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Drones may take Net to far corners

Apr 18, 2014

Drones may take Net to far corners

The shortest path to the Internet for some remote corners of the world may be through the skies. That is the message from U.S. tech giants seeking to spread the online gospel to hard-to-reach regions. Google took a step in that direction this week ...

Google buys solar-powered drone maker in bid to boost Net access

Apr 15, 2014

Google buys solar-powered drone maker in bid to boost Net access

Google on Monday announced that it was acquiring Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones that could be used to boost Internet access to remote areas. “It’s still early days, but atmospheric satellites could help bring Internet access to millions of people, and help ...

Apr 12, 2014

'Heartbleed' bug: How to lower the risks

The “Heartbleed” bug has caused anxiety for people and businesses. Now, it appears that the computer bug is affecting not just websites, but also networking equipment including routers, switches and firewalls. The extent of the damage caused by the Heartbleed is unknown. The security ...

Apr 12, 2014

White House, spy agencies deny NSA exploited 'Heartbleed' bug

The White House and U.S. intelligence agencies said on Friday that neither the National Security Agency nor any other part of the government was aware before this month of the “Heartbleed” bug, denying a report that the spy agency exploited the glitch in widely ...

'Heartbleed' computer bug threat spreads to firewalls and beyond

Apr 11, 2014

'Heartbleed' computer bug threat spreads to firewalls and beyond

Hackers could crack email systems, security firewalls and possibly mobile phones through the “Heartbleed” computer bug, according to security experts who warned on Thursday that the risks extended beyond just Internet servers. The widespread bug surfaced late on Monday, when it was disclosed that ...

Apr 9, 2014

'Heartbleed' bug undoes Web encryption, exposes private data

A newly discovered bug in widely used Web encryption technology has made data on many of the world’s major websites vulnerable to theft by hackers in what experts say is one of the most serious security flaws uncovered in recent years. The finding of ...

The Internet's grumpiest cat hits her terrible twos

Apr 5, 2014

The Internet's grumpiest cat hits her terrible twos

Watch out world, Grumpy Cat has hit her terrible twos. The top dog in Internet cat stardom, known for her downward smile and bugged-out baby blues, spent her birthday Friday touring New York City with an entourage worthy of Hollywood. And Hollywood is where ...

Another Apple-Samsung skirmish heads to court

Mar 31, 2014

Another Apple-Samsung skirmish heads to court

The fiercest rivalry in the world of smartphones is heading back to court this week in the heart of the Silicon Valley, with Apple and Samsung accusing each other, once again, of ripping off designs and features. The trial will mark the latest round ...

The 'golden age' of encryption?

Mar 29, 2014

The 'golden age' of encryption?

Investors are pumping millions of dollars into encryption as unease about data security drives a rising need for ways to keep unwanted eyes away from personal and corporate information. Major data breaches at Target and other retailers have made data security a boardroom issue ...

Another year, another buck for Google co-founders

Mar 29, 2014

Another year, another buck for Google co-founders

Google paid co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin their customary $1 salaries last year while Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt’s compensation more than doubled to $19.3 million. Most of Schmidt’s raise stemmed from stock grants valued at $11.4 million. Google issued them to make up ...