computerThe Los Angeles Times reported on August 5 that the Defense Department is studying how to use social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter without compromising security. In a similar story, the New York Times mentioned on August 3 that the National Football League is clamping down on Twitter and text messaging.

ATMPC World reported on August 3 that the U.S. Secret Service is investigating some ATM machines in Las Vegas that are subtracting money from a user’s account without dispensing any cash. Ironically, the problem was first reported by one of the presenters from a Defcon hacker conference being held in Vegas.

Skype. Video ConferenceThey say that all good things must come to an end. The truth of this maxim might be proven very soon in the case of Skype.

Apple IphoneWired reported on July 28 that the Electronic Frontier Foundation is asking the U.S. Copyright Office to legalize the practice of hacking Apple’s iPhone “to accept software that hasn’t been approved for distribution through the iPhone App Store.”

yahoo websiteIn an effort to combat Google’s dominant market share, Microsoft and Yahoo have announced a 10-year long partnership that will give Microsoft access to Yahoo’s search audience, the second largest next to Google.

Log in