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3-D Games and Social Networks Are Coming. 3-D Condos Are Here Now.

The tech that powers Oculus Rift isn't mainstream yet, but if you're looking at a new condo or office, you may have already seen it.<p>Immersive 3-D worlds could be a big deal in the future, which is why Facebook was willing to bet $2 billion on Oculus Rift this year: Imagine the possibilities for …

Iran prosecutor gives government 30 days to block social media | Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran’s hardline judiciary has given the government one month to block WhatsApp and other popular instant messaging services, as pressure mounts on reformist President Hassan Rouhani to scale back his social and political liberalisation.<p>A Whatsapp App logo is seen behind a Samsung …

7 Free Ways for Boosting Your Social Media Engagement

Did you know that there are over 1.82 billion social network users worldwide? That number is expected to increase to approximately 2.33 by 2017. Needless to say, being active on social media is an essential part of your marketing plan. But, how can you reach your audience more effectively than your …

Social-casino games on mobile are making up for the shrinking Facebook market

Social-casino games made more money in August than in July, but no thanks to Facebook.<p>Slots, cards, and other casino video games made $212.1 million last month, according to intelligence firm SuperData Research. That’s up 8 percent from July despite the fact that Facebook is losing monthly active …

Finally, A Social Network For All Your Selfies

Image Courtesy Of Selfie.<p>You're already taking them at brunch, with your cat, on the beach, and most certainly on the daily, but now they’ve even got …

Did Working Mothers Give Birth To Disaster Recovery?

Working moms spend every waking minute striving to keep their family life and work responsibilities—sometimes simultaneously—up and running. They run their lives based on contingency-plans for the “what-if” scenarios and recovery plans from the inevitable everyday disasters, all with the goal of …

Learning From Japan's Remarkable Disaster Recovery

<b>BY SEAN SILVERTHORNE</b><p>It’s common in Harvard Business School classrooms to discuss the “pivot,” the moment an enterprise changes direction to pursue a new strategy. On a visit to eastern Japan, MBA students talked to Masamichi Ono, CEO of chrysanthemum grower Ono Kashoen, which shifted strategy after …

Top 5 Things to Look for in Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery

Finding the right cloud-based disaster recovery solution can be a challenge, so follow these tips to help you find something that fits your needs.

Google to encrypt data on new version of Android by default

The next version of Android will for the first time encrypt data by default, Google confirmed Thursday, preventing both thieves and law enforcement officials from gaining access to personal information on the devices running the web giant's mobile operating system.<p>While data encryption has been …

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BitTorrent's P2P Encrypted Messaging App Is Now Available

An alpha version of the Bleep chat app has been released publicly.<p>BitTorrent has now made its private messaging app "Bleep" publicly available: an encrypted P2P tool for voice messages and text chat. It continues a bit of a glut in the private messaging market, with TextSecure, Bitmask, and others …

Your Encryption Will Be Useless Against Hackers with Quantum Computers

"When someone has a quantum computer, no one is really going to feel safe anymore."<p>Computing could soon fundamentally change, and when it does, cryptography will evolve too. Quantum computing "will instantly change the world of encryption," Konstantinos Karagiannis, BT Security's Global Technical …

Apple to go big on biometric devices, bigger on iPhone

Not content with dominating the market for digital music, smartphones and tablets, Apple is about to outline a future in which wearable devices monitor everything from our heart rate and caffeine intake to saturated fats, blood sugar and oxygen levels.<p>At its biggest launch event yet, on 9 September …

Barclays taps vein biometrics in bank fraud fight | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Barclays (BARC.L) is launching a finger scanner for corporate clients and will roll out voice recognition for millions of retail clients next year as it steps up use of biometric recognition technology to combat banking fraud.<p>A worker walks between public hire bikes, sponsored by …

From using facial detection to target adverts to spotting an online fraudster, the art of identification is getting ever more sophisticated<p>India houses the most ambitious biometrics database in the world, Aadhaar, which has so far gathered fingerprints, iris scans and photos of more than 500 …

