Like other major tech companies have done since Edward Snowden’s revelations on the NSA, Apple has released its first transparency report on user data. The report outlines the requests for users’ data it received from the government for the first …Read More »
Due to the shutdown of the U.S. government, several agency websites such as The FTC, USDA, NASA and the Library of Congress, are all out of commission for the time being. Others are still being updated but not on a …Read More »
Boeing and the US Air Force have tested F-16 fighter jets (which have been retired from the Air Force and used for research, such as this) without any pilots in the cockpit. The aircraft were basically turned into drones that …Read More »
If you’re an Apple fan with a liking towards iTunes Radio, then you’d likely want to have it in your vehicle. Well, you can, but you’ll have to purchase a Nissan to enjoy everything iTunes Radio have to offer. Still, …Read More »
Hold on, I’m still trying to get over what we’re looking at right here. Phew. Okay. PornHub is the third biggest porn site in the world, and it’s also one of the most popular in the US. That means that …Read More »
Lavabit, the privacy-focused secure email service, has suddenly shutdown after nearly ten years of operation. The service was notable for offering high-levels of encryption for its users, providing a level of protection not easily found elsewhere. It was also NSA …Read More »
Edward Snowden, who I’m sure we all know by now as the whistleblower that leaked the US government’s PRISM program, has his very own video game. It’s an endless runner too.
If you’ve ever played games like Temple Run or …Read More »
Google makes up 25 percent of all web traffic in USA — more than Netflix, Facebook, and Twitter combined
If someone were to tell you that on an average day, Google is responsible for around 25 percent of all consumer internet traffic in the US, would you be surprised?
There’s a good chance that at least one of your …Read More »
Because of a poorly worded bill that sought to ban internet cafes and slot machines from the state of Florida, lawmakers might have done the unthinkable: banned all computers and smartphones in the state.
Back in April of this year, …Read More »
Just one day after ads designed to promote the Moto X and its American roots were leaked, more details are beginning to surface on Google’s upcoming smartphone.
As you can see in the image above, one of the customization options …Read More »
Google has been issuing its transparency report for quite some time now, making things like the number removal requests from copyright owners and user data requests from governments freely available for anyone to peruse online. But if you’ve wondered just …Read More »
We haven’t quite seen anything out of Motorola regarding their upcoming Moto X phone besides a confirmation of its existence a few months back, but it appears that will be changing very soon. An official newspaper ad has revealed some …Read More »
The New York Times is reporting that in 2008, Skype launched a top secret program called “Project Chess.” It’s goal? To make Skype users’ calls “more readily available to intelligence agencies and law enforcement officials.”
Just to emphasize how confidential …Read More »
US government has “tapped directly into international fiber optic internet cables”, does not have direct access to tech company servers
When details on the NSA’s secret surveillance program called PRISM first emerged, much of the fear stemmed from the idea that the government had “direct access” to the servers of major tech companies like Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Apple. Many …Read More »
Facebook and Microsoft reveal NSA data request numbers in transparency reports, Google and Twitter refuse due to restrictions
More than two weeks after the NSA’s secret surveillance program, PRISM, was leaked to the world, the companies involved are understandably still taking some heat from its users. Facebook and Microsoft, however, have worked out a deal with the US …Read More »
US government accuses Apple of dodging billions of dollars in taxes, CEO Tim Cook calls for tax reform
Apple has almost $100 billion of cash offshore, and the company doesn’t pay US taxes for this large amount. They also recently took on billions in debt to buy back shares instead of bringing over money from their massive offshore …Read More »
The Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 has been passed by the US Senate. The bill gives states the authority to collect sales tax from online sellers — meaning sales-free online purchases could soon come to an end.
While the bill …Read More »
Alleged Chinese spy’s laptop found to contain porn and pirated movies, not classified information from NASA
Bo Jiang used to work for NASA. He was let go by his employer because congressman Frank Wolf of Virginia claimed that he and other Chinese engineers were a security risk. This was a statement in a press release issued …Read More »
French magazine L’Express is reporting that, last May, the computers in the offices of Nicolas Sarkozy (who was still president back then) were hacked by the “Flame” malware. This is that same malware that made headlines for being developed by …Read More »
We had earlier reported Google Nexus Q is made in USA. The details of Nexus Q were revealed at the Google I/O 2012 developers conference last week, courtesy of a “Designed and Manufactured in USA” tag at the bottom of …Read More »