Jason Brotherton

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Inside FBI's massive cybercrime bust

Computer hacker forums lit up last week as Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and police in 17 countries began knocking on doors, seizing computers and making arrests.<p>On the popular websites where cyber criminals buy and sell software kits and help each other solve problems, hackers issued …

Your Google Searches May Help Decide Your Facebook Ads

The ads you see on Facebook may soon look a lot like the ads you see on Google.<p>Marketers are now able to take keywords from your search query on …

Facebook's New Feature Has Users Thoroughly Creeped Out

When enabled by users, the social network's new quirk allows its mobile app to turn on your smartphone's microphone, listen in on what's around you. Facebook identifies the music or TV shows it hears, and can tell the world you're currently "Listening to Iggy Azalea" if it hears you bumping "Fancy."<p>…

SoftBank to start selling personal robots next year

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s SoftBank Corp said on Thursday it will start selling human-like robots for personal use by February, expanding into a sector seen key to addressing labour shortages in one of the world’s fastest ageing societies.<p>SoftBank Corp. unveils human-like robots named 'pepper' at …

Pure’s new Caskeid feature marries Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for multiroom audio

The British Sonos competitor Pure added an interesting new feature to its Jongo line of multiroom audio speakers Thursday: The new Caskeid feature …

Guardian launches SecureDrop system for whistleblowers to share files

The Guardian has launched a secure platform for whistleblowers to securely submit confidential documents to the newspaper’s reporters.<p>The launch comes a year to the day since the Guardian posted the first of a series of NSA documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, sparking a …