• That Hissing Sound Is the Last Bit of Air Leaking From Apple's Balloon

    That Hissing Sound Is the Last Bit of Air Leaking From Apple's Balloon

    The new iPhone has more memory -- 128 gigabytes for starters and up to 256 GB -- and it's waterproof.Its replacement is based on the Force Touch trackpad technology found in Apple's laptops.
  • American Bookworms Still Love Paper

    American Bookworms Still Love Paper

    Nearly three quarters of participants (73 percent) in a recent Pew Research Center study said they had read a book in the last year, largely on paper.Of the more than 1,500 American adults who said they'd read a book in the last 12 months, nearly two thirds (65 percent) had read a print book.
  • Work in a New Automation Era

    Work in a New Automation Era

    We easily forget when we focus only on the job-creation aspects of automation, and that usually gets us in trouble.Named after the late Russian economist Nicolai Kondratiev, those waves now are known as "K-waves," or the "Kondratiev Cycle.
  • Germany Dope Slaps Facebook Over WhatsApp Data

    Germany Dope Slaps Facebook Over WhatsApp Data

    Even though Facebook purchased WhatsApp two years ago, they are two independent companies, noted the commissioner, and WhatsApp can not share data with Facebook without first obtaining a user's consent.What WhatsApp and Facebook have been doing not only misleads users, but also violates German law, the commissioner maintained.
  • Garden-Variety Cybercrooks Breached Yahoo, Says Security Firm

    Garden-Variety Cybercrooks Breached Yahoo, Says Security Firm

    The hackers who stole the data of hundreds of millions of Yahoo users two years ago were two cybercriminal gangs, InfoArmor reported Wednesday.The hackers took data from about 1 billion Yahoo users, based on InfoArmor's analysis of several high-profile breaches of files containing Yahoo and other accounts, Komarov said.
  • Amazon Cracks Down on Review Freebies

    Amazon Cracks Down on Review Freebies

    The updated community guidelines provide a limited exception for reviews generated through the Amazon Vine program, which provides strict guidelines that are designed to ensure the integrity of the product review process.The new policy does not apply to books, which may be provided free for review, noted Chew.
  • Newsweek Joins Growing Club of Possible Russian Cyberattack Targets

    Newsweek Joins Growing Club of Possible Russian Cyberattack Targets

    The news magazine sustained a massive DDoS attack the day after it published a cover story about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's business activities in the late 1990s.The New York Times this summer was hit by an attack on its Moscow bureau.
  • Backpage CEO Arrested for Pimping, Child Prostitution

    Backpage CEO Arrested for Pimping, Child Prostitution

    The court appearance came a day after Ferrer's arrest in Houston.From January 2013 to March 2015, 99 percent of the company's revenue came from escort ads, based on the California investigation.
  • Bring Back the CIO

    Bring Back the CIO

    As cloud software has become easier to deploy, one of the selling points often touted is that it can be implemented without assistance from IT.The average enterprise-level company used 935 cloud applications as of this June, according to a study conducted by cloud security vendor Netskope.
  • DoL Suit Highlights Asian Glass Ceiling in Tech

    DoL Suit Highlights Asian Glass Ceiling in Tech

    The firm had in place a four-phase process in which Asian applicants regularly were eliminated during resume screening and telephone interviewing sessions, according to the DoL.The firm hired six non-Asian applicants and one Asian.
  • Odinaff Trojan Targets Banks, Financial Firms Worldwide

    Odinaff Trojan Targets Banks, Financial Firms Worldwide

    About 100 organizations have been hit so far, said Jon DiMaggio, a senior threat intelligence analyst in Symantec's Security Response unit.There are two primary indications that Odinaff has been targeting users of the SWIFT global financial messaging system, DiMaggio said.
  • Google News to Highlight Fact-Checked Stories

    Google News to Highlight Fact-Checked Stories

    Just in time for the US presidential election, Google is rolling out a "fact check" tag to its News service.org ClaimReview system; it also looks for sites that follow commonly accepted criteria for fact checks.
  • Airbnb Offers to Give a Little in NY, SF Tussles

    Airbnb Offers to Give a Little in NY, SF Tussles

    The company reportedly made a similar proposal to the City of San Francisco.Lawmakers in New York and San Francisco recently have been squaring off with Airbnb.
  • Final Presidential Debate Tests UNLV's IT Preparedness

    Final Presidential Debate Tests UNLV's IT Preparedness

    A red banner saying, "UNLV: Different, Daring, Diverse," hung from the entrance to the campus hotel school, where staffers from several major networks would stay.19 arrived, the date of the third 2016 Presidential debate, Cam Johnson, UNLV manager of the networking operations center, knew it wasn't going to be just another day on campus.
  • Amazon Builds Fulfillment Centers, Investors Grouse

    Amazon Builds Fulfillment Centers, Investors Grouse

    The company's stock had closed at $818.5 billion in the fourth quarter, or anywhere from 17 percent to 27 percent above year-ago figures, Amazon said.
  • Commerce Dept Signs Up Private Sector IT Partners

    Commerce Dept Signs Up Private Sector IT Partners

    An equally important goal is to find better ways to provide data to the private sector in order to enhance economic activity.The federal government collects an enormous amount of useful data, including weather and climate statistics; U.
  • Apple Celebrates Itself in $300 Coffee Table Tome

    Apple Celebrates Itself in $300 Coffee Table Tome

    Designed by Apple in California contains 450 photos of products created by Apple over a 20-year span.The linen-covered hardbound volume -- filled with photographs by Andrew Zuckerman, who is known for popping his images out of stark white backgrounds -- is dedicated to Apple's late cofounder Steve Jobs.
  • Feds Need to Bolster Cyberprotection Speed and Range

    Feds Need to Bolster Cyberprotection Speed and Range

    Despite the emphasis on cyberprotection spurred by a major breach at the federal Office of Personnel Management in 2015, government agencies have struggled to maintain adequate levels of protection.However, only 15 percent of survey respondents said their agencies could implement protection against a new threat within 15 minutes.
  • China's Business-Unfriendly Cybersecurity Stance

    China's Business-Unfriendly Cybersecurity Stance

    One interpretation of the new law is that it only codifies China's existing cybersecurity practices.The law would expose foreign companies doing business in China to invasive government security reviews and burdensome requirements for keeping data in the country, the business groups warned.