iPRC Hack?

After a few months of what was at least non-news regarding potential Chinese governmental hacking, it looks as though with the launch of iPhone 6 in the PRC that might have changed…

(Source) BBC: http://goo.gl/dXLWDi

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Plug Pulled.

Anonabox, a Tor-enabled, router that raised more than 1/2 million dollars (not without controversy) was pulled by Kickstarter due to a number of concerns ranging from authenticity to security…

(Source) Ars Technica: http://goo.gl/kwep0g

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Minecraft City Limits.

After two years, Titan City (a virtual city within said game) has been built… will they come?

(Source) BBC: http://goo.gl/bGeqP0

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Yosemite.

Despite some recent missteps (i.e., a bendable smartphone that was in all probability missed / unintended when prototyping) Apple’s latest OS X Yosemite has a chance to both change the way people work (as well as crack the coveted Enterprise space that the firm lacks traction within overall).

(Source) Venture Beat: http://goo.gl/2ArLtJ

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FAIL!

The still flawed (yet still in-effect) DMCA struck again as the ‘victims’ this time were non-DMCA-related, bloggers / videos that were essentially taken-down akin to how snare-net fishing can potentially capture everything in one fell-swoon.

(Source) Wired: http://goo.gl/qQndNE

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Proof-of-Concept Worms…

One has to wonder if this is every cyber-thugs dream?

(Source) BBC: http://goo.gl/brfYrt

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The ‘Snap-pening!’

Another day… another (reportedly) massive data leak from Snapchat no less!

(Source) Sydney Morning Herald: http://goo.gl/l2iYTl

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Party Foul!

Microsoft’s CEO’s boneheaded comments on women not asking for pay raises (aside from bad form; dumb and foolish) personify so much of what is actually wrong with the entire (Tech) industry and why it is still male-centric!

(Source) Reuters: http://goo.gl/FJKkZy

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Sustained Pressure…

As reports of the demonstrations in Hong Kong have to be filtering into the PRC (from people who are returning from overseas travel, using a VPN, etc.) one has to give pause to: when will Beijing realize that it cannot fully control the nation’s people (especially in the era of Social Media / Networking?)

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5 Hours?

Either there’s an internal bug; heavy end-user demand; slow throughout and/or problematic servers… whatever the case may be, a posted 5 hour update time for a file that is less 100mg harkens back to the dial-up, analog ‘net access! Clearly, Apple’s most recent release is not their finest hour…

PS: Okay, the actual iOS8 patch did not take 5 hours… Nevertheless, in this day and age, it seems odd that this was the initial timeframe provided.

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