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Apple Vs FBI

DOJ warns that it could compel Apple to hand over iOS source code

March 13th, 2016

The legal battle between Apple and the FBI turned ugly yesterday. In a response brief filed by the DOJ yesterday, the government said that Apple’s arguments regarding security amount to nothing more than a diversion while also accusing the company of deliberately trying to engineer products that the government has no way of accessing. One …

Netflix Vs. Cable Cord Cutters

Netflix is still hurting cable companies, but the bleeding may have slowed

March 11th, 2016

Cable companies have been losing pay TV subscribers for years but some new data suggests that they’ve at least superficially slowed the bleeding. Via DSLReports, new data from Leichtman Research indicates that cable companies only lost 345,000 pay TV subscribers in 2015. While this is certainly not ideal, we should keep in mind that cable companies lost a whopping …

ISIS Hacked Security Breach Personal Data

Intel agencies hack ISIS, score a goldmine of key information

March 11th, 2016

Intelligence agencies fighting a fierce battle against ISIS have scored a massive victory by capturing a USB drive containing personal data for 22,000 ISIS fighters. The win is akin to hacking ISIS’s “human resources” department, as the USB drive in question contains a treasure trove of information that was already verified as being genuine. A …

IBM Watson AI Robot Hilton Hotels

Watson-powered robot mans concierge position at Hilton Hotel

March 11th, 2016

Remember Watson? It’s the artificially intelligent computer from IBM that can beat Jeopardy champions and is used in cancer-related research. Well, it turns out the computer is smart enough to also man the concierge station at a Hilton Hotels, where a tiny robot will give guests directions and make recommendations to improve their stays.

MovieSwap Online Movie Sharing Legal

A brilliant plan to make online movie sharing legal

March 11th, 2016

Sharing copyrighted movies online is not legal, and rights owners are still furious about the amount of piracy out there — though many studies have shown that illegal downloads don’t cut into their bottom lines. Of course, sharing DVDs with friends and family is perfectly legal and nobody will come after you for that. What if …

Private Incognito Mode Privacy Tracking

Is your browser’s private mode actually private?

March 11th, 2016

Modern Internet browsers have private or incognito modes that let you surf the web without leaving any traces. That is, you’re not leaving any traces for anyone using the same computer once you’ve done with your session. Your searches and viewing history will not be recorded for others to see, which can be useful both …