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Extreme Tech: How to wipe a hard drive

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If you didn’t know, when you delete a file or empty your trash can, it isn’t actually wiped from your hard drive. Using special tools, deleted files can be recovered by the authorities. That sensitive love letter — or photo, or video — that you think has been safely deleted, can be easily dug up […]

April 12th, 2012 | Posted in Current News,Post To Slider,Technology | Read More »

Smithsonian Magazine: Richard Clarke on Who Was Behind the Stuxnet Attack

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The story Richard Clarke spins has all the suspense of a postmodern geopolitical thriller. The tale involves a ghostly cyberworm created to attack the nuclear centrifuges of a rogue nation—which then escapes from the target country, replicating itself in thousands of computers throughout the world. It may be lurking in yours right now. Harmlessly inactive…or […]

March 31st, 2012 | Posted in Current News,Post To Slider,Technology | Read More »

Extreme Tech: WiGig breaks 1-watt barrier, 5Gbps wireless hopefully on its way to smartphones

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Panasonic has developed a new WiGig radio chip that uses less than 1 watt of power, making it the most power-efficient WiGig radio chip in the world. The new chip is intended to be used in mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, hence the extremely low power requirements. Prior to the development of this chip, […]

March 27th, 2012 | Posted in Current News,Post To Slider,Technology | Read More »

TechNewsWorld: Internet of Things Close, Thanks to ARM’s Reach

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Chipmaker ARM (Nasdaq: ARMHY) has announced a tiny product with huge implications. The company unveiled its ARM Cortex M0+, a 1mm microchip it says can push the edge of the Internet beyond your laptop or PC. Everything is on the drawing board — from a network-enabled fridge to devices powered by your body’s heat. “The […]

March 14th, 2012 | Posted in Current News,Post To Slider,Technology | Read More »

AFP: Court ruling forces FBI to deactivate GPS to track suspects

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WASHINGTON — A recent US Supreme Court decision is hurting the ability of federal law enforcement agencies to monitor criminal suspects with global positioning satellites (GPS), according to FBI Director Robert Mueller. “I can’t speak to the numbers, but a substantial number of trackers we have had to turn off,” Mueller said Wednesday before a […]

March 9th, 2012 | Posted in Current News,Technology | Read More »

ReadWrite: How Spam and the Cloud Can Save the Future of Email

Email is dead, according to some high profile figures. Meanwhile, email use continues to grow steadily, and by some estimates nearly 80% of all business data can be found in email. Yet, even many of email’s greatest fans believe that after nearly 40 years of evolution, email has pretty much settled into its final form. […]

March 6th, 2012 | Posted in Current News,Technology | Read More »

Technology Review: Apple Ignored Warning on Address-Book Access

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Apple was warned as long ago as 2010 that the popular Gowalla location-sharing iPhone app was uploading users’ address books without alerting them, Technology Review has learned. This raises questions about why Apple didn’t do then what it announced it would do yesterday. In a statement, the company said software upgrades for iPhones would be […]

February 18th, 2012 | Posted in Current News,Post To Slider,Technology | Read More »

Gizmodo.com: What Is SOPA?

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If you hadn’t heard of SOPA before, you probably have by now: Some of the internet’s most influential sites—Reddit and Wikipedia among them—are going dark to protest the much-maligned anti-piracy bill. But other than being a very bad thing, what is SOPA? And what will it mean for you if it passes? SOPA is an […]

January 19th, 2012 | Posted in Current News,Post To Slider,Technology | Read More »

TechnGadgets.uk: O2 gets ready to give London free Wi-Fi

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Visitors and residents in Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea will be able to access free WiFi on their smartphones, laptops and tablet devices this summer during the Olympics thanks to mobile network operator O2. A statement released from O2 mentioned that they will be installing Metro wireless network units to street furniture’s from this month.  […]

January 17th, 2012 | Posted in Current News,Post To Slider,Technology | Read More »

Tech News World: Making VoIP Calls With Your Android Phone

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If you live or work in an area with marginal cell service and want to use your Android smartphone to make and receive voice calls, you can. The key is to piggyback on an Internet connection at your location using the Internet bandwidth there to carry your voice traffic. This method of calling works using […]

