Internet, Computing & Cellular

Google Rivals Are Readying An Antitrust Assault

AMIR EFRATI And THOMAS CATAN The Wall Street Journal 21.09.2011
Google Rivals Are Readying An Antitrust Assault

Three Internet companies—Nextag Inc., Yelp Inc. and Expedia Inc.—are gearing up to attack Google Inc. on Capitol Hill, claiming the company is taking new profits for itself by unfairly punishing them on its search engine.

Google preparing for US Senate hearing

Diane Bartz Reuters 19.09.2011
Google preparing for US Senate hearing

Google's Eric Schmidt, the online search giant's point man for all things Washington, goes before a Senate panel this week to argue the company is not a rival-abusing bully, but in fact is struggling to stay on top.


Hong Kong is cloud ready, says industry body

Hong Kong is increasingly becoming the North Asia data hub with many cloud service providers setting up data centers in the SAR, said Asia Cloud Computing Association recently when releasing its first Cloud Readiness Index.

Computer-based attacks emerge as threat of future, general says

Bill Gertz The Washington Times 14.09.2011
Computer-based attacks emerge as threat of future, general says

The general in charge of U.S. cyberwarfare forces said Tuesday that future computer-based combat likely will involve electronic strikes that cause widespread power outages and even physical destruction of thousand-ton machines.


Google gets 1-year regulatory license from China

Google Inc. has won a regulatory license from the Chinese government allowing it to continue operating in the country for another year, a Google spokesman said Wednesday.

Hurricane Electric and Internet Society Hong Kong Launch Asia's First IPv6 Certification Program

Rising global demand for IPv6 expertise propels world's largest IPv6 backbone provider to offer first non-English IPv6 certification program to Chinese audiences


Google, Fox News to host Republican debate

Internet giant Google is teaming up with Rupert Murdoch's Fox News to host a debate among the Republican candidates for US president and giving the public the opportunity to ask questions.

Apple loses another unreleased iPhone

Greg Sandoval and Declan McCullagh CNET 02.09.2011
Apple loses another unreleased iPhone

In a bizarre repeat of a high-profile incident last year, an Apple employee once again appears to have lost an unreleased iPhone in a bar, CNET has learned.


Apple customer accidentally given store hard drive

An Apple store customer was given internal company media and documents by accident after getting his computer serviced at one of the company's Genius Bars, a new report says.

WikiLeaks website comes under cyberattack

CASSANDRA VINOGRAD and MATTHEW LEE Breitbart.com 31.08.2011
WikiLeaks website comes under cyberattack

The WikiLeaks website crashed Tuesday in an apparent cyberattack after the accelerated publication of tens of thousands of once-secret State Department cables by the anti-secrecy organization raised new concerns about the exposure of confidential ...


Apple's MacBook Air draws long lines, stock-outs in Hong Kong debut

Apple's newly updated MacBook Air lineup debuted this week in Hong Kong, attracting crowds and selling out quickly, ahead of making an anticipated splash in mainland China.

Google Tests Ultra-Fast Fiber Internet Service

Google has changed the way people search on the internet, now it’s changing the way some people surf the web. Hundreds of lucky Bay Area residents are now accessing what is being touted as the fastest internet speeds in the world.


United Airlines pilots to use iPad for navigation

United Airlines said Tuesday it was replacing the hefty flight manuals and chart books its pilots have long used with 11,000 iPads carrying the same data.

New data spill shows risk of online health records

Until recently, medical files belonging to nearly 300,000 Californians sat unsecured on the Internet for the entire world to see.


IBM unveils chips that mimic the human brain

Stuart Sumner computing.co.uk 19.08.2011
IBM unveils chips that mimic the human brain

IBM has unveiled a new experimental computer chip that it says mimics the human brain in that it perceives, acts and even thinks.

iFraud: Entire Apple stores being faked in China

Louise Watt Yahoo! Finance 22.07.2011
iFraud: Entire Apple stores being faked in China

It looks almost exactly like a sleek Apple store. Sales assistants in blue T-shirts with the company's logo chat with customers. Signs advertising the iPad 2 hang on the white walls. Outside, the famous logo sits next to the words "Apple Store" --...


US police to begin iPhone iris scans amid privacy concerns

Dozens of police departments nationwide are gearing up to use a tech company's already controversial iris- and facial-scanning device that slides over an iPhone and helps identify a person or track criminal suspects.

Iran says it can block 'Internet in a suitcase'

Iran's intelligence minister said Friday that his country has found a way to block the so-called "Internet in a suitcase," a program reportedly developed by the U.S. to bring online access to dissidents around the world.


Pentagon: Foreign government stole 24,000 files

JENNIFER EPSTEIN & JENNIFER MARTINEZ Politico 15.07.2011
Pentagon: Foreign government stole 24,000 files

The Pentagon suffered one of its largest-ever cyber thefts this spring when more than 24,000 files were stolen by a foreign government, officials disclosed on Thursday.

Apple pays South Korean user compensation over iPhone tracking

Apple Inc's Korean unit has paid compensation to a user of its popular iPhone after collecting location data without consent, lawyers and court officials said, the first payout by the company over these complaints.



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