Is there such a thing as online privacy? 7 essential reads

By The Conversation. Who’s sharing your secrets? Antonio Guillem/Shutterstock Over the course of 2017, people in the U.S. and around the world became increasingly concerned about how their digital data are transmitted, stored and analyzed. As news broke that every Yahoo email account had been compromised, as well as the financial information of nearly every adult… Please follow and like us:

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Broadcom moves to unseat Qualcomm board, escalates takeover fight

Singapore-based computer chip maker Broadcom stepped up its battle for rival Qualcomm on Monday, proposing a new slate of board members for the US firm to back a $130 billion hostile bid. Broadcom, which has signaled its plan to reincorporate in the United States, said the effort to replace the Qualcomm board members is aimed at… Please follow and like us:

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Black Friday Sales Improve From Previous Years

Black Friday called for retailers to boast off an abundant of discounts and doorbuster deals to attract shoppers as they began holiday shopping, but the real action took place online instead of in brick-and-mortar stores. A rise in online sales helped to bring about one of the best turnouts for the annual shopping day in the… Please follow and like us:

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31 ways to optimize your smartphone

Be ready for anything life throws your way. Isn’t she lovely? Rodion Kutsaev via Unsplash Studies show that we’re spending half our waking hours with our smartphones, and it’s clear that the devices have changed how we interact with our world. So why not optimize your device to get yourself a easier, more productive, more relaxing… Please follow and like us:

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China-US companies’ deals signed during Trump’s visit to China

Business leaders shake hands during a meeting with US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Nov 9, 2017. [Photo/VCG] Chinese and US companies signed 34 deals worth $253.5 billion during US President Donald Trump’s state visit to China. These deals involved energy, the chemical industry,… Please follow and like us:

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Why Samsung Invested In Chinese AI Startup

It was found out over the weekend that Samsung Electronics apparently invested in a Chinese artificial intelligence startup called DeePhi Tech in August. Industry sources are now claiming that the South Korean company’s move was likely due to political consideration. In an interview with The Korea Herald, one industry source disclosed that Samsung made a big… Please follow and like us:

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Why don’t big companies keep their computer systems up-to-date?

By Douglas C. Schmidt, Professor of Engineering, Computer Science and Computer Engineering, Vanderbilt University and Jules White, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Vanderbilt University. It’s not so easy to keep up with technology. alphaspirit/Shutterstock.com The Equifax hack, exposing 143 million people’s personal data to unknown cybercriminals starting in March but not made public until mid-September, was… Please follow and like us:

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The ‘internet of things’ is sending us back to the Middle Ages

By Joshua A.T. Fairfield, Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University. Is this our relationship to tech companies now? Queen Mary Master Internet-enabled devices are so common, and so vulnerable, that hackers recently broke into a casino through its fish tank. The tank had internet-connected sensors measuring its temperature and cleanliness. The hackers got into the… Please follow and like us:

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Future Smartphones Might Have AI-Based Chipsets

Huawei has unveiled an artificial intelligence based chipset — the Kirin 970 which would be featured in its upcoming Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro smartphones. The company claims that its processor will outperform offerings from major smartphone companies such as Samsung and Apple. “Compared with Samsung and Apple, we have advantages. Users are in for… Please follow and like us:

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Samsung And Apple’s Race To Smartphone Supremacy

Samsung and Apple have been rivals ever since they debuted their first devices, a decade ago. Over the years, they have sued each other but also worked with each other — Samsung has supplied the hardware for many Apple iPhones over the years. Both companies have had a strong 2017 — Apple has become the most… Please follow and like us:

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China moves closer to cashless society

BEIJING — Although it is the first time Laura Primiceri has visited China, the British woman has quickly adapted to cashless life in Beijing. She was aware of the prevalence of China’s mobile payment before her arrival in February and downloaded WeChat and Alipay, the two most popular mobile payment services in China. “I use them… Please follow and like us:

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Apple’s Podcasts App Update Could Change Podcast Advertising

While podcasts have been a boon for independent and legacy media outlets, the technical side of areas like analytics and advertising have generally been more makeshift. But soon, it’ll be easier for podcast creators to know who’s listening to their shows. Apple will release an updated version of the Podcasts app that will provide in-depth listener… Please follow and like us:

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Your iPhone’s Mobile Data Can Be Turned off Without Passcode, Using Siri

Apple’s voice assistant, Siri, lets other people access your iPhone, surpass the passcode protection and turn off cellular data, a user said Friday. iPhone users can access Siri from their lockscreen and with the voice assistant embedded into many apps and services on the phone, this relatively minor bug might be an indication of bigger vulnerabilities.… Please follow and like us:

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Apple’s Claims That Hacking Tools Are Outdated Is False, Whistleblower Site Says

WikiLeaks denied Sunday its release of CIA hacking tools was outdated and insisted many of the #Vault7 tools are from last year. WikiLeaks tweeted claims the hacking tools will not work on newer Apple products are false. Earlier, WikiLeaks called Apple’s statement “duplicitous.” Read: CIA Hacking Tools For Macs, iPhones Revealed WikiLeaks has been slowly releasing… Please follow and like us:

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How to back up and protect your data from old smartphones, tablets, and computers

Everything you need to do before selling or recycling your devices Oliur Rahman/Unsplash Don’t ditch your old phone until you’ve followed these steps. If you’re getting rid of your old laptop, smartphone, tablet or other gadget—we’ve previously covered some of the best recycling options—there are steps you need to take before parting with your unwanted hardware… Please follow and like us:

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