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FTC finalizes privacy settlement with Snapchat over 'deceived' users

Few expected any obstacles, but the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling its charges against Snapchat that will see the popular ephemeral messaging startup held to stricter privacy policies over the next 20 years. The original complaint, revealed in May, accused Snapchat of …

Privacy

Sony execs used old BlackBerrys found in a basement after getting hacked

With its computer systems crippled worldwide, Sony executives did what any of us would do: turn to simpler technologies to get them moving again. According to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>and <i>The New York Times</i>, that tech included notepads, a manual paycheck machine, and also a stash of BlackBerrys found …

FTC Finalizes Charges Against Snapchat for Security Flaws

Remember when we realized that all those Snapchat “snaps” that were supposed to disappear could be accessed by just looking at the app’s directory on your phone via a third-party app? If you were upset, you weren’t alone. Turns out FTC was a bit miffed as well.<p>Today the FTC finalized charges …

Privacy

Snapchat Just Raised Another $468 Million

The mobile messenger app has raised another $486 million, according to an SEC filing made Wednesday. The filing says 23 investors joined the offering, but it's unclear who's leading it.<p>The funding brings the total raised by Snapchat to more than $649 million. It comes just four months after raising …

Venture Capital

Feds issue final order over Snapchat privacy incidents, but no fine

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images<p>What do regulators do when a popular app deceives users about photos that “disappear …

Samsung's new smart TVs will all use the Tizen operating system

The Tizen operating system hasn't had the easiest start in life. Samsung's first Tizen smartphone was postponed indefinitely, and a later attempt, the Tizen-based Z1, had its Indian launch pushed back from 2014 to January 2015. But the South Korean company hasn't given up on Tizen — today it …

Alcatel teases Palm fans with possible brand comeback

Palm was the company behind some of the original PDAs that some fans of the iPhone and Android devices today cut their teeth on. Palm was unable to …

NYC considers Bitcoin, Apple Pay as options to pay parking fines

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / bikeriderlondon<p>You can buy an increasing number of goods of services with cryptocurrency Bitcoin and …

Sony had to dig up old BlackBerrys to function during hack

When Sony Pictures' computers were hacked on Thanksgiving, its employees were forced to use older technologies to keep things running, according to reports by <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> and <i>The New York Times</i>. Staff relayed details about the hack from one person to another via phone, and had to haul in …

LG introduces four new displays ahead of CES 2015, including a 21:9 curved UltraWide option

Prior to CES 2015 in January, LG has announced four new additions to its line of desktop displays with an emphasis on different needs for gamers, video editors and other professionals. The most intriguing to us is the LG34UC97 which brings a curve to a 21:9 UltraWide display. We’ve discussed …

Best of the Best in Photos 2014: Part 2

Best of the Best in Photos 2014, Part 1

Mobile Technology

For a Pain-Free New Year's Day

The best way to prevent a hangover is not to drink. The second best is to trust in science.<p>In 2006, a man walked into an emergency room in Glasgow, Scotland, complaining of blurred vision and a splitting headache that had lasted for nearly a month.<p>Doctors were stumped at first—the man had no …

How to Buy a Home and not a Headache

We want to help you make your house a home and save you the pain, agony and headaches that can be associated with home ownership. We want to help you …

Can Dogs Feel Our Emotions? Yawn Study Suggests Yes

Pets yawn more in response to owners' yawns than strangers', study says.<p><b>Dog owners who claim their pets know their feelings may be on to something: A new study shows that canines yawn more in response to their owners' yawns than they do to strangers' yawns.</b><p>That suggests dogs are "emotionally …

The right’s toxic back-to-school disaster

As students return this week, there will be teacher jobs cut and mass shootings unaddressed. Here’s the big problem<p>On the Facebook memorial page for Ana Marquez-Greene, one of the young victims of the Newtown, Conn., shooting, her parents posted a picture of her and her older brother on the first …

Why It Feels Like Your Phone Is Vibrating In Your Pocket When It Isn't

*bzzzzzzzzzzzzz*<p>How many times have you pulled your phone out of your pocket, thinking you felt a vibration that could mean any number of treats (Twitter replies, emails, phone calls, text messages, a turn in whatever game you're playing)? A a study found that 80 percent of respondents felt that …

How Much Is Your Gmail Worth To A Hacker?

My life on the internet is worth surprisingly little cash.<p>Earlier this year, cyber attacks were listed as America's top security threat. The internet is a dangerous place! While it's one thing to talk about hacking weapons secrets or banks, let's get personal: What about our email accounts?<p>When it …

The Future Of Flight: Swarms Will Dominate The Sky

Coordinated swarms of drones could pollinate crops, monitor traffic, and more.<p>Last year, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Grasp (General Robotics, Automation, Sensing & Perception) Lab gathered a dozen or so quadrotor unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), programmed them to work in concert, …

Element of the week: plutonium | video

This week's chemical element is plutonium, which has the symbol <b>Pu</b> and the atomic number <b>94</b>. Inspired by the previous two elements in the periodic …

Art as science? Computer technology and classical music

Ivan Hewett considers the merits of using technology in classical music and explains why two "so-so" concerts have stuck firmly in his mind.<p>Joseph Addison, great wit and co-founder of the Spectator magazine, once joked in a letter to the playwright William Congreve that learning a new language had …

Flute

Five thousand metres under the sea: my journey to another world

Five kilometres, or 3.1 miles, is not a great distance on land – the length of a pleasant stroll. But five kilometres vertically in the ocean …

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