboard accessory for the iPhone. Co-founded by American Idol presenter Ryan Seacrest, …

Dropbox Attributes Outage To 'Routine Maintenance' Issue, Not Hack

<b>Update 2 – 12 January</b>: Dropbox now says its service should be ” up and running” for all users.<p>Cloud storage service Dropbox is experiencing intermittent outages this evening. Around 6:00pm PST, accessing the service either by Web or through its mobile apps not possible. The API has also apparently …

Yikes! Target's data breach now could affect 110M people

Target's data breach is much broader than once believed.<p>The nationwide retailer on Friday announced that personal information on as many as 70 million additional customers was stolen as part of the company's payment card data breach. The information stolen includes names, mailing addresses, phone …

Identity Theft

Privacy concerns raised as Google+ makes it possible to send email via name search

Google is integrating its Gmail service and Google+ social tracking network so that people without your Gmail address can send you emails by a name search.<p>The move has raised questions about its privacy implications, after similar moves with Gmail and its then-new Google Buzz social network in 2010 …

Dropbox website goes down, hackers claim responsibility (update)

Dropbox's website appeared offline late Friday night, with the company releasing a statement saying the issue occurred during "routine internal maintenance." Just moments before the outage, though, the hacker group The 1775 Sec took to Twitter to state that they were responsible for downing the …

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