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Tor Stands Tall Against the NSA

The National Security Agency tried to crack the encryption protecting the Tor network -- known as a bulletproof vehicle for anonymous communication -- but was unable to do so, according to news reports based on revelations provided by former NSA systems administrator Edward Snowden. Undaunted, the a...

Hackers Purloin 2.9M Adobe Customers’ Data

Adobe on Thursday announced what has become depressingly familiar news to consumers and security experts: It has been hacked, and on a large scale. "Very recently, Adobe's security team discovered sophisticated attacks on our network, involving the illegal access of customer information as well as s...

FAA Inches Down Runway to New In-Flight Gadget Rules

The Federal Aviation Administration is getting closer to lifting some of the restrictions on the in-flight use of electronic gadgets during takeoff and landing. An advisory panel is meeting this week to complete its recommendations on the subject. By the end of the month, the panel is expected to co...

Takes Two to Text: Message Senders Could Be Liable for Distracting Drivers

A three-judge panel from the Superior Court of New Jersey's appellate division has pushed the envelope a little further in defining who is liable for accidents caused by texting. Namely, the panel has established a new standard of responsibility and ruled that texters whose communications distract a...

Foursquare, Win 8 Make Each Other Look Good

Foursquare has released a new Windows 8 app in the Windows store that promises dividends for both Microsoft and the social network itself. The benefit for Microsoft is the extra traffic and exposure a new app for a still-popular social network like Foursquare can deliver -- especially an app that ha...

Major US Media Succumb to Unsophisticated Syrian Hack Attacks

The Syrian Electronic Army on Thursday claimed credit for hack attacks that took control of portions of a handful of major U.S. news sites via an article-recommendation service they all use. SEA reportedly gained control of them by entering an administration portal for Outbrain and inserting links i...

Google Asks Search Users to Speak Up

Google is making a major push into voice search with the rollout of several new capabilities, the company announced on Wednesday. Specifically, over the coming days and weeks, English-speaking users with voice search on desktops, tablets and smartphones will be able to ask Google such common queries...

Samsung’s Galaxy Folder: Double the Screens, Double the Fun?

It's hardly surprising that Samsung is working on a brand-new smartphone -- it is a device manufacturer, after all. What is surprising is the form factor of this new device: It will reportedly be styled as a dual-display flip phone -- similar, in other words, to the many other clamshell devices that...

Google Glass Won’t Know Your Name – for Now

Google will not add facial recognition capabilities to Google Glass until it can add appropriate privacy protections to the new technology, the company said in a post on Google+ late Friday. "As Google has said for several years, we won't add facial recognition features to our products without havin...

Facebook Shovels Out Some of the Filth

Facebook is enmeshed in yet another brouhaha over its advertising policies, but this time it's not the users making a fuss -- it's the advertisers. Several major clients recently pulled the plug on their Facebook campaigns after their ads showed up next to objectionable, sometimes downright hateful,...

Twitter Learns How to Do the 2-Step

Twitter has announced it is deploying a long-awaited security measure: two-factor verification. The move comes about a month after The Associated Press' Twitter account was hacked. Twitter is late to the game with this security tactic. A number of companies already feature it. However, the company m...

Teens Starting to See Facebook as Old and Creepy

Facebook may have a budding problem on its hands with its teenagers, suggests a report released Tuesday by Pew Research Center. Teens expressed waning enthusiasm for Facebook in focus groups, according to Pew, saying they disliked the growing number of adults on the site, were annoyed by "inane" sta...

Yahoo’s Too Uncool for Some Tumblr Bloggers

Yahoo confirmed on Monday that it was acquiring Tumblr for US$1.1 billion -- perhaps further propelling the flight of Tumblr bloggers that began when rumors of the sale intensified last week. While the deal has implications on many levels and for many players -- starting with Yahoo and its sharehold...

Lawmakers Ask for Clarity on Google Glass and Privacy

Eight members of Congress have sent a letter to Google asking about the privacy implications of Google Glass. The letter was sent from Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) and seven other lawmakers from the bipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus. It asks Google whether users will be able to opt in to various ...

New Yorker Launches Strongbox Source-Protection Service

The New Yorker has launched Strongbox, an anonymous system for providing the publication with information, based on the open source DeadDrop program developed by the late Aaron Swartz and Kevin Poulsen. Strongbox can be thought of as an extension of the mailing address printed in small type...

Google Tears Down the Storage Walls

Google announced on Monday that it was consolidating the storage allowances for its various products. It will now provide 15 GB of free storage space for use across Drive, Gmail and Google+ Photos. Before, Google gave users 10 GB for Gmail and 5 GB to be used for Drive and Google+ Photos. Google is ...

No Starry Eyes Yet for Google Glass

There's plenty to lust after in Google Glass -- if you're a tech aficionado, that is. A beta version of Google's widely hyped, Web-connected eyewear has been out for a few weeks, and rave reviews have been the rule rather than the exception. Developers are building Google Glass apps to tempt and tit...

Yahoo Weather, Email Mobile Apps Aim for Elegance

Yahoo last week unfurled two new apps that should help strengthen its mobile bona fides: the Yahoo Weather App for iPhone, iPod and iPod touch; and Yahoo Mail Apps for iPad and Android tablets. The new releases are in keeping with CEO Marissa Mayer's intention to pare Yahoo's extensive mobile portfo...

Tech Tools Aid Boston Bomber Manhunt

The Boston suburbs were in lockdown on Friday, following a deadly shootout Thursday night with two men suspected of setting off bombs at the Boston Marathon on Monday. One of the suspects was fatally wounded; the other is on the run. Boston closed its schools and its transportation system, and urged...

Kobo’s Aura HD Targets Folks Who Want to Curl Up With a Good E-Reader

Kobo on Monday introduced the Aura HD, an e-reader that sports some high-end touches such as a one-month-plus battery life. Other features that set the Aura HD device apart from other e-readers in the market include a high- resolution E Ink display and a 6.8-inch screen designed to look and feel mor...

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