Big Blue is telling the world+dog that 2014 was its breakthrough year for its cloud computing business.
IBM said it will expand the number of data centres it offers clients around the world by 25 percent to meet fast-rising demand for internet-based services. more»
When it comes to winning a war which does not involve flinging bullets at the enemy, flying high tech-drones, or cruise missiles, it seems that the US is hopeless.
After the FBI identified that the Sony hack was caused by North Korean cyber warriors who were miffed about a comedy film which involved North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Sony immediately surrendered and pulled the flick “The Interview” from distribution. more»
The fruity cargo cult Apple has managed to fall foul of Canada over the way that it used its market power to kill off rivals.
The Federal Court of Canada agreed to order Apple’s Canadian subsidiary to turn over documents to the Competition Bureau to help investigate whether Apple unfairly used its control of suppliers to kill off competition. more»
More than half of traffic on the World Wide Web is mostly created by robots reporting on the activities of humans.
According to security outfit Incapsula in 2014, bots roaming the internet represented 56 percent of total web traffic. This is a decrease from 2013, when bots represented 61.5 percent of total internet traffic. more»
Cybercriminals behind the TorrentLocker malware may have earned as much as $585,000 over several months from 39,000 PC infections.
But apparently more than 9,000 of the victims were from Australia thanks to a poisoned website which claimed to be the Australia Post newspaper. more»
The Sony hacking has revealed that Snapchat, and its CEO Evan Spiegel might have been involved in trying to get himself some lucrative deals involving secondary shares in the company.
According to Business Insider the inbox of Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton was exposed by the hackers. more»
Sony has been sued by two former employees for failing to protect their personal data during the recent mega-hack of the company.
The former employees say the movie studio of failed to protect Social Security numbers, healthcare records, salaries and other data from computer hackers. more»
OnePlus is about to see its products banned in India after a ruling by the Delhi High Court that has prohibited the company from importing, marketing and selling its flagship device.
Local manufacturer Micromax that says OnePlus is infringing on the former’s exclusive deal with Cyanogen to make the Yu series of smartphones running on CyanogenMod, with the first device slated to launch tomorrow. more»
US carrier Verizon really does not understand why people want end-to-end encryption on their phone lines.
The outfit just announced that it is bringing in an expensive service which guarantees security by providing the sort of encryption on the line which users want following the Edward Snowden revelations. more»
BT has confirmed it will acquire EE in a move that will scare the beejeesus out of the UK mobile market.
Buying EE will give BT the biggest 4G network in the UK which it is says will complement its fibre network. more»
After years of ignoring warnings from experts, companies and individuals started to take security more seriously after the Snowden leaks, according to a new survey.
More than 39 per cent have taken steps to protect their online privacy and security because of spying revelations by one-time NSA employee Edward Snowden, according to the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). more»
The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn which claims that Apple is now back in love with Samsung and the pair have produced a new monstrous off-spring called the A9 chip.
According to the Korean IT News Samsung Electronics has begun production of ‘A9,’ the application processor for Apple’s next-generation smartphone. more»
Emails found by hackers turning over Sony have revealed a cunning plan by Sony’s TV and movie division to flood pirate sites with fake files.
The plan was to circulate a fake version of a television show on torrent sites but instead of a full file it was just going to promote the real show and explain where to buy content. more»
Search engine outfit Google could face fines of up to $18.6 million if it does not stop violating the privacy of internet users in the Netherlands, the Dutch data protection agency warned.
The DPA said that Google is breaching the country’s data protection act by using people’s private information such as browsing history and location data to target them with customised ads. more»
A former iTunes engineer told a federal antitrust case he was involved in a project “intended to block 100 per cent of non-iTunes clients” and “keep out third-party players” that competed with Apple’s iPod.
Plaintiffs subpoenaed the engineer, Rod Schultz, to show that Apple tried to suppress rivals to iTunes and iPods. more»