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Investigators Target eBay Over Massive Data Breach

Attorneys General in three U.S. states along with European officials are investigating a massive data breach at eBay which may have compromised more …

Identity Theft

Kill the Facebook News Feed

Revel in silence<p>Remember Facebook? There was a time, years ago, when Facebook was new. It was a cozy little hamlet for each college and university. It was that thing "coming soon" to <i>your</i> school. It was an oasis in the desert of MySpace. But then Facebook added the News Feed. It opened to everyone. …

Microsoft Stands Up To FBI Over Customer Data

Eager to promote its privacy credentials, Microsoft has revealed that it’s successfully seen off the FBI in court over a request for customer information.<p>Documents released this week show that the company received a National Security Letter (NSL) last year asking for “several categories of …

Panda Reveals A Web Dashboard For Developer And Designer News And Inspiration

A new website (or Chrome extension, if you prefer) called Panda is offering entrepreneurs, developers and designers an easy way to keep up with industry news and inspiration from a variety of sources in one interface. Currently, the site features sources like Hacker News, Dribbble, Behance and …

How to set up a foolproof note-taking system for writers and other nerds (Part 1)

I started writing stories this year – short fiction and a couple of novellas so far – and I’ve found I need to make a lot of notes. The iPhone is pretty great for this, as you’d expect, but not always: Sometimes it’s just not appropriate to tap away on a cellphone, and sometimes you might want to …

Tunnel Vision Uses Augmented Reality to Animate NYC Subway Maps

A new iPhone app is using augmented reality and big data to create animated visualizations based on New York's subway system.<p>Tunnel Vision enables …

Password do's and don'ts: 6 ways to stay safe online - TODAY.com

Today<p>It seems like every day we're hearing about new breaches, leaks and hacks at major websites and services. The latest, on eBay, could be very serious. (If you haven't changed your eBay password yet, do so now!)<p>If we don't take charge of our own online security, who will? Here are a few basic …

Information Systems

Can an ordinary Joe replace a busted iPhone screen?

The DIY route costs significantly less than hiring a pro. But how hard is it really? And was this intrepid reporter successful?<p>Late last week, my barely 2-month-old iPhone 5S made an unfortunate new friend: the driveway. The dog yanked hard on his leash, the phone went flying, and sure enough: …

Mobile Technology

Ex-Yahoo CTO on the future of Hadoop and the evolution of search

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Raymie Stata has been a champion of Hadoop since its early days, helping to bring the technology into Yahoo and then drive its …

Rockin’ Out with XL4D: Acoustical Awesomeness for Your iPhone 5 & 5s

If there’s one thing the digital age has helped, it’s access to media—particularly music. If you’re anything like me, you carry your tunes with you on your iPhone so you can rock out whenever the need strikes. While it’s easy and convenient to just put all of your music on your phone, if you want …

Gear & Gadgets

iPad App of the Week: Little Builders

iPad apps are, and have always been, a big part of what makes the iPad such a powerful device. Great apps, and unique apps that you just don’t find anywhere else, are one of the hallmark features of the iPad. They have been since Day 1, and scores of great developers and publishers continue to …

Apps

Are virtual desktops the new battleground for cloud providers?

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock/rangizzz<p>Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is as old as virtualization technology. VMware announced VDI …

Forget malware — stolen credentials are the real enterprise threat

Focusing on malware detection as a frontline cybersecurity strategy puts IT security teams in a never-ending game of cat and mouse. A report from Pandalabs earlier this year found that 30 million new malware threats were created in 2013 – an average of 82,000 <i>per day</i>. Keeping pace with this rate of …