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 ...
Shares of Internet radio company Pandora are sinking today amid news that Apple is preparing to roll out a similar service.
Apple has reportedly struck deals with major record labels as it gets ready to roll out a long-rumored cloud Read More →
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Hoping to head off a potential privacy flap, Google has announced that - at least for now - it won’t be approving any facial recognition software for Glass, the Read More →
"There is definitely something unsettling about emotion recognition becoming another part of our lives that is archived and scrutinized."
— Clive Thompson, author of "Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds for the Better," on affective Read More →
U.S. skies are scheduled to officially open to civilian drones by 2015. This has legislators trying to get ahead of the invasion, which has varied implications. Drone makers tout potential positive uses for the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) Read More →
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"I have a hard time taking too much credit for it. I had a lot of just dumb luck and incredibly enabling parents."
— David Karp, 26, answering Charlie Rose's question about finding focus and success at an early Read More →
Everything's bigger in Texas, where the biggest Big Gulp came from. Speaking of size, can you control the rate of dilution better with a big ice cube? (via Marginal Revolution) In case you missed it, an Read More →