Category Archives: TECHNOLOGY

Apple ‘abandons’ QuickTime on Windows

Apple has stopped producing updates for its QuickTime media player software on Windows, according to security experts. The Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) website said two vulnerabilities found in the Windows…

Microsoft sues US over secret data requests

Microsoft is suing the US government over the right to tell its users when federal agencies want access to private data. It says keeping access requests secret is against the…

Radical solutions to housing crisis

For many, a smart home is not one that has a thermostat that responds to their temperature needs, a door lock that knows they are coming up the drive, or…

Why would anyone want to buy Yahoo?

Recently, there have been more stories about Yahoo shutting bits of its business than celebrating successes. The firm’s own internet services are now valued to be worth a fraction of…

Daily Mail owner considering Yahoo bid

The owner of the Daily Mail newspaper is considering a bid for the struggling US internet company Yahoo. A spokesman told the AP news agency that discussions were “at a…

The ransomware that knows where you live

A widely distributed scam email that quoted people’s postal addresses links to a dangerous form of ransomware, according to a security researcher. Andrew Brandt, of US firm Blue Coat, contacted…

Samsung sees 10% jump in first quarter operating profit

South Korea’s Samsung Electronics is forecasting a 10% jump in operating profit for the first quarter. The world’s largest smartphone producer has said its operating profit in the January to…

Facebook lets blind people ‘see’ its photos

As the internet becomes dominated by images, Facebook is launching a system which can “read” photos and tell visually impaired people what appears in them. The internet is changing. From…

NASA is facing a climate change countdown

The concrete block perches absurdly atop a piling, elevated about 10 feet above the beach sand. Is it art? A bulky milepost? Carlton Hall pointed to the puzzling object and…

Facebook wants to crack down against hate speech on migrants

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg says the social network needs to get better at cracking down on hate speech against migrants. He identified them as a group that needed protection during a…

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