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Apple locks itself out of devices with passwords

In a Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, file photo, a person stands near the Apple logo at the company's store in Grand Central Terminal, in New York. Apple will show off its newest products Sept. 9, 2014. The iPhone and iPad maker set the date in invitations mailed Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, to reporters and others who typically come to see the unveiling of Apple's latest twists on technology. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Apple has tightened its technological security so not even the company can pry into a password-protected iPhone or iPad, a move meant to reassure the millions of people who are increasingly storing vital pieces of their lives on the devices.

Posted: September 19th, 2014 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

DoST launches Internet infra to protect netizens from cybercrime

SCREENGRAB from www.dost.gov.ph

With 9 of 10 Internet users falling prey to cyber criminals, the Department of Science and Technology (DoST) has started an initiative that will enable netizens to be safe from online poseurs and avail of government services faster.

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Smartphone bomb? Airports tighten watch

In this Jan. 20, 2012, file photo, passengers queue up for a security check at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, China. The Transportation Security Administration is requiring passengers at some overseas airports that offer US-bound flights to power on their electronic devices, the agency said Sunday, July 6, 2014. It says devices that won’t power up won’t be allowed on planes, and those travelers may have to undergo additional screening.  AP PHOTO/EUGENE HOSHIKO

The “underwear bomber” is now in jail. Then airport security people began fretting about passengers’ shoes. What’s next? Now, they are worrying about smartphones.

Posted: July 8th, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Tweet self-propagates through TweetDeck

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A tweet containing a snippet of computer code propagated itself through Twitter Wednesday by taking advantage of a security flaw in the company’s TweetDeck application.

Posted: June 12th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Security flaw takes down Twitter’s TweetDeck

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Twitter said Wednesday it briefly took down its popular TweetDeck application to view and manage messages because of a security flaw, which prompted some calls to stop using the program.

Posted: June 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Social Media | Read More »

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