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Apr 27, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: Comcast made it official on Friday morning, formally withdrawing its plans to acquire Time Warner Cable in a $45 billion deal. News of the decision had emerged late Thursday when Bloomberg News reported about it. Comcast and Time Warner Cable representatives had declined to comment on Thursday, but on Friday confirmed the decision to ...

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Apr 25, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

WASHINGTON — Some of President Obama’s email correspondence was swept up by Russian hackers last year in a breach of the White House’s unclassified computer system that was far more intrusive and worrisome than has been publicly acknowledged, according to senior American officials briefed on the investigation. The hackers, who also got deeply into the State ...

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Apr 14, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

BRUSSELS — Europe’s antitrust regulator has decided to file formal charges against Google Inc. for violating the bloc’s antitrust laws, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, stepping up a five-year investigation that is set to become the biggest competition battle in Brussels since the European Union’s pursuit of Microsoft Corp. a decade ...

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Apr 9, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via DAILY MAIL: When President Barack Obama dined with a dozen technology business leaders in California four years ago, it was Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt who sat at the head of the table. Obama sat on one side, between the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and Facebook pioneer Mark Zuckerberg, but the place of honor was ...

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Mar 30, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via NY POST: It’s 2020. The New England Patriots, winners of six straight Super Bowls, are having yet another routine meeting with the Commissioner’s Office. Deputy NFL Commissioner Tom Brady and his chief of staff, Rob Gronkowski, OK a rule change that forgives the Patriots for illegally taping other teams and deflating football over the preceding years. ...

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Mar 25, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Mar 24, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

WASHINGTON — As the federal government was wrapping up its antitrust investigation of Google Inc., company executives had a flurry of meetings with top officials at the White House and Federal Trade Commission, the agency running the probe. Google co-founder Larry Page met with FTC officials to discuss settlement talks, according to visitor logs and emails ...

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Mar 24, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via FORD: Could this spell the end for speeding tickets? March 23, 2015 Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on emailShare on pinterest_shareMore Sharing Services3 Breaking the speed limit is not something we always do on purpose. All the same, it can be costly in terms of fines, and driving bans, as well as playing a significant role in many ...

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Mar 19, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via Nextgov.com At 11:23 a.m. on Thursday, 150,980 people -- more than the population of Alexandria, Virginia -- were browsing U.S. federal websites. Five thousand of them visited an IRS.gov page called "Where's my Refund?" Another 2,091 were checking forecasts on Weather.gov. These stats come from a new dashboard tracking user behavior on federal websites -- ...

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Mar 17, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

SAN FRANCISCO — The growing effort to get more African Americans and Hispanics to join tech companies or start their own is hitting the road, pushing beyond Silicon Valley into the rest of the nation. Google is backing a new pilot program from CODE2040 in three cities. Starting this year in Chicago, Austin and Durham, N.C., ...

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Feb 15, 2015 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from CNS: The San Francisco Chronicle reported today that the chief executives of Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Yahoo declined an invitation from the White House to have a private lunch with the president when he visited the Bay Area this weekend. Obama visited California to hold a cybersecurity summit at Stanford University. The Chronicle reported: ...

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Jan 20, 2015 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from Tech World: If you find lifelike robots unnerving, try attending a news conference held by a pair of androids. That was the scene on Tuesday in Tokyo when the androids Kodomoroid and Otonaroid introduced a new pair of communication robots developed by an Osaka-based company, Vstone, and its partners. Sota and CommU, each about 30cm ...

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Jan 12, 2015 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from USA Today: The Twitter and YouTube accounts of the Pentagon's command for its forces in the Middle East were hacked Monday, according to U.S. Central Command. The command's Twitter and YouTube sites "were compromised for approximately 30 minutes," a statement released by CENTCOM said. "These sites reside on commercial, non-Defense Department servers, and both ...

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Jan 11, 2015 No Comments ›› Helen Wheels

Hacktivist group “Anonymous” posted a video Thursday in response to the Paris attacks. Calling it #OpCharlieHebdo, they also posted a statement summarizing the points made in the video as well: Never attack the media Message to the enemy of the freedom of speech. January 7, 2015, freedom ...

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Dec 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from GotNews: Multiple police, FBI, cyber analyst sources are confirming that the focus of the FBI’s investigation has moved from North Korea to Los Angeles. A LAPD officer and FBI agent confirmed that the Bureau is no longer looking at a North Korean angle for the Sony leak but have moved to an insider group ...

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Dec 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Shannon Silver

Excerpted from The Hill: The FBI will hear evidence on Monday that six individuals, including one or more former employees, were behind the cyberattack on Sony Pictures. The bureau has publicly blamed North Korea for sponsoring the attack, but security experts have since questioned the official story, arguing they cannot find a solid link between ...

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Dec 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

BEIJING — The Chinese government appears to have blocked the ability of people in China to gain access to Google’s email service through third-party email clients, which many Chinese and foreigners had been relying on to use their Gmail accounts after an earlier blocking effort by officials, according to Internet analysts and users in China. The ...

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Dec 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Shannon Silver

Excerpted from The Los Angeles Times: Sony's decision to stream the controversial comedy "The Interview" has upended the often fractious relationship between Silicon Valley's biggest Internet company and Hollywood's film industry. Google has repeatedly clashed with major studios over the piracy of films, which can be readily viewed and downloaded online. In fact, leaked emails ...

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Nov 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is scooping up data from thousands of cellphones through fake communications towers deployed on airplanes, a high-tech hunt for criminal suspects that is snagging a large number of innocent Americans, according to people familiar with the operations. The U.S. Marshals Service program, which became fully functional around 2007, operates Cessna aircraft ...

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Oct 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via FREE BEACON: The National Science Foundation (NSF) project designed to track “misinformation” on Twitter has removed portions of its website that monitored political users, including conservatives who used the “tcot” hashtag. “Truthy,” the nearly $1 million research project being conducted by the University of Indiana, has redesigned its website following the Washington Free Beacon’s initial report ...

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Oct 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via TIME: Roughly 10 years from now we will see the End of Human Driving — a seminal moment of the first half of the 21st century. I’m guessing my young sons will not need to learn how to drive This Influencer post originally appeared on LinkedIn. Sam Shank shares his thoughts as part of LinkedIn’s Influencer ...

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Oct 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

WASHINGTON — Federal officials warned companies Monday that hackers have stolen more than 500 million financial records over the past 12 months, essentially breaking into banks without ever entering a building. "We're in a day when a person can commit about 15,000 bank robberies sitting in their basement," said Robert Anderson, executive assistant director of the ...

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Oct 20, 2014 Comments Off on Scary Times: People Merging With Machines Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from THE TELEGRAPH: an Burkhart concentrated hard. A thick cable protruded from the crown of his shaven head. A sleeve sprouting wires enveloped his right arm. The 23 - year-old had been paralysed from the neck down since a diving accident four years ago. But, in June this year, in a crowded room ...

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Oct 18, 2014 Comments Off on Facebook Demands DEA Stop Using Fake Profile Pages To Conduct Investigations Ayala Chaviva

Via FOX NEWS: Facebook has a message for the Drug Enforcement Administration: we don’t like what you’re doing on our website. The social networking giant said in a letter Friday it wants assurances that the federal agency is no longer using fake profile pages to conduct investigations. The letter was in response to a New York woman's ...

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Oct 8, 2014 Comments Off on Democrats..The Party Of Dumbasses: Possible 2016 Dem Martin O’Malley Says Wi-Fi Is ‘A Human Right’ Ayala Chaviva

Via BALLOT BOX: Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, a potential Democratic White House contender, said in an interview published Wednesday that "Wi-Fi is a human right." O'Malley, a two-term governor who has fundraised vigorously for Democrats running in midterms races this year, said in an interview with CNN that he can relate to his 20-something daughters. "I am noticing ...

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