Roland Christopher Barros Mendoza

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Cryptographic bug in Android lets hackers create malicious system apps

Security researchers have found a bug in Android which allows them to create malicious Android apps which appear to be genuine with the correct digital signatures. In computing, digital signatures allow any piece of data, including an app, to be checked to see that it is genuine and actually comes …

Information Security

Pyramid in Peru torn down by developers

Real estate developers using heavy machinery tore down a 20ft (6m) tall pyramid at one of Peru's oldest archaeological sites, cultural officials have …

Archaeology

Programming is FUNdamental: A closer look at Code.org's star-studded computer science campaign

"All these people who've made it big have their own variation of the same story, where they felt lucky to be exposed to computer programming at the right age, and it bloomed into something that changed their life," explains the organization's co-founder, Ali Partovi, seated in the conference room …

Yes, the NSA contributed code to Android, but don't freak out about it

To call the avalanche of leaks triggered by Edward Snowden a scandal is an understatement. Not a week passes without an embarrassing disclosure, and the secretive National Security Agency is at the center of it all.<p>The NSA is allegedly snooping on the electronic communications of everyone from …

Android Phones

Nokia’s New Flagship (The Lumia 909?) Spotted In Leaked Images Ahead Of July 11 Event

For many of us the 4th of July signifies a day of patriotism, fireworks, and grilled meats, but it also means that there are only seven days left until Nokia opens the doors to a New York press event that’s expected to highlight the company’s new flagship Windows Phone.<p>The volume and legitimacy of …

Kim Dotcom's Mega launches an acquired Android app for its first foray into mobile

Mega, the cloud storage service launched earlier this year by former Megaupload mogul Kim Dotcom, has officially released its first mobile app. The Android version of Mega isn't quite a new product: as the developer notes point out, the company acquired and relaunched an unofficial third-party …

Kim Dotcom

San Francisco protests the NSA spying program in July 4th march

Joining in on a nationwide protest, hundreds of demonstrators march through the city's streets chanting "NSA go away" and "Restore the Fourth today."<p>While many people choose to barbeque, drink beer, and watch the fireworks on the Fourth of July, others decided to protest the government this year.<p>A …

Dell On Wearable Computers: 'We're Exploring Ideas In That Space'

Dell is the latest in a fairly long line of technology companies to consider developing a wearable computing device, according to The Guardian.<p>Sam Burd, Global Vice-President of Personal Computing for Dell, told the newspaper that the firm is exploring a number of ideas, but stopped short of …