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Sony uses hacker techniques to fight back over stolen data

As revelations from the stolen files over executive pay, actor strife and poor security continue, Sony Pictures tries to stop people downloading its data<p>Sony Pictures is employing hacking techniques in an attempt to prevent computer users from downloading its stolen data from file-sharing websites, …

Okay, we admit it. Google may be serious about cloud after all

Some of us (that would be you Derrick Harris) were skeptical about whether Google really, really, really wanted to be in the cloud business. Well …

Facebook Makes About $407 Every Second

Yesterday evening Facebook was was down for a little over 30 minutes. In that time, the company lost somewhere in the ballpark of $854,700 in …

Why social media needs to be taught in high school

There’s been a lot of discussion recently on what schools should be teaching kids. Just this month, the United Kingdom announced the addition of cybersecurity to its curriculum in response to a lack of education in the field and the rising industry skills gap.<p>I believe U.S. schools have been …

Hackers can use the Samsung Find My Mobile feature to attack phones

Most smartphones now come with built-in tracking systems that allow users to remotely lock or wipe their phones if they're misplaced or stolen.<p>The …

Google on Android Lollipop security: Set it and forget it

The head of Google's Android mobile software security team has a little secret: Although he lives in urban San Francisco, "most days" he doesn't lock the front door to his house.<p>And he's not worried about it. While it's not clear whether Adrian Ludwig is arrogant, trusts his neighbors too much, or …

How Can We Make Computer Science a More Women-Friendly Discipline?

A lot of attention has been given to increasing the number of women in computer science, but despite numerous efforts the presence of female students in computer science programs is still far below the 50 percent equilibrium.<p>In the department where I teach just about 10 percent of the students are …

Microsoft finally killed cloud storage. What’s next?

Just over six months ago, I made an early prediction that cloud storage would reach $0 over the next 12-18 months. Well, it hasn’t become “free” just yet, but it is now unlimited thanks to Microsoft. This week, Microsoft set a precedent by making storage unlimited to all users — business and …

Capture a world view with the small, ball-shaped 360fly action cam

We’ve seen a good number of panorama action cams in the recent past, many sporting angles-of-view of up to 360 degrees in at least one direction. …

IBM builds up its cloud with Netezza as a service and NoSQL as software

IBM announced a bunch of new cloud data services on Monday, including an intelligent data-preparation tool, an in-memory analytic database and even a …

Nextbit Unveils A Dead-Simple Way To Sync, Store Data Across Multiple Mobile Apps, Devices

The last time I talked to Nextbit, they had raised $18 million from Accel Partners and Google Ventures and had put together a veteran team made out of early Android folk who helped build Google’s mobile OS into what it is today. But they refused to share anything about what they were working on.<p>Now …

Nextbit is bringing iOS-like app continuity and 'limitless' storage to Android

You may just about recall that Nextbit, a startup formed by ex-Googlers, has been collaborating with Cyanogen on a "really cool" secret project. As it turns out, this is all about the continuity experience across Android devices -- very timely given the recent launch of OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.1, …

Microsoft Adds Unlimited OneDrive Storage To All Office 365 Accounts

This morning, Microsoft announced that all Office 365 accounts will come with unlimited OneDrive storage. Gone are the 1 terabyte caps that were recently introduced. If you pay for Office, your storage is free.<p>It’s a good, if not surprising, move from Microsoft: The company has worked to improve …

Soon You Could Send A Text Or Call A Car With A Click Of Your Heels

Because, really, there's no place like home.<p>In the future, getting out of a sticky situation might be as easy as clicking your heels together. Design firm iStrategyLabs just unveiled a prototype system called Dorothy (yeah, <i>that</i> Dorothy) that will fasten to people’s shoes, allowing them to click …

Exposing the hidden history of computer hacking

<b>In 1998, Chris Wysopal and friends discovered a way to shut down the internet.</b><p>With just 30 minutes of work they believed they could do enough damage to stop the world wide network operating for a couple of days.<p>They told people about what they found but not in a chat channel or discussion forum. …

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