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White House defends ‘Cuban Twitter’ to stir unrest

Students gather behind a business looking for a Internet signal for their smart phones in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. (AP)

The Obama administration defended its creation of a Twitter-like Cuban communications network to undermine the communist government, declaring the secret program was “invested and debated” by Congress and wasn’t a covert operation that required White House approval.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

US secretly built ‘Cuban Twitter’ to stir unrest

In this March 11, 2014 photo, a woman uses her cellphone as she sits on the Malecon in Havana, Cuba. The U.S. Agency for International Development masterminded the creation of a "Cuban Twitter," a communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba, built with secret shell companies and financed through foreign banks, The Associated Press has learned. The project, which lasted more than two years and drew tens of thousands of subscribers, sought to evade Cuba’s stranglehold on the Internet with a primitive social media platform. AP

The U.S. government masterminded the creation of a “Cuban Twitter” — a communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba, built with secret shell companies and financed through foreign banks, The Associated Press has learned.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Microsoft stops probing Hotmail to plug leaks

Microsoft Corp. on Monday released a version of its OneNote note-taking software for Macs and added new features and a free tier for all of the software's users in moves clearly targeted at up-and-coming productivity software rival Evernote.  AFP

Microsoft on Friday scrapped a policy which allowed it to peek at Hotmail messages to plug leaks or investigate intellectual property theft.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

TV, print still key for news—US study

INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Americans might have embraced the latest gadgets but they are still partial to getting at least some of their news the old-fashioned way.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

US lags as commercial drones take off around globe

This March 12, 2014 file photo shows a drone landing after flying over the scene of an explosion that leveled two apartment buildings in East Harlem in New York. Brian Wilson, the owner, says he uses the aerial drone to document buildings, weddings and news events. The Federal Aviation Administration bars commercial use of drones no matter how seemingly benign. Officials say rules to address the special safety challenges associated with unmanned aircraft need to be in place before they can share the sky with manned aircraft and final regulations could be years away. But tempting technology and an eager marketplace are outrunning the aviation agency's best intentions. Photographers, real estate agents, moviemakers, and others are hurrying to embrace the technology. AP

A small, four-rotor drone hovered over Washington Nationals baseball players for a few days during spring training in Florida last month, taking publicity photos impossible for a human photographer to capture. But no one got the Federal Aviation Administration’s permission first.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PNP targets new pedophile ring in PH

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas/ PHOTO by JULLIANE DE JESUS/ INQUIRER.net

Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II assured on Thursday that the Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group will turn its focus on the recently uncovered pedophile syndicate victimizing Filipino girls.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Woman denies driving charge for wearing Google Glass

Cecilia Abadie wears her Google Glass as she talks with her attorney outside of traffic court Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in San Diego. AP

A US woman thought to be the first person to get a traffic ticket for wearing Google Glass pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday, her lawyer said.

Posted: December 4th, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Facebook suspect charged with murder

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A Miami man accused of fatally shooting his wife and posting a photo of her corpse on Facebook has been charged with first-degree murder.

Posted: December 3rd, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

‘Internal error’ downs NSA website—official

National Security Agency building at Fort Meade, Md. AP

The National Security Agency’s website went down Friday, but the US spy service known for hacking into computer networks blamed the outage on a technical mistake and promised to resolve it soon.

Posted: October 26th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Pentagon eyes fivefold boost of cybersecurity force–report

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta AP

The US Department of Defense has approved a fivefold expansion of its cybersecurity force over the coming years in a bid to increase its ability to defend critical computer networks, The Washington Post reported late Sunday.

Posted: January 28th, 2013 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Oracle says Java flaw will be fixed ‘shortly’

This April 23, 2007 file photo shows the Java logo at Sun Microsystems' offices in Menlo Park, Calif. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is advising people to temporarily disable the Java software on their computers to avoid potential hacking attacks. Oracle Corp. bought Java as part of a $7.3 billion acquisition of the software's creator, Sun Microsystems, in 2010. AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File

Oracle Corp. says it will soon fix a flaw in its Java software that caught the attention of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Posted: January 13th, 2013 in Apps and Softwares,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

$99 Google laptops for schools sold out

This undated photo provided by Google shows the Chromebook. AP

US teachers flocked to school-centric charity websiteDonorsChoose.org to get Google’s Chrome notebook computers made available to classrooms for just $99 each.

Posted: December 12th, 2012 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Samsung, Apple gain in US mobile market

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Samsung extended its lead as the top mobile phone maker in the US market and Apple moved into second place, an industry tracker said Friday.

Posted: December 1st, 2012 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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