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Security researcher: Apple downplaying security holes in iPhones, iPads

If you have an iPhone or an iPad, beware: Some features built into the iOS operating system that underlies those Apple devices could be used to glean sensitive personal information, such as all the photos in your photo album and Read More →

A plan to handle the digital afterlife

Facebook announced earlier this year a tweak in its digital afterlife policy, and Yahoo Japan is offering a host of services for signing off digitally once mortality strikes, as Brandon Bailey wrote here earlier this month. Now a group Read More →

Captain Kirk has some photon torpedos for Facebook’s newest app

William Shatner is not impressed by Facebook’s new Mentions app for celebrities. The celebrated “Star Trek” (and “Boston Legal” … and don’t forget “T.J. Hooker!”) actor and occasional recording artist has reviewed the new app on his Tumblr account, Read More →

‘Hack North Korea’ the latest in themed hackathons

Silicon Valley knows how to do hackathons. The Valley's libertarians and conservatives huddled this weekend at a hackathon in San Francisco, Politico reports. There have been others focused on immigration reform and creating local government apps. But Read More →

Hewlett-Packard’s proposed Autonomy deal opposed by former Autonomy’s CFO

Hewlett-Packard's proposed settlement of a federal shareholder lawsuit over its $11 billion purchase in 2011 of British software company Autonomy is being opposed by Autonomy's former Chief Financial Officer Soshovan Hussain. Under the settlement, HP officials would be absolved of wrongdoing, Read More →

Bill Campbell leaves Apple’s board after 17 years

Bill Campbell, Apple's longest serving board member, is retiring, the company announced Thursday. Sue Wagner, co-founder of BlackRock, an investment firm, will join the board. Campbell's roots in Silicon Valley run deep. He was a marketing executive at Apple under John Read More →
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