Wikileaks staffers are SHOCKED that FBI read their Gmail

Wikileaks staffers are SHOCKED that FBI read their Gmail

Wikileaks really needs your donation -- to purchase an email server. Three Wikileaks staffers, working for an organization hated by the US government, led by a man critical of the both the US and Google, decided to use Google's Gmail...

01/26/15

No need to boost H-1Bs, says GOP Senate immigration head... Wait. WHAT?

No need to boost H-1Bs, says GOP Senate immigration head... Wait. WHAT?

What bizarre, parallel universe is this? Jeff Sessions is now the chair of the Senate subcommittee on Immigration. But he doesn't exactly see eye-to-eye with his Republican colleagues about tech-worker H-1B visas. In IT Blogwatch,...

01/23/15

Pinch me: Windows 10 looks... GOOD. Is this a dream?

Pinch me: Windows 10 looks... GOOD. Is this a dream?

Reax from Redmond unveiling are surprisingly positive: Windows 10 reveal hits high notes. Satya Nadella's Microsoft is fighting back against perceptions that it's in a death-spiral. In IT Blogwatch, we round up the reviews...

01/22/15

Microsoft Windows 10 preview release date: TODAY (just listen to me)

Microsoft Windows 10 preview release date: TODAY (just listen to me)

Get set to download the latest Windows 10 preview -- the release date is expected to be today, right after Microsoft's 'big reveal' event. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers don't need to discuss much.

01/21/15

iPad Pro rumors: An Apple stylus (more evidence that Steve Jobs is dead)

iPad Pro rumors: An Apple stylus (more evidence that Steve Jobs is dead)

WWSJD? Fire the lot of 'em, probably. A well-connected analyst says Apple is readying a stylus for the upcoming iPad Pro. That's despite all the famous soundbites from Steve Jobs. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers test pen theories.

01/20/15

FAIL: NSA can't shield DoD or Sony from N. Korea hacks

FAIL: NSA can't shield DoD or Sony from N. Korea hacks

The National Security Agency (NSA) -- tasked with protecting American computers -- apparently fell asleep on the job. The latest story: The NSA allegedly watched North Korea hack Sony for over four years, yet did nothing about it,...

01/19/15

Google Glass DEAD (ish): Glassholes find Fadell's phoenix nest

Google Glass DEAD (ish): Glassholes find Fadell's phoenix nest

Methinks la GOOG doth protest too much: Nobody wants a glasshole pointing a pervy camera in their face. Google insists the wearable project isn't dead, shoving it in Fadell's Nest org. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers wink at you. OK, Glass?...

01/16/15

Mi Note phablets vs. iPhone 6 Plus (Xiaomi CEO MOCKS Apple)

Mi Note phablets vs. iPhone 6 Plus (Xiaomi CEO MOCKS Apple)

Xiaomi's aggressive move: OMG, that's incredibly inexpensive for a premium, 5.7-in smartphone. Xiaomi unveils its incredibly low-priced flagship Android phablets, the unoriginally-named Mi Note and Mi Note Pro. Apple's equivalent...

01/15/15

Samsung -- for real this time -- ships a phone running TIZEN OS

Samsung -- for real this time -- ships a phone running TIZEN OS

Samsung has finally jumped off the fence, now one hundred percent sure it wants to sell a Tizen OS based phone. The company is shipping the Z1 smartphone, letting the Tizen chips fall where they may...

01/14/15

UK's David Cameron wants to kill Snapchat -- because TERRORISTS

UK's David Cameron wants to kill Snapchat -- because TERRORISTS

After an unsuccessful attempt to annul the Law of Gravity, UK prime minister David Cameron is now trying something easy, something he believes he can accomplish: Pass a law banning all apps and messaging services using end-to-end...

01/13/15

OK Google, try to CATCH UP with Microsoft Skype

OK Google, try to CATCH UP with Microsoft Skype

Google, perhaps devoting too much time to its self-driving car, now finds itself in the unfamiliar position of playing catch-up to Microsoft. Yes, that Microsoft...

01/12/15

The MIGHTY HAS FALLEN -- Google loses a WHOPPING 2% of US search market

The MIGHTY HAS FALLEN -- Google loses a WHOPPING 2% of US search market

The latest US search engine figures are in and it appears Yahoo's deal with Mozilla has paid off. Yahoo's market share has reportedly quadrupled, but does this mean Google should be worried?

01/09/15

FBI blames North Korea AGAIN for Sony BIG HACK attack

FBI blames North Korea AGAIN for Sony BIG HACK attack

FBI Director James Comey, seemingly hell-bent on blaming North Korea for last year's cyberattack on Sony, made his case at a recent cybersecurity conference. Or did he? Many security researchers and experts still aren't fully...

01/08/15

MacBook Air rumors suggest EXTREME cord cutting

MacBook Air rumors suggest EXTREME cord cutting

Despite its traditional no-show at CES, rumors about Apple and its upcoming MacBook Air have proved too hard to resist for bloggers. The latest bloggy rumors claim the laptop will ship having only one single, lonely, USB port. Yet...

01/07/15

Forget the oven -- Samsung's TV is hot at CES

Forget the oven -- Samsung's TV is hot at CES

At yesterday's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, it was all about Samsung's new...kitchen appliances? Surely not, bloggy attendees also mentioned Tizen OS, high-resolution displays and quantum dots along with the oven and...

01/06/15

Netflix blocks CUSTOMERS using VPNs

Netflix blocks CUSTOMERS using VPNs

Online video purveyor Netflix is now reportedly blocking most VPN-based connections to its service. VPNs incidentally, provide an easy way for non-US based Netflix customers to watch US content and movies. But, as it turns out,...

01/05/15

PATCH NOW: NTP vulns remotely exploitable. Sploits in wild already

PATCH NOW: NTP vulns remotely exploitable. Sploits in wild already

Sky falling: Film at 11. The network time protocol (NTP) is badly vulnerable (again). Time to get patching. But this won't be a simple matter for many IT shops. Not great timing if you're winding down for the holidays, is it? In IT...

12/23/14

US asks CHINA to help stop North Korean BIG HACK attacks

US asks CHINA to help stop North Korean BIG HACK attacks

Firm in the belief that only one communist regime is permitted to hack into American computers at any given time -- the US government is seeking help. According to recent reports, China's communist government was asked by the US to...

12/22/14

Apple 'offended' by BBC -- 'Panorama' says Cook's co. routinely breaks promises

Apple 'offended' by BBC -- 'Panorama' says Cook's co. routinely breaks promises

On prime-time TV, BBC says Apple fails at Chinese worker rights: More bad PR for Cupertino concerning the supply chains for iPhone 6 and other toys. Yes, other vendors use similar supply chains, but it's Apple that crows about how...

12/19/14

Android 5.0.1 download NOW for Google Nexus 5 -- Lollipop update fixes issues, we hope

Android 5.0.1 download NOW for Google Nexus 5 -- Lollipop update fixes issues, we hope

Patched Lollipop for your plastic pal squashes Wi-Fi and calling bugs, saves battery. And here it is: Android 5.0.1 for your Nexus 5. Merry Christmas. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers fire up adb. [Updated]

12/18/14

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