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Mexico Uses Deaf People to Monitor Surveillance Cameras

Twitter creates fake tweets from real users to promote new product

In a miscalculated marketing decision, Twitter apparently decided to use its users to promote its new TV ad targeting platform — picturing them tweeting things they didn’t tweet. <i>SF Gate</i> reports that in a post on Twitter’s advertising blog, the company posted a screenshot of users Subhash Chander, …

Hackers in four-year effort to steal S.Korea military secrets

BOSTON — A mysterious group of computer hackers has spent four years spying on the South Korea military, U.S. security software maker McAfee said Monday, citing evidence uncovered from malicious software samples.<p>The findings, which were not confirmed by authorities in Seoul, provide one possible …

Cyber attack hits South Korea websites

<b>South Korea has issued a cyber alert after an apparent hacking attack on government websites.</b><p>The website of the presidential office was one of several official and media sites hit by an apparently co-ordinated attack on Tuesday morning, reports said.<p>The identity of the hackers was not known, a …

Cyber-attacks

UK cops knew that banks, lawyers, rich people and others routinely hired criminal hackers to spy on people, did nothing about it

The Independent reports that the UK Serious Organised Crime Agency supplied secret evidence to the Leveson Inquiry (on phone-hacking by newspapers) …

How APIs Help Us Comprehend The Infinite Concept Of Data

Data is like oil. It only has a future value just sitting in a big pool. “Pure data,” as my fellow panelists said Friday night at API Days, has not proven to have much market play.<p>I agreed with them but it’s the wrong way to look at the matter. More so, it’s about how the data is processed and …

What's the 'Internet of Everything' worth? $613 billion, Cisco reckons

Cisco Systems wants its customers to know that there is a huge amount of money to be made if they focus their strategy and IT budget on what the company and others call the Internet of Everything.<p>That's the idea that more than half of the people and 99 percent of the things on the planet are …

Edward Snowden leaves Hong Kong for Moscow

The NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has flown out of Hong Kong, where he had been in hiding since identifying himself as the source of revelations …

CloudUp Is A Fast, Dead-Simple Way To Share And View Files On Any Platform (Without The Folders)

In today’s world of email, social networks, SMS, chat applications and cloud services, there are plenty of ways to share share a file, folder, photo or video. And as intelligent devices and cloud computing infrastructure proliferate, and processing power and capacity improve, we expect file …

Online universities: it's time for teachers to join the revolution

The past few centuries have witnessed revolutions in virtually every area of our world – health, transport, communications and genomics, to name but …

The NSA has us snared in its trap – and there's no way out

Watching William Hague doing his avuncular routine in the Commons on Monday, I was reminded of the way establishment figures in the 1950s used to …

Google and Twitter Aren't Impressed with Facebook's Disclosure Dump

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Facebook became the first tech company implicated in the PRISM scandal to release a complete view of …

België wil geheime dienst directe toegang geven tot politiedatabank

De Belgische Minister van Binnenlandse Zaken Joëlle Milquet wil later dit jaar een wetsvoorstel indienen zodat de Staatsveiligheid, de Belgische …

Microsoft Adds Support For Google Cloud Messaging, Git And Custom APIs To Azure Mobile Services

Microsoft today announced a number of updates to its Azure Mobile Services that include support for Git source control, custom APIs and Android push notifications through Google Cloud Messaging to its mobile backend service. Azure users now also get a free 20MB SQL database for mobile services and …

Me Books Brings Children’s Favorite Books To iPad, Lets You Be The Narrator

Many of the children’s e-book applications for iPad today use a combination of animations, video or even games to make books more “interactive” for their young readers. Me Books, a London-based digital e-book app and retailer launching today in the U.S., has a slightly different take. Instead of …

Linksys PLEK500 Powerline AV2 Gigabit Network Adapter Kit review: Top powerline performance to date - CNET

MSRP: $119.99<p><b>The Good</b> The easy-to-use <b>Linksys PLEK500</b> powerline kit supports the new HomePlug AV2 powerline standard and offers sustained speeds three times that of a regular Ethernet connection. It's backward compatible with existing powerline adapters.<p><b>The Bad</b> The Linksys PLEK500 caps at just …

Google Floats Balloons For Free Wi-Fi

New submitter BrokenHalo writes <i>"Google has revealed that it has 30 balloons floating over New Zealand in a project to bring free Wi-Fi to</i> …

Facebook, Microsoft rolling FISA national security request numbers into transparency reports

After a report earlier today detailing that Facebook had been in talks with the US government to allow it to disclose data requests, this evening the company is reporting that it has made some progress. Facebook general counsel Ted Ullyot says that Facebook "can now include in a transparency report …

Woz talks iOS 7 and PRISM in an off the cuff airport interview

Steve Wozniak, a technology icon for his work at Apple, is an elder statesman in the industry; he’s a person whose opinion carries measurable weight. Recently, in an airport, the fine folks of FayerWayer caught up with Woz to talk over iOS 7’s new features, and the NSA’s PRISM program.<p>Whatever the …

Why Office Mobile For iPhone Matters

Microsoft released Office Mobile for iPhone today. Finally.<p>There have been rumors circulating for years that Microsoft would offer some form of Office apps for iOS devices. Speculation was fueled by the dramatic shift in the technology landscape from traditional Windows PCs to smartphones and …

You’re Not Wrong, Microsoft, You’re Just An Asshole

“We have a product for people who aren’t able to get some form of connectivity,” explained Xbox chief Don Mattrick. “It’s called Xbox 360.”<p>With those snarky words, Microsoft lost E3. That much was clear as soon as Sony’s press conference started. And it’s not because the Xbox One is a bad system. …

Android Lost helps you find and control your lost phone

Credit: Daum<p>Android Lost is an easy to use app which allows you to find your phone or to remove sensitive data from it in order to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands.<p>The app is easy to use, and the web interface provides a lot of useful features, without much of a learning process …

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Pressure builds on US over Hong Kong civilian hacking allegations

Political pressure on the United States to address claims that it hacked hundreds of targets in Hong Kong has begun to build in the …

Smile! Hackers Can Silently Access Your Webcam Right Through The Browser (Again)

You know those people who put tape over their laptop’s webcam to keep digital peeping toms at bay? They’re not crazy.<p>A new proof of concept is making the rounds today that demonstrates how a hacker can snap pics off your webcam, right through the browser, with no consent required.<p>Well, technically, …

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden used banned thumb drive to smuggle documents

US officials have revealed that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was able to smuggle the classified documents out of a Hawaii facility using a thumb drive, which are banned inside of agency locations, reports the <i>Los Angeles Times</i>. Reportedly, investigators were able to discern what documents …

Escape from PRISM: how Twitter defies government data-sharing

The company has a reputation for fighting back against government information requests. But how long can it hold out?<p>When the list of prominent internet companies participating in a semi-secret government surveillance program called PRISM leaked, most of the world’s massive tech firms were not on …

Show me the clicks: Twitter offers tweet analytics feature to all

Originally available to advertising partners, Twitter Analytics platform is now open to the public. The dashboard allows Twitter users to check the performance of their tweets and view breakdowns of their followers, presenting the data in neat tables and graphs for easy reference.<p>In the Timeline …

Twitter must disclose authors of anti-Semitic tweets, French appeals court rules

Government says adhering to French law is "not optional" for social media site<p>A French court this week ordered Twitter to disclose the names of users accused of posting racist and anti-Semitic tweets, rejecting an appeal that the company filed in March. In a decision handed down Wednesday, a Paris …