January 5th, 2012 | Posted in Current News,Post To Slider,Technology | Read More »

Technology News: Open Source and the Open Road, Part 2

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The Linux community is setting the itinerary for what could become the biggest leap yet toward achieving a fully connected, software-enhanced car. Two significant events are already in motion. One is the creation of the Genivi Alliance. The other event is the first gathering of Linux movers and shakers to rally ideas and products for […]

December 7th, 2011 | Posted in Current News,Post To Slider,Technology | Read More »

Bloomberg.com: Facebook to Hire Thousands, Open NY Office

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Facebook Inc., preparing for a potential initial public offering, plans to hire thousands of employees in the next year and add an engineering office in New York to lure technical talent. The world’s largest social-networking company, with about 3,000 workers and more than 800 million users, will open the Facebook NYC engineering office in early […]

December 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Current News,Post To Slider,Technology | Read More »

Tecnology News: All Eyes on Carrier IQ Following Spyware Allegations

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A network monitoring application has privacy watchdogs up in arms after a security researcher claimed that the software is capable of recording detailed phone activity and relaying it to carriers without the user even being aware that it’s present on the device. Various carriers and device makers are vehemently denying any involvement with Carrier IQ, […]

December 2nd, 2011 | Posted in Current News,Post To Slider,Technology | Read More »

BBC: Drugmaker Merck challenges Facebook after ‘losing’ page

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The German drugmaker Merck KGaA has begun legal action against Facebook after discovering what its lawyer described as the “the apparent takeover of its Facebook page”. The webpage is being used by the German firm’s US rival Merck & Co. Merck KGaA said that the social network “is an important marketing device [and] the page […]

November 27th, 2011 | Posted in Current News,Post To Slider,Technology | Read More »

Sydney Mourning Herald: Russian hackers target US system

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FOREIGN hackers have broken into a water plant control system in Illinois and damaged a water pump in what may be the first reported case of a cyber-attack on a critical US computer system, according to an industry expert. On November 8, a municipal water employee in Illinois noticed problems with the city’s water pump […]

November 20th, 2011 | Posted in Current News,Post To Slider,Technology | Read More »

Krebs on Security: Who Else Was Hit by the RSA Attackers?

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The data breach disclosed in March by security firm RSA received worldwide attention because it highlighted the challenges that organizations face in detecting and blocking intrusions from targeted cyber attacks. The subtext of the story was that if this could happen to one of the largest and most integral security firms, what hope was there […]

October 29th, 2011 | Posted in Current News,Post To Slider,Technology | Read More »

Technology News: October’s Scary Security Surprises

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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month — so says the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which asserts Americans have a shared responsibility in increasing the resiliency of the nation and its online infrastructure. Perhaps other federal bodies and departments should visit that website, beginning with the United States Air Force (USAF). The USAF has […]

October 19th, 2011 | Posted in Current News,Post To Slider,Technology | Read More »

Physorg.com: Possible trigger for volcanic ‘super-eruptions’ found

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The “super-eruption” of a major volcanic system occurs about every 100,000 years and is considered one of the most catastrophic natural events on Earth, yet scientists have long been unsure about what triggers these violent explosions. However, a new model presented this week by researchers at Oregon State University points to a combination of temperature […]

October 13th, 2011 | Posted in Current News,Post To Slider,Technology | Read More »

Netflix Blog: DVDs will be staying at netflix.com

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It is clear that for many of our members two websites would make things more difficult, so we are going to keep Netflix as one place to go for streaming and DVDs. This means no change: one website, one account, one password… in other words, no Qwikster. While the July price change was necessary, we […]

October 11th, 2011 | Posted in Current News,Post To Slider,Technology | Read More »

THe Cubanology OP/ED: Facebook logout accusation is only the tip of the iceberg

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I’m glad the issue of “cookies” has finally been challenged on a big stage. Accusing Facebook of placing cookies on your computer in order to monitor your web surfing habits is an old illegal practice which is better known as “Spyware.” ……………………………….Facebook’s latest Timeline feature could have been in the works for years or could […]

October 10th, 2011 | Posted in Current News,OP/ED Articles,Post To Slider,Technology | Read More »

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