Jeb Bush commits major security blunder exposing volumes of PII

Presidential hopeful wanted to showcase transparency, but mistakenly exposed personally identifiable information (PII), including names and Social Security Numbers in email dump. Jeb Bush may make a presidential run in 2016, but the Republican politician has already make a glaring faux pas, ironically compromising the privacy of some his supporters and critics alike in a […]

Solar power to fuel Apple for 25 years

Apple Inc’s deal to buy nearly $1 billion of power from a massive First Solar Inc plant could be the first of a stampede of contracts driven by the looming change in a solar tax incentive that makes such projects particularly attractive. Together with a sharp drop in the cost of solar power and corporate […]

Facebook under fire for targeting Palestinians with Israeli settlement ads

American social network Facebook is facing a new backlash after Palestinian Facebook users complained of seeing “promoted” posts that advertised homes in Israeli settlements. The Washington Post was sent screenshots of the sponsored advertisements, which were in Hebrew and appeared to show relatively luxurious homes. When asked how the advertisements ended up reaching Palestinians, a […]

FBI steps in following ISIS takeover of Newsweek

The FBI is investigating the hijacking of Newsweek’s Twitter feed Tuesday by pro-Islamic hackers in which a threat was made to President Barack Obama’s family, the White House said. White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters that “this particular intrusion is one that is already being investigated by the FBI,” without elaborating. Newsweek said the […]

UK moves toward 3 parent babies

Britain moved Tuesday toward allowing scientists to create humans from the DNA of three people. The technology aims to liberate future generations from inherited diseases, but critics say it crosses a fundamental scientific boundary and could lead to “designer babies.” The U.K.’s House of Commons voted 382-178 in favor of legislation to license these experiments. […]

Hackers in Lebanon at the front lines of cyberattack on Free Syrian Army

Hackers in Lebanon with alleged ties to Hezbollah and the pro-Assad regime have stolen military information, political information, refugee personal information, and information on humanitarian activities and financing, according to FireEye, a US cyber security company. Data stolen includes over 7 gigabytes of sensitive data, over 31,000 conversations, over 12,000 contacts and nearly a quarter […]

Snowden thinks iPhone has a feature that allows government to spy on you

Edward Snowden, the infamous former contractor for the National Security Agency who leaked thousands of pages of previously classified NSA intelligence documents, reportedly thinks that Apple’s iPhone has “special software” that authorities can activate remotely to be able to gather information about the user. “Edward never uses an iPhone; he’s got a simple phone,” said […]

Google’s Chairman Eric Schmidt: The Internet Will Disappear

Google’s Chairman, Eric Schmidt, rather caused a few heads to explode at the World Economic Forum at Davos when he said that the internet will disappear. No, don’t worry, he’s not arguing that our vital supply of cat pictures is about to disappear. Rather, he’s making a useful point about the economics of technologies as […]

Apple approves ‘Je Suis Charlie’ app in record time

Apple has been feeling the #jesuischarlie solidarity lately. After publicly supporting the movement protesting the terrorist attacks on the Charlie Hebdo offices last, week, Apple has since approved a ‘Je Suis Charlie’ app for sale on the App Store, just one hour after the developers emailed CEO Tim Cook. The “Je Suis Charlie” app allows […]