Best of Today (8/2)
Security took her laptop to analyze it, and “that was the string they started pulling” that unraveled the Aurora attack.
Exclusive: Operation Shady RAT—Unprecedented Cyber-espionage Campaign and Intellectual-Property BonanzaW hen the history of 2011 is written, it may well be remembered as the Year of the Hack. Long before the saga of News of the World phone hacking began, stories of computer breaches were breaking almost every week.
Is Facebook about to get into the e-book business?
Last week, we noted that as everyone was focused on the debt ceiling, some in the Senate Intelligence Committee saw it as an opportunity to rush through an extension for the FISA Amendment Act , which was originally passed to "legalize" the government's warrantless wiretapping program (already ongoing) with retroactive immunity. Of course, when that was passed, it was made clear that the intent was solely to use it to conduct surveillance on people outside of the US.
According to a study conducted by Minnesota-based research firm Vocal Laboratories (aka Vocalabs), Apple’s lead in tech support quality is slipping , while consumer satisfaction scores for HP are improving.
About 3 months ago, we set off on a little experiment into the world of the Amazon App Store.
AOL’s personalized news reader for the iPad, Editions, is intended to give people a daily news briefing.
Good news for U.S. broadband customers: On average major Internet service providers are delivering up to 80 percent of advertised broadband speeds, according to a study by the Federal Communications Commission .
Good news, Federal Communications Commission watchers.
By Shira Ovide Getty Images The clones are attacking in droves.
Follower Gate: PeekYou Analysis Supports ex-Gingrich Staffer Claims of Twitter Follower Fraud – PeekYou BlogWhile claims surrounding the credibility of Newt Gingrich’s online followers are beginning to make noise in Washington and beyond, the team at PeekYou , a New York based search company, identified the large gap between perception and reality last week during a testing session for its soon-to-launch PeekAnalytics . The discovery was made while compiling a ‘Followers Report’ on all of the GOP 2012 candidates. The Consumer Ratio measures the percentage of a Twitter audience that is identified as a “consumer” or “voter” in Newt’s case, vs business, private/anonymous and spam accounts.
Poul-Henning Kamp IT both drives and implements the modern Western-style economy. Thus, we regularly see headlines about staggeringly large amounts of money connected with IT mistakes.