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Meanwhile in China: Surveillance required on public Wi-Fi

Every once in a while, something in China that sounds like it came out of a dystopian movie catches my attention.China’s great surveillance machine seems to know no bounds. China has already cracked down on unauthorized VPN use. Last month, we l.....»»

Category: securitySource:  networkworldApr 18th, 2017

Hacked smart devices double as surveillance tools, new research finds

Hackers can turn smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs into surveillance tools by hacking the devices and accessing their microphones, according to a new study out of the University of Washington The post Hacked smart devices double as surveillance too.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News2 hr. 24 min. ago

I was one of the first humans to see a solar eclipse in virtual reality

No special filtered glasses required to stare at the Sun in a Gear VR headset. Enlarge / Look all you want... in VR, this kind of view of the Sun is completely safe to stare at. I've been told that being present for a total eclipse of the Sun.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News2 hr. 40 min. ago

Meeting and Hotel Booking Provider"s Data Found in Public Amazon S3 Bucket

Leaks of personal and business information from unsecured Amazon S3 buckets are piling up. From a report: The latest belongs to Groupize, a Boston-area business that sells tools to manage small group meetings as well as a booking engine that handles.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News4 hr. 16 min. ago

This leak could be your first look at Android O

The leaked photograph depicts a bird-shaped Android Mascot with an animated Oreo cookie at its heart. Meanwhile, another source claims that the upcoming Android version would be named Orellete, a Canadian Pastry. Renowned tipster Evan Blass has.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated News5 hr. 32 min. ago

Cisco brings its SDN to Amazon, Microsoft and Google’s public cloud

Today Cisco announced it is developing a way to integrate its software defined networking product named Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) with public cloud infrastructure from Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.B.....»»

Category: networkSource:  networkworldRelated News6 hr. 16 min. ago

UK.gov To Treat Online Abuse as Seriously as Hate Crime in Real Life

The UK's Crown Prosecution Service has pledged to tackle online abuse with the same seriousness as it does hate crimes committed in the flesh. From a report: Following public concern about the increasing amount of racist, anti-religious, homophobic a.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News7 hr. 48 min. ago

Redmi 4A now has an elder sibling, but only in China

Chinese major, Xiaomi today rolled out Redmi Note 5A with impressive entry-level hardware and metal body. Xiaomi today launched the Redmi Note 5A at an event in China. The Redmi Note 5A can be considered as a successor of the Redmi 4A or a tone.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated News8 hr. 24 min. ago

Personal bodyguard app to launch in northeast China

A mobile application is set to launch in northeast China for people seeking that VIP touch......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated News11 hr. 40 min. ago

Bike-sharing scheme Ofo rides into Seattle with 1,000 bicycles

Bike-sharing scheme Ofo lets you leave your bike anywhere once your ride's done. Popular in China, the company has just launched in Seattle with 1,000 bikes dotted around the city. The post Bike-sharing scheme Ofo rides into Seattle with 1,000 bicycl.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News12 hr. 24 min. ago

On Technology: How Hate Groups Forced Online Platforms to Reveal Their True Nature

Internet companies annexed much of our public sphere, playacting as little democracies — a charade they gave up last week......»»

Category: topSource:  nytRelated News14 hr. 8 min. ago

Bike-sharing scheme ‘ofo’ rides into Seattle with 1,000 bicycles

Bike-sharing scheme ofo lets you leave your bike anywhere once your ride's done. Popular in China, the company has just launched in Seattle with 1,000 bikes dotted around the city. The post Bike-sharing scheme ‘ofo’ rides into Seattle wit.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News16 hr. 32 min. ago

Xiaomi To Launch Redmi Note 5A In China Today

Following the success of smartphones under the Redmi 4 series, the Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi is all set to unveil its first smartphone under the Redmi 5 series, dubbed as the Redmi Note 5A in its homeland. The launch event was confirmed by the comp.....»»

Category: topSource:  techtreeRelated News18 hr. 16 min. ago

China July PV installation estimated at 10.5GWp

The PV power stations and distributed systems completed and on grid in China in July 2017 had an estimated total installation capacity of 10.5GWp, according to China Electricity Council (CEC)......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News19 hr. 0 min. ago

Article: Influencers Are Big in China, but Influencer Marketing Is Underutilized

Josh Steimle, founder and CEO of international digital marketing agency MWI, explains why more brands in China should use influencer marketing......»»

Category: internetSource:  emarketerRelated News19 hr. 24 min. ago

Article: As China Tries to Go Cashless, Government Casts a Wary Eye

Mobile payment systems like Alipay and WeChat Pay are heralding the death of cash in China, but in doing so risk drawing the ire of the government......»»

Category: internetSource:  emarketerRelated News19 hr. 24 min. ago

China"s Great Wall sets sights on Jeep

China's Great Wall Motor told Automotive News it is interested in buying the Jeep brand and has reached out to FCA to see whether a deal can be negotiated......»»

Category: autoSource:  autonewsRelated News19 hr. 47 min. ago

The Hitman"s Bodyguard Is No. 1 at Weekend Box Office

Meanwhile, Logan Lucky had the lowest wide release of Steven Soderbergh's career when adjusted for inflation. Despite garnering an overwhelmingly negative reception from critics, The Hitman's Bodyguard exceeded expectations, placing first in it.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated NewsAug 20th, 2017

Let’s review some of tech’s big second quarter financial stories

 Now that the second-quarter “earnings season” — when all of the biggest public tech companies spill their financial guts to the public — is over, and it was filled with a lot of weird stories that seemed a little outside.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  crunchgearRelated NewsAug 20th, 2017

The Daily Stormer was back online for a quick second

 Neo-Nazi site The Daily Stormer is running out of options to stay online. There has been a public outcry against tech companies helping websites, such as The Daily Stormer. On August 18th, the team behind The Daily Stormer found a way to put th.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsAug 20th, 2017

Nokia 8 Hopes To Outshine Apple and Samsung with the "Bothie"

Nokia has launched the most important new handset in its attempts to revitalize the once world-beating brand for the modern smartphone era dominated by Samsung, Apple and China's Huawei. The Nokia 8 [shown above] marks the culmination of efforts to.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated NewsAug 19th, 2017