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 ...
The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday urged businesses to take a variety of measures to insure that the smart gadgets they make, which are flooding the so-called Internet of Things, won’t abuse consumer data.
“The Internet of Things is already impacting the daily lives of millions of Americans through the adoption of hea ...
“The big operators, and we know who they are, can no longer close their eyes if they are considered accomplices of what they host.”
— Francois Hollande, president of France, said Tuesday the government will draft a law that would make Internet companies accomplices of hate-speech offenses if they don’t crack down on ...
Netflix shares are rising sharply ahead of the company's earnings report today. They are up nearly 5 percent to about $348, at a record trading high, as of this post. Here are a couple of things to watch about the Read More →
In the latest phase of a campaign to change U.S. immigration laws, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and some other prominent tech figures are hosting a hackathon next month for young “Dreamers” - undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as Read More →
"It seemed to me to be a bad idea for the vice president to have a device that maybe somebody on a rope line or in the next hotel room or downstairs might be able to get into, hack into."
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Sure, Facebook and Google regularly top the "best places to work" — perks do make a difference — rankings. But Juniper Networks more than other top tech companies really puts its money where its mouth is.
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Security researchers this week demonstrated that the iMessage system has some built-in flaws that would allow it to be compromised by a man-in-the-middle attack, including one by Apple itself. Read More →
For the second time in three and a half months, BART workers walked off the job at midnight Thursday, leaving 400,000 commuters scrambling for a ride to work.
And for the second time since the July strike, commuters turned to the Read More →
The federal shutdown may be over (for now), but President Obama's new healthcare law continues to be one of the nation's hottest topics. In this week's edition of Elevator Pitch, we ask health-tech investor Lisa Suennen what Read More →
From books to movies, tech ties are all over the place. Here are a couple.
• Worked at Facebook, check. Silicon Valley reality TV show, check. Production studio, check. Now Randi Zuckerberg, sister of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Read More →
"If I see someone in a Chive T-shirt, I know what kind of person they are and that I’ll probably get along with them. They’re funny, not easily offended, they like to party. And they love Bill f---ing Murray."
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