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  1. The big three record labels threaten to boycott YouTube, according to reportsThu, 30 Jul 2015 19:33:00 -0700
    The labels apparently feel theyre getting a raw deal from the video-streaming service. More...
  2. Cisco's pay package for CEO Robbins is a sweet dealThu, 30 Jul 2015 16:00:13 -0700
    Cisco will pay incoming CEO Chuck Robbins a higher salary than outgoing chief John Chambers made in fiscal 2014.Robbins will make US$1.15 million in salary in fiscal 2016, which began this week, and he could earn another $2.59 million based on performance under Ciscos Executive Incentive Plan. Add in as much as $13 million in stock grants, and Robbins could bring in more than $16.7 million for his first year at the helm.By contrast, Chambers got $1.1 million in salary and a smaller basic percentage bonus under the Executive Incentive Plan in fiscal 2014, according to the companys proxy statement issued last September. Chambers was a 20-year veteran at the helm of the company and was also chairman of the board. Hes now stepped back to become executive chairman.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  3. Mozilla CEO blasts Microsoft over Windows 10 defaultsThu, 30 Jul 2015 16:00:00 -0700
    Mozilla CEO Chris Beard has blasted Microsoft in a pair of posts to the organizations blog, arguing that Windows 10s default browser settings are a dramatic step backwards for respecting user choice.When people update their devices to Microsofts new operating system, their default browsers are automatically changed to Microsoft Edge, the successor to Internet Explorer thats included with Windows 10. People who had a different default browser then have to go into Windows 10s settings menu and change the default from there.In an open letter to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Beard said thats no good, since doing so from Firefox requires three or four mouse clicks (roughly twice as many as before) and scrolling to the bottom of a seven-item list. In a blog post accompanying the letter, the Mozilla CEO said it was bewildering that Microsoft made that choice, especially after the companys antitrust troubles.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  4. Researchers improve de-anonymization attacks for websites hiding on TorThu, 30 Jul 2015 13:40:12 -0700
    Researchers have developed a new technique that could allow attackers to determine with a high degree of accuracy which Tor websites users are accessing and where those websites are hosted.The new attack, which improves upon previous traffic fingerprinting techniques, was devised by researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), who found ways to differentiate between different types of connections in a users encrypted Tor traffic.The Tor anonymity network was built to hide from network snoopers which websites or other Internet resources that user is accessing. It does this by wrapping the users requests in several layers of encryption and routing them through multiple computers that run the Tor software.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  5. Meet Aquila, Facebook's unmanned Internet droneThu, 30 Jul 2015 13:20:00 -0700
    At 140 feet, it has the wingspan of a Boeing 737, but carries no passengersand its much lighter too, weighing in at no more than 1,000 pounds. And within the next couple months, Facebook hopes to get its drone off the ground on an inaugural test flight.Named Aquila, the aircraft is the product of more than a years work at the social networking giant. Its function is not to drop retail items from the clouds like Amazons drones, but to provide Internet access to the hundreds of millions of people who dont have it in under-served parts of the world. Facebook aims to partner with carriers and other companies to provide connectivity, potentially at a lower cost than typical infrastructure like cell phone towers.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  6. Android for Work gains mobile-carrier supportThu, 30 Jul 2015 13:15:11 -0700
    The enterprise-oriented version of Googles mobile OS, Android for Work, has gained support from a roster of business partners that includes the top four U.S. mobile carriers.Forty companies now support the BYOD-friendly software ecosystem, including device manufacturers, application makers and management providers, and for the first time, mobile carriers including AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, Rogers, Bell Canada, Telus Mobility and KT.The addition of carriers is a huge deal, said Dan Olds, principal analyst with Gabriel Consulting Group. This makes Android for Work truly internationalthey have enough carriers signed up that virtually any business, regardless of the carrier they choose, will have it available to them.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  7. Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, MirrorLink: Most 2016 Volkswagen cars will have all threeThu, 30 Jul 2015 12:38:00 -0700
    Volkswagen is joining the wave of 2016 models that will support some combination of Android Auto, Apple Carplay, or MirrorLink in new infotainment systems. The company announced Wednesday that its MIB II second-generation modular infotainment platform will support all three smartphone-car interfaces, in nearly all 2016 models and trim packages. (The 2016 Touareg and Eos models are the only ones left out.)Floor models of 2016 vehicles with the systems installed should arrive shortly in dealership showrooms. Along with the smartphone integration, Volkswagen says its MIB II platform has higher-resolution screens, faster processing speeds, and better graphics than MIB I, which debuted in 2015 Volkswagen Golf models.The lower end system has a 5-inch, 400x240-pixel resistive touch display, while the higher-end option includes an 800x480-pixel capacitive touch screen, which can range in size from 6.3 to 8 inches.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  8. Windows 10's launch was a bit bumpy, but people seem to like itThu, 30 Jul 2015 12:15:00 -0700
    Windows 10 has been available for a day, and people seem fairly happy with the new operating system so far.Early reviews of Microsofts latest operating system showed a group of journalists largely pleased with what Windows 10 had to offer, and that seems to have been borne out by what people are saying on forums and on Twitter. The return of the Start menu after its absence in Windows 8 is a frequently-discussed topic among those people who are fans of the new operating system on Twitter, as is the addition of Microsofts virtual assistant Cortana.According to Adobes Digital Index, 44 percent of social engagement around Windows 10 related to joy or admiration, with an additional 20 percent relating to surprise and 6 percent relating to anticipation. The measurements came from sites including Twitter, Reddit, Instagram and YouTube.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  9. Google+ is no longer required for beta testing Android appsThu, 30 Jul 2015 12:08:00 -0700
    Google is giving Android developers more freedom in how they beta test apps. Among the new capabilities is an open beta, whereby anyone just needs a link to join the test group.Previously, you had to ask to join a Google+ community and wait for an invitation before you could try out a pre-release application. The change is one of several app testing enhancements Google announced Thursday on its Android Developers Blog.Developers can also go the other direction with a closed beta that can be restricted by email address, membership in a Google+ community, or a Google group.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  10. Google rejects French request to expand right to be forgottenThu, 30 Jul 2015 11:30:11 -0700
    Google wont comply with an order from Frances privacy watchdog group to apply the right to be forgotten to all its search results around the world.In June, CNIL, Frances data protection authority, ordered Google to remove search results meeting right to be forgotten criteria from any regional version of Googles search engine. However, granting CNILs request could have a serious chilling effect on the web, Google said Thursday in a blog post.The request stems from May 2014 decision issued by the European Court of Justice that allows Europeans to ask search engines in the region to scrub results that contain information about them thats found to be inadequate, irrelevant or not in the public interest. This has been dubbed the right to be forgotten.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
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