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iOS weakness allows hackers to replace iPhone apps

A weakness in newer versions of iOS lets hackers install apps on iPhones or iPads by sending users an email or text message.<p>The attack can be used to steal personal information, eavesdrop on communications or potentially track the user’s physical location with the GPS chip in the Apple …

iOS 'Masque Attack' could allow hackers to replace iPhone apps with malware

Security researchers at FireEye revealed a vulnerability in iOS on Monday that could allow malware to be installed over legitimate iOS apps.<p>The …

Apple Reportedly Aware of iCloud Flaw Six Months Before Hacking of Celebrity Accounts

Apple knew about an iCloud security flaw six months before it was utilized to hack celebrity accounts on the service, reports <i>The Daily Dot</i>. The company was notified of the exploit by independent security researcher Ibrahim Balic, who shared emails between himself and members of Apple's product …

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Sony's $30k+ Life Space UX projector all-in-one puts a 147-inch 4K screen on any wall

You can tell the veterans from the young upstarts at CES simply by how they announce products. Simply putting a new device on stage and feeding you specs is pretty much amateur hour. (Though, it does make the lives of tech journalists <i>much</i> easier.) The big boys know that you've got to bury a product …

What is Tor? A beginner's guide to the privacy tool

Until this year, the internet privacy tool Tor was scarcely heard of outside the tech community. Since revelations about the surveillance strategies of US and UK spies, Tor has become a focus of criticism, accused of facilitating a dangerous "dark web" of paedophiles, drug dealers and arms …

Why Twitter’s patent policy is an asset, not a problem

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>News outlets picking over the entrails of Twitter’s IPO filing in search of red flags think they have found one in the form of …

Facebook’s Referrals To Media Sites Up 170% YOY, New “Stories To Share” Tells Pages What To Post

Facebook wants to get more news content in its feed by proving to media sites it’s their premier social ally. Today it announced referral traffic to media sites is up an average of 170% this year. It also launched the “Stories To Share” tool, which aims to drive even more traffic by suggesting …

Facebook says news publisher traffic has increased more than 170 percent

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Facebook seems to have finally hit its stride with publishers, as a blog post today announced that average referral traffic …

Facebook Adds Video And New Pricing To Its Mobile App Ads

Facebook just announced two changes to its mobile app install ads that should make them more appealing to advertisers.<p>First, the company says it will now support video in these ad units. “Video creative has proven to be an effective way to drive engagement in News Feed,” Facebook writes, and it …

Convicted hackers could help fight cyber crime in the UK

Former hackers could be recruited to join Britain’s new cyber defence force, Philip Hammond has said<p>Convicted computer hackers could be recruited to help fight cyber crime in the UK, Philip Hammond has claimed.<p>The Defence Secretary said he would consider allowing former criminals to join the new …

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Crowdfunding the arts in South Africa

<b>Money for a Monteverdi melody, and Bach for their buck. The Cape Consort is a Cape Town-based ensemble in search of investment to help them put on a concert.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of BusinessRwanda targets knowledge economyWhy tech giants are investing in AfricaNigerian shoppers warm to …

Google announces uProxy: internet censorship avoidance in a browser extension

At its Ideas Summit in New York, Google revealed Uproxy: a service that aims to change the way people around the globe use the internet. A browser extension for Chrome and Firefox, uProxy can bypass restrictive firewalls that hinder users from accessing vital (and trivial) information online by …

Repeat a horrible lie on Twitter, pay $25,000: is that fair?

Advertisement<p>26 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock<p>Twitter is a broadcast platform like radio or TV and if you use it irresponsibly, some believe you should …

Keeping an eye on software-defined networking: what will it break, and how will it perform?

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Thinkstock<p>The adoption of Software Defined Networking (SDN) may not have progressed as rapidly as some may have …

Yes, Twitter is flawed during an event like the Boston bombings — and so is everything else

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Donskarpo<p>By now, most Twitter users are probably aware that the news they get from the network isn’t …

Alt-week 10.26.13: Somewhere, is a galaxy far, far away and how time is just a side effect

<i>Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.</i><p>In the red corner, we have quantum theory. In the blue, it's relativity. But, if new experiments are to be believed, the two feuding concepts might not need to slug it out after all. In unrelated news, …

Altimeter Group's State of Social Business 2013 Report

Each year, The Altimeter Group hosts an annual Social Business survey to learn how social media is evolving within enterprise organizations. Data is …

Facebook executions are a freedom too far

There’s nothing new about public prurience, but a civilised society must keep it in check<p>What we find shocking depends largely upon what we are daily exposed to and what we come to experience as normal. In a world in which everything is not only showable but shown, nothing shocks – and where …

Google Partners With Facebook To Let DoubleClick Clients Buy Retargeted Ads On FBX

Google and Facebook are getting a bit friendlier despite their social networking competition. Google’s DoubleClick ad buying software will soon allow clients to buy retargeted ads on Facebook. FBX, Facebook’s retargeted ads platform, has become a major player in the 16 months since launch, and …

Facebook, Google Reach Surprise Detente On Advertising

Ever since Facebook launched its advertising exchange last year, allowing advertisers to target consumers more easily while they’re on Facebook, one big player hasn’t been allowed to participate: Google. That’s about to change.<p>Google announced today that after a year of getting excluded from the …

Mark Zuckerberg Will Join LinkedIn, Dropbox Founders At "Dreamer" Hackathon To Reignite Immigration Reform

The Facebook CEO will join LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston, and Groupon co-founder Anthony Mason at a tech event for undocumented immigrants in San Francisco in November.<p>Mark Zuckerberg will join the founders of other top tech companies who are part of his immigration …

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NYSE tests its system so Twitter’s IPO doesn’t turn into another Facebook fiasco

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is preparing its infrastructure for Twitter’s IPO, expecting a rush of interest from investors.<p>The exchange, run by NYSE Euronext, will let firms test their trading systems in a mock opening auction of Twitter’s stock. The dry run is set for Saturday, Oct. 26, …

Facebook ad profit a staggering 1,790% more on iPhone than Android

A study of more than 200 billion ads on Facebook says that mobile ads on iPhone generate 1,790 percent more return on investment than ads on Android. Even worse, advertising on Android actually costs more than it returns.<p>The study is by Nanigans, one of the biggest buyers of Facebook ads, and it …

At Facebook, Zuckerberg still orders teams into lockdown (sort of)

CUPERTINO Calif. -- In the early days of Facebook, when schools with competing services would get the jump on the burgeoning social network with a unique feature or interesting addition, the company would go into what CEO Mark Zuckerberg called lockdown, where the team wouldn't leave the house …

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook has mulled opening social network to preteens

Some privacy advocates were rankled when Facebook announced changes to its policies last week that allow teens to post public updates that can be viewed by anyone in the world.<p>But Facebook has contemplated another rule change that could prove even more controversial.<p>Facebook's manager of privacy …

Can Twitter still be special after floating on Wall Street?

So here we go again: another "free" web service with a silly name, some revenues (but still not enough to cover its operating costs), and a business model that seems, well, a bit sketchy, heading for a stock market flotation.<p>Accompanying this we have the usual hoopla: frenzied speculation about …

Facebook Buys Mobile Data Analytics Company Onavo, Reportedly For Up To $200M… And (Finally?) Gets Its Office In Israel

Big news for a Monday/late Sunday night (depending on where you are): Onavo, the Tel Aviv-based mobile analytics company, has just announced that it has been acquired by Facebook. Onavo will become the anchor for Facebook in Israel — its first office in the country. Terms of the deal have not been …