Google joins effort to turn pay phones into WiFi hotspots

It may be hard to believe, but New York City still has over 7,300 pay phones. The modern world sees these as being a complete waste of valuable space, especially in a city where every square foot is important. What can we do to make these archaic pay phones more valuable? Turn them into WiFi …

Russia demands Internet users show ID to access public Wifi | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia further tightened its control of the Internet on Friday, requiring people using public Wifi hotspots provide identification, a policy that prompted anger from bloggers and confusion among telecom operators on how it would work.<p>A pensioner listens to a young instructor …

WiFi Dongle: The Best-selling Gadget in China Since The Hardware Revolution Began - 'Startup's Story Platform’

The new hardware revolution has started for a while. Makers have encountered problems in industrial design or software development, and experienced electronics manufacturers, incubators, venture capitalists and everyone else have stepped in to help them out. And, they have begun shipping …

Review: The Buzzard Takes Flight With EE's 4G In-Car Wifi Hotspot

The premise is a simple one. With EE’s Car Wifi product, you’ll have a 4G hotspot while on the move. You can manage that with your smartphone, or portable hotspot, but UK network EE is hoping that their ‘total’ In Car Wifi solution will be more to your liking.<p>The retail product is branded ‘Buzzard’ …

Congress Turns Its Attention to Data Breaches

Lawmakers are taking a new look at data breach disclosure rules after high-profile hacks.<p>Congress has debated proposals for years to enact a federal data breach law which would require companies to notify consumers if their information is stolen. That effort never got very far because lawmakers …

Apple Pay could put an end to data breaches

The retail data-breach epidemic highlighted by Target now has other famous victims, including UPS, Home Depot, and Dairy Queen. If you've used a credit card sometime in the past year or two, there's a very good chance your information has been compromised or exposed by at least one of these data …

Home Depot breach lesson: Safer payment options

<i>(Corrections and clarifications: This story has been updated to include a fuller explanation of Softcard's systems.)</i><p>Q. Looking at the Home Depot data breach, I'm wondering if I should have used PayPal instead of a debit card there. PayPal's two-step verification should be more secure, right?<p>A. Yes, …

More customers exposed as big data breach grows | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The names and e-mails of customers of Citigroup Inc and other large U.S. companies, as well as College Board students, were exposed in a massive and growing data breach after a computer hacker penetrated online marketer Epsilon.<p>A man stands outside a Citi bank branch in New …

Evernote slammed by denial of service attack

Evernote was resuming operations early Wednesday following a denial of service attack.<p>The archiving software and services company said its online services had been unavailable and that users may experience problems accessing their accounts.<p>“We’re actively working to neutralize a denial of service …

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Hackers seed Amazon cloud with potent denial-of-service bots

Bug in open source analytics app may have compromised other services, too.<p>Attackers have figured out a new way to get Amazon's cloud service to wage …

Animal hackers: War Kitteh sniffs out insecure Wi-fi networks

The intersection of animals and technology is about more than cat videos on YouTube and the Doge meme. This year’s Def Con hacking convention in Las Vegas showcased a pair of projects mixing pets with computer security.<p>War Kitteh and Denial of Service Dog were both the work of Gene Bransfield, from …

Sony’s PlayStation network resumes service after hacking attack

Sony Corp., maker of the world's best-selling video-game console, resumed services at its online game and entertainment networks after a hacking attack knocked them off line.<p>PlayStation Network and Sony Entertainment Network, which enable gamers to play each other and access content, had been taken …

Apple Is Ramping Up Its iCloud's Defenses Against Hackers

The Journal quoted Apple chief executive Tim Cook as saying iCloud accounts of film stars including Jennifer Lawrence were looted by hackers who used tactics such as correctly answering security questions to obtain passwords, or tricking victims into revealing user IDs and passwords with ruses …

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