Happy International Data Privacy Day. Have we got some privacy news for you.
• Canada’s electronic spying agency, the CSE, has been tracking millions of Internet downloads around the world, according to a new report based on a document obtained by former U.S. government tech contractor Edward Snowden. The project, called Levitat ...
Remember when Apple was the iPod company? Well, it is no more.
Oh, sure, Apple still sells the digital music players. And the iPod’s legacy can still be seen in the iPhone, the iPad and Apple TV. But sales of the gadgets are so meaningless to Apple now that it has stopped delineating them.
Apple’s earnings release on Tuesd ...
Should Apple rename itself “Apple Phone?”
I ask that with my tongue firmly planted in my cheek, of course. But if the company’s name were supposed to reflect its actual business — as it once did — you could make a strong case for tacking on that “phone.”
For years now, Apple’s overall su ...
Facebook denied hackers brought down its website Monday night, saying instead an internal change sparked the outage.
“This was not the result of a third-party attack but instead occurred after we introduced a change that affected our configuration systems,” a company spokesperson said in a statement.
The outage, which star ...
Updated below with comments from a researcher.
If you listen to politicians and tech leaders, the country is in dire need of more people trained in science, technology, engineering and math, the so-called “STEM” fields.
Students appear to be responding somewhat to this message, according to a new study from the National S ...
The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a San Francisco-based civil-liberties group, has shared its plan to stop global mass surveillance.
The plan includes keeping pressure on tech companies to protect our data against spying.
“We need to cultivate a sense of responsibility on the part of all those who are building products to whic ...
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A floating data center?
After some impressive sleuthing, a reporter at the tech news site CNET reported Friday that Google may be building a massive data center that’s currently Read More →
It's Apple design imagination meets Japanese technology innovation meets the quick-and-cheap mass production of the clothing industry.
This is the trifecta that has made Tokyo-based clothing retailer Uniqlo soar in popularity and positioned the company for a massive U.S. expansion. The Read More →
Nick Sturiale was a partner at one high-profile venture firm (Sevin Rosen) that flamed out after the dot-com bust, and he’s now working to revive another (Ignition Partners, which was formed in Seattle by several Read More →
There's plenty to round up regarding NSA spying today:
• The latest revelation from the Edward Snowden leaks: The NSA monitored phone calls of 35 world leaders with the help of U.S. officials who handed over their phone numbers, according to Read More →
"When I see Apple drop the price of their struggling, lightweight productivity apps, I don't see a shot across our bow. I see an attempt to play catch up."
— Frank Shaw, the outspoken Microsoft vice president of communications, Read More →
For the first time, Twitter has surpassed Facebook as the favorite social media service for U.S. teenagers, at least according to one recent survey of more than 8,600 teens that comes as Twitter is preparing for its stock market debut.
With Read More →
Roughly six degrees of another Kevin — that's Garnett, the basketball player, and other current and former athletes in American pro sports. An interactive map of the evolution of dance music. More evolution: of Read More →
You've heard of the smart grid. And smart meters.
Now there's a robust market for Smart Thermostats, also known as programmable communicating thermostats, or PCTs.
According to Boulder, Colorado-based Navigant Research, the global installed base of smart thermostats will grow from Read More →
Cupertino officials may be in love with Apple’s dreams for its new “spaceship” campus, but city officials in Seattle are just as enamored with Amazon’s plans for a five-story office building formed out of three bubble-shaped structures known as Read More →