Internet, Computing & Cellular

Obama Cuts in Line and Gets an iPad 2

Few would debate that President Barack Obama is the most tech savvy president in American history. Mr. Obama has a custom-rigged Blackberry and he has admitted to owning an iPod. Now the former law school lecturer is trying to prove his technical ...

Australian PM's computer hacked

James Massola The Australian 30.03.2011
Australian PM's computer hacked

JULIA Gillard has played down the significance of a cyber attack on the parliamentary email system, saying all her high-level work was done on a more secure computer network.


U.S. Products Help Block Mideast Web

PAUL SONNE And STEVE STECKLOW The Wall Street Journal 29.03.2011
U.S. Products Help Block Mideast Web

As Middle East regimes try to stifle dissent by censoring the Internet, the U.S. faces an uncomfortable reality: American companies provide much of the technology used to block websites.

Hollywood makeover for YouTube

Matthew Garrahan Financial Times 28.03.2011
Hollywood makeover for YouTube

Google is deepening its ties with Hollywood by enlisting top stars to supply original content for YouTube in a bid to boost profits and user engagement at the company’s online video site.


NYC judge calls off plans for Google library

A judge rejected a deal between Google and the book industry Tuesday that would have put millions of volumes online, citing anti-trust concerns while acknowledging the potential benefit of putting literature in front of the masses.

iPad 2 on sale in Hong Kong, Singapore in April

The Sydney Morning Herald 23.03.2011
iPad 2 on sale in Hong Kong, Singapore in April

Apple said Tuesday that the iPad 2, the latest model of the hot-selling tablet computer, will go on sale in Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea in April.


France fines Google over Street View privacy breach

Google received its first ever fine for improperly gathering and storing data for its Street View application on Monday when it was penalized by France's privacy watchdog.

Apple under fire for 'gay conversion' app

Alex Spillius Telegraph 21.03.2011
Apple under fire for 'gay conversion' app

Apple has come under fire for approving an "app" that offers guidance on how homosexual people can be "cured" and convert to heterosexuality.


Google accuses China of interfering with Gmail email system

Google has accused the Chinese government of interfering with its popular Gmail email system. The move follows extensive attempts by the Chinese authorities to crack down on the "jasmine revolution" – an online dissident movement inspired by event...

Report: FBI Investigating Hackers That Targeted Female Celebs

Hackers have apparently gained access to private info -- nude photos and videos included -- of 50 celebrities, all of them female.


Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

Nick Fielding and Ian Cobain The Guardian 18.03.2011
Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

The US military is developing software that will let it secretly manipulate social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter by using fake online personas to influence internet conversations and spread pro-American propaganda.

US$1000 iPad 2 available in Hong Kong

A few days after the official iPad 2 launch in the US, the gadget is already selling on Hong Kong's grey market for twice the price.


Rush to Fix Quake-Damaged Undersea Cables

OWEN FLETCHER And JURO OSAWA The Wall Street Journal 15.03.2011
Rush to Fix Quake-Damaged Undersea Cables

Asia's major telecom operators scrambled Monday to eliminate the impact on their operations from damage to several submarine cables following the massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

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White iPhone 4 64GB Model Found in Hong Kong; Is the Device Really Coming?

The white iPhone 4 seemed to be arriving only in our dreams, right? Though we have been hearing about a possible arrival or a delay at regular intervals, we have never been told as to when exactly we would get to play with one. Putting to rest spe...

US probes hacker threat over WikiLeaks soldier

The Pentagon said Tuesday it had requested an investigation into a hacker group's reported cyber threat against a military base that is being used to hold a US soldier suspected of giving documents to WikiLeaks.


Google Disables Android Malware; Takes Heat Over App Security

SPENCER E. ANTE And AMIR EFRATI The Wall Street Journal 07.03.2011
Google Disables Android Malware; Takes Heat Over App Security

A major software attack on mobile phones has put pressure on Google Inc. to do more to secure its online store for smartphone applications. The company behind the now ubiquitous Android operating system came under fire after computer-security expe...

Computer expert says US behind Stuxnet worm

A German computer security expert said Thursday he believes the United States and Israel's Mossad unleashed the malicious Stuxnet worm on Iran's nuclear program.


Steve Jobs Unveils Apple's iPad 2 [PHOTO/VIDEO]

GEOFFREY A. FOWLER And NICK WINGFIELD The Wall Street Journal 03.03.2011
Steve Jobs Unveils Apple's iPad 2 [PHOTO/VIDEO]

Steve Jobs asserted Apple Inc.'s command over the hottest market in computing and demonstrated his flair as high-tech's most celebrated pitchman. The Silicon Valley giant's chief executive, who took a medical leave of absence in January, was the s...

Google goes off-road: Now it straps Street View cameras to TRICYCLES to look around parks and footpaths

Google is extending its Street View website with photographs of off-road destinations that have previously not appeared online - by using specially-adapted tricycles.



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