In the wake of a serious hacking, a US health insurer has resolved a problem with government watchdogs snuffling around a huge data leak by banning them from its networks.
Anthem Healthcare lost more than 80 million patient records raising a slight question about what it does about security. more»
A tech support scammer managed to present two different types of fail by losing his temper with the person he was trying to rip off.
Tech support normally requires the patience of Job and the art of being a scammer involves convincing another person that you really are who you claim. more»
Although Iran makes a big deal of its censorship policies and is even talking about building its own internet to keep the western riff-raff out, it seems to be ignoring a booming anti-censorship market.
Apparently there is so much money involved that the same government authorities that do the censoring then turn around and allow the sale of censorship-beating software to make a bit of cash. more»
The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell of a yarn which claims that Apple wants to get into the automotive industry and make self-driving cars named after legendary nightmares.
Apparently, the numbers people have looked up the numbers and concluded that there is a gap in the market for outrageously priced cars which need to be replaced every year because some ridiculously trivial “update” has been added. more»
The insurance industry is in danger of falling behind other companies because it is not interested in the latest digital technology.
Reuters reported that while some insurers are using developments such as telematics, or social media sources, to increase the amount of information they have about customers to reduce claims and make insurance cheaper for all most are luddite laggers. more»
The competition between LG and Samsung appears to have taken an ugly turn with the arrest of a senior LG manager on a charge of deliberately damaging Samsung products.
An LG Electronics spokeswoman confirmed on Sunday that Jo Seong-jin and two other employees have been indicted by local prosecutors. more»
The shy and retired former Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer has been quietly supporting Microsoft’s new Windows 10 software in his usual understated manner.
Last week after the Windows 10 event Ballmer expressed his continued love for the company, despite the fact he was forbidden to take to the stage and bounce anymore. more»
Samsung thinks that more people will be interested in buying its OLED TVs which spy on you and tell advertisers your doings.
The outfit has announced that it plans to write a cheque for $3.6 billion into making organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels. more»
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who is trying to position himself as a master of tech, has made a serious of blunders almost as inspired and clever as his brother’s.
Bush touts his technical prowess, referring to himself as “The eGovernor” for how easy it was to email with him when he was in office. more»
It seems that the British chip designer ARM has done a lot better than the cocaine nose-jobs of Wall Street have predicted.
ARM posted a 25 percent rise in fourth-quarter profit, ahead of expectations, helped by a strong year end in companies licensing its technology and growing royalty revenues. more»
Big Blue is warning that millions of people using dating apps on company smartphones could be exposing their employers to hacking, spying and theft.
IBM security researchers said 26 of 41 dating apps they analysed on Google Android mobile platform had medium or high severity vulnerabilities. more»
It is looking like President Barack Obama’s “Big Data” privacy plans might get through the Republican controlled Congress.
He has proposed action on a series of laws to address “Big Data” concerns, but most have not gone anywhere when many corporations want to collect data to sell products, and are telling their paid politicians to vote them down. more»
Paypal executive Don Kingsborough, who helped get the outfit to move into physical retail stores, stepped down in January.
Kingsborough was instrumental in PayPal’s attempts to push innovations such as in-store ordering and pickup and physical-checkout payment at chains.
His exit comes as the company competes with the likes of fast-growing startup Square to get its payments system adopted in more retail chains across the United States. more»
BT has finalised its deal to buy EE from Orange and Deutsche Telekom for £12.5 billion.
According to the International Business Times , the deal, is to be officially completed by the end of the year, will be settled in cash and shares. more»
Despite a miserable year for the smartphone industry, Lenovo managed to do rather well and saw its third quarter revenue rise 31 percent to $14.1 billion.
This beat what the cocaine nose-jobs of Wall Street expected as its mobile division sales more than doubled following its acquisition of Motorola. more»