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Information Technology News

  • Mark Zuckerberg Under Fire for Massive Data Leak
    on March 19, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    A U.S. senator is demanding that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, after reports that a company employed by President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign accessed profile data from more than 50 million Facebook users without their permission. "This is a major breach that must be investigated," Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a Minnesota Democrat, tweeted Saturday. "It's […]

  • Broadcom-Qualcomm: Epic Takeover Battle's Fallout
    on March 19, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    Just two weeks ago, Broadcom Chief Executive Hock Tan had Qualcomm hooked. He was poised to reel in his biggest prize in a long string of trophy acquisitions of technology companies. In early voting, a significant number of Qualcomm shareholders reportedly cast ballots supporting Tan's candidates for Qualcomm board of directors, which would pave the way for a hostile takeover. Then in an […]

  • Fighting Meltdown and Spectre, Intel Designs New Chips
    on March 19, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    Intel said it has made progress in fighting against the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities through software patches and an upcoming generation of microprocessors with newly designed hardware. In a public blog post shared on Thursday, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich [pictured above] outlined a two-pronged plan to mitigate future damage by the two vulnerabilities, which were made public in January, […]

  • Appeals Court Nixes Some FCC Rules Targeting Robocalls
    on March 19, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    A federal appeals court rolled back rules intended to deter irritating telemarketing robocalls, saying they were too broad. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said that 2015 regulations from the Federal Communications Commission could wrongly classify every smartphone as an autodialing device subject to anti-robocall fines. Those 2015 rules attempted to graft modern […]

  • Facebook Data Debacle: What Is Cambridge Analytica?
    on March 19, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    A Trump-affiliated firm under scrutiny for inappropriately obtaining data on tens of millions of Facebook users created profiling algorithms that "took fake news to the next level," a former employee said. Chris Wylie said the firm, Cambridge Analytica, secured personal data in order to learn about individuals and then used it to create an information cocoon to change their perceptions. "This […]

  • Report: Apple Is Developing its MicroLED Screens
    on March 19, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    It has come to light that Apple is running a secret manufacturing facility close to its Cupertino headquarters dedicated to developing and testing its own displays. Bloomberg News reports that the facility is working on MicroLED screens, which will allow devices to be thinner than those with other screen technologies, and will be brighter and more power-efficient than its current OLED displays. […]

  • No Love Lost: Tinder's Match Group, Sues Dating App Bumble
    on March 19, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    Match Group, the online dating company that owns services like Tinder and, wants to buy Bumble, another popular dating app that lets women make the first move. But Match may be trying to push the deal along in an unconventional way: A new patent infringement lawsuit filed late Friday in U.S. District court in Waco, Texas. Match Group is suing Bumble, which was founded by one of […]

  • Why Did Trump Nix Broadcom-Qualcomm? It's All About 5G
    on March 19, 2018 at 10:48 am

    Self-driving cars. Internet-connected homes. Smart cities. Innovations like these are expected to reshape the technology industry and society at large -- but none will take off without stronger wireless infrastructure, known as 5G. The fifth-generation mobile network will vastly expand the speed and volume of data that can be shared wirelessly, bringing the world closer to the autonomous age and […]

  • GPS Can Be Fooled or Hacked: What's the Alternative?
    on March 19, 2018 at 12:47 am

    Five years ago, a team of researchers from the University of Texas at Austin boarded an $80-million yacht with the intent of trying to fool the vessel's navigation system and stealthily push it off course. Once the yacht was off the coast of Italy, the team -- with the knowledge and permission of the vessel's owner, a wealthy individual who doesn't want to be named -- used a briefcase-sized […]

  • Not Welcome Here: Amazon HQ2 Faces Growing Backlash
    on March 19, 2018 at 12:46 am

    What do you get for the man who has everything? When it comes to Jeff Bezos -- the richest man in the world with around $130bn to his name -- many US cities competing to host Amazon's second headquarters have an answer: billions of dollars in tax incentives. That proposition has united an ideologically diverse group of dissenters to Amazon's grand HQ2 competition, ranging from rightwing […]