The stolen trove of nude celebrity pictures now circulating the internet has likely left Apple feeling vulnerable and exposed, too.
The company came under fire this weekend after compromising photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other stars surfaced, setting off broad speculation that their iCloud accounts had been hacked. Apple said in a ...
The video game industry is still talking about the violent threats made against Anita Sarkeesian, a video game critic, who alerted the police last week and went into hiding, according to her Twitter posts.
In a column, I wrote about the questions Sarkeesian raises in her critiques such as how do video game makers treat female characte ...
In an attempt to stop San Francisco-based Uber from cutting into their taxi territory, German cabbies have persuaded a judge to prohibit their rival from picking up passengers, alleging the ride-sharing startup was an example of a “locust share-economy” indulging in “anarchy capitalism.”
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“Blame the tech companies for delivering products with crappy default security settings, not the non-expert users whose accounts are hacked.”
— Christopher Soghoian, principal technologist with the ACLU, tweets about the theft of private, nude celebrity photos stored on the cloud. There are reports that hackers accessed th ...
California state senator Ted Gaines put out a statement late Friday that made it sound like the Golden State was on the verge of a deal to land Tesla’s proposed gigafactory for battery production. The five states are all working feverishly to land a deal. Gaines is the politician who made a big show of going to Tesla’s Pal ...
Amazon — competitor to many a Silicon Valley company in areas such as mobile, delivery and more — was in the news this week. We’ve rounded it up for you.
• Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced late last year that Amazon is testing delivery drones, prompting both excitement and yes, ridicule. Now, Brandon Bailey reports that Google ha ...
The U.S. government has acknowledged — with President Obama saying this morning in San Jose that it's all in the name of security — that its agencies are spying on Americans' phone calls and Internet communications in some Read More →
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"I approach my journalism as a litigator. People say things, you assume they are lying, and dig for documents to prove it."
— Glenn Greenwald, who wrote this week's Guardian piece about the National Security Agency Read More →
San Jose-based TiVo said Friday it has settled its patent beef with Cisco Systems, Google's Motorola Mobility unit and Time Warner Cable.
Under the deal, TiVo said Google of Mountain View and San Jose-based Cisco will pay it a Read More →
eBay has pledged to blur the line between online and in-store shopping, and a new experiment in New York City offers shoppers a glimpse at what happens when those two worlds collide.
Starting on Saturday, shoppers will be able to select Read More →
Lots of activity today in Silicon Valley:
• NationBuilder announced an $8M investment from Omidyar Network and Andreessen Horowitz. Aside from the fact that Pierre Omidyar and Marc Andreessen were two of the seminal figures in Web 1.0, there are some Read More →
You've got to hand it to British comedian Mark Thomas. When he heard about Apple's outrageous slight-of-hand tax-avoidance routine, he didn't just get mad. He attempted to start an international incident.
Thomas and four dozen others stormed (OK, walked) into the Read More →
Silicon Valley companies including Google, Facebook, Yahoo and Apple are allowing federal government intelligence agencies to tap into their servers to glean reams of customer data, the Washington Post reported today. Read More →