While users housing content on the troubled Megaupload site were given a two-week reprieve, one of its co-founders is having less luck. Kim Dotcom has lost his appeal for bail, with prosecutors fearing that he would flee from New Zealand and return to his native Germany, possibly making him safe from extradition.
Recent world events have gotten many tech companies concerned about security and privacy. Some of them have scrambled to add, enhance, or even enforce security measures like encryption while governments and their leaders, like Cameron and now Obama , have scrambled to have them blocked or at the very least weakened.
It's been in the pipeline formore than a yearnow, but finally Kim Dotcom's Mega is ready to share its encrypted chat service with the world. 'MEGAchat' is pretty light on features -- it's basically just audio and video calls right now -- but the famous Megaupload founder says text chat and video conferencingare on the way.
Five years ago, the global financial system was rocked by the “flash crash,” 15 minutes of chaos that shook the world’s biggest markets and prompted investors both big and small to question how such a vital part of the economy could be brought to its knees.
But Ma’s success didn’t just fall from the sky. He grew up poor and was rejected from dozens of jobs before fighting his way to founding one of the largest internet companies in the world. Now Ma wants to help others replicate his success. In order to do so, Ma’s deploying a pretty unique strategy.
Yahoo is a troubled company with a tumultuous history . Annual revenues aren't growing and they haven't for years. It's under siege from activist investor Jeff Smith of Starboard Ventures. A couple of weeks ago it went through a "restructuring" that cost between 100 and 200 people their jobs . Because of all this chaos, Yahoo can be a hard place to work.
Apple CEO Tim Cook says he always knew Google Glass would be a failure.in a New Yorker profile on design vice presidentthis week. In it, Cook mentions Google's troubled venture and says he "always thought it would flop."Here's the New Yorker excerpt in which Cook comments on Google Glass:To Ive, then unaware of Google's plans, "the obvious and right place" for such a thing was the wrist.
If you're on the move or struggling to gain control of the TV remote in your living room, the BBC's iPlayer apps are an easy way to watch its live programming. The problem, until now, has been that the mobile apps would only let you stream the England-specific versions of BBC One and BBC Two.
Ad tech company Rocket Fuel has rejected a $350 million takeover bid for the company made by rival firm Gravity4. In a letter to Gravity4's founder and CEO Gurbaksh Chahal, Rocket Fuel's interim chief executive officer Monte Zweben wrote said the offer was not "credible.""We are in receipt of your letter datedMay 7, 2015regarding your proposal to acquire Rocket Fuel.
was convicted of all seven counts including trafficking drugs on the Internet, narcotics-trafficking conspiracy, running a continuing criminal enterprise, computer-hacking conspiracy and money-laundering conspiracy, according to Bloomberg.
Ulbricht's lawyers tried to get out of money laundering charges last year by claiming that Bitcoin, the digital currency used to purchase goods on Silk Road, is not real money. TheBitcoins carry value — that is their purpose and function — and act as a medium of exchange."This decision to equate bitcoins with real currency could subject the digital cash to a whole host of new laws.
TheBlackshades spying hack groupmay have come crashing down with a bang last year, but its alleged leader is going considerably more quietly. Alex Yucel haspleaded guiltyto charges that he distributed Blackshades' remote control tool, which let creeps eavesdrop on webcams, track keyboard strokes and hold computers for ransom. Whether or not he faces a stiff penalty is still up in the air, however.
Backpacks are handy when traveling. They allow you to carry things on your back, leaving your hands free to pull other luggage. Better still, the TSA or security checkpoint friendly backpacks make getting through security with your laptop and other devices quick and painless (relatively speaking).
The licence fee that funds most of the BBC's programming has long beena contentious issuein the UK. For some, it's a safeguard for the broadcaster's most valuable work, while for others it's an increasingly outdated and unfair tax, penalising those who only want to watch other channels.
Two years ago, the Obama administration announced a new strategy to curb online espionage.The five-point strategy came after a 2013 article in The New York Times about how the newspaper had been breached by Chinese hackers. The Times, working with a security company, also concluded that thousands of other American companies had been hacked bya Chinese military unit in Shanghai.
Hello! Here's what you need to know for Friday. 1. French prosecutors believe the co-pilot on the Germanwings flight that crashed in France locked the captain out of he cockpit and crashed the plane on purpose 2.
The first poster for "Game of Thrones" season 5 has been unveiled. The official artwork shows Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) overlooking the prow of a boat as he is overshadowed by one of the fearsome dragons belonging to Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clark).
When you're using emojis and stickers when sending messages to your loved ones, haven't you had that moment when you thought to yourself, "Hey, we need more stickers about _______!" or "Hey, I can come up with better stickers than this!" Well, a new update to messaging app Telegram will actually give you the chance to do just that.
In a bid to free up the time that police and prosecutors spend dealing with low level traffic offenses like speeding, the government has decided it's time to utilise the internet. The Ministry of Justice announced today that it will allow UK motorists who have been charged with a minor offence to submit their plea via its new "Make A Plea" website.