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Public Launch of iOS 7 Set for September 18

Public Launch of iOS 7 Set for September 18

At today’s iPhone media event, Apple CEO Tim Cook once again highlighted iOS 7’s major redesign and the slew of new features the operating system will introduce, including Control Center, a revamped Notification Center, AirDrop, iTunes Radio, and new multitasking capabilities. Cook also announced iOS 7’s public launch date — September 18, which is two […]

Apple’s Revised Plans for New Flagship San Francisco Store Will Keep Fountain, Tweak Facades

Apple’s Revised Plans for New Flagship San Francisco Store Will Keep Fountain, Tweak Facades

Back in May, officials in San Francisco proudly touted a plan by Apple to move its existing Stockton Street flagship store three blocks north, giving the store a larger footprint and a prime location in the Union Square shopping district. Apple’s plans quickly ran into resistance, however, with critics panning Apple’s proposal to remove a sculptural fountain along […]

Microsoft CEO to step down within year

Microsoft CEO to step down within year

The world’s largest software maker announced on Friday that Chief Executive, Steven Ballmer, will retire in the next 12 months. Ballmer will continue as acting CEO and will lead the company until a successor is chosen by the board. Microsoft shares surged 9 percent in premarket trading on the news. “We need a CEO who […]

Greenwald on ‘coming’ leak: NSA can obtain one billion cell phone calls a day, store them and listen

Greenwald on ‘coming’ leak: NSA can obtain one billion cell phone calls a day, store them and listen

The NSA has a “brand new” technology that enables one billion cell phone calls a day to be redirected into its data hoards and stored, according to the Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald, who said that a new leak of Snowden’s documents was ‘coming soon.’ Calling it part of a “globalized system to destroy all privacy,” and the enduring […]

Bush advisor: Hastings crash ‘consistent with a car cyberattack’

Bush advisor: Hastings crash ‘consistent with a car cyberattack’

A former cybersecurity advisor to President George W. Bush says a sophisticated computer hack could have been the cause of the automobile accident that claimed the life of journalist Michael Hastings last week in Los Angeles. Richard Clarke, a State Department official-turned-special advisor to several United States presidents, said the early morning auto crash last […]

The US government might be the biggest hacker in the world

The US government might be the biggest hacker in the world

The United States government is investing tens of millions of dollars each year on offensive hacking operations in order to exploit vulnerabilities in the computers of its adversaries, Reuters reports. According to an in-depth article published Friday by journalist Joseph Menn, the US and its Department of Defense contractors are increasingly pursuing efforts to hack […]

Tea Party lashes out at ‘Monsanto Protection Act’

Tea Party lashes out at ‘Monsanto Protection Act’

Members of the Tea Party have joined protesters standing up against the ‘Monsanto Protection Act’, calling the provision a ‘special interest loophole’ for friends of Congress. The provision has now sparked so much outrage that both the far right and the far left are uniting in their condemnation of Section 735 of the Agricultural Appropriations […]