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RIM on Cartoon Kerfuffle: Just Playing

Already battered, flailing and in the throes of a corporate shakeup, RIM is now being savaged by critics over an infographic it created to depict the result of a Twitter campaign it launched over New Year's Eve. The infographic depicts four masked cartoon superheroes -- two males and two females. RI...

Samsung Patent Blitz Attracts Scrutiny of EU Trust Busters

The European Union has begun looking into whether Samsung Electronics has engaged in antitrust behavior. Samsung years ago pledged to license its patents that are essential for the implementation of European mobile telephony standards on fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory terms. However "it app...

New Android Scare: Just How Malignant Is That Malware?

Antivirus vendor Symantec announced recently that up to 5 million Android devices may have been infected with a particular type of malware. Multiple publishers were pushing out apps -- some of which were found in the official Android Market -- containing malware known as "Counterclank," according to...

New Email Spec Aims to Tangle Phishing Lines

Fifteen leading email service providers and tech companies have announced a joint effort to fight phishers. Google, Facebook, PayPal, Yahoo and Agari are among the companies behind the Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance spec. DMARC is a technical specification that standa...

Twitter Builds a Better Gagger

Twitter announced on Thursday that it can now withhold content from users country by country on demand, while still making that content available to the rest of the world. The news sparked widespread anger as critics accused the microblogging service of censorship and warned that the policy might im...

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Scientists Close In on Invisibility Cloak

That invisibility cloak Harry Potter throws around himself to hide in plain sight soon may be fact, rather than fiction. Researchers at the University of Texas in Austin have demonstrated one -- sort of. The researchers hid an 18 cm cylindrical tube from microwaves by putting it in a shell of plasmo...

Symantec Tells Customers to Pull the Plug on pcAnywhere Following Code Theft

Symantec is sounding the alarm for users of its pcAnywhere remote access software following threats from a hacker. In some cases, said the security software maker, they might want to turn off and disable the application entirely. The hacker, who goes by the handle "YamaTough," might be a member of t...

Is the Tablet Market Turning Into a Two-Horse Race?

With sales of the iPad 2 and the Amazon Kindle Fire breaking records over the holiday season, it might appear that the tablet market is becoming dominated by two devices, with the iPad at the high end and the Kindle Fire at the low end. Consider this: Research In Motion's BlackBerry PlayBook is lang...

Privacy Advocates Fiercely Furrow Brows at Google

Google will consolidate about 60 of its privacy policies across its products in March, creating one overarching policy and leaving only about another 10 unchanged for legal and other reasons. The company is also changing its terms of service. It may combine information on Google account holders acro...

The Pirate Bay and 3D Printing: Big Booty?

Peer-to-peer sharing site The Pirate Bay has set up a page hosting digital 3D mockups -- digital 3D files -- for visitors to download and print out on 3D printers. Physical objects, or "physibles," as Pirate Bay calls them, will constitute the next step in copying, according to the site. In the futu...

Rival Social Nets Scold Google With ‘Don’t Be Evil’ Bookmarklet

Engineers from Facebook, Twitter and MySpace have released a bookmarklet called "Don't Be Evil" for the Google Chrome browser. A bookmarklet is a bit of code that runs in a Web browser and temporarily enables added functionality. This one adds more social search results to Google's new Search Plus Y...

CyanogenMod May Start Selling Forbidden Android Fruit

CyanogenMod, which offers aftermarket firmware for Android mobile devices, is apparently planning to sell apps that have been banned from the official Android Market. Koushik Dutta, who writes apps for CyanogenMod, has put up a screenshot of what seems to be the landing page for the app market. The ...

RIM Reset Puts New CEO and Chair in Charge

Research In Motion announced a change in management over the weekend, but it got the cold shoulder from Wall Street on Monday. RIM's former coCEOs and cochairmen Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie no longer hold those positions. Thorsten Heins is the company's new president and CEO. He was also appoin...

McAfee Supplies Antidote for Tainted SaaS Security

Security vendor McAfee, which is now owned by Intel, is rolling out a patch for three flaws in its Endpoint Protection Software as a Service offering. All three flaws are in ActiveX controls. One tricks the control into executing commands supplied by an attacker, the second lets attackers write to f...

Quantum Tech Could Secure the Cloud Through ‘Blind’ Data Processing

Researchers led by the University of Vienna's Stefanie Barz have demonstrated the possibility of using quantum computing to unconditionally secure cloud computing. The scientists' work, written up in the journal Science, essentially demonstrates double-blind cryptography. It consists of an ...

Middle-East Cyberbattle Escalates as Arab Banks Take a Pounding

Unrest between Israelis and Arabs on the cybersecurity front is escalating, with Israeli hackers having reportedly taken down the websites of the Saudi and Abu Dhabi stock exchanges. The Israeli hackers, who call themselves "IDF-Team," paralyzed the Saudi stock exchange site and caused significant d...

Amazon Spins Up DynamoDB Database as a Service

Amazon.com has launched its DynamoDB fully managed NoSQL database service, targeting businesses that need to deal with large amounts of data. The service will use the company's traditional pay-as-you-go model, and Amazon will take care of the administrative side of things, such as hardware provision...

SOPA Support Goes Sour

The Stop Online Piracy Act appears to be reeling in the face of growing opposition. Internet heavyweights like Wikipedia, Google and Facebook have demonstrated their opposition to the proposed legislation, in some cases protesting by temporarily blocking users from accessing content. A broad swathe ...

Yahoo Bloodletting Runs Deep as Cofounder Yang Exits

Yahoo cofounder and former CEO Jerry Yang has left the company in the wake of pressure from shareholders and the appointment of a new CEO earlier this month. Yang announced his departure from all positions at Yahoo on Tuesday. Following the announcement, speculation grew that a general housecleaning...

Microsoft Rejiggers File System for Windows Server 8

Move over, NTFS -- Microsoft has announced a newly engineered file system, ReFS, for Windows Server 8. ReFS, or Resilient File System, builds on NTFS, including many of its features but leaving out others. It will be introduced only as part of Windows Server 8, in line with Microsoft's standard appr...

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