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Snapchat to offer security fix in the wake of leaked user data

Snapchat said today it would alter its app to make it harder for malicious users to collect and leak millions of usernames connected to phone numbers. The move comes after a group calling itself SnapchatDB rang in the New Year by leaking 4.6 million partially redacted phone numbers, in a stunt they …

Amazon promises 7,000 new jobs ahead of Obama visit

Amazon has just announced that it will add 5,000 jobs at 17 fulfillment centers across the US, along with 2,000 customer service positions. The news comes just ahead of a visit tomorrow by President Obama to the retail giant's Chattanooga, Tennessee fulfillment center, where he's set to outline new …

Yandex Co-Founder Ilya Segalovich Passes Away

Johannes Simon, Getty Images NewsYandex co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Ilya Segalovich died yesterday at the age of 48. He had been …

The Brain

Move Over iPad mini -- New Nexus 7 Is Current Small Tablet Champ

I’ve been using the new Nexus 7 since it was announced last week and, frankly, my iPad mini is starting to look a little weak by comparison.<p>Unlike the mini, which doesn’t use the higher resolution Retina display like the latest version of its full-sized iPad and latest iPhones, the Nexus 7 has a …

The Fate Of The Internet Is The Story, Not Edward Snowden

In a way, it doesn't matter why the media lost the scent. What matters is that they did. So as a public service, let us summarise what Snowden has achieved thus far.<p>Without him, we would not know how the National Security Agency (NSA) had been able to access the emails, Facebook accounts and videos …

Surveillance