Google to TERMINATE Chrome support of old style plug-ins

Google to TERMINATE Chrome support of old style plug-ins

Google has decided once and for all to cease supporting all Netscape style plug-ins in its Chrome browser. Initially slated for execution by the end of 2014, Google gave the older plug-ins a brief delay-of-the-inevitable, but recently...

11/26/14

Faked hack? #GOP pwns Sony networks with cheesy #SKULL

Faked hack? #GOP pwns Sony networks with cheesy #SKULL

Guardians Of Peace want a piece of la SNE: We're told that Sony's entire network is on lockdown. But what's with the childish skull defacement and tone-deaf hashtag? In IT Blogwatch, bloggers sound ever-so-slightly suspicious.

11/25/14

REGIN: 'cyberspy' threat from 2003, snooped on Saudis, Russians, Belgians... [u5]

REGIN: 'cyberspy' threat from 2003, snooped on Saudis, Russians, Belgians... [u5]

SYMC unleashes PR guns on 'advanced' Regin malware: Symantec shys away from blaming the perp, but the spotlight seems to be falling on the NSA and UK's GCHQ. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers open all Five Eyes, wide.

11/24/14

Russians easily 'hack' webcams, like others have for YEARS

Russians easily 'hack' webcams, like others have for YEARS

Webcam hacking is in the news -- and it's bad stuff. But...haven't people been circumventing webcam security using default passwords for years now? How too could anyone forget, recent news about the NSA hacking webcams?

11/21/14

Obama H-1B immigration FAIL

Obama H-1B immigration FAIL

How is this going to fix the tech-worker shortage? Obama is going it alone on immigration policy. But what about the H-1B issue? In IT Blogwatch, bloggers greet gridlock in DC.

11/21/14

Firefox drops Google like a BAD HABIT

Firefox drops Google like a BAD HABIT

"Yahoo + Firefox" -- this was found yesterday, freshly carved on a tree trunk in Sunnyvale, California. Years ago, similar marks were found on a tree in nearby Mountain View, but those read "Google + Firefox."

11/20/14

Twitter's new SUPER SEARCH takes to the air

Twitter's new SUPER SEARCH takes to the air

Social network service Twitter has improved its search engine, allowing users to search through Twitter's entire index of tweets. This represents a vast improvement over the old engine, limited to searching through content less than a...

11/19/14

Intel's new wearable MICA is too sexy for your PHONE

Intel's new wearable MICA is too sexy for your PHONE

Brace yourself, Intel is getting into the fashion business with a new wearable, called MICA. See what fashionable bloggers say about the stylish new wearable.

11/18/14

Is Google Glass extremely boring or simply DEAD?

Is Google Glass extremely boring or simply DEAD?

Google Glass. A subject on the minds (and not on the faces) of many bloggers this weekend. Why is Glass no longer as exciting as it used to be?

11/17/14

Amazon Web Services unveils a bunch of new cloud... stuff

Amazon Web Services unveils a bunch of new cloud... stuff

AWS EC2 Container Service with Docker, Aurora MySQL clone... and Lambda functions? At Amazon's re:Invent shindig in Vegas, the company announces a host of new features for its public-cloud service. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers dig into...

11/14/14

Nexus 6 reviews: Google's Android 5.0 phablet is bigger, but better?

Nexus 6 reviews: Google's Android 5.0 phablet is bigger, but better?

'Shamu' shows its enormous face: The Nexus 6, Google's huge Android 5.0 phablet is here, so it must be time for one of Richi's random review roundups. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers tread the thin line between love and hate.

11/13/14

33 bugs fixed in GIANT Patch Tuesday catch (one is from 1995)

33 bugs fixed in GIANT Patch Tuesday catch (one is from 1995)

Microsoft's trustworthy computing team has been working overtime this month: 14 patches, four are 'critical'. Among the flaws is the 'ancient' MS14-066, which affects every single supported version of Windows (and several older ones)....

11/12/14

Obama misses the elephant in the net-neutrality room

Obama misses the elephant in the net-neutrality room

President Barack Hussein Obama II wants FCC to do Title II. But, as ever, it doesn't address the real issue with the USA's broadband. In IT Blogwatch, bipartisan bloggers bury Barry.

11/11/14

A surly Apple lets slip the bonds of iMessage

A surly Apple lets slip the bonds of iMessage

Tim Cook dances the skies on laughter-silvered wings: iMessage got ex-users of the iPhone in a tiff, sharing complaints and tales of woe: Texts irreplaceably lost, routed by iMessage to a divide-by-zero netherworld. But now...

11/10/14

Home Depot lost 53 million email addresses (this POS story isn't getting any better)

Home Depot lost 53 million email addresses (this POS story isn't getting any better)

Beware of phishing email 'from' Home Depot: Among the sorry story of stolen card details is the revelation that HD also leaked customers' email addresses. Oh, brother. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers hope their spam filters are up to the...

11/07/14

Horrible Apple iOS virus; vectored via USB: WireLurker is 'new brand of threat' [u]

Horrible Apple iOS virus; vectored via USB: WireLurker is 'new brand of threat' [u]

Plugging in your iPhone? Don't blindly trust Macs or chargers, even if you're not in China. Apple says it's already fixed the problem, but independent infosec geeks say NOT. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers cut the cord.

11/06/14

Google cloud is cheaper, faster, easier. But revolutionary?

Google cloud is cheaper, faster, easier. But revolutionary?

Fawkes would be proud: At Google Cloud Platform Live in San Francisco, la GOOG is unveiling all sorts of cloudy goodies for developers and enterprises alike. It's November 5, the day some celebrate blowing up the government. So, in IT...

11/05/14

Android 5.0 Lollipop released -- download NOW (or not)

Android 5.0 Lollipop released -- download NOW (or not)

Well? Do ya, punk? Android 5.0 Lollipop is now released for select devices. You should be able to download it Real Soon Now. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers celebrate what us old-timers used to call a Gamma Test.

11/04/14

Copresence -- a BUMP up from AirDrop?

Copresence -- a BUMP up from AirDrop?

Copresence is the name of a technology recently discovered referenced inside Google Play and Chrome APIs. Bloggers know it exists but sure of little else. Is Copresence intended as a way for mobile users to share files and location...

11/03/14

Andy Rubin says BYE BYE GOOGLE

Andy Rubin says BYE BYE GOOGLE

Andy Rubin, key driving force behind the wildly successful Android OS, and ex-current lead robotics researcher at Google is leaving the company for greener pastures. Latest in a series of highly publicized departures, Rubin is moving...

10/31/14

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