Archives: March 2013

How the FBI uses the Patriot Act to get info on Google users

March 06, 2013
Google reveals that the FBI has requested private user data as many as 999 times per year since 2009
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How Apple's iWatch could revolutionize mobile security

March 06, 2013
The iWatch is meant to tether to an iPhone or iPad -- a setup that could allow the iWatch to serve as a security token for advanced authentication
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Can a VPN log really point to employee slacking?

March 05, 2013
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer cited low VPN usage as a reason to kill telecommuting, but that metric misses an awful lot
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Java zero-day holes appearing at the rate of one a day

March 05, 2013
Tongue-in-cheek tracker site drives home the point: As fast as Oracle can fix current bugs, more crop up to take their place
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Gosling: New Java proposal could ease ports to iOS

March 05, 2013
Java founder sees promise in JNI, which modifies standard Java to package runtime, as well as native and Java application code
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Obama administration declares that it's time to legalize mobile phone unlocking

March 04, 2013
Successful petition drive to legalize unlocking pushes White House and the FCC to come out in support of consumer protections
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Microsoft pushes another botched automatic update

March 04, 2013
If you've encountered blue screens while running Internet Explorer in 64-bit Windows 7, there may be an easy solution
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Test your SSDs or risk massive data loss, researchers warn

March 01, 2013
New study finds 13 of 15 flash-based solid-state drives suffer data loss or worse when they lose power
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Disney's big data dream is no Mickey Mouse effort

March 01, 2013
Disney's data scientists will have their hands full making the most of the bits that represent your every move
Big Data
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Four new mobile OSes -- caught on tape!

March 01, 2013
Firefox OS, Ubuntu Touch, Tizen, and Sailfish made a splash at Mobile World Congress. The mobile race just got a lot more interesting